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Windows 7: Where can I find the drivers for this Video card?

09 Nov 2012   #1
ROBO666

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Where can I find the drivers for this Video card?

I opened up an old pc that stopped working last year to see if I can salvage anything useful from it. I'm no expert on computers but I understand a few things (video cards, ram, etc.) I removed the video card to see if I can install it on my current pc which doesn't have one.

The details on it are: Geforce 8400 256mb gs ddr2 pcie 2.0 (see attached pictures)

I'm pretty sure it's Nvidia because I remember the logo.

I searched the details on google but I'm not sure where I can find the drivers for it. Any help?




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09 Nov 2012   #2
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

try here
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
make sure you select proper video card model and version of windows from drop down lists
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09 Nov 2012   #3
ROBO666

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gldndragn View Post
try here
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
make sure you select proper video card model and version of windows from drop down lists
Thanx for the reply.

I'm not sure what to choose from the drop down menus.

Based on the info (Geforce 8400 256mb gs ddr2 pcie 2.0) what do I choose?

I have Windows 7
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09 Nov 2012   #4
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

where it says product series......select geforce 8 series
where it says product.............. select geforce 8400
for windows version select your version of windows

Make sure you select proper bit type (64 bit or 32 bit)

uninstall the drivers for your old card COMPLETELY, BEFORE you install the new card.
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09 Nov 2012   #5
ROBO666

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gldndragn View Post
where it says product series......select geforce 8 series
where it says product.............. select geforce 8400
for windows version select your version of windows
Thank you very much!
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09 Nov 2012   #6
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Your welcome
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09 Nov 2012   #7
ROBO666

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gldndragn View Post
uninstall the drivers for your old card COMPLETELY, BEFORE you install the new card.
I don't have a card, I think. It says this: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Is that a card?
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09 Nov 2012   #8
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO666 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gldndragn View Post
uninstall the drivers for your old card COMPLETELY, BEFORE you install the new card.
I don't have a card, I think. It says this: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Is that a card?
in your Device Manager, Windows Key+Pause/Break, you will see where it says display adapter, uninstall what is there, then shut down your computer, install the new card in your system if you are wanting to use it, then turn on your computer. After that install the Nvidia drivers you downloaded earlier.

I recommend cancelling letting Windows look for drivers, and autoupdate of drivers, as Microsoft Update is notorious for driver updates on Nvidia products that don't work that well, at least as my opinion...sorry guys, I know there are some die hard MS Update fans out there.
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10 Nov 2012   #9
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO666 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gldndragn View Post
uninstall the drivers for your old card COMPLETELY, BEFORE you install the new card.
I don't have a card, I think. It says this: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Is that a card?
You may have to disable your onboard graphics in your BIOS in order to make the dedicated card the primary display adapter.
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10 Nov 2012   #10
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO666 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gldndragn View Post
uninstall the drivers for your old card COMPLETELY, BEFORE you install the new card.
I don't have a card, I think. It says this: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Is that a card?
You may have to disable your onboard graphics in your BIOS in order to make the dedicated card the primary display adapter.
Unless something is wrong, most mobo's made in the last 10 years automatically disable the on board if another card is detected, sometimes you have to tell it to prefer add on instead of on board on a few budget boards.

By card they are referring to the on board graphics from your motherboard.
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