Updating Video Card Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by spaceboots06, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Location:
    The Rotten Apple
    #1
    Hi,

    I'm trying to update my video card drivers on my 13" MBP. It seems as if I am getting a nv4_disp.dll error on the XP partition of my hard drive when I try to exit BF2. Could anyone suggest good graphics drivers to download? I tried Omega drivers but they said that my graphics card could not be recognized.

    Thanks!

    EDIT: Should I try this?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1442

    2x EDIT: I'm getting this error whether the NVidia drivers are installed or not. Similar error with the Omega drivers. What shall I do? This screen has the Boot Camp NVidia drivers installed, I've tried it with them uninstalled as well. Sorry for repeating myself but I want to get that point across. These are the drivers from the Apple link.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Location:
    Sagittarius A*
    #2
    You could try the drivers from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/. You also have to download the modded INF file for the equivalent driver to replace the original which will allow the driver to detect the Apple hardware.
     
  3. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Location:
    The Rotten Apple
    #3
    Thanks! I'll give those a shot, I hope they work!!!

    EDIT: This seems more confusing than I thought. How does this INF file stuff work?
     
  4. aki macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Location:
    Japan
    #4
    im sure someone else can give you a better answer but i can tell you what i tried that works and i still do

    at the laptopvideo2go site there is a forum thread for doxdrivers....these are the nvidia drivers optoed for gaming...or something

    anyway the thing is they work right away the modded inf stuff is already organize for you and you dont have to select which card you have and all that stuff that was confusing for me coz of the 8800gs naming stuff

    so if you dont get any better advice download the latest doxdrivers from the thread and they will or should install with no problem

    they work great for me
     
  5. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Location:
    The Rotten Apple
    #5
    Alright, thanks for the quick reply. I'll check that out, hopefully they work!

    --- Do I need Vista/Win7 for Dox's drivers?

    --- Scratch that, his most recent version doesn't support XP, but one he released on April 10th supports it. I'll give that a shot now.
     
  6. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Location:
    The Rotten Apple
    #6
    Update

    They installed fine but I keep on getting the "Found New Hardware" screen in trying to find the right drivers for the "coprocessor". I keep on saying do not ask me again but it keeps on asking me again. Ugh! Windows...
     
  7. aki macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Location:
    Japan
    #7
    if may not be worth it but if you have read any of the doxdrivers forums you porbably saw dox is actually a pretty cool guy you could always post in the forums there and see if anyone has a workaround or suggestion

    i dont have any idea i guess its to do with the two video cards in the macbooks?? dunno i only no imacs :eek:
     
  8. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Location:
    The Rotten Apple
    #8
    I got rid of the problem. Hey! Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!!!
     
  9. aki macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Location:
    Japan
    #9
    yay! no problem

    its kinda frustrating that :apple: gives us bootcamp but basically everything else on windows on mac is a DIY situation sigh
     
  10. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    #10
    I've got a MBP with the 9600. I've just installed Windows 7 RC and have no clue if I'm supposed to download drivers from the Nvidia website or whatever. What should I do?
     
  11. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    #11
    Go to Nvidia's website for the latest drivers.
     

Share This Page