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Windows 7: 7 doesnt recognize my graphics card

13 Mar 2010   #1
goldfarb

windows 7 home premium
 
 
7 doesnt recognize my graphics card

Im kind of in a predicament here. Ive recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium (x32) on my Dell xps m1330 laptop. My computer no longer recognizes my graphics card and is currently running on shared memory. As such, I cannot use graphic intensive programs. I would love to tell you what my graphics card is but I dont know and cant access any information on it through the actual computer (doesnt show up under any drivers/hardware listings). Any solutions?


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13 Mar 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi goldfarb and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

The graphics card in your laptop is an NVidia 8400M. The latest driver is available here: NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL Note that it also recommends that you install a Dell update here: Drivers and Downloads

Disclaimer: The Dell update is for the BIOS. The Forums cannot be held responsible if you choose to install this update and things go wrong.
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13 Mar 2010   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goldfarb View Post
Im kind of in a predicament here. Ive recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium (x32) on my Dell xps m1330 laptop. My computer no longer recognizes my graphics card and is currently running on shared memory. As such, I cannot use graphic intensive programs. I would love to tell you what my graphics card is but I dont know and cant access any information on it through the actual computer (doesnt show up under any drivers/hardware listings). Any solutions?

Does it not written on the box when you bought the computer...?

looks like an: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS (128mo)

OOPS! sorry this card is Optional (only for some m1330 models) and the integrated one looks the x3100
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13 Mar 2010   #4
goldfarb

windows 7 home premium
 
 

thats it, the GeForce 8400 GS. Thank you so much for the help and the drivers, lets see if this works
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14 Mar 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goldfarb View Post
thats it, the GeForce 8400 GS. Thank you so much for the help and the drivers, lets see if this works
Ok, let us know...!
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