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Installed APU Don't Have Access To Radeon Settings

My Computer Specs
OS - Windows 7 64
CPU / APU - AMD A10-7860k
Ram 8.00GB Single Channel DDR3
MB - MSI A88XM-E45 V2
GPU - ATI AMD Radeon R7 Graphics (APU) & Nvidia Geforce GT 740 (EVGA)
https://imgur.com/a/7kvuT
And Here's the error
https://imgur.com/a/nKkR4
I don't understand why it's not allowing me to access it. I let windows update install the drivers for the APU and i even used the AMD uninstall thing and that didn't work. I'm not to sure on what i did wrong but i would love to use my APU to it's full potential you know eye infinity and all of that.

i have searched on the internet seems like alot of people have the same problem and i don't know if it ever gotten solved
https://imgur.com/a/5RWgD

i don't know if it's possible to switch the GPU to the APU but it seems like the APU is working because My PC isn't lagging anymore and not going as slow as it was before so obviously the APU is working but I still don't have access to the control panel and other features that the APU offers
Reply to vegetadbzfinalflash
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  1. How have you set up the display for this PC?

    Often when you install a graphics card it disables the onboard graphics. In this case, the GT 740 would disable the APU's graphics. And since the software you want to use governs AMD's graphics cards and those graphics cards are disabled, the software won't work. At least this would be the simplest explanation.

    As far as I can tell, uninstalling the GT 740 would allow you access to the APU's graphics. A quick check suggests both are roughly at the same level, so it may depend what you intend to run.

    Unless you're trying a multiple graphics card set up, in which case that's beyond what I know.
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  2. Obakasama said:
    How have you set up the display for this PC?

    Often when you install a graphics card it disables the onboard graphics. In this case, the GT 740 would disable the APU's graphics. And since the software you want to use governs AMD's graphics cards and those graphics cards are disabled, the software won't work. At least this would be the simplest explanation.

    As far as I can tell, uninstalling the GT 740 would allow you access to the APU's graphics. A quick check suggests both are roughly at the same level, so it may depend what you intend to run.

    Unless you're trying a multiple graphics card set up, in which case that's beyond what I know.


    so i would have to unistall my GT 740 Drivers in order to use the APU? what happens if i do that and still don't have access to the APU?
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  3. Obakasama said:
    How have you set up the display for this PC?

    Often when you install a graphics card it disables the onboard graphics. In this case, the GT 740 would disable the APU's graphics. And since the software you want to use governs AMD's graphics cards and those graphics cards are disabled, the software won't work. At least this would be the simplest explanation.

    As far as I can tell, uninstalling the GT 740 would allow you access to the APU's graphics. A quick check suggests both are roughly at the same level, so it may depend what you intend to run.

    Unless you're trying a multiple graphics card set up, in which case that's beyond what I know.


    oh and BTW i uninstalled it and my screen went black for a long time so i just restarted my PC and for some reason one of my monitors didn't turn on so i was worried and then windows said it installed the GT 740 Drivers again and to restart my PC so i did and my second monitor came on again no idea what is going on
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  4. An APU is a CPU with a GPU built in to the chip. So when you use an APU then you don't need a videocard since it has graphics capabilities built in.

    If you add a videocard, then you do not need to use the APU graphics. If you want to use the 740 then leave the APU graphics alone. Don't connect it to the monitors and don't try to 'access' it.

    I can't tell what you're trying to do but whatever it is, it should involve ONE graphics choice(740 or APU) not trying use both of them at the same time.
    Reply to dontlistentome
  5. so does that mean i need to take out my graphics card in order to use the APU features?
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  6. dontlistentome said:
    An APU is a CPU with a GPU built in to the chip. So when you use an APU then you don't need a videocard since it has graphics capabilities built in.

    If you add a videocard, then you do not need to use the APU graphics. If you want to use the 740 then leave the APU graphics alone. Don't connect it to the monitors and don't try to 'access' it.

    I can't tell what you're trying to do but whatever it is, it should involve ONE graphics choice(740 or APU) not trying use both of them at the same time.


    and the display is connected to the graphics card GPU so if i was to take out the gpu wouldn't that mean i won't have a display anymore? it makes sense to take out the GPU in order to use the APU but honestly i already connected the vga and dvi to the MB and the screen didn't come on but i did still have the GPU installed honestly I'm confused
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  7. Best answer
    Well, now I have a better idea of what you're doing. Start with this: What do you want to use? In your case, you say you connected the display to the 740, so then you have chosen not to use the APU graphics. Since no display is connected to the APU graphics why do you feel you need to access those graphics? For what purpose?

    You should have access to the Nvidia control panel for your 740 since that is what you're using.

    If you want to switch to the APU for some reason, first make sure you have downloaded the necessary APU drivers, Then uninstall the Nvidia drivers. Then shut the computer off, and remove the 740. Connect one monitor to the motherboard, and boot into your motherboard bios. This is so you can look in the graphics section and make sure your APU R7 graphics are enabled. Then you can boot into Windows and install the APU drivers.

    Don't connect two monitors, you only need one to set everything up. Once you have everything working, then you can add the second monitor.
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  8. kinda scared to unistall the nvidia drivers because when i did that ( display adapters ) the screens went black so i couldn't see what i was doing. the reason why i want to use the APU is so i can access the eye infinity and other nice features. And I'm super afraid of doing any of this because anything could go wrong but i don't know i guess i'll take that chance :) thanks for the help it makes alot of sense
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  9. "so i can access the eye infinity"

    Then you have to use the APU graphics. You can't expect to use AMD features if you are using an Nvidia card.

    As far as not seeing what you're doing, try this then. Don't uninstall the Nvidia drivers first. Shut the computer down and remove the card. When you boot up, just boot into the bios so you can make sure your APU graphics are enabled and set to be the default graphics the computer will use. When you boot to Windows you should be using the generic Windows drivers. THEN you uninstall the Nvidia drivers. Once that's done, install the APU drivers.
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