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Pedro1990
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Lenovo z500 GPU driver update

Hi,

 

i purchased a lenovo ideapad z500 last week, it has a core i5 CPU and a Nvidia Geforce gt 635m GPU, i wanted to update the drivers for the GPU but when i went in lenovo's website i noticed there are two drivers for the nvidea controler :

 

Nvidia Video Driver (N13P-GLR, N13P-GSR) for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)


and

 

Nvidia Video Driver (N14P-GV2) for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)

 

so which one should i download ? knowing that both are listed as compatible with the Z500 ?

 

thanks.

ishaan
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Re: Lenovo z500 GPU driver update

Hi
Firsly, i would like to state that there is no need to update drivers if the current ones are working fine.
The two drivers, i searched for each of them in google. I think it is something related to the bios. The other thing i noted was that one had phhysx mentioned and the other didn't. So maybe, one is for physx supported systems only. It would be better to if a lenovo employee clears for us.
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Pedro1990
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Re: Lenovo z500 GPU driver update

ah ok i see. i think i'll just wait for some more information before updating.

 

thanks for the reply.

PietroS
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Re: Lenovo z500 GPU driver update

Hi
I inform you tha updating with new driver Nvidia Video Driver (N13P-GLR, N13P-GSR) for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Graphic Performance Index in windows panel has been increased today from 5.2 to 5,9 (+13,4%)
I Hope this could help you.
Pedro1990
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Re: Lenovo z500 GPU driver update


@PietroS wrote:
Hi
I inform you tha updating with new driver Nvidia Video Driver (N13P-GLR, N13P-GSR) for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Graphic Performance Index in windows panel has been increased today from 5.2 to 5,9 (+13,4%)
I Hope this could help you.

Hi,

 

Thanks for the answer.

 

i was wondering , do you have a lenovo z500 with a geforce 635m ?

if so , did you install the driver on top of the old one or did you uninstall the old driver first ?

 

 

PietroS
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Re: Lenovo z500 GPU driver update

Hi Pedro,
I own Lenovo z500 with gf 635m
I simply installed newer over the old one
I also updated Intel video driver with the new one (after the previous)
Note: I have noticed that performance index tend to vary depending the amount of processes running in background. The best results are obtained immediatly after system wakeup.
Your folloup in terms of results and statistics are welcome along this post.

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