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January 27, 2012 12:18:13 AM

I recently got an HP dv6 laptop with dedicated Radeon 6490M graphics. I updated Catalyst Control Centre to 11.1 but now, any settings I change in the switchable graphics won't seem to save or stay when I press Apply as they revert back immediately. This is with the High Performance, Power-Saving, and Not Assigned settings.
Help would be appreciated :) 
January 27, 2012 11:20:34 AM

I checked it out but I'm not sure what it has to do with the Switchable Graphics. Also, I can't use any downloads from AMD as when I try, it says that I have to use the manufacturer's programs, which I guess is HP.
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January 27, 2012 1:30:31 PM

for laptop you should always try the maker site for driver,they use to make specific one for there laptop
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January 27, 2012 1:39:05 PM

As I've said many times on this board AMD/ATI GPU drivers are very buggy.
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January 27, 2012 1:43:48 PM

give the exact model with all the number that go with i check hp
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January 27, 2012 1:59:32 PM

HP Pavilion dv6t-6b00
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January 27, 2012 2:23:09 PM
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January 29, 2012 12:05:10 PM

I think I'll just try a system recovery to it's factory settings since I think it's the CCC that has a problem, but I don't have a recovery media yet to do so. I'll look into your link though first.
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January 29, 2012 12:15:04 PM

I've already tried downloading and installing that but it didn't fix my problem. I used HP's Instant Support Professional and that was their solution, which didn't work. The second time, they said to recover my computer to factory settings, since it worked when I first got the laptop.
By the way the model is the Pavilion dv6t-6b00 Quad Edition (I think since my CPU is quad-core). I think the download is the same though. Thanks for helping though :) 
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February 5, 2012 10:11:37 PM

go to the right to support and driver click on it close the survey by pressing the x then you will see select your os choose the one you use and you get the driver page
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February 6, 2012 1:42:09 PM

Hi. I managed to fix this problem today on my laptop. I happened to see your post while searching for a solution. What i did is i downloaded catalyst from hp drivers section(catalyst from ati website was giving me that problem). the driver that came with that catalyst didnt work, so i used windows update to get a working driver. so, in theory, what you would need to do is download catalyst from hp website, and while installing you select custom, and click next until it gives you a list of programs you wish to install. you should deselect all except catalyst. (do NOT install the gpu driver, ONLY catalyst)
i will post a link for the driver for my laptop model, but since you will only need catalyst, it shouldnt be a problem.
for windows 32bits -> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadInde...
for windows 64bits -> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadInde...
you could also search for your model, but i would recommend not installing the driver anyway. just get it from windows update, i supposed you already have the driver anyway. Good luck.
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February 13, 2012 6:45:59 PM

Thanks to all you guys that replied :)  Instead of trying to fix it though, I decided to perform a system recovery, which worked pretty well. Now the Catalyst works fine, although freezing a bit each time I click Apply, and my settings save. I hope this problem doesn't come back. If it does, then I will be very unhappy.

Thanks again :) 
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February 13, 2012 6:51:46 PM

Best answer selected by Byebye190.
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