How to update Nvidia drivers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vine, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. vine macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010

    I have a macbook pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Memory: 4 GB

    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M:

    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0863
    Revision ID: 0x00b1
    ROM Revision: 3427

    It is incredible slow - freezes constantly unless on very low graphics in games like World of Warcraft so i'm assuming i need to upload graphics.

    So i went to the Nvidia website, and tried to update driver by following steps correctly, selecting the correct options, etc and it said it couldn't update for my system..

    How do i update my software so i can play without freezing?

    Please help!


  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You generally cannot because apple is the one that provides the drivers not nvidia, so any driver updates will come through them, via software update.
  3. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    If an update is available, it will come through Apple Software Update. Have you run Software Update?
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    The game should still be playable. The thought that you think drivers may solve the problem makes me believe that the game is not running well for you. Of course there will be areas where the FPS will just tank but overall you should be able to run comfortably at medium and even more so with settings to low.

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