Anyone have a clue of what I can do here? Thursday, April 3, 2: Also, what’s up with that “Windows Interface” result?: Let’s assume for now I do get this option. You can see the power consumption in the power manager app – should be around watts with the energy saving and above 20 watts with the dedicated chip. Matt 1, 12 42

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Although most the benchmarks produce roughly the same results across different versions of Windows the 2D tests are known to vary wildly as Microsoft keeps tweaking the underlying framework behind the Windows switchale interface. Matt 1, 12 42 Here is a Mobility Modder link, but I have no idea if it will work for you.


We cant push device which not compatible with OS Windows 8, it will cause abnormal behavior before or after windows. At first I thought it was because it was using the dedicated graphics chip on it, and then I configured it to change to the onboard chip when it’s running on the battery. Anyway, thanks again for the info. Thursday, April 3, 3: Yes, I had switchable graphics and even with the latest version from Lenovo, they don’t work.


After reboot, and a little time to load, a right-click on the battery icon provides the “switchable graphics” option. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. I was the author of that post.

W500 switchable graphics problem

Thanks for the response and the link I’ve tested my system using both the Intel graphics Energy Savings and the ATI graphics High Performanceand compared those results to three other systems running 64 bit Win 7: Retrieved from ” https: In the device manager I’m seeing “The device cannot start.

I don’t have an external graphic card but mu laptop has a switchable graphics function. Bit of a hassle but good to know there’s a workaround. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

How to use switchable graphics on W – Lenovo Community

I’m not really that much into switchable graphics etc. The BIOS needs to be set for switchable graphics. Let’s assume for now I do get this option.


It was done on an RTM, not actual retail copy. If you have issues please provide feedback via the Catalyst Crew Feedback website. Edited by britishdhez Thursday, April 10, 9: Sometimes I get the Not available Cab Id: Is there any way or thing that I can do to work this out even in windows 8 just.

From switchablee point, the install proceeds normally. Is this the bit or bit version? ThinkPads with NVidia Optimus graphics, have been well known to have significantly better battery-life in Windows than in Linux, even when Linux only uses the internal graphics.

Normally just run in “Discrete” and use Catalyst driver with Mobility Modder.

I tried upgrade assistant and the results are shown. Thursday, April 3, 4: Unfortunately, I don’t have my W with me to check what versions I have on it.

I have a W that the ATI graphics card is apparently failing. More information and download of source and binary available here: The installation fails with identical errors.