driver questions re: potato Mobile FirePro- forcing gaming driver?

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Limp Gawd
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I have this zBook 14 G2 with a Firepro M4150 that I'm using for *light* gaming- like Minecraft, DX9 games (yes it does run Crysis, I tried!), titles with XB360 ports where the quality settings go aaaalllll the way down etc

If I install the latest drivers from AMDs site I get the "Pro" control panel which lacks some features like Anti-Lag; if I let Windows install drivers I get Adrenalin 19.2 with no control panel but the card is recognized as a Radeon M260X. Is there any way to force the direct-from-AMD driver package to see the card as a M260X like the Windows Update drivers do so I can get the regular gaming control panel? Some FirePro GPUs apparently expose an option in the panel to switch to "Gaming Mode" but I'm not seeing that option here. Is there even any advantage to forcing gaming drivers on a FirePro? I know I'm overthinking this but humor me here (or tell me I'm an idiot, I can take it)
 

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try installing the new drivers from yesterday and then manually change the card to a m260x via device manager.
 

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try installing the new drivers from yesterday and then manually change the card to a m260x via device manager.
Just tried that and I got it showing up as "Radeon R7 M260 Series" but I still get the Radeon "Pro" Settings not regular Radeon Settings.
 

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you grabbed the regular drivers but it installs the pro control panel?
yeah, seemed weird to me too. The only driver that comes up for the M4150 on AMDs site is from way back in 2015 so I selected M260x instead but it still installs the pro driver and control panel

edit to add- I am installing the driver with the laptop on airplane mode to avoid any auto-downloading shenanigans with the installer (or windows update for that matter)
 

pendragon1

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yeah, seemed weird to me too. The only driver that comes up for the M4150 on AMDs site is from way back in 2015 so I selected M260x instead but it still installs the pro driver and control panel

edit to add- I am installing the driver with the laptop on airplane mode to avoid any auto-downloading shenanigans with the installer (or windows update for that matter)
the 20.7.2s? maybe ddu and then install those
 

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the 20.7.2s? maybe ddu and then install those
tried that a couple times with the 20.7.2 drivers, always defaults to the Pro driver. I would have thought that manually switching the driver to the Radeon one in device manager would cause the control panel to detect that and switch over but I guess not.
 

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tried that a couple times with the 20.7.2 drivers, always defaults to the Pro driver. I would have thought that manually switching the driver to the Radeon one in device manager would cause the control panel to detect that and switch over but I guess not.
well, id just roll with what it installed using the 20.7.2 pack. probably isnt going to make much of a difference, you just wont get the anti-lag. ive seen several posts saying that the new drivers dont have the selection for compute/gaming and auto-switch now.
 
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