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Windows 7: Latest nVidia Driver not working in Win 7:

02 Nov 2009   #1
ianmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Latest nVidia Driver not working in Win 7:

Hi

I have just installed Win 7 onto a partition on my machine:
MoBo: ASUS P5N32-e SLi Bios Revision 1203
Processor: Intel E6750 2.66 MHz
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600GT
Memory: 2 x 2048 Mb DDR2 PC2-5300 (333Mhz)
Dual Monitors: 1680 x 1050 and 1280 x 1024
My system is dual boot - running Win XP & Win 7 very successfully.

When I try to change the resolution using the standard Win 7 drivers - the screens go black and I have to restore the OS (the system doesn't crash as such). When I install the latest nVidia Driver (191.07) the same thing happens - garbled screen for a few seconds then blackness (in fact the monitors show they are not receiving a signal)

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there something else I need to upgrade or install first? Any help would be much appreciated.


Thanks

ianmck


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02 Nov 2009   #2
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Hasn't happened to me. Have you tried the newest beta drivers (195.39)?
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02 Nov 2009   #3
ianmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Latest nVidia Driver not working in Win 7 64Bit

Thanks for the quick reply.

No I haven't tried the Beta drivers. I should have said that I'm using the 64bit version of Win 7 and the nVidia site directed me to the 191 version.

As my machine was originally spec'd for Vista (I've been using XP for the last two years or so) could it be a motherboard or BIOS conflict rather than a graphics problem?


ianmck
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02 Nov 2009   #4
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

It could be, but I would recommend trying the beta drivers first, just to see if they work. When you download and install them, let me know if you are still having the same issue, and we will see if we can figure out what the problem is.
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02 Nov 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Don't know why you are having issues. Perhaps your card itself is damaged, as you shouldn't be having them.

Bios updating is always good. There are reasons why manufacturer updates them...get my drift? heh heh

So I'd update the bios if new one available. Even if it doesn't sort your issue, it's good.
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02 Nov 2009   #6
ianmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
: Latest nVidia Driver not working in Win 7 64 Bit

Hi all

I'll download and try the Beta driver first and I'll check for an updated BIOS as well.

Thanks for the advice I'll get back to you when I've tried the Beta

Regards and thanks


Ianmck
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15 Nov 2009   #7
Normal360

Windows 7
 
 

I used to have that same motherboard. When I first upgraded from my 6800's to Nvidia 9500GT's in SLI I had to update my bios to get the system to work in SLI mode. There is something about the newer Nvidia cards that creates this problem and a bios update just might be the ticket. ASUS is aware of the issue and has released Bios updates that specifically target your problem.

Additionally get your drivers from Nvidia. The Microsoft drivers available from Windows Update have always failed me.

Hope this helps
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15 Nov 2009   #8
WindowsInformer

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

There's plenty of drivers on nVidia's website. By now they should have a W7 driver for every card.
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17 Nov 2009   #9
Normal360

Windows 7
 
 

Your bios is way out of date. Check the 1701 bios on the Asus website.
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17 Nov 2009   #10
sloppyjojo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Have you tried installing all Windows Updates? I had issues with my NVIDIA GeForce 7150 too after I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, but when I installed all of the udpates (including Recommended updates) my graphic card worked perfectly.
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