Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:31 AM
Hey guys, just yesterday i bought a new HP Pavilion dv7 6111tx laptop.
It contains a 2ghz intel core i7 2630qm processor, 8gb of ram, two 750gb hard drives and an ATI 6770m graphics card plus an integrated one.
Now im having a bit of a problem here, ati lets me use switchable graphics (So i can choose what programs will use my IGP and which ones will use my 6770m)
I want my primary card to be my IGP because i find it runs a LOT cooler and doesn't use as much power, however when i load up games or a video app i want it to switch over to my 6770m. So i went to my ati switchable graphics manager, set it so the programs i want run on my 'High Performance' card. However they are not switching over and all my games/etc do not detect my ati card. They're only detecting 'Intel HD Graphics' and i'm unable to use my ati card.
I know my ati card works because when i go into the bios and switch my primary graphics card to the ATI card. EVERYTHING will run on that card properly, including games. But i don't want that to be my primary card because it runs too hot.
Can anyone help me out here and tell me how i can get my computer to recognize both my cards so i can switch them without having to use the ATI as my main? I have all drivers installed including Catalyst and the Intel Graphics & Control Panel.
Thanks in advance.