Nvidia Driver MBP 9600m gt

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  1. Tobler51 macrumors member

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    Hi!
    I want to update my nvidia driver for the new MPB 9600m gt.
    but @ nvidia site there is no "M"drivers for 9 series..
    what do i have to do?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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  4. Tobler51 thread starter macrumors member

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    oh yeah thanks, i've found that site just secs after my posting.
    but i havent read the guide, i just downloaded latest driver and changed the original file with the modded inf file.

    installed fine, no issues atm..

    so everything must be alright i guess...hm ;)

    thanks
     
  5. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I wouldn't have had any pity on you, as it really is that simple. ;):p
     
  6. patrick1234 macrumors member

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  7. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    Where can i find the driver for the 9600 M GT Driver for Vista64 bit on that website?
     
  8. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Go the main website and on the right you'll see XP drivers (32 and 64-bit) and Vista drivers underneath the Vista drivers (32 and 64-bit).

    There is no driver specifically for the 9600M GT. Nvidia uses something called the Unified Driver Architecture. Basically, one set of drivers for all their video cards.

    I would actually try these drivers though:

    http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20760

    If you have any problems, ask on their site.

    Why don't you tell us what the error says? Do you expect us to be able to read your computer screen? :rolleyes:
     
  9. hacmac macrumors newbie

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    funny thing

    i've tried to install farcry 2 yesterday, and funny things happend when installing the new driver. i started playing with the original bootcamp driver, slow, but it worked. then i took the new one from laptopvideo2go and now farcry tells me that no dx9 is installed. ok i thought, download and install. but the problem still exists. does anyone have in idea what i'm doing wrong? When Installing Bootcamp driver again, it works!?

    Software: Vista64 Home Premium, Driver: 180.43
     
  10. patrick1234 macrumors member

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    again a problem ;)

    i want uninstall the standart apple nvidia driver on my macbook pro late 2008,
    i have to choose this uninstall points:

    display driver
    ethernet driver components
    nforce pci system
    smu driver

    what i have to uninstall and what to let?
     
  11. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    That's because it's not called the "m" series. It's called the GeForce series. Go back to the Nvidia site:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_drivers.html

    and get the GeForce driver. Laptopvideo2go's drivers were what you used before because there was nothing better, but now there is something better. Nvidia's drivers, even in beta form, are significantly faster/more stable than the default Boot Camp driver. Laptopvideo2go's drivers were never good.
     
  12. patrick1234 macrumors member

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    i try the version called the "m" series 179beta and when the installation started comes "not possible on this hardware"....

    what i do wrong?
     
  13. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Do you have the geforce 9600m gt? What OS are you running: Vista/Windows 7? XP? 32-bit? 64-bit?
     
  14. patrick1234 macrumors member

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    the name of this driver is 179.48_notebook_winxp_32bit_beta.exe, this is a M Series for XP 32BIT.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You're suppose to just install the driver; no need to uninstall anything.
     
  16. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    These are the only drivers I would trust myself.
     
  17. mytoyo macrumors newbie

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    I'm too getting the "not possible on this hardware".... message as well.
    Downloaded the "179.48_notebook_winxp_32bit_beta.exe" off their site and the complete message i'm getting is the following.

    "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

    Tried it in safe mode and got the same message.
    I'm running bootcamp on Windows XP Pro SP 3
     
  18. Markov macrumors 6502

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  19. bliks macrumors member

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    thank you so much! I was able to install the official nvida driver and things seem to be working great now!
     
  20. PoetDemise macrumors newbie

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    Hey Markov,

    I think i have the same gen mbp as you.

    I have an early 2009 mbp 17'

    I am trying to get the windows 7 nvidia driver installed. I have tried everything on this thread. Any suggestions?

    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    is the card
     

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