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  1. ziyan

    ziyan Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks, it works :D

    I did some benchmarks (i5 2450M + 6490M (7470M)):

    Latest HP driver (8.91-111013A-132348C - 30 Jan 2012)
    Crysis Warhead:
    DirectX 9.0c MAINSTREAM 3X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1366 x 768 AA 0xx
    ==> Framerate [ Min: 13.43 Max: 36.09 Avg: 28.13 ]

    Mafia 2 - Ultra: 20.5 FPS

    Call of Pripyat (combined): 54 FPS


    AMD Catalyst 12.6 (8.980.0 May 22) AMD Official BETA
    Crysis Warhead:
    DirectX 9.0c MAINSTREAM 3X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1366 x 768 AA 0xx
    ==> Framerate [ Min: 17.18 Max: 34.76 Avg: 26.91 ]

    Mafia 2 - Ultra: 19.5 FPS



    AMD Catalyst 12.7 BETA (8.981.2 June 12)
    Crysis Warhead:
    DirectX 9.0c MAINSTREAM 3X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1366 x 768 AA 0xx
    ==> Framerate [ Min: 17.99 Max: 36.42 Avg: 28.58 ]

    Mafia 2 - Ultra: 21.0 FPS

    Call of Pripyat (combined): 56 FPS


    So with 12.7, games are about 3% faster. Better than nothing ;)
     
  2. xz316

    xz316 Newbie

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    Do you have a link for the Catalyst standalone installer please...

    or is it this one 'catalyst_12-6_beta_windows7' 175Mb

    Cheers.
     
  3. ziyan

    ziyan Notebook Enthusiast

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    I used this driver, because monthly WHQL drivers doesn't support notebook cards :rolleyes: so only beta/leaked drivers.

    BTW, my notebook has 1x4 GB memory - if I buy another 4 GB stick, would it speed up because of dual channel?
     
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    Shemmy Notebook Evangelist

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    It would speed up because of more RAM.
     
  5. ColdnFrosty

    ColdnFrosty Notebook Enthusiast

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    For those who are looking for the latest 4430S BIOS, F.27 was just posted.
     
  6. ziyan

    ziyan Notebook Enthusiast

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    Great, it should come to the 4530s too, do you have a changelog? :D

    Btw, I still have F.0A on mine, everything's fine, so... would it worth updating it to F.23 or F.27 when it comes out?

    Oh, and maybe I'm crazy, but I overclocked the 6490M a bit, just to try how it goes. It's at 900/950 MHz right now (from 750/900), and that gives ~15% improvement in games, according to my benchmarks. This makes the thing ~4 °C hotter, but the GPU never reaches 80 °C, so I overclock it while I'm playing heavy games, and if I'm at a cool place :D
     
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    Shemmy Notebook Evangelist

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    I can't find F.27 on HPs site or on the list here.
     
  8. ColdnFrosty

    ColdnFrosty Notebook Enthusiast

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    Use HP Softpaq Download Manager.
     
  9. inzamextreme

    inzamextreme Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey everyone! I signed up just to ask this question...Anyways, I have an HP Probook 4730s(No Difference Other than Screen Size) and I want to overclock my AMD Radeon HD 6490M. I've used ATi Tray Tools and Rivia Tuner, but my games crashed as soon as I used them..And after that I used MSi AfterBurner...and then they crashed after 10-15 mins of gameplay...(The Witcher 2, Spec Ops the Line.) Then I found this thread....I got full control over my fan! I enabled maximum speed and overclocked (Default- 750/900 OC'ed 880/980) and it still crashed. Then I found someone who OC'ed it to 900/950 in this thread. Could YOU the person who did so help me? Did you take any special steps? I have BIOS F.27, CCC 12.7 BETA 4 GB Ram Intel Core i5 2430M@ 2.40 GHZ AMD Radeon HD 6490M/7470M. Thanks in Advance!
    P.S This Thread is filled with Geniuses!
     
  10. ziyan

    ziyan Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am that person ;)

    Well, I've installed 12.7 BETA (jun12 beta, but that's not important), and MSI Afterburner, then opened MSIAfterburner.cfg, and edited it to look like this:
    Code:
    ...
    UnofficialOverclockingEULA	= I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations
     and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
    UnofficialOverclockingMode	= 1
    ...
    And finally, I just set 900/950 MHz, end enjoyed the performance boost :)
    I think that you don't need to set fans to maximum speed, because it automatically keeps itself cool - my GPU is never warmer than 82°C, which is perfectly fine.

    BTW, I tried ATi Tray tools, but I had a BSOD with it - even if I didn't overclocked anything! But I've heard that you can undervolt your HD6490/7470M with it when using default clocks - It sounds nice, I may try that sometime as well...

    I use 940/970 for demanding games like Crysis, but I had one crash on a long play - 900/950 is rock stable for me, and I guess it could go higher, but only the gpu OR the memory - I've increased both before I had the crash, so I don't know which one is too high. I'll experiment a bit more with it when I'll have time.

    For you, I recommend setting 850/900 first, and if it's stable, go higher, but only with one, not both clocks (like I did). If you reach the GPU MHz where it crashes, lower it to the point where it didn't crash (and this time, test it fully, not just for a minute or so). If it's stable, start increasing memory clocks using the same method.

    Oh, and don't forget to post your results, I'll do it too :)
     
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