Graphics driver question in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kuyu, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. kuyu macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    I just installed windows 7 on the new MBP (15" with 9600GT) and I'm having trouble with the aero effects. Basically the system is telling me that I have a "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" driver version 6.1.7100.0 and that I have 14MB of available graphics memory. Obviously this is wrong.

    I've installed the Windows Update stuff and all the drivers from the Apple disc. Any advice?

    I thought about installing the driver from the Nvidia website but wanted to pulse the MacRumors braintrust first.

  2. RiverX macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm having the same problem, but with the 9400m chip.
    Hopefully someone has an answer
  3. Blair230 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Near Philly
    Im not sure about the mbp or windows 7 (I have the imac with the 8800 gs running xp) but I am using the drivers from the nvidia website with no problem.

    I would try that (but see if windows 7 has a system restore feature like xp does) in case of any snafus. I did see that the nvidia website does list drivers for windows 7.

    Also...which version of 7 are you running? And which driver did you install off of the bootcamp disk?
  4. kuyu thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    I'm running the 64 bit version of 7. I just put the apple disc in and let it do it's thing. My sound and trackpad work fine, so I'm assuming the apple drivers worked.

    I'm about to try the nvidia driver.. we'll see what happens!

    Okay, that didn't work. The install stops and says I don't have proper hardware.

    Any ideas?
  5. m4ch1n3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009
    I experienced problems with the bootcamp drivers for the m9600gt on the new (june 09) mbp and installed this driver for Win7 64. Worked perfektly for me!
  6. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    I've successfully installed the proper drivers for my NVIDIA 9400M on Windows 7 64-bit. Although you have a 9400M/9600M GT model, I'm sure this will work the same.

    I downloaded the latest driver from LaptopVideo2Go that included an INF file (currently 190.15 is the latest driver available that has an INF file, 190.38 does not).

    Download the 190.15 driver and INF file here:

    After downloading both files, double click the driver to extract the files (which will create a folder in the same directory as the download). Drop the INF file in the newly created folder (that contains the drivers) and overwrite the old INF file (if asked). Open Setup.exe to install the stuff.

    I have absolutely no idea what the INF file is or does, but it was the only way I could get the driver to install :p

    Without putting the INF file downloaded from that website into the folder, I'd get a message saying that the driver "Could not find any hardware to update".
  7. kuyu thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    Installed it last night and it's working like a champ! Thanks for the link.
  8. imperialnavy macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2009
    I got some problem with those graphics drivers too. Its quite simple actually : With the 185s i get 500mhz gpu clock and 792mhz memory clock at all times (powermizer off), even when i unplug my ac cable. When i install the 186s or 190s, i only get 500/792mhz when my cable is plugged in. When i unplug it, it switches to 393/700...:(
    How can i solve that problem ??

    P.S. I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2009, 2,8ghz, 512mb geforce 9600m gt, 4gb ram

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