[Tutorial] How to install/remove AMD and NVIDIA drivers using a clean method

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  1. Kingpinzero

    Kingpinzero ROUND ONE,FIGHT! You Win!

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    Its not an nvidia fault: asus asked for a custom gtx460m in order to have a complete driver control on it. Thing that failed to deliver hard.

    Besides as i sated some JW users are lucky enought to have their DEVID listed in the official driver package, some not.

    Skip 280.26 that are problematic as hell and download straight these:

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...ok-win7-winvista-64bit-international-beta.exe

    These are BF3 optimized drivers, plus they have tons of fixes here and there, and they perform noticiably better than previous WHQL.

    If youre id is supported, as soon as you launch the installer it should ask you to agree to license agreement. If it doesnt, it will say that theres no supported hardware.

    In that case you need a modded inf: and if you plan to install them follow my guide to clean install them, better in that way.
     
  2. kimiraikkonen

    kimiraikkonen Notebook Evangelist

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    So, there is no certainity whether official verde installer would fail? Anyway nvidia should have added at least device id(s) of 'famous' gaming notebook's gpus' such as our RoGs'.

    For the version, i always sticked with non-beta versions of software, especially when i think of serious ones - drivers.

    I can wait a some more to see a most stable release (final) for gtx 460m.

    Thank you so much!
     
  3. Kingpinzero

    Kingpinzero ROUND ONE,FIGHT! You Win!

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    Whql drivers are just betas certified by Microsoft.
    Betas are certified by nvidia themselves, there's no reason to not use them, but it's your call.
     
  4. WaffleBoy

    WaffleBoy Notebook Deity

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    Well, just downloaded the newest drivers (285.38), worse performance on 3DMark 11 (with 285.27 2021P and now 1901P) my GPU-Z writes that I have gtx 560M (and I have 460M). Some games don't work, like GTA IV and etc...


    I think 285.27 is better.
     
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    Lol.. then we can't trust the latest one as it fails to run GTA IV? Horrible.
     
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    Yep, for now, the 285.27 is the best.
     
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    Kingpinzero ROUND ONE,FIGHT! You Win!

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    Gta Eflc works great with 285.38 beta, dunno why isn't working for u waffleboy.
     
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    Description:
    Critical runtime problem

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPLICATION CRASH
    System RAM: -1
    Available RAM: -1
    Number of CPUs: 8
    Video Card Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Video Card Description: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
    Video Card Driver Version: 8.17.0012.8538
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1037


    Strange, uhh? and I don't have Eflc, only the regular game.
     
  10. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Isn't the use of Driver Sweeper redundant since the new drivers have the checkbox in Custom Install to remove the previously installed driver?
     
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