I need some help with my AMD Radeon HD 6630M and Windows 8

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by SenaSenzeXZ, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. SenaSenzeXZ

    SenaSenzeXZ New Member

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    Okay, Let's me tell you about my problems.

    I'm using Sony Vaio C Series (VPCCB37FH)
    that have a switchable graphics

    1) Intel(R) HD Graphics
    2) AMD Radeon HD 6630M

    Previously, I used Windows 7 and I switch between 2 graphics card by Catalyst Control Center. Everything works well : )

    Now, I'm using Windows 8 Release Preview
    I've installed latest driver from AMD for Windows 8 Release Preview
    but they're not working.....

    and there're no configure can be set in Catalyst Control Center

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    I don't know how to makes AMD Radeon HD 6630M working correctly.
    Please help me with this problems.

    Thank you in advance : )
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2012
  2. seaplane pilot

    seaplane pilot Maha Guru

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    It's a preview driver for a beta OS, what more can you expect? DL Linux Mint 13 and call it a day.
     
  3. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    i thought sony blocks generic AMD drivers from installing?

    also, 12.8 is coming very soon
     
  4. plywood99

    plywood99 Member Guru

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    Use device manager to update the display driver. Manually update it. I've done this on Win8 cpl times now.
     

  5. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    AMD doesn't support "switchable graphics". You need to get the driver from Sony.
     
  6. Dch48

    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    This is true. AMD does not support dual graphics where the CPU is made by Intel.
     
  7. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    & leshcat mod isnt for win8 (yet?)
     
  8. SenaSenzeXZ

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    Ah!~~~~ It's so sad :(
    I thought sony won't update it for a while..... They're always slow.


    I've tried it but doesn't work : )
     
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  9. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    maybe sony would have an initial win8 driver since the pressure is on over the next couple months
     
  10. SenaSenzeXZ

    SenaSenzeXZ New Member

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    However, Can we force Windows 8 to using AMD Graphic Card instead of Intel HD Graphic ? I mean change to AMD Graphic Card permanently without using Intel HD Graphic anymore.

    If we can do this, so we don't need special driver for switchable graphic right ?
     

  11. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    sometimes you can set that in the bios, i wouldnt know any software ways though
     
  12. danifunker

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    I have a Vaio S series laptop (VPCCA180-S) which I ordered last year. I got Windows 8 through my technet subscription. So far, so good. I was able to install the latest AMD catylast drivers (12.8) that were just released yesterday on my laptop, and it seems to be good.

    edit:

    Looks like after a restart the driver doesn't work anymore... I think I'll have to look into this a little further.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  13. NeoandGeo

    NeoandGeo Master Guru

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    Do you think AMD will ever support the product that they created? It shouldn't be up to the hardware manufacturers or users to hack this stuff to work. I'm stuck on Windows 7 using official drivers from July of last year, trying my luck with random newer drivers hacked by the community, or Windows 8 with my AMD card completely disabled. Nvidia has unified drivers, there is no excuse for AMD.
     
  14. Nikgr33n

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    Evening Gents. I am in the exact same situation as OP and I have been monitoring this thread for about a month now. I have since downgraded back to Win7 and waited for this thread to come up with some results.

    I even made an account on these forums just so I could post this.

    AMD 13.1 Drivers have been released. Any luck?
     
  15. darxider

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    have you checked SONY's driver support page recently? i know they've released hybrid GPU drivers for Windows 8 (not sure about your specific model though).
     

  16. Nikgr33n

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    Hey Guys, I have been internet searching and I came up with some info that I thought might help.

    The reason the AMD Card doesnt work is because it comes up with Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) No?

    Well the reason for this is that I think its the Intel HD 3000's problem. The Intel's drivers are Intel signed, not AMD Signed. This means that it disables the AMD Card and prevents it from working (Error code 43).

    Possible fixes:
    *Find an AMD Signed intel driver. ( I have tried)
    *Downgrade the Intel HD Driver to one that is below 9.10. (It should currently be at 9.17.10.2932)
     
  17. Nikgr33n

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    Any Luck?

    /bump
     
  18. dellon132

    dellon132 Ancient Guru

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    I think it would be best for you to provide a link to the driver which was used in Windows 7 for your Intel/AMD Graphic Cards.
     

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