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New switchable graphics driver for win-7 (11-15-2010)

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New switchable graphics driver for win-7 (11-15-2010)

#1 Post by richk » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:04 pm

There was a new driver package released. It shows up on the Lenovo site, but not yet in system update. I installed it on my machine after taking a backup. It seems to work. I am posting the same note in the W500 forum, since it uses the same driver.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc ... d616ww.exe

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Re: New switchable graphics driver for win-7 (11-15-2010)

#2 Post by killer » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:11 pm

Could you provide a link please?
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Re: New switchable graphics driver for win-7 (11-15-2010)

#3 Post by Colonel O'Neill » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:20 pm

It can be found on this page on LF:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-a ... 003#M34871
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Re: New switchable graphics driver for win-7 (11-15-2010)

#4 Post by DenverBrian » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:35 pm

Looks like this updates the switchable graphics driver...but it's still manually switchable, yes? I'm still hoping they will update to a fully automatic option - discrete when on AC power, integrated when on battery.

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Re: New switchable graphics driver for win-7 (11-15-2010)

#5 Post by vinuneuro » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:53 am

I don't understand why the Lenovo version doesn't have automatic switching based on power source when the Ati does. I was using the Ati version before the current one. Unfortunately with the current Ati supplied driver screen brightness can't be adjusted.

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