Dear Users, this is my last workaround for Windows 8\8.1\10; it also work on Windows 7 without any big problem .
The Optimus IEMGD was develop to fix some bug of IEMGD on Windows >7 releases and get the maximum performance in newer OSs. In Windows 7 mainly can be usefull to change brightness, overclock your device via SetFsb, Change CPU Multipler (better performance), use upgraded Opengl but software rendered, change Avalon Settings, ect.
The proof of concept is described down but essentially with this software solution (not a driver) you will takes the advantages of microsoft basic driver and IEMGD
NOTE: After Donation you will recive Optimus IEMGD in 72h on your email address. Sometime my Gmail Account doesn't show correctly inbox email so, if you still not recived my tool, write me at gma500booster @ gmail.com
How it works:
1)Run Optimus IEMGD
2)Change Windows Option to make icon always in try icon
3)Select a function from tray icon: Using Software\Hardware you will enable or disable IEMGD
4)Run quickly Software Mesa 3D or Default (on win 7 default is 2.0 HW while in win 8\8.1\10 is 1.1 SW)
5)Change your CPU Multipler or set a SetFSB profile (this function requires external software)
6)Change Brightness Level
7)Set Optimus IEMGD Autorun, Run\Disable\Enable Intel Services,Avalon Rendering
NOTE. CPU Multipler Select function:
How to install it:
. B)Click on Install Button (optional: mark Enable Windows AutoRun)NOTE:
-Software Function: Enable this feature when you need to surf on internet, write documents or other things that doesn't require the use of your GPU
-Hardware Function:Enable this feature when you need to play HD video in your video player and play some game that doesn't work with software rendering
-Before buy check that your notebook supports your max display resolution with Microsoft Basic Video Driver
-CPU Multipler function requires Intel SpeedStep enabled from your system bios (usually all z5xx Atom have this function enabled by default)
Optimus IEMGD isn't a freeware because, after 2years of free solutions, i've recived only 2donations. -This is a little bit frustrating expecially after all people that contacted me for assistance.
Anyway i will not sell this program for became rich but only to sensitize people about donating.
The program price is 1€ (a coffee) but if you want can donate more simply clicking on Paypal Icon in this blog.
Buying this program you will:
1)Get a licence with free updates
How to buy it:
1)Click on Paypal icon in my blog
2)Make a donation min1€ or more
3)Send an email with your paypal id
4)Wait for private download link
Proof of the concept:
Actually IEMGD bugs in Windows 8:
-Reduced HW rendering vs Windows 7
-No Hardware OpenGL
How we can try to resolve these problems, maintaining the "720p" support in video players?
The solution is real simple.I took it from NVIDIA Optimus project (i know it's not the same thing but the aim it's similar).
There is a driver that:
-Runs apps without glitches in startup
-Doesn't have any problem with restarting function
-Have a better 2D rendering (software)
-Doesn't have OpenGL hardware rendering
This driver is called "Microsoft Basic Display Driver"
Mixing these features in "Optimus IEMGD" concept we will get on win 8\8.1\10:
-720p Video support in video players -> Hardware Decoding
-1080p Video support about 20FPS fullscreen (not so smooth but enough speed)-> Hardware Decoding + Min Multipler X10 + PowerDVD11
-480p Adobe Flash support (15FPS Windowed Youtube Videos) ->Hardware Decoding
-Video Streaming support (usually less than 480p) ->Better with Hardware Decoding
-360p HTML5 support ->Software Decoding
-Normal Apps Startup -> Software Decoding
-Smooth Windows GUI for the best user experience ->Software Decoding
-Software OpenGL 1.1 and 3.3 ->Software Decoding
NOTE. Experience with 1366x768 display (better performance with lower resolutions)
Limit of Optimus IEMGD:
-Lower performance in Windows 8\8.1\10 vs IEMGD on Windows 7
-No OpenGL Hardware accelerated...only software!
-Requires Display Driver Refresh when an videoplayer requires HW acceleration
-Requires that your video bios supports your display max resolution*
-OpenGL Changer is only compatible with IEMGD actived
-Requires Admin's Rights (so if you are the owner of the pc isn't a problem or ask him the rights)
PATCHED BIOS for ASUS 110HA
PATCHED BIOS for ASUS 1201HA
PATCHED IBM vbios (overwrite your vbios in any bios only if you are sure that your original vbios is IBM->compare bin with an HEX Editor)
*Note: verify that your video bios has your display resolution. (Asus 1101HA doesn't have 1366x768 and need fixed bios: look here). Soon Patched Bios for Asus 1201HA! I can patch only Asus Bios because vbios is the same, for all other devices read the link to know how to patch the vbios.
2)Disable Intel Video Card from device manager (will be loaded Microsoft Basic Driver)
3)When you need HW decoding restore the driver
Actual version: Optimus IEMGD 1.2RC1 (10 Jan 2016)
Optimus IEMGD 1.2.2 [Unknow date...debugging]
-DirectX and DirectDraw Options (software rasterizer)
-Initial display refresh changer support. Should work only on Win7, may damnage you hardware (usually displays work @60Hz so don't force over the range 50-65Hz)
Optimus IEMGD 1.2.1 [09 Sept 2016]
-Internal Beta testing features
-Not Released for unstable functions
Optimus IEMGD 1.2 RC1 [10 Jan 2016]
-Major Update but in beta test: some limitation vs definitive version 1.2
-AutoSave function (now at every system restart the program lost it)
-Brightness Fn Button Function Restart (After hibernation the EMG Driver lost Fn button function for brightness: workaround fix)
-Initial MultiLanguage Support
-Downgraded to Framework 3.5 (it's impossible to program on Atom Z520 with newer framework)
NOTE. All the 1.2.x releases will be used to optimize the code
-For any other suggestion write a comment! ;)
Optimus IEMGD 1.1 [31 Jan 2015]
Minor Upgrade: Insert checked function in brightness control and setFsb section; Disabled OpenGl Changer and Brightness control when Software Rendering is enabled; Upgraded Installer; Framework 4.5 Upgrade; Updated GUI
Optimus IEMGD 1.1 RC1 [07 Jan 2015]
-Added SetFsb Utility: IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS FUNCTION Have to buy SetFSB from official website! This is an extra feature and wasn't never tested under win8. In the submenu are available 4 voices: Super-High- Normal -Low. Each profile have to be setted, by generating a bat file in c:\program files\optimus iemgd, with correct SetFSB values as reported in official setfsb website!
SetFSB Command Line Switch Options:
-w : Wait [00-99 sec] default=10sec
-s : Set FSB [000-999 MHz]
-i : Increment(targetFSB > currentFSB) or Decrement(targetFSB < currentFSB) [00-99 MHz] default=max
-u : 0(default)=normal , 1=ultra
-b : 0(default)=normal , 1=background
-p : PCI-E [000-999 MHz] default=none
FSB overclock[set PCI-E then increase FSB], FSB underclock[decrease FSB then set PCI-E]
-q : Quiet [no GUI to be displayed at all]
-cg[string] : Clock Generator default=none Maximum 15 characters
Example: -w05 -s300 -cg[ICS9LPRS918BKL] -u1
-Added Avalon HW: Disable\enable Hardware rendering for WPF Applications
-Added Brightness Controller
-Fixed some bugs: Intel tool restart function, Opengl random copy error.
Optimus IEMGD 1.0 [Nov 2014]
+Autorun control for OI and Intel Tool
1)Brightness control doesn't work with software rendering: Determinated, when video driver is disabled, the monitor.sys is turned off too by the system and it isn't restorable. The only way to change brightness is to renable hardware rendering, change brightness and then select software rendering.
2)OpenGL Selector isn't working in Software Mode and will be only available Opengl 1.1. Probably requires some registry setting (i will check if it is possible)
Opinions? Questions? Write down here!