I have HP envy dv6 laptop. I've been having sudden, random reboots on every kernel > 3.9. The screen suddenly goes black and laptop restarts. I'm having this issue on every kernel version after 3.9, even on 3.10 (this should be the LTS kernel).
Hi. I'm trying to help my nephew by looking into whether or not it is worth upgrading the graphics card in his laptop. I'm not laptop-hardware savvy, so I'm hoping one of you will tell me if a card would benefit him (gamer, Diablo III, Minecraft, WoW, Starcraft II, etc.)
Here are the specs to his machine:
Toshiba Satellite Specs.
The problem I have is this. I have a DELL laptop with 2 GPU, an Intel integrated and high performance of AMD radeon HD a 6470m, but ubuntu does not detect HOWEVER as I should and make sure you have the 2 active at the same time which proboca overheating equipment and the battery lasts less than 40 minutes. I installed the catalyst drivers but the system becomes unstable and heated haun more.
On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is being used, and various settings on the computer have an unchangeable setting of having the Intel HD card selected instead.