nVidia graphics re-install. in bootbamp for macbook unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cloudsymph, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2009
    hey there everyone. first off this is for my macbook unibody graph card = 9400m 256 mb-mem.

    i 've been planning to re-install my 9m series graphics card on my bootcamp side of things. as my gpu's been acting up a bit. so the driver i've got is from the nvidia site.

    but anyways i was just wondering if i install the one i got from the nvidia site, would that affect my mac side at all. and also does anyone know if i should actually use the driver i got from nvidia's site.?

    so here are the questions i would like to be answered if possible:

    1. will reinstalling the drivers on bootcamp affect my mac side.
    2. will it affect the functions to apples extra stuff on boot camp (such as back lighting, backlit keys, the fn keys etc etc.
    3. does apple provide a download for their customised updated drivers
    and most importantly
    4. do you recommend me doing this or not.

    thanks to everyone in advance.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    The driver you install in windows won't affect your OS X side. Apple does not provide a special driver pack. Your best bet for the Windows side is either what's on the OS X DVD for BootCamp or one of the nVidia drivers.
  3. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    If you update the drivers using either Windows Update or NVIDIA, chances are you may lose the ability to dim the screen.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Doubtful. The screen dimming is completely independent of the graphics driver.
  5. macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Just from my experience, the Windows support for Mac's isnt great. Good luck finding a fix. I had some graphics issues with my MBP in windows, but a fresh install seemed to fix everything.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    I didn't have this issue...
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2009
    cool thanks for your help everyone. i'll do an install sometime soon.

    one more thing. when i remove my driver for my graphics card should i do a driver cleaner. what i mean by that is remove the driver via disk management. then restart in use a program such as driver-cleaner professional to remove whatever is left of my driver. then install my new driver.

    or should that not matter.???

    again thanks for the replies and tanks in advance for the next replies.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    I've never had to do anything like that. When I upgrade my drivers on Windows I'd always just install the new ones over the old ones and have never had a problem.

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