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    Default NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    Throughout the GPU cooling debates, I have seen people post the driver versions for their NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS in their M1330s.

    This is, no doubt, a stupid question, but how does one ascertain which driver version is installed on your laptop? When I go to Computer > System Properties > Device Manager > Display Adaptors > (right-click 8400M GS) > properties > Driver > , I see the following for my driver version: 7.15.11.5669 (from 4/10/2007). How does that translate into the "167.xx" or "175.xx" drivers that people are mentioning in the forums?

    Apologies for the stupid question - just cannot figure this one out!
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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    Open Nvidia Control Center/Panel whatever. You will have a tab on the bottom left corner. Something like system information. Can't remember exactly, my laptop broke down before I got aquainted with Nvidia . Click on that you and you will get the info required .

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    Download GPU-z for all gpu info.

    Or you can go device manager and look at the gpu driver version (the last 5 digits)
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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    @wishmaker: I don't believe I have an NVIDIA control centre.

    @flipfire: as I said, I have already looked in the device manager, and it shows a driver version of 7.15.11.5669. How does that square with the convention, in these forums, of naming drivers like "167.xx", etc?
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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by tabten5 View Post
    @wishmaker: I don't believe I have an NVIDIA control centre.

    @flipfire: as I said, I have already looked in the device manager, and it shows a driver version of 7.15.11.5669. How does that square with the convention, in these forums, of naming drivers like "167.xx", etc?
    If the control center is missing then you have the driver only.

    Start-Run-Dxdiag. Does the 167.XX pop up there?

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    @wishmaker: most probably. I did a clean install when I received the laptop, and deliberately left out as much as I could (hey, I only have 64GB to play with!)

    In any event, I did download GPU-z, and it shows my driver version is 156.69. Thanks all.
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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    Yup, it's 156.69 , it's always the last 5 digits

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    7.15.11.5669.

    As i said, last 5 digits!
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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers: How Do You Tell Which Version You Have?

    I have a question about this, I ran Dx-Diag and DirectX mentions that I'm using 6.14.0011.6921 and I have the install file for drivers 181.22 these are not the same drivers, correct ?
    Doesn't nVidia have some notification for when new drivers come out they notify you via email or something ? The only problem with that is that sometimes the newest drivers can cause problems.

 

 

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