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New (2013) Intel/AMD GPU driver for ThinkPad?

2013-12-20, 0:51 AM

Hello

I have Edge E520 and I am pleased with it expect with Lenovo support for GPUs drivers.

Official Lenovo GPU drivers for my notebook is very old from 08 July 2012 http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014099 and now we are near  2014 while we stuck with year and half old GPU drivers.

I Use my notebook for work but also for gaming so for people like me is important to have access to new GPU drivers.

I understand that Lenovo programmers don't have time to make new version of GPU drivers for every notebook every 3 months like AMD but I think that it can make update for GPU drivers once in 6 months or at least to give us possibility to use generic GPU drivers on our notebooks without BOSD issues!

So on end I would ask people on forum if you know are I can use some other ThinkPad drivers for AMD/Intel with on my notebook with Intel HD 3000 + Radeon HD 6630M?

 

Thanks for understanding :smileyhappy:

I Have this Lenovo Computers
1. Think Centre M58 from 2008 an it is still good (Intel Q9550, 8GB DDR3, Radeon 6970, Intel SSD)
2. ThinkPad E540
3 ThinkPad Tab 2 (with it I have many problems)
4. Lenovo Vibe Z2
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05-01-2012

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Re: New (2013) Intel/AMD GPU driver for ThinkPad?

2013-12-20, 9:37 AM

I lost hope for seeing new GPU drivers for my E520. Can't upgrade to IE11 due to uncompatible GPU deivers.

 

We won't see a new updated Catalyst Control Center too.

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Re: New (2013) Intel/AMD GPU driver for ThinkPad?

2013-12-20, 12:42 PM

Mate,

 

I try many verison of AMD drives and sometimes I find relative stable version but problem is that I can't remember which version of generic AMD or Leshcats driver http://leshcatlabs.net/2013/12/20/leshcats-catalyst-13-12-whql-unifl/works good on my E520.

 

If you wish to experiment install Acronis True Image 2014 http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/trueimage/ and make backup image or use Try&Decide option, then you can making experiment with drivers or IE11. I use IE11 on fresh Win7 x64 Lenovo instalation for few days witout BOSD seems that MS make some fix for  **bleep** KB2670838... BUT I AM NOT SURE 100%

 

 

I Have this Lenovo Computers
1. Think Centre M58 from 2008 an it is still good (Intel Q9550, 8GB DDR3, Radeon 6970, Intel SSD)
2. ThinkPad E540
3 ThinkPad Tab 2 (with it I have many problems)
4. Lenovo Vibe Z2
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Re: New (2013) Intel/AMD GPU driver for ThinkPad?

2013-12-20, 19:46 PM

You can't install any OEM drives without breaking something else.

Installing AMD drivers will break Intel's GPU and CCC.

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