Nvidia WHQL driver 285.62

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  1. Darashi

    Darashi Newbie

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    Hello,

    Im so glad to have found this board. Im Searching for Graphics drivers for my system for 1 year now I think.

    But I think I made a mistake because the provided solution doesn't work for me:

    My System SPECS:

    Alienware M17X
    Graphics: NVDIA Geforce GTX260M / 9400M G


    Here are my steps:

    I downloaded:

    296.10-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe from the NVDIA Homepage.
    http://www.nvidia.de/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-296.10-whql-driver-de.html

    After that I downloaded the moded INF files from katalin.

    I startet the extraction of the WHQL exe and canceled the isntallation after extraction.

    After that I took the zip file and extracted it to the folder:

    296.10\WinVista_Win7_64\International\Display.Driver

    And replaced TWO files with this step.

    After that I went to the internation folder and startet the setup.exe file.

    I get following error message:

    "Necessary files are missing".

    Any IDEAS?
    Does they new driver files not working?

    Kinds Regards

    #UPDATE: I tried they 285.62 and it worked fine.

    EDIT: So my only question...to katalin. Can you modify the new versions files too, to get them work? :)

    But I'm still happy with the success!!! Thank you SOOO much for your great work!
     
  2. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Hello, Darashi, welcome to NBR.

    No, the files won't work from one version to another.
    Here's one i just finished for your 260Ms. Follow the same steps but this time using the 296.10 MOBILE drivers for WINDOWS 7 x64 and this file:

    nVIDIA 296.10 260M
     
  3. Darashi

    Darashi Newbie

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    Hello!

    Thanks for your fast reply:

    Would you be so kind and upload it on another mirror?
    I got stuck 3 times on megashare right now.. and always have to wait 4 min again *g*

    Rapidshare, uploaded.to or something like that? This would be really nice! ^^

    so I guess... Am I the first one to try out this new version of the driver? :)

    Kind Regards

    EDIT: OK worked after the 4th try. I will try it out right now.
     
  4. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Sorry but that was the only one i had access to at that moment. Better than nothing i'd say, right?
     
  5. Darashi

    Darashi Newbie

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    It worked very well! Thank you so much.

    Finally got the old drivers from the DELL page (2010) replaced.
    So maybe you can update your first post and also provide th 296.10 version for others, after the beta testing :)

    Good Evening!

    Greetings

    Dara
     
  6. megamarty

    megamarty Newbie

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    Hi there!

    I have an issue I'm not seeing an answer to here.
    I did everything said here, any everything is working great... other than my screen has a awful color scheme, and looks like an 8 bit nintendo.
    it looks perfect in safe mode, but like junk... almost like looking at something 3D without the glasses.

    anyone know how to fix this issue?
    thanks!

    update: the screen is green/blue. my fps sucks in diablo, but screen LOOKS fine. when i enable both 260m's i get the green screen, but perfect fps diablo.
    ?
     
  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    This question arises frequently from M17 owners. For future reference, I have added this to my "Index of Useful Threads" linked in my signature.

    How do I install newer NVIDIA drivers on my old M17x ("R1") with GTX 260M and 9400M?
     
  8. megamarty

    megamarty Newbie

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    Okay ! I'll try this right now and see if it fixes my issue. If it helps, my HDMI output works FINE, but laptop monitor doesn't. when i run purely off the 9400, screen looks great but graphics are crap.

    nvm - got it

    nope. installed the 296.10 drivers... screen still greenish...

    anyone know how to fix this?
     
  9. jackshaftoe

    jackshaftoe Newbie

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    This is my first post on this forum, so before I ask for help let me say thank you for all the contributions that those posting here have made. This place has been a wealth of information for me.

    I have the Alienware M17X R1 with the dual Nvidia Geforce GTX 260M gpu. I'm currently using WHQL driver 285.62 and had updated to that using Katalin's procedure and the modified files.

    I'd like to update to the latest drivers and have been trying to use the link below, but after each download when I attempt to extract the files I receive the following message.

    I've tried downloading the file 8 to 10 times now and still get the same message.

    Can anybody help or have a suggestion?


     
  10. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Jackshaftoe, hello and welcome to NBR.

    I just downloaded the archive from the link i posted and it extracts fine. Can you try again and let me know?
     
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