Nvidia driver wont install!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xi mezmerize ix, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    I know that I am downloading the correct driver and everytime i try to install it theis message pops up: "The NVidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware." WTF?!?!?
     
  2. revbarabbas macrumors regular

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    Are you sure you have activated the NVidia card before you installed the driver...it will not show up unless you have switched from the integrated graphics to the discrete graphics.
     
  3. xi mezmerize ix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    I thought my MBP was already discrete. How do you switch it?
     
  4. TRUCRACKER macrumors 6502

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    You really didn't know it switches from Intel integrated to NVIDIA depending on what you're dong?
     
  5. revbarabbas macrumors regular

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    The MBP has integrated graphics and discrete graphics that can switch automatically in OS X...don't think it's possible in Windows to switch...it's either one or the other.

    Try to enable discrete graphics in OS X then reboot into Windows...see if that works...I have no idea what to try other than that.
     
  6. xi mezmerize ix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    Well i knew it did that in osx but i figured in xp it was just always discrete. how do i change it in xp then?
     
  7. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    I wrote a guide on how to modify your own inf so you can install a driver from nvidia.com

     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    What the heck are all of you talking about? Under Windows the Nvidia GPU is always active. You cannot install drivers direct from Nvidia's site as the MBP is an unsupported model. You can use drivers from laptopvideo2go or modify the INF yourself, which is what I did.
     
  9. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Sure you can. Check out my guide in the post above yours.
     
  10. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Let me rephrase: You cannot install drivers from Nvidia's website without first modifying them.
     
  11. Simmity macrumors newbie

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    Or you can just install the drivers from the mac osx install disc.
     
  12. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    I glazed over the last part of your previous post.

    Nonetheless, I appreciate the rephrase.
     
  13. xi mezmerize ix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    Will all this work on my computer...specs are in my sig
     
  14. rawd macrumors regular

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    Any gaming benchmarks of the Bootcamp vid drivers, versus modding the latest Nvidia drivers
     
  15. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    yes, that was the point in posting it.
     
  16. Jonotjohn macrumors newbie

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    I know this is kind of a late bump. But im having the same issue you were all having and i know if i can get these damn drivers installed it'd fix it. I got as far as your directions up to the replacing the NVAM.INF text file. There isnt one in my nvidia folder. Anywhere. Any idea what else i can do to fix it? Now i think my problem is im running on windows XP. I found this forum through one of about 100 google search responses. Would seriously appreciate any help.
     

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