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Posted: Oct 27, 2009 5:20:20 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

If you're fairly tech savvy you can alter nVidia and ATI drivers to support "proprietary" laptop cards. You'll need the PCI ID of your card and edit some files in the driver package.

Google around, there's a bunch of good walkthroughs on the topic. That's how I managed to get Vista drivers for a Radeon 9800 mobile card that hasn't been on the market for years.

There's absolutely nothing "proprietary" about most mobile graphics cards, they're all based on the same reference chip after all. The problem is that every laptop requires a different form factor, and thus a different production line, and thus a different PCI Vendor ID. The problem is that laptop manufacturers tend to neglect driver updates, notably after your laptop model becomes outmoded, and the generic graphics drivers only have desktop board vendor IDs listed.

Altering a driver can - on occasion - cause problems, but only if the driver you're messing with has dropped support for that particular chip.

[Edited by nephilim, 10/27/2009 5:25:14 PM]

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To everyone who replied, once again thankyou. I managed to fix the problem, i think it was mostly just the wrong driver. Nvidia had a new one up in their website, took sometime to find but it was there. Thanks once again
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The beta 195.39 beta Nvidia driver more or less fixes the SLI problem, but instability is still there regardless. I alt-tab all the time, come back and my pc slowly consumes more and more ram to the point where the machine cannot even shut down. Nvidia really needs to release a stable driver for Windows 7. I believe that Nvidia was responsible for 40% of all Vista crashes when it first came out, so I am going to assume their driver team probably lost some key engineers.
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The beta 195.39 beta Nvidia driver more or less fixes the SLI problem, but instability is still there regardless. I alt-tab all the time, come back and my pc slowly consumes more and more ram to the point where the machine cannot even shut down. Nvidia really needs to release a stable driver for Windows 7. I believe that Nvidia was responsible for 40% of all Vista crashes when it first came out, so I am going to assume their driver team probably lost some key engineers.

The only thing nVidia really have going is hardware based PhysX support (they deliberately disabled hardware support for other graphics vendors, so no more using an ATi card as the primary 3D renderer with an nVidia part for PhysX).

And really, once the OpenCL version of Havok is available, I'm betting PhysX support falls by the wayside since OpenCL is supported by all major gaming graphics vendors (ATi, nVidia, and Intel).

The irony is that ATi used to be known for buggy drivers and since Vista (now on Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit), it's been just the opposite with nVidia drivers being far less stable and easy to work with.

[Edited by jack_deth, 10/31/2009 6:02:13 PM]

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