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Old Jun 25, 2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Videocard Artifacts after updating BIOS on laptop

What happened:
I updated the BIOS drivers from F.07 to F.21. The update was successful without any errors. Upon reboot, the problems started.

- Driver installation fails or in case it's successful then Catalyst keeps crashing (http://cl.ly/3Z2e3r0Q1T352G1r463t)
- After installing drivers this starts to happen (http://cl.ly/0j0X1E1k25263o3w3c09 or example: http://www.playtool.com/pages/artifa..._dust20002.jpg)

Things I've tried:
- Removing drivers from device manager (the artifacts from programs disappear but I can't play games)
- Installing the latest drivers from ATI's website
- Installing the beta drivers
- Installing the drivers from the CD that came with the laptop
- Fresh install of windows and all of the above

System specs:

HP ProBook 6540b

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (original)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40 GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
BIOS updated from F.07 to F.21 (can't be rolled back)


Is it possible that the drivers are somehow incompatible with the BIOS? Is the card failing? Any other ideas?
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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Install the latest drivers specifically for you laptop from HP.

I think you can use the HP supoort utilty to automatically download the correct drivers if you do a "tune up"

On my hp laptop you can only use the HP ones, the ati ones refuse to install.
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