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konfuzd
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-19-2008
Location: United States
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Newer video driver N200

I know my n200 isn't a gaming notebook, but I'm not playing anything really demanding. The problem is performance is all over the place with the driver that comes with my n200. I tried a modded driver, but I'm taking a performance hit by doing so and it caused significant problems with installing vista sp1. Is there a newer driver than the 5/25/2007 driver listed for my laptop (0769A8U) that's from lenovo that would work?
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rtoland
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎04-09-2008
Location: Millbrook, NY
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Re: Newer video driver N200

An newer video driver is available from Intel for the 945GM Express Chipset.  The driver version in my 3000 C200 (8922-2AU) is 6.14.10.4543.  The newer driver version from Intel is 6.14.10.4926.  Date on this is Feb-2008. 
 
Download and install from this link:
 
 
Read the "Read Me" notes before installing and make sure the upgrade applies to your machine and situation.
 
This driver ran fine on my 3000 C200.  I downloaded it today.
Thank you
3000 C200 8922-2AU Laptop
Windows XP Pro
T5500(1.66GHz), 1.5GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, IEEE 1394, 6c Li-Ion batt.
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tseedmund
Posts: 96
Registered: ‎04-06-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Re: Newer video driver N200

Incorrect.

This machine has an Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 graphics card. The sad thing is, Nvidia spends most of its time working on their mainstream graphics cards, and very little time on mobile graphics chips.

There are however, third parties working on drivers for the community, and they often produce better performing drivers than Nvidia themselves. Have a read through a fairly detailed guide on updating laptop graphics drivers: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=204425
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rtoland
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎04-09-2008
Location: Millbrook, NY
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Re: Newer video driver N200

woops...you have an N200 not a C200...I am very incorrect...pls disregard my earlier post.  
 
N200 models offer Intel GM965 or PM965 chipsets, Intel GMA X3100 or nVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics.
 
Which one do you have?
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3000 C200 8922-2AU Laptop
Windows XP Pro
T5500(1.66GHz), 1.5GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, IEEE 1394, 6c Li-Ion batt.
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tseedmund
Posts: 96
Registered: ‎04-06-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Re: Newer video driver N200

The machine type 0769-A8U tells all.
Edmund Tse
V100 0763-68H :: R31 2656-7LH
Member of #!SUITS. Visit my blog!
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konfuzd
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-19-2008
Location: United States
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Re: Newer video driver N200

Thanks. Works much better now.
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tseedmund
Posts: 96
Registered: ‎04-06-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Re: Newer video driver N200

Were you able to achieve better performance from your machine?
Edmund Tse
V100 0763-68H :: R31 2656-7LH
Member of #!SUITS. Visit my blog!
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konfuzd
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-19-2008
Location: United States
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Re: Newer video driver N200

Yes. Using the 174.74 driver from laptopvideo2go made things much better for gaming. With WoW, I saw an improvement of about 10% over the stock driver.
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tseedmund
Posts: 96
Registered: ‎04-06-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Re: Newer video driver N200

It's good to see that something worked out.
Edmund Tse
V100 0763-68H :: R31 2656-7LH
Member of #!SUITS. Visit my blog!