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Windows 7: Need Help! Nvidia Geforce 8400m GT

14 Oct 2009   #1
MMH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need Help! Nvidia Geforce 8400m GT

hey guys,
i am looking for nvidia geforce 8400m gt windows 7 64 bit driver for sony vaio vgn-fz4000. can anyone help me?
i tried looking in nvidia site but the support page says that i have to get it from sony and sony have not yet updated their drivers.
if anyone can help me please i will really appreciate it.
thank you


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14 Oct 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Check here their has been some luck with others here. Fabe Download NVIDIA drivers | drivers for mobile cards and laptops | laptopvideo2go.com
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14 Oct 2009   #3
MMH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

drivers worked perfectly..
ThAnX aLoT 4 ur help...

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14 Oct 2009   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Check here their has been some luck with others here. Fabe Download NVIDIA drivers | drivers for mobile cards and laptops | laptopvideo2go.com

Hi there

Thanks for the help which IS appreciated but be aware that :

this is SNEAKWARE of the worst possible kind -- once it finds something you are the asked to register -- I NEVER register to a site that does this sort of stuff and then you are prompted later for "PAY" / or some other nagware reminding you of the "benefits" of "going pro" etc etc.

I'm not saying THIS site is per se BAD but this is a major method in how "nasties" can get transmitted and if I eventually have to PAY for something I want to know up front.

All the "Driver" / "PC Scans" etc work the same way -- Sucker sites I call these.

If you need a driver just get the vendor info (the PCI\VEN_* character string ) -- you can extract these from the registry - and then google.

That's all these programs do in any case -- and I'm not sure if I want an external program messing around with the registry on my machines.

If you want to do it yourself here's some SIMPLE code to determine the video device driver.

Much better than using SNEAKWARE.
I really HATE these DRIVER SCAN etc type of SNEAKWARE programs.

Modify the text dd.STATE.FLAGS for your partiucular case.

If you don't like C++ or have visual studio (can download a FREE version from MS site for single user) just scan the registry. Code is quicker however.

I've attached a text file with a reasonably current vendor id's file as well.



// Example code to retrieve vendor and device ID's for the primary display
// device.
//
// NOTE: Visual Studio 6 does not ship with a winuser.h that defines the
// EnumDisplayDevices function so in order to compile this code, you'll
// need to install the Platform SDK.
#include <windows.h>
#include <string>
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
bool GetDeviceIdentification(string &vendorID, string &deviceID)
{
DISPLAY_DEVICE dd;
dd.cb = sizeof(DISPLAY_DEVICE);
int i = 0;
string id;
// locate primary display device
while (EnumDisplayDevices(NULL, i, &dd, 0))
{
if (dd.StateFlags & DISPLAY_DEVICE_PRIMARY_DEVICE)
{
id = dd.DeviceID;
break;
}
i++;
}
if (id == "") return false;
// get vendor ID
vendorID = id.substr(8, 4);
// get device ID
deviceID = id.substr(17, 4);
return true;
}
int main(void)
{
string vendorID;
string deviceID;
if (GetDeviceIdentification(vendorID, deviceID))
{
cout << "Vendor ID: " << vendorID << endl;
cout << "Device ID: " << deviceID << endl;
}
else
cout << "Unable to locate device information" << endl;
return 0;
}



Cheers
jimbo
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14 Oct 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here are the original video drivers for you Laptop -=> Here
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14 Oct 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi tews

I downloaded the WINDVD update -- my old version was Version 4.

It updated fine.

Cheers

jimbo
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14 Oct 2009   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I didn't even try the Sony site since the OP stated they had altready tried. I will heed your advise in the future. Thanks. Fabe
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12 Nov 2009   #8
crazygravy

Vista Home Premium
 
 
Driver for Sony Vaio VGN-FZ290CTO

Has anyone found a driver that they have confirmed works for the Sony Laptop with the GEForce 8400M GT and Windows 7? If so can they post the link here?

Bob
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12 Nov 2009   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazygravy View Post
Has anyone found a driver that they have confirmed works for the Sony Laptop with the GEForce 8400M GT and Windows 7? If so can they post the link here?

Bob
Easy enough, ForceWare 186.91 WHQL Win 7 | Vista (32-bit) download from Guru3D.com

ForceWare 186.91 WHQL Win 7 | Vista (64-bit) download from Guru3D.com
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16 Nov 2009   #10
Thorsummoner

Win 7 86x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazygravy View Post
Has anyone found a driver that they have confirmed works for the Sony Laptop with the GEForce 8400M GT and Windows 7? If so can they post the link here?

Bob
Easy enough, ForceWare 186.91 WHQL Win 7 | Vista (32-bit) download from Guru3D.com

ForceWare 186.91 WHQL Win 7 | Vista (64-bit) download from Guru3D.com
Oh My Gawd! Finnally, I think you from the bottom of my graphics card!
i was in the verge of giveing up and downgradeing back to vista, thank you sooo verry much chev65
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