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Windows 7: Nivida driver failing 8400M GS

02 Feb 2010   #1

win 7 ultimate
Nivida driver failing 8400M GS

Just joined so i need some help.
Have just started getting problems with win 7 and Nvidia drivers for 8400M GS. It has been running for a couple of months no worries
I have installed the latest driver from Nvidia Website and tried earlier versions as well and get the same problem, that being it shuting down with either a blue , black or multi color pixcel scatter, then either rebooting or just freezing.
i have read alot of forums with same issues and now am over it.

So some insight would be nice an the best results seem to come from here .
I am curently having to run in safe mode as it is to unstable to run normally.

Hp pavillion dv2533TX
intel 1.66GB
nivida 8400M GS driver 195.62
4gb ram

info on my card


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02 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You need a modded inf, which if you see the link in my sig, will show you where to get it from and how to install it.
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02 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Those drivers on Nvidia site are for desktop cards, its usually up to the laptop manufacturer to provide their custom driver.

As FZ21Z suggested is the only other option.
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02 Feb 2010   #4



slightly different, I have HP dv6519tx but 8400M GS so maybe u could try the same driver from HP. I have been using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 for months with HP's Vista driver and absolutely no problems whatsoever.
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03 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

@ OP You can also use this program to mod the .inf file NVIDIA MobilityModder - Fabe
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03 Feb 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate

Thanks all for your replies i shall spend some time an see how i go, with the advice info passed on cheers
i'll post back here with my outcome !
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05 Feb 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate

cheers for your help everything worked good for about 6 hours then crashed again ......
thinking now it is a manufacture problem due to over heating. no worries ill keep working at it,
i have drop back into basic mode an if i can find an air conditioned room things go heaps better.
cheers all the same great respone and service here
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