Best drivers for Macbook Pro's 9400m?

stanny

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I found 2, the 186.81 one, and forceware 195.55. Which one should I use?
 
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stanny

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Just tried the latest one, made my colors into 4 bit and had a 640 max resolutions. Quickly installed the 186 one and it fixed everything.
 
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Bill Gates

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The latest ones. 195, Duh.
It's not as black and white as you paint it. The 195.xx drivers are beta, and may have regressions in some areas. From my experience there isn't a "best" driver in many cases, only the driver that performs best for the OP's games. Going to a forum such as nV news and asking other members with similar configurations and games can help with the decision of what driver to install. Typically the best driver to install is the latest stable release unless you're running a brand-new graphics card.
 
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DeLoMan

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I thought Windows was only capable of using the 9600m on the Macbook Pros? I always attributed that to the heat and poor battery life. If simply loading 9400m drivers lets Windows use the less intense processor, I'd like to know!
 
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Bill Gates

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I thought Windows was only capable of using the 9600m on the Macbook Pros? I always attributed that to the heat and poor battery life. If simply loading 9400m drivers lets Windows use the less intense processor, I'd like to know!
Some MacBook Pro's only have the 9400M. The 9400M remains unavailable using Windows on models that have both GPU's.
 
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