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Windows 7: windows 7 wont find my nvidia geforce 6800

28 Mar 2012   #1
bigverno

windows 7 pro 64
 
 
windows 7 wont find my nvidia geforce 6800

i have installed win 7 pro 64 on a dell 9400 inspiron notebook and it wont find my nvidia geforce 6800 graphics card it is listed in the bios but only lists the onboard graphics in device manager a friend has the same machine with enterprise installed and his installed the drivers automaticly i have tried several drivers from nvidia but get the message that it cant find compatible hardware any ideas thanks


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28 Mar 2012   #2
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just to be clear you've been trying the mobile version of the drivers right?
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28 Mar 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigverno View Post
i have installed win 7 pro 64 on a dell 9400 inspiron notebook and it wont find my nvidia geforce 6800 graphics card it is listed in the bios but only lists the onboard graphics in device manager a friend has the same machine with enterprise installed and his installed the drivers automaticly i have tried several drivers from nvidia but get the message that it cant find compatible hardware any ideas thanks
It's not uncommon for laptop manufacturers to customize the device IDs for their onboard graphics, so an installer downloaded from nVidia may not recognize your adapter.

Which adapter do you have? Dell has Vista 32 bit drivers for an ATI X1400, Geforce Go 7800, or Geforce Go 7900 GS. No mobile 6800 on the list.

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I'd suggest using Vista drivers, but Dell doesn't list any for Vista X64. There are modified drivers floating around, like:

NBF MobileForce Se7en 190.38 (32-Bit / 64-Bit)

Maybe they'll help.
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28 Mar 2012   #4
bigverno

windows 7 pro 64
 
 

yes i have the correct drivers the card is from a inspiron 9300 and is listed in the bios it just doesnt appear in the device manager i need to find a way of getting windows to find it enterprise found it automatically in windows update
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29 Mar 2012   #5
bigverno

windows 7 pro 64
 
 

thank you very much bobkn those drivers (nbp mobileforce) worked i owe you one hope this info will be helpful to someone else too
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