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Journeyman III

Radeon HD 6630m not working

Last week I installed Skyrim on my laptop and the only graphics adapter option available was my integrated graphics. Then I tried another game, Slime Rancher, the game tried to use AMD GPU (6630), but instead it crashes.

My computer seems to be having trouble changing the graphics card.

Later I tried disabling the Intel GPU (HD Graphics 3000), but Windows did not select the AMD GPU, saying "Windows stopped the device (code 43)".

I re-enabled my Intel graphics.

I went to Windows Settings> Display> Graphics Settings, selected a random game (Terraria) and selected options, and the only GPU option is my Intel GPU.

I did a Clean driver installation using Guru3D, however it still not working.

Maybe my GPU was flashed (?), The computer is not originally mine.


Manufacturer: Sony Corporation

Model: VPCCA17FL

OS: Win 10 (Version 10.0.19041 compilation 19041)

CPU: Intel i5-2410M 2.3 GHz

IGPU: Intel GPU (HD Graphics 3000)

GPU: AMD GPU 6600m and 6700m series (6630m) (1G)

RAM: 6G (originally 4G)

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. R0240V2, 04/12/2011 (MM/DD/YYYY)


I checked CPU-Z and the GPU is not showing up


I did a GPU benchmark with 3dMark , it detected the GPU but it says that it is a 6650m running at 450 MHz while it is a 6630m that should work at 500MHz base and 800MHz at Turbo, perhaps it  really was flashed (?).

Any solution?


I installed afterburner to see what temperature is working at, if it is working, and the clock frequency

Clock: 100 MHz, the higher it get's 300 MHz

Memory Clock: 150MHz, the higher it get's 300 MHz

Temperatures: around 81ºC!

In the images The AMD GPU it's showing as GPU1


Intel HD Graphics 3000 are incompatible with Windows 10 and it's conflicting with switchable graphics. I'm going to try to go back to Win 8.

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The Radeon 6000M series also only have partial support for Windows 10, and have not had a WHQL driver release since 2015. You seriously need to consider upgrading your laptop to something more modern. Thanks to AMD 4000 series APUs a laptop in the $500-$750 range has some seriously high graphical grunt for IGPs, and they are often specced well with a 1920x1080 screen, 8+ GB RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD