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Old April 30, 2014, 12:36 AM
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Hiya everyone just bought the wife a A8 Amd Labtop from Dell so she has something to use while at work. Anyway's after setting it up for her cleaning bloatware out updating drivers noticed videos and games lagging pretty bad.

So did normal checklist to diagnose issue apparently it doesnt want to use 3D Acceleration iv tried setting it up in games she plays but message I get is 3D Acceleration isnt supported by your device.

Im thinking ok this isnt 1980 anymore so I updated drivers from amd still no go. Do I have to wipe system put maybe win 7 on it instead of win 8.1 pro?

Or is there a better way to make the apu initialize 3D Acceleration for her games,YouTube,movies, if need more info ill dig up specifics.

It has the Radeon 8510 gpu according to specs.

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Old April 30, 2014, 12:56 AM
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Heres a pdf of the Labtop.
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Old April 30, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Since it shipped with Windows 8.1, I don't see why it wouldn't work properly.

Did you try using the drivers from the Dell site? It could be specifically customized. You can get them here: Driver Details | Dell US
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Old April 30, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Yeah those are first I tried as I thought maybe this laptop was sitting around to long in warehouse. I tried those and official amd drivers still wont initialize 3D Acceleration.

I Haven't come across this issue before but then again I haven't dealt with amd apu or amd cpu since the palomino days. Thought id ask here before contacting dell as I see alot of forum base has dealt with these apu's in htpc environment.
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