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ASUS X550ZE-SSFX FX-7500 R7 + R5 M230 Dual Graphics Issue, Can't Use Discrete Graphics Alone

Hello, I Have an ASUS X550ZE-SSFX  with an Amd Quad-Core FX 7500, 12Gb RAM (8+4) with R7 Graphics with 1Gb VRAM as a iGPU and the R5 M230 2GB DDR3 as the discrete GPU (R7 260DX in old catalyst driver versions), the machine is Amd Dual Graphics enabled, Win10 64 bits, however i am not able to use the dGPU alone, because it keeps using the integrated one, i have been searching and reading all similar issues in this forum and other forums, trying the stated below: 

- Used both old and new drivers (catalyst and amd crimson and the ASUS reccomended too, that is catalyst btw)always doing clean installations(using DDU)

- Setting Amd Dual graphics off

-  Set Power options to high performance(This include PowerPlay, link state and Amd Dual graphics settings to maximize performance). 

- Disabling ULPS(Via RegEdit).  

- Setting each game app to high performance, both in amd settings and windows gaming/graphic configuration.(Here is the more annoying thing, in catalyst or amd settings, the game will always switch to power saving mode after start and therefore using r7 iGPU)  

- Also tried to disable secrue boot and enable CSM in BIOS, also is important to say here that there is no option in BIOS to disable or enable dual graphics or any graphic config, the BIOS is very limited. 

-Also is important to say that CPU-Z, DxDiag, HWmonitor doesn't recognize the dGPU ann its sensor values, GPU-Z and openhardwaremonitor in other hand recognize it without problems, but gpu-z show problems when gathering dx info and that.  -The GPU work perfectly in Crossfire Mode only in amd optimized games like DIRT3, or Tomb Raider(2013) but other games hardly give an improvement or work much worse.  

Any ideas fellas....? it's like having a hybrid car that only let you run with the tiny electric motor and keep you from use your powerful combustion engine... very sad.  Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated.

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Journeyman III

Same here, I have ASUS X550Z  with R6 1GB and Discrete R5 2GB graphic, WINDOWS 10 x64, I already read all article doing all solution from internet but it didn't work, someone say with me you must use amd software from previous version into CD Installation when you bought it, but it's same even a single milimeter that's didn't work. Please give me solution it sucks when, I play game but the hight performance detect on 1gb Vram Integrated, then what discrete VRAM 2gb use for ?


All that work instead of asking...

You probably don't know that AMD no longer decides which graphics is used...Microsoft does that

Read this > How to Customize Graphics Performance Preference on Windows® 10 Based Laptops | AMD

Kingfish you beat me to the punch. (-:

@elstaci "like minds"


Here is the latest FX7500 APU AMD Driver which will install both the R7 Integrated Graphics and the R5 200 Series Discrete GPU card drivers:

With the Adrenline AMD GPU Driver, Dual Graphics is controlled by Windows Settings - Graphics and not by the laptop.

In Windows Settings -Graphics you choice the App/Game and the GPU you want it to run with. Choose High Performance for the Discrete GPU card.

Generally the Discrete Graphics uses the APU Graphics in combination. But the Discrete will be the main GPU used for the App or Game.

But it is alway best to use the Laptop Support AMD Driver rather then the Generic AMD Mobile Laptop driver with is similar to a basic VGA Driver since it won't use all the features of your laptop like the Laptop Support's AMD Driver.

Also use DDU in Safe Mode with the Internet disconnected and deleting, if created, AMD Installation folder at C:\AMD.

Run the Full downloaded AMD Driver package and if it installs successfully, Reconnect the Internet and again delete the AMD Installation folder at C:\AMD,