Video card driver issues

November 14, 2012 at 11:51:38
Specs: Windows 7 x64, i7 2620 / 16GB
Issue with my Elitebook 8460p. Has an ATI 6470M graphics card in it. All of a sudden the video performance is very slow and sluggish. Everything from watching movies (on my local computer) to playing games. Even using a browser (FF in my case) is really slow - scrolling is choppy/terrible, etc. Using windows explorer is slow as well with....dragging files across the screen to other random things.

Oddly enough, if I open a youtube video and pause it and keep it open in a firefox tab, everything works perfectly fine. Reinstalled flash, but that didn't work.

I determined it is my video driver because I uninstalled it and everything ran perfectly fine at the ol 640x480 non-driver res. Reinstalling HP's driver (from Feb 2012) doesn't work. And when I try to download directly from ATI, it downloads this verification tool and the tool claims that it cant find an ATI compatible device for the driver and quits.

Any thoughts? Thanks for the help! Just trying to not format because I have a lot of programs I dont feel like reinstalling for work.

EVGA 780i
Q6600 OC @3.2ghz
8GB Dominator
EVGA GTX460 SLI


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#1
November 15, 2012 at 00:20:14
I have the exact same problem on exact same machine! Let me know if you found a solution for it.

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#2
November 16, 2012 at 10:17:57
Weird huh? I might do a format over the weekend assuming that would fix it.

Also I noticed one more thing. When I play a youtube video for my work-around, the screen flickers a bit before it starts playing. It doesn't turn black, like it's changing resolutions or something, it just flickers and some jagged lines run across it for less than a second. Interesting.

Also, bump.

EVGA 780i
Q6600 OC @3.2ghz
8GB Dominator
EVGA GTX460 SLI


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#3
December 7, 2012 at 13:05:36
Well I ended up getting an SSD and putting windows 8 on it to try it out. So, when I go back o my other hard drive with windows 7, I will end up backing everything up and formatting it. No solution I would say, unless formatting is the solution. I'm positive it will work, but it's kind of lame.

EVGA 780i
Q6600 OC @3.2ghz
8GB Dominator
EVGA GTX460 SLI


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