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Windows 7: will Dell Nvidia Quadro 4000 work on windows 7 this driver?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
will Dell Nvidia Quadro 4000 work on windows 7 this driver?

NVIDIA DRIVERS Quadro Desktop/Quadro Notebook Driver Release 375 WHQL

I remember long ago getting a Dell video card and the Nvidia driver off the Nvidia site claimed it was not a supported product, turned out had to be a dell driver.

Do they still do this to people, or will this driver just work.
I do not own a Dell PC.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
oscer1

 

this is my opinion their is no reason to update a driver if their is nothing wrong with the computer. if you go to the supported products tab it list what is supported.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
this is my opinion their is no reason to update a driver if their is nothing wrong with the computer. if you go to the supported products tab it list what is supported.
Ok, but this PC has never seen this card, maybe the installed nvidia driver wont work with it if I get the older card, although PC does have an nvidia driver installed. Because my burned up fan on nvidia card failed I need a new card.

The fan locked up on this zotec card and pc kept loosing the video. I oiled it to free it up, but still video card quits when playing a video so it might be damaged either fan or chip.

Long ago, I bought an nvidia card and none of the nvidia drivers on nvidia's site worked, all failed to install, even though it said it supported the card chip number. I had to research what this strange nvidia card was and it was a OEM Dell video card with an nvidia chip and took a lot of effort to find a DELL driver made to work with that card. So I dont want to ever go through that again.

That was at least 10 years, maybe 15 years ago or so, have things changed today? You will still find PCIE tuner cards that are made by a company for a DELL or a Gateway or an Asus and if you try to install the driver from the Tuner card makers site it will fail to install and good luck finding the PC makers customized driver that came with some brand of PC originally, and some of them you must know the PC makers model number to find the driver. I have experienced that a few times. This PC runs WMC.

I am talking about buying a used card used in a different PC and had been customized like version B instead of version A and the drivers fail to install and it will even give you an error message saying something like that, the driver failed to install as it does not match version xxxx of the card.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
oscer1

 

I personally would not buy used cards unless your able to return it. Yes dell has cards made for them that the driver was was modified for them back then. I do not know if that's the case now. If you can return the card their nothing to lose so give it a shot.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
I personally would not buy used cards unless your able to return it. Yes dell has cards made for them that the driver was was modified for them back then. I do not know if that's the case now. If you can return the card their nothing to lose so give it a shot.
Decided not to take the risk. I was looking for a cheap used card for our WMC living room PC for TV watching. That Quadro is also an energy hog. I ended up buying an almost new 'refurbished' GT 730 with 2GB. I needed a single slot card as I have 4 tuner cards in the pc and a double slot video card wastes a slot. I temporarily put in a Gt 640 and it runs fine with that, so the basic PC is good.

I had a Zotec Gt 610 in there before. Worked ok until the fan failed. Now even oiled the fan does not spin well so its history, not worth the cost of another fan.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
oscer1

 

So if the gt 640 is working why get another card
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
So if the gt 640 is working why get another card
It is a 2 slot card, it wastes a PCIE slot. I need that slot for a tuner card.
The GT 730 is a single slot card.
You can get a single slot GT 1030, but the price right now is not worth it for a media center PC.
A very few cards of a GT 740 are single slot, but expensive.

Other thing about the Quadro, I would have to get a DVI to HDMI adapter, and there is no way to adapt its other port, the Apple display port to HDMI with a passive adapter. All around not worth the trouble.

And there is a published bug in one of the 2 windows 7 drivers you can get, so I could imagine it failing to work sometimes.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Just for information. I believe the quadro cards from Dell are primarily for workstations. I have a Dell workstation with a different Quadro card than the one you mentioned but the only driver one can use is the one from Dell since they had to modify the card to fit (that's what they told me). If I try to install a later driver from NVIDIA, it won't let me.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Just for information. I believe the quadro cards from Dell are primarily for workstations. I have a Dell workstation with a different Quadro card than the one you mentioned but the only driver one can use is the one from Dell since they had to modify the card to fit (that's what they told me). If I try to install a later driver from NVIDIA, it won't let me.
Thanks for that, I was worried about that issue.
Same thing has happened to me before.

I had bought a card years ago, and did not know from what OEM it had been used in, and it took a lot of searching and I finally found a driver, and it was very difficult and obscure to figure out, never again.!
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