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Moving from integrated to discreet gfx


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#1 woejipums

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:01 AM

My friend is upgrading his computer from an internal HD3200 gfx chip to an HD6670 video card. He (I believe) installed the card correctly because it boots up and seems to work fine, but the problem is that the gain in performance in his game (WoW) that I told him to expect, is absolutely nil. He is getting the exact same FPS with the discreet card as he was with integrated graphics (exactly the same) which leads me to believe that his computer is somehow still using his integrated graphics. I had him go in the bios and disable the on board video with no change, and I think this should happen automatically anyway. It's hard to know if he is changing the right thing without having it in front of me, but he disabled the internal graphics mode. There is no primary display option in the bios for PCI-e, only PCI, and that's what is selected, although the video card is PCI-e. He has installed the latest drivers from AMD's website. Here are his specs that I am aware of.

Phenom 9500 quad
Radeon HD 6670
Mobo= RS780
8mb RAM

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

Have him reset his folders in wow

see if that changes things

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#3 woejipums

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

thanks Chris, i recommended this to him and he didn't know what it meant. Would this be different than reinstalling the game? He didn't know what it meant when i suggested it, and I know nothing about WoW.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Fully uninstall all related AMD drivers even the onboard one then download this which is the latest driver from AMD. After the installation, go into the Catalyst Control Center > Information > Hardware which should show you the graphics card information.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:42 AM

Thanks killer, I will go over to his house and make sure his old drivers are uninstalled using driver sweeper, and make sure he has the newest beta drivers. He may have been trying to run off of the newest drivers for the 4870 because I had given him my card and he didn't have any PCI-e power connectors to use. I'll report back.

I'm still curious how to reset WoW folders and what that entails if not a full reinstall of the game which i might suggest him trying if the drivers don't work.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

It's not necessary to use drive sweeper to check, you can simply have a look in device manager to check if there is any remaining drivers left over.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

He updated to the most recent driver and no difference in performance. Shouldn't a 6670 perform leaps and bounds above a 3200 integrated video card? This makes no sense to me unless it's something within the game that's still looking for his old video card.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

What does CCC detect the graphics card as?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

It's detecting his new graphics card everywhere on his PC.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

Is WOW set to the lowest graphics settings?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

yes it is set to very low as far as I know because his 3200 gave him very poor performance.




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