nvidia drivers for windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kicker6820, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. kicker6820 macrumors newbie

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    i have a new model mbp 15". i installed windows 7 64 bit on it and checked my osx install disc and it doesn't have nvidia drivers for windows 7 64 on it. can i get these off nvidia's website?? i was wondering cause my macbook has the two different display chips, the 9400 and 9600 i believe. can some one help me on this one?
     
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Did you install the Boot Camp drivers from the Snow Leopard DVD? And yes, you can get a driver from nvidia (which is recommended, because they'll be newer), but you still need to install the B.C. drivers for the rest of your hardware to work properly.
     
  3. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    go into the mac osx install disc and you will find a drivers folder, install the correct nvidia drivers then, you will see your component score for graphics go from 1 to around 5~
     
  4. kicker6820 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea i went in the disc and installed the 64 bit vista drivers and everything runs good on it now. i put left 4 dead on to see what it could handle. it runs it pretty good.
     
  5. alex812s macrumors newbie

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    link please

    hey could someone post a link from the nvidia website for the windows 7 drivers? im having trouble finding it. thanks
     
  6. Terminal.app macrumors 6502

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    Link to NVIDIA drivers

    These are the ones I used on my Win7 x64 install. With Apple's default graphics drivers, the Windows Experience Index graphics subscore was 5.3, but after I installed the NVIDIA drivers and re-ran the assessment, it jumped up to 6.4. :)
     
  7. alex812s macrumors newbie

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    well i tried using the one that u posted a link for, but it said it wasn't compatible. Then i tried the 32bit one and it said no driver existted for my setup.

    any suggestions?
     
  8. Tobler51 macrumors member

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    does 186.81 work without any bluescreens? did you play for a longer period (1 hour ?)
     
  9. valvehead macrumors regular

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    I've been using 186.81 since it was released with no problems. I don't play games, but I often play 1080p and 720p videos while my MBP is connected to my TV. The fans only speed up a little.
     
  10. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    Omg how did you install it? I just found it today and I cant install it! its driving me mental. I get a "The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware setup" message....

    its really irratating me... I have never been able to update from the stock driver supplied on the snow leopard disc -_-
     
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    All Vista drivers are also Windows 7 drivers.
     
  13. tcrown macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue and it seems like it effects only the newer systems. My old Macbook Pro from Oct 2008 had no problems with Windows 7 and the Boot Camp Drivers or the drivers off the nvidia site but my new system just got today wont install the nvidia drivers off the Snow CD or off the nvidia site.
     
  14. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    Follow that tut i linked too, it will solve your problem I think.

    BTW guys have you notised after installing the latest driver it makes your display adapter detail as a 9500 GS? weird.... or atleast it has on mine

    It should be a 9600M but after installing those latest drivers when i check the details of the display its named a 9500... -_-
     
  15. rdeezy2486 macrumors newbie

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    is there a version of that graphics driver for 32-bit windows 7 ultimate because i cant seem to get my screen savers to work on my 13-inch macbook pro
     

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