Best drivers for Macbook Pro's 9400m?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by stanny, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. stanny macrumors 6502

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  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Uhmm, check the NVIDIA site for the latest one.
     
  3. stanny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found 2, the 186.81 one, and forceware 195.55. Which one should I use?
     
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  5. stanny thread starter macrumors 6502

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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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    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.
     
  7. DeLoMan macrumors regular

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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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    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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