iMac GT 120 NVIDIA drivers

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  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    Just downloaded the latest NVIDIA drivers - supposed to be compatible with the GT 120. Run the installation, and it says there is no compatible hardware. dxdiag and Vista both detect the card as GT 120. Has anyone had this problem or gotten around it?
     
  2. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay, found out that the drivers don't support mobile GPUs. Used a modded INF, now it installs, but halfway through it says something about a Age of Empires compatibility error (don't have the game installed) and the driver install fails. Has anybody successfully installed it?
     
  3. GamaFu macrumors regular

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    I am so confused about whether or not GT 120 and 130 are mobile GPU chips. Anyway, Nvidia has notebook driver available on their website as well, just download it there so that you don't need to use modded inf.

    Here's the link:
    Nvidia Notebook Driver

    Try it see if problem persists.
     
  4. Sebby macrumors 6502a

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    Because the GT 120 and GT 130 is not available for individual purchase, I don't believe nVidia drivers are available from the nVidia site...
     
  5. Kerem72 macrumors newbie

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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm going to second the notebook drivers from nVidia. These aren't desktop cards.
     
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  8. Lordedmond macrumors regular

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    no 120m on that list ?
     
  9. Sebby macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the GT 120 in the iMac is a rebadged 9M series?
     
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  11. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just used a modded INF from laptopvideo2go and it worked.
     
  12. Kerem72 macrumors newbie

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    I doubt it. I suppose that Apple used the desktop versions of those cards. Remember: GT 120 and 130 are not available for individual purchase.
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Considering nVidia is going as far as to allow the rebranding of 9 series video cards as GT 1xx/2xx in the BIOS... :rolleyes:
     

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