Where can I find Windows 8 drivers for HP notebooks with switchable graphics?

Sapan Agrawal November 16, 2012
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I have HP-DV6 3110tx laptop with Mobility Raedon 5650 dGP. Initially when i installed Win8 only the iGP works then after googling the problem i found a updated driver. After installing it ,dGP works but again a new problem arises that I cann’t switch back to iGP.

I’m using http://www2.ati.com/Drivers/mobile/12-10_mobility_vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc_whql_net4.exe

I found it here:http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-drivers-software-forum/486908-drivers-hp-dv6-3xxx-dv7-4xxx-envy-17-1xxx-intel.html

But this doesn’t really fix the problem because the reference drivers do not include an Intel counterpart. In my case, that means that brightness controls do not work and i can’t switch back to IGP.i.e. it runs dGP only

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  1. Ricky
    February 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    where can i find a windows 8 drivers, can u pls give me the sites which i can download the drivers.thank you

  2. Sapan Agrawal
    November 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I had looked at HP official site..but there is no official release from them.

  3. Jim Chambers
    November 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Did you try the HP Support site for your country.

    • Douglas Mutay
      November 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Good place to go first!

    • Sapan Agrawal
      November 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

      I had tried that but nothing from them:(

  4. Dimal Chandrasiri
    November 17, 2012 at 3:38 am

    please wait some more time until the hardware manufacturers release compatible drivers for windows 8.

  5. Jan Fritsch
    November 17, 2012 at 2:12 am

    From reports on the internet it appears there is no support for switching IGP and discrete graphics on Windows 8 yet.

    One work-around for NVIDIA Optimus is to install IGP driver first, then the GPU driver.
    Boot into Safe Mode and disable the discrete GPU within Device Manager
    Reboot into Windows

    - activate the GPU whenever you need it within Device Manager
    - deactivate the GPU before shutting down Windows*
    * otherwise your screen will stay black on next boot and you need to go into Safe Mode again to deactivate the GPU

    Maybe the same works for IGP and ATI combination

    • Sapan Agrawal
      November 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Yes, I am currently using this method to switch ..but with ATI my screen doesn't goes black on next boot if i leave dGP or iGP enabled. To use dGP i have to enable both and to use iGP i have to disable the dGP.

  6. Tr??ng Ph?m
    November 17, 2012 at 2:01 am
    • Sapan Agrawal
      November 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

      I had tried their release previously but that didn't worked for me. But anyways thanks for suggestion i will try them if there is any updated release.

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