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Windows 7: Nvidia Geforce GT 325M graphics card is not detected

19 Apr 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satyr View Post
Ok, so I tried both the drivers
Is that the Nvidia driver from two different links, or the Nvidia driver and the Intel driver?

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19 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

It is Nvidia driver from two different links
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19 Apr 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Still say you need to install the Intel video driver from Asus. I have a feeling the way it is supposed to work is it will run using the Intel graphics for anything that is low power, and will switch to the Nvidia graphics as demand warrants.
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20 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Well, the question is why the following never showed the Adapter specification?

Control Panel--> Display--> Change Display Settings and then Click on the "Advanced Settings link", a Window Opened with the title "(Default Monitor) and Properties". There is an Adapter Tab in there which I assume should list the details of the graphics card.
Here it is showing nothing i.e

Chip type: "Unavailable"
Total Available Graphics Memory: "Unavailable" etc.

Also why WEI cannot complete the process and throws an error if the NVIDIA Driver is installed ?
Is it because the driver file is not correct?
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20 Apr 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

If your laptop is supposed to work as I think it is, the Nvidia card will only be used when something graphically demanding is run, games for example. Other than that it will run of the Intel graphics that is integrated into the CPU (which I don't know if it can even be disabled).

That is how the new laptops that come with both the Intel and an ATI card in them work. It is designed that way as a power saving feature so that the more powerful card is only used as needed.
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23 Apr 2010   #16

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Well looks like I have found a solution and here it goes:

The first driver that I actually required is the Intel Display Driver from Asus's Web Page. The mistake that I was making was completly ignoring the Intel Driver. I was under the impression that only one graphics card should be installed in the system. But looks like for Intel I series processors two graphics card has to be present in the system. I am not really sure why none of the Vendors (Be it Asus or Be it Nvidia) explicitly mention this criteria (or do they?). In the defence of NVIDIA though, they mention it as a matter of factly in their website that the driver version version 197.16 is compitable with Intel Driver (March Release). So I installed the Intel Graphics driver (March Release) and for the first time it felt the burning bright screen which was giving me a headache if I look into the screen for a while was gone.
After installing the Intel driver , I could properly updated the driver file for Nvidia card (version 197.16). Now I can access the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Device Manager which was not working before. The WEI is running properly without throwing the error.
With all these positives one thing has not changed is my system. The Adapter Tab is still showing the Adapter Specification as Intel Graphics card. For a change this time it is shwoing the Chip Type as "Intel (R) Graphics Media Accelarator HD (Core i3)".
Again I did not see any utility to switch from Intel to Nvdia nor I do not find any key in the laptop.

@Stormy13: I presume you are correct, though I am not sure how the switching will occur. I may have to buy some games which require high graphics resolution.
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29 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate N 32bit

Not so solved...

Sorry, I'm reviving the dead one (talking about this thread), but I couldn't find such a problem anywhere, and this one is similar to mine.

Well: I've got exactly the same notebook:ASUS N61JV, with CPU Intel Core i3,and Graphic: NVidia GeForce GT 325M. Without an OS. I installed it later.

At the beginning it looked fine: I didn't have black screen - I could see everything on screen, move around system etc. I installed NVidia driver from CD attached to product. And in order to test it I launched TR: Legend (one of games with very good graphic). Looked beautiful and moved fluent until I changed details to maximum. Then I was surprised, cause it looked worse, than on old GF7900!!. I thought "somethings wrong..." and started to dig in Nvidia driver settings (unfortunately, I don't remember what I've changed). Big mistake. Only effect I got is so, that when I start ANY game with good graphics, there's only black screen waiting for me. Bah! One game, when I try to launch it, gives me such a warning:

Your CPU type INTEL Pentium-II is below the minimum requirements.
Your videocard Intel(R) HD Graphics is not supported.
Do you want to launch the game anyway? [Y/N]
So, maybe it does mean, that I somehow turned off Nvidia permanently, so it does not start working when needed (as Stormy said many times in this thread). I tried many thigs, including:
  • Digging in Nvidia driver settings more and more in order to find, what I've changed,
  • Reinstalling Nvidia driver,
  • Installing Intel driver from CD, though it somehow installed itself, maybe W7 downloaded it,
  • UNinstalling Intel driver - bad choice, effect - black screen all the time. Luckily after restart, W7 installed VGA, so I could install Intel driver again.
  • UNinstalling and installing again Nvidia driver,
  • Finally, tried to restore system to point before this digging in settings of driver. Surprisingly - even this didn't help!!
I'm desperate now. Windows works, but games - not. That's not what I have paid for! The only step I can think of now, is reinstalling whole OS, and starting everything from the very beginning. But this is ultimately. And no more DIGGING....

Have any clue, how to solve it?
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