Nivida drivers for rmbp in bootcamp.

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  1. 01mggt macrumors 6502

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    Other than the bootcamp drivers, is there a working driver on the Nvidia website I am missing? Just curios because in the past, I have gotten much better performance using the Nvidia download drivers than the bootcamp supplied ones. I downloaded the beta driver from July 3rd, but it says it can't find any compatible video cards. However the Nvidia site says that driver is compatible with 650m
     
  2. 01mggt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    210 views. No replies? Alot of times these Nvidia driver updates make very large improvements in games.
     
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Don't know, but am watching with interest. Just install W7 on Bootcamp, working beautifully apart from a couple of crashes during installation. Windows experience is limited to 7.5 as a result of the 3d graphics, but that's not exactly rubbish I suppose.
     
  4. 01mggt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was thrilled with the performance rating :) It only goes to 7.9 and the rmbp almost hits it on the mark! I do see that 3d vision is included in the boot camp drivers. I may have to try it out on my 3d TV over hdmi lol
     
  5. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Nvidia only has beta drivers. You have to choose to search their beta drivers.
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Nvidia doesnt ONLY have beta drivers...

    anyway...

    I did however try updateing my 2012 MBP drivers and it told me i was required to use only drivers provided by my system manufacture.
     
  7. xpcker macrumors regular

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    the problem is that this question has been asked like more than a lots of times!


    http://laptopvideo2go.com/


    download the lastest and the .inf, uncrompress the file, get the .inf in the driver folder and install i also hve the rmbp and its great!


    cheers!
     
  8. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    for the 650m? yeah only beta drivers
     
  9. squeeks, Jul 17, 2012
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    oh for the 650m yeah, i thought me meant for all their cards

    not that it matters the beta drivers wont install anyway. Tired it.
     
  10. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    all gpus that are kepler dont have a whql driver in their page, only what they came from factory, its the same for amd with gcn
     
  11. thomaskc macrumors 6502

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    The way to do it. simple as that.
     
  12. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    now THAT i know is untrue.

    if you search any of the 600 series, 670, 680 it will direct you here:

    http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/44967

    GeForce 301.42 DriverVersion 301.42 - WHQL
    Release Date Tue May 22, 2012
    Operating System Windows 7 64-bit
    Windows Vista 64-bit
    Language English (US)
    File Size 160.65 MB
    •New GPU Support: ◦GeForce GTX 690
    ◦GeForce GTX 680
    ◦GeForce GTX 670
    ◦GeForce GT 600-series GPUs
     
  13. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    got it, worked great, thanks

    if anyone is interested, it bumped my 3dmark 11 score from 2159 to 2244
     
  14. vhp3 macrumors regular

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    Can someone explain step by step how to do this. The latest driver vesion for Win 7 64-bit. I have tried but failed.

    Thanks
     
  15. vhp3 macrumors regular

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    Anyone???
     
  16. brand macrumors 601

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    I'm sure if anyone felt like posting they would have.

     
  17. vhp3 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the bump rules dude!
     
  18. houkouonchi macrumors regular

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    I am using the standard nvidia (non bootcamp drivers) on my macbook pro. Honestly I was surprised how seemingly incompetent anand tech was that they could not get drivers working when they did their review. I am not even a windows guy (use linux 99% of the time) and it was pretty easy. You just have to manually install the drivers (not via the setup) and modify the .inf for the correct PCI device ID as the apple one is different from the generic gt 650m.

    I am at work and might have some time to give exact details in a bit if you want them.
     
  19. theAXEDhead macrumors member

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    I would welcome exact details if you have the time. Thx.
     
  20. midtownhd macrumors member

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    Use a program like gpu-z to get the device id and manufacture id, and then add it to the .inf file.
     
  21. houkouonchi macrumors regular

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    Ok had a chance to take a break and whip out my macbook.

    I am currently using the 302.59 drivers:

    [​IMG]

    The inf file has device id 0FD1 for the geforce gt 650m. You can simply update this to apple's which is 0FD5.

    Download the drivers that have support for the gt650m. For example i used the 302.59 from laptopvideo2go.com:

    http://laptopvideo2go.com/drivers/win7x64/302.59

    Next go into the directory with the nvwi.inf.

    Open nvwi.inf with a text editor such as notepad.

    Do a find & replace on

    0FD1

    And replace with:

    0FD5

    For example this section:

    NVIDIA_DEV.0FD1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M"

    should now be:

    NVIDIA_DEV.0FD5.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M"

    There are quite a few entries that need to be replaced (not just this) so all of them need it changed.

    Next from the device manager (devmgmt.msc) right click the nvidia card, and go to properties and driver tab and update driver. Manually chose the location and chose the directory with the nvwi.inf file. It might automatically list the correct graphics card or u might have to uncheck 'display devices compatible with hardware' I forget. If you have to show them all chose NVIDIA GeForce GT 650m (its way down near the bottom).

    And that is pretty much it.

    If you want you can donwload my modified inf at:

    http://box.houkouonchi.jp/nvwi.inf
     
  22. Drask macrumors regular

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    Amazing info. Are you actually seeing a better performance? If yes, where? thanks.
     
  23. theAXEDhead macrumors member

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    seriously helpful

    Thank you so much for sending this through. My machine should turn up on Monday, so will have what I need now to get it all working.

    This forum is great. People are generally very very helpful. Looking forward to becoming a proper member of the apple community.


     
  24. houkouonchi macrumors regular

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    Diablo did seem to run a bit better. I mainly did it from past experience of dell having pretty low performance drivers and to also get a newer version. I haven't done benchmarks to really compare the differences though.
     
  25. Drask macrumors regular

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    Will definitely try this when I get my rMBP, much appreciated! :D
     

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