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    laptop install ati drivers but its Intel chipset.. tech advice needed?

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    Hey guys..

    I have an acer laptop which its graphics are by intel chip. however everytime my computer boots it trys to install ati hd 4500

    what the heck is going on?

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    Original Poster Banned

    mumbojumbo

    Wrong BIOS flash? Wrong recovery partition?



    bios is fine...

    may need a reload yes... but was looking to other options.

    Original Poster Banned

    whatsThePoint

    What model number is it?



    aspire 5935G - bluray

    Original Poster Banned

    its actually got dual graphics...

    itegrated and discrete, and yes in bios it states bios is ati.

    but when i install ati graphics states the device fails to start? is this because im using switchable graphics? possible if i use integrated then try??

    Original Poster Banned

    whatsThePoint

    Problem is likely to be its an acer, it should just work no matter which … Problem is likely to be its an acer, it should just work no matter which device you've set display to start withWhere are you getting the drivers from, ati or acer site?



    windows update & acer support.

    its only about 9 months old this laptop.

    works fine just with intel chip
    Edited by: "dvhendo" 19th Jan 2011

    dvhendo

    windows update & acer support.its only about 9 months old this … windows update & acer support.its only about 9 months old this laptop.works fine just with intel chip



    could you return it for a replacement?

    Original Poster Banned

    mumbojumbo

    Is there anything you can alter in the power management settings to … Is there anything you can alter in the power management settings to switch on the discrete graphics?



    ill check

    Original Poster Banned

    its got a powersmart option so im gonna download app for this

    When you plug the pc into the mains, it should auto switch to the ATI card. However when running on battery it will switch to the integrated card. This is what should happen unless you changed the settings to tell the laptop to use one of the two cards continuously.

    Original Poster Banned

    Civic EG6

    When you plug the pc into the mains, it should auto switch to the ATI … When you plug the pc into the mains, it should auto switch to the ATI card. However when running on battery it will switch to the integrated card. This is what should happen unless you changed the settings to tell the laptop to use one of the two cards continuously.



    ok i see, thanks for the heads up.

    Not sure on this model but is there a button to swap between the IGP and GPU. If there is what happens when you switch between the two?

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    Not sure on this model but is there a button to swap between the IGP and … Not sure on this model but is there a button to swap between the IGP and GPU. If there is what happens when you switch between the two?



    yes with the powersmart manager which ive downloaded but cannot get it to install - its not loading at all.

    trying to sort it just now.

    You using the 3820/4820/5820/T/TG series?

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    Civic EG6

    You using the 3820/4820/5820/T/TG series?



    nope
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