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  1. f_r_i_t_z

    f_r_i_t_z Notebook Consultant

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    Extreme caution when touching the upper left side board near the monitor connector and power button connector.
    The components there are bad soldered. some boards they barely are glued on the board ( bad manufacturer).
     
  2. VonCrisp

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    I have the 2630QM (germany only had this CPU) In the US there was a more powerful CPU available. 2820QM maybe?

    Yes I started thinking about this too!!

    I want to try out if I can do this. I have also noticed that brightness control works on the AMD right after install. Some very awesome observations people! Honestly at this point I will take any help I can get to finish this.

    Interesting thing to note is that on older AMD versions and laptops with 60Hz the "LVDS" fix (which is also found in the original HP INF - on the Intel side) wasn't needed on switchable drivers (modded with switchable parameters).

    These laptops still encountered a black screen during setup but only needed the right FTC for that specific driver branch. I think 13.6.2 needed F942 to work.

    Either way. I will try to figure out if I can move the screens somehow.
     
  3. 7words

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    I installed a 2670QM and a new heatsink (instead of i5-2410M) and it works flawlessly...
     
  4. f_r_i_t_z

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    north america CTO edition use the 2630qm to ( the one i'm using just now.
    I'm to try one of them..
    2960XM
    2920XM

    2820QM WORK. but the extreme edition? Maybe?
     
  5. VonCrisp

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    There is only one way to find out ; )

    BTW I have been doing some short tests on swapping the monitors "around" but nothing solid yet.
     
  6. Alf Tanner

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    How do you install that zip driver? I've fresh installed win8 a handful of times tonight and cant figure out how to do that part.

    The only way the built in display works is if I disable and uninstall the 6850 card and go with the built in graphics.
     
  7. VonCrisp

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    There is an exe within that zip. Don't forget to swap out the INF files and turn on Test Mode.
     
  8. Alf Tanner

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    I must have the wrong zip, the only file in the zip I got was a .inf file... whats the link to the right one?
     
  9. VonCrisp

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    AMD Enables Legacy Switchable Graphics Support? ← leshcatlabs.net

    HD 3000 link from leshcatlabs: extract, Replace Intel inf file with modded 6850m inf.

    Turn on Test Mode & Turn off DSE.

    Install Intel and then AMD.
     
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    For those who are still on Windows 7, I find it much better to stick with HP's stock driver and overclock it, rather than trying to get the latest updates from AMD and Intel for better performance.
    I overclocked mine to 675mhz/1000mhz, temp in CPU and GPU stay about the same, but much better performance.
     
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