Can someone please explain this? Graphic driver

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by thumper, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. thumper macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    i keep hearing that to make my MBP run game awesome i have to
    download the drive from:

    LaptopVideo2Go

    can someone explain this too me, what it is and if its good or bad?
    i dont want to kill my nice new machine :eek:

    thank you
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I've never even heard of that, sounds sketchy. Most, if not all games should run just fine on a MBP.

    Edit: I checked it out and it looks like a Windows thing. The MBP has sufficient graphics power to run most modern games so I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    that site has every graphics driver version ever released for nvidia cards

    some are better for certain cards..but it is a lot of trial and error to find the best one for your computer

    apple selected one of these drivers and put it up on their site as the best driver to use. Note: this is not the one that comes default with leopard

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306891

    this driver brought my 3dmark05 scores from 7100 to 7600 with no overclocking necessary :)
     
  5. djinn macrumors 68000

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    The drivers are usually modified (inf) drivers and are right out testing. Sometimes the drivers are in beta still. Just becareful with the drivers because sometimes it can overheat your graphics card or cause issues with performance.
     
  6. thumper thread starter macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    oh sorry guys, its for gaming on windows xp. bootcamp

    i think its suppose to be a better driver or something
     
  7. djinn macrumors 68000

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    There are a couple of them that do modded drivers. I believe guru3d.com has drivers etc... There are always driver wars on other forums. Windows users don't play nice in the sandbox apparently.
     
  8. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Modified INF's exist for mobile computers because nvidia and amd don't usually create drivers for notebooks. It is due to the differences in how some manufacturers use the chips gotten from the two GPU makers. The GPU makers actually prefer you get the drivers from the manufacturer of the notebook.

    Places like laptopvideo2go or omegadrivers take the desktop drivers and mod the INF so that the drivers will install for the mobile versions. Sometimes using the desktop drivers will have you lose the advanced powersaving features. So you may want to be careful.
     

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