Nvidia WHQL driver 285.62

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by widezu69, Oct 24, 2011.

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  1. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    In nVIDIA control panel select SLi and PhysX from the list and choose maximum performance to enable SLi, choose whatever you want/need for PhysX.
     
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    I don't see anything that says SLi or PhysX.. :(
     
  3. Taomyn

    Taomyn Notebook Consultant

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    Do you actually have dual 260Ms in your system? SLI is used to combine them as one card for better performance. If you only have the 9400 and one 260M then you won't have SLI.

    As for PhysX - check in Control Panel, Programs and Features - the software should show up separately as "NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9....."
     
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    Thank you very very much...
    I've been trying to update this driver on my M17X R3 since I bought it (like 5 months ago).
    I did the steps and it worked.

    Again... thank you! :D
     
  5. Roman Legion

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    lol.. I had no idea what SLi was, I have a 9400 and 260m.. Is there any way to swap out my 9400 for another 260 or something else so I can use SLi? I found the "NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9....." but what can I do with it and how do I open it?
     
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    Don't need to, the 9400M is integrated into the motherboard, and there are two bays available for MXM 3.0b boards. You're currently using one, so the other will be empty.

    Others here will be able to tell you what to order (soz, mine came with SLI so never researched it), but likely need to order the SLI cable with the other card.
     
  7. Roman Legion

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    I hope, I would like to have dual and maybe even get new cards with a bit more power.
     
  8. KracsNZ

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    The best cards currently proven to work in an R1 are the AMD 5870's, though it requires a bit of work (i.e. GPU BIOS flashing etc...). Other than that you have the existing 280Ms or 4870s, both of which will be a noticeable upgrade to what you have, though pretty old tech now.
     
  9. Roman Legion

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    Which one is superior, the 4870 or 280m? Are they plug and play or require some additional work?
     
  10. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Those cards are plug and play as they were officially released for this model.
    They are pretty much on par.
     
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