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Windows 7: Acer Aspire 5920g and gfx probs


13 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Acer Aspire 5920g and gfx probs

Hi guys

I'm hoping you can help me with a annoying problem....

About 4 years ago i bought this Acer Aspire 5920g with Vista as the OS..
Back then i didn't like it, so i switched to XP.. Then Windows 7 came and i got that on board.

Now, i'm a sucker for reinstalling the OS, when i feel my comp is getting slower and always with a good result, when installing the drivers... Until now...

Now, when i try to install my gfx driver (It's an nVidia Geforce 8600GT) it goes bananas and ends up in a 256 color 640x480 resolution.....

I've tried and tried and asked friends, but no one can help me, so i'm trying you guys now......

WTF to do? :S

Thanks in advance
//phoenix4

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13 Jun 2011   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What driver version are you running/trying to install? The latest are the 275.33's.
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13 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
What driver version are you running/trying to install? The latest are the 275.33's.
The one from Acer's own website is 175.90, i've tried that....
The one you're talking about has also been tested, same result..... :/
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13 Jun 2011   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this: uninstall the nvidia drivers. When prompted to reboot, don't; instad, go to C: nvidia and delete the folder named display drivers. Reboot into Safe Mode and run Driver Sweeper. Put a check mark in the nvidia display driver box and then run it. Then reboot and install the current set, 275.33, then see if you can properly adjust your settings.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Download and install this ^. Don't try and run it within Windows, it won't work.... it only works in Safe Mode.
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13 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Try this: uninstall the nvidia drivers. When prompted to reboot, don't; instad, go to C: nvidia and delete the folder named display drivers. Reboot into Safe Mode and run Driver Sweeper. Put a check mark in the nvidia display driver box and then run it. Then reboot and install the current set, 275.33, then see if you can properly adjust your settings.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Download and install this ^. Don't try and run it within Windows, it won't work.... it only works in Safe Mode.
Sorry for the noob question, but how do i run win in safe mode?
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13 Jun 2011   #6

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tap the F8 key when you reboot... repeatedly.
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13 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Tap the F8 key when you reboot... repeatedly.
Ok, i'll try it and report when done
Thx
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13 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It's not possible to download the Driver Sweeper from their site :P
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13 Jun 2011   #9

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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