I was getting the sideshow in Diablo 3 as well (not even sure i was getting 1 FPS TBH), I just gave up and restored back to the default install that shipped with the laptop (i had a backup). wipped everything in the process but at least for me thats not an issue as this laptop is just a comp i use to mess around with
Hey there I had the same problem however some windows files also went wrong during the upgrade.
So I backed up all data, reinstalled Windows 8, did all required updates, upgraded to 8.1
And all is working beautifully albeit without the catalyst control centre, however both cards are working well, and I am now just going to wait for the new software.
The last time this happened was from windows 7 to windows 8.0, and i spent around 5 hours with dell, in the end a clean install was needed and they then used the windows 7 driver CD, in compatibility mode to install drivers and went on to tell me catalyst centre is optional to me.
** Also to test which and when each card was working i installed a trial of ARGUS MONITOR from CNET, and it tells me info and stats on GPU1, and GPU 2
....No you need Catalyst Control Centre to manage the card. To make sure games are using it. To set specific profiles for certain games. To have it run how you want. That's not acceptable.
And this question is not "answered", to the admins who marked it as such.
No admins marked it as such, that would be me. I did a fresh install of Windows 8 with updates and then updated to 8.1. I used the drivers in the selected answer and it fixed the problems mentioned. Neverwinter Nights 2 loaded up as usual and the fuzziness went away. I have however since reverted back to 8 just to avoid any other problems, as I use this computer for work.
The best answer to this question would probably be to just stick with 8 for a few weeks or months until things with both the Dell drivers and other 8.1 issues get worked out. It's a lesson I thought I should have learned by now. Don't ever update Windows immediately when something is released on a production machine.
OK. Good luck with that. I know some games never worked without setting them to high performance in catalyst though.
Like the selected answer says:
"After installing the AMD & Intel HD4000 drivers for Win8.1 from the above site , the screen's fuzziness disappeared and Catalyst is working again!"
Catalyst loaded for me too after using the drivers and allowed me to choose high performance or power-saving for applications. Did you try the somewhat hidden drivers from the solution?
The solution worked for me.
In my case, i didnt have to uninstall the graphics devices. here is what happened:
First i tried to install this driver
But i had a problem, the setup said my computer didnt have the requirements to install (or something like that). To solve this, i just extract the setup file to a folder and updated the Intel Graphics via Devices Manager (using the folder i extracted).
Then i installed the second driver
Everything seemed perfect. No conflicts and Catalyst Control Center working fine.
When i opened StarCraft 2 to make a test, it was runinning at 2 fps, obviously something was wrong, the AMD card was not working. After spend hours trying to figure what was going on, i went to CCC and set everything to "energy reduction" and wipped all saved profiles. I just set one single file in "High Performance": StarCraft II.exe.
The problem was fixed. Now everything is working properly.
The question is, do you have to do that for every single game? Like, if you wanted to run Skyrim, would you have to delete Starcraft, wipe your saved profiles, and set Skyrim to high performance? The fact that you had to go through so much trouble is not a good sign. The AMD switchable graphics should "just work", and that's the issue I have with Dell. They need to update the drivers ASAP. The Windows 8.1 drivers people are using have been available for weeks, I remember using those same ones with the beta version. Dell needs to get on the ball and release new ones with the bugs fixed. I just feel like if I paid for switchable graphics, then they should work.
im trying to get best from radeon hd 7730m.
im tried lots of driver. modder leekm builds... modder leshcat builds.... im used some modder's enduro dx9 fix. this option adding something to catalyst control center and realy giving more fps for some... their modded drivers runs better from original amd release. but original amd relases not perfect.
old dell driver ( for win7 2013 dated but realy old amd driver ) very useless...
but i need fps stability. no shock fps slow down spikes. no fps ticsk. no animation click locks. no micro sluttering.
sample warthunder game: dx11 like mode always doing micro sluttering.
and last i found best stabile driver for it. fixed warthunder problem. games fps animation realy more stable.
im formatted my hdd. installed windows 8.1 from dvd.
microsoft windows update driver 18.104.22.1680 22.214.171.124-130910a-162613E-ATI
this is best stabile driver for me. and giving realy difference.
amd 7730m series have big driver problem. im found good solution with microsoft update driver.