How to install NVidia v260 series drivers on 2009 MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Timur, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Timur macrumors 6502a

    Timur

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    To install on 2009 Macbook Pro with 9600M GT (17" here) you need to add "[DEV_0647&SUBSYS_00B0106B] NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT" to NVAO.INF or just replace every instance of 00BC106B with 00B0106B.
     
  2. axtimusprime macrumors newbie

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    Can you elaborate some? I have been scouring the internet for days trying to figure out how to do this.
     
  3. Timur thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Timur

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    When you run the NVidia installer it will create a directory with the uncompressed driver package (default is C:\Nvidia). Once the installer failed go to:

    C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\260.63\Vista 64-bit\International\Display.Driver

    Look for NVAO.INF and edit it with Notepad. Search for all instances of "00BC106B" and replace it with "00B0106B". As far as I remember there were three entries in total. Save that back.

    Then go up one directory (International) and run the Setup.exe. Should work now.

    If it does not work you have to check your GPU's "Hardware ID" via Windows' Device-Manager too see if it uses another SUBSYS string (different builds of Macbooks seem to come with different revisions or maybe just chips from different factories).
     
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