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Hi Guys,

I’m stuck with 3mb VRAM, and can’t get my screen resolution! I’ve tried to reinstall 18 times with different configurations but I can’t seem to get it right! PLEEEEASE HELP I really don’t know what to do now. I've tried Enoch but still no success!





  • System Model: HP EliteBook 8570p
  • Processor: i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2901 Mhz, 2 Cores
  • GPU:  AMD Radeon HD 7570M
  • RAM: 12GB​




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