8600M GT Drivers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alanlindsay, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. alanlindsay macrumors member

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    Where can one get the latest drivers for the 8600M GT? Bootcamp came with 167.63.
     
  2. richardsim7 macrumors regular

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  3. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Here:

    http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/

    Find the driver you want. Download it, double click the file and it will unpack the contents (note, it will not install it). Download the modded .inf file. Save it in the folder where you unpacked the contents. Replace the file. Click the setup.exe in the unpacked contents folder. This will start installation. Just follow the instructions. If it asks you to continue, even though the drivers aren't WHQL certified, click yes. Then it will ask you to restart, and you will.
     
  4. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    look up extreme-g drivers on the net.
    they give me up to 10 fps extra
     
  5. alanlindsay thread starter macrumors member

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    These drivers are all fairly old. The ones that came with bootcamp, 167.63 are dated Jan 24th '08.
     
  6. coreguy macrumors newbie

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    for laptopvideo2go, the point is that they hack oem drivers to enable desktop model drivers to work on mobile platform

    there could be a performance boost , but limited, since laptop is not suitable for overclocking
     
  7. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, laptops aren't suitable for overclocking. What does that have to do with the drivers though? Using desktop drivers won't touch the clock speed. And the drivers aren't really hacked. They edit a .inf file that is used to determine if the driver can be installed with that video card.

    Also, the 167.xx drivers are laptop drivers, the 169.xx drivers are desktop. laptopvideo2go offers both.
     

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