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Old Jan 1, 2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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Angry Mobility Radeon HD 4550 with Switchable Graphics?

HP is too lazy to give us an updated driver for Mobility Radeon HD 4550 and there doesn't seem to be any other sources for it, since they made the only laptop that has this card in a switchable graphics setup. It's a non-standard driver so I can't simply get the driver from AMD.My problem is that some games, such as Dota 2 and Dead Island, don't work with the old version of Catalyst. I get weird artifacts all over the screen that prevent me from playing. What new technologies did the updates introduce that the new games require? (Interestingly, my Intel graphics work fine with Dota 2--albeit at a lower resolution.) Is there a workaround of some sort? I'm willing to use a hacked driver, if that's what it takes.
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Old Jan 3, 2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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try the driver linked in the first post in this thread http://www.hardwareheaven.com/mobili...12-2011-a.html
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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He'll lose his ability to switch between intel / ati if he uses anything other than the drivers provided by HP. If you don't care about that then Jims suggestion should work fine.

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Not true, according to that thread if you install those drivers over top of the HP drivers without uninstalling them it will update the driver and retain switching abilities.
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alright well i can see that working, but i only read the first post which talks about removing the old drivers completely.

It still stands that if you install a default set of amd drivers you'll lose switching. Only HP drivers have that option for some stupid reason.

It's good to know installing over the top works though cuz i have a much newer HP with a 6770m thats switchable. Drivers aren't an issue now, but i'm sure they'll drop support for it by Sunday :P

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