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Windows 7: Notebook Nvida driver problem

13 Jan 2009   #1
wrxshotta

Windows 7 32bit (7000)
 
 
Notebook Nvida driver problem

hey im running a 8200m on my compaq, the problem is....windows update wont give me the nvida driver update option...and when i go to device manager or advanced options to view the card properties and im told i have a 8bit gpu with a total of 14mb of gpu memory...it does however recognize its a nvida chipset....any advice? computer runs like crap without drivers


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13 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I think that you can drivers from the Nvidia site for your laptop now.
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13 Jan 2009   #3
wrxshotta

Windows 7 32bit (7000)
 
 

naw...all they tell you to do is check windows update
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13 Jan 2009   #4
Shades3k

Windows 7 B1
 
 

I use these with no problem (notebook)...

If you're on 32bit go here...
GeForce Release 179

64bit go here...
GeForce Release 179

You might need to run the installer in vista compatibility mode or as admin but they work fine here.
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13 Jan 2009   #5
wrxshotta

Windows 7 32bit (7000)
 
 

it says setup cannot loctate drivers for my current hardware..i tried in compatibility mode as well
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13 Jan 2009   #6
Schimski

Vista x64 / Windows 7 x64
 
 

Almost same Problem here (Samsung R560 Geforce 9600m GT)
No driver in Windows Update, but if I click the "Search Driver online" Button in the device manager it finds and installs correct drivers... Only Problem is: Windows won't start anymore! Just when the welcome screen should appear the notebook reboots
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13 Jan 2009   #7
wrxshotta

Windows 7 32bit (7000)
 
 

hrmmm....i really have no clue what to do...what really has me curious is...when you have a graphics card under the standard windows drivers should it not register how much memory the card actually has? ie 256 or 512? mine says i have 14mb lol
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13 Jan 2009   #8
Schimski

Vista x64 / Windows 7 x64
 
 

Everest tells me the same, 8bit, 14mb... But Windows obviously knows it's a 9600! Doesn't it install any drivers if you let windows check online when updating the driver in the device manager?
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13 Jan 2009   #9
wrxshotta

Windows 7 32bit (7000)
 
 

nope it says that everything is up to date
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13 Jan 2009   #10
Schimski

Vista x64 / Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay, perhaps another solution for you:

Get this driver:
RapidShare: Easy Filehosting

And mod it with the NV modtool:
NVIDIA Mobility Modder - DriverHeaven.net

Installed it without Problems, but as I said before: reboot loop here.

Good Luck!
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