07-03-2012 05:18 AM - edited 07-03-2012 05:20 AM
ThinkPad Video Features(NVIDIA N13M/N13P Optimus) Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad Edge E430, Edge E530
Updated on 18/Apr. Sometimes chipset manafacturer might stop/delay updates unless big improvement/bug fix. If your machine runs normally there's no need to update driver at all.
07-04-2012 02:50 AM
This thinkpad drivers update the 290.56 version of nvidia drivers (from december 2011) whereas the actual nvidia drivers are 301.42 !!!
and it's impossible to update with the nvidia drivers executable...
Many games crash with the 290.56 version.
07-04-2012 03:50 AM
07-09-2012 10:19 AM
I don't experience crashing, but still, the drivers I get from Lenovo are ancient pieces of software. How do I install the nVidia reference drivers? (I know Lenovo does not support them. yadda-yadda.)
07-11-2012 04:52 PM
The problem is that Lenovo uses their own 630 bios, which make the nVidia drivers unable to detect the card.
It could be possible to flash the GPU bios and making it into a generic 630 (and use the latest drivers)
But this would void your warranty I am afraid.
07-31-2012 03:35 PM
Actually it's much easier than that.
Simply go to laptopvideo2go.com and download the modified .inf file on the forum under 30xx.
I've downloaded the latest 301.42 drivers and simply replaced the .inf file.
Actually, I'm even running the 302.59 (still unofficial) drivers without problem.
Though, you should know the E530 has serious issues with it's GT 630M. It tends to overheat because the system fan doesn't spin fast enough when the CPU is cool and goes into 'safemode' after some time.
08-01-2012 08:25 AM - edited 08-01-2012 08:26 AM
Just a quick update, cche0691 posted a link above to the Lenovo support site video drivers for the E530, since that original post, they've updated the driver to 188.8.131.5293/184.108.40.20639 (July 5th 2012) I would definitely try the update now.
08-05-2012 10:23 PM
I've tried downloading these files but it tells me the file is corrupt, and to download again - but it keeps saying this.
Also, I don't know if this would have an effect but the file names are clearly in the wrong order. It says the README file is 247.87MB
08-06-2012 10:09 AM
You are correct, it does look like the file is corrupt, I will let Lenovo know about this and see if we can correct the link, I will update here when I find out what the deal is. In the meantime, you can check the Geforce site to download the updated drivers: GeForce Drivers