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brassie
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Graphics driver from Nvidia for my SL500 with the Nvidia Geforce G 105m?

Lenovo seems to be lagging behind in getting updated graphics drivers from Nivida to its loyal customers.  So I went to the Nvidia site and looked.  The date on my driver is 12/16/2008.  When I let nvidia scan my system it reports that it is driver 179.30.  The latest for the 105m is 186.  And to add insult to injury Nvidia says "The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site."

 

 

Sooooooo....... I have two questions:

 

1)  for Lenovo - when do you expect to release a new Nvidia driver for us?

 

2)  for other (apparantly) forgotton loyal Lenovo cusoters like myself: .....Has anyone gone ahead and installed the Nvidia driver?  Does it work?  Are there problems?  How did you get around them?

 

Ok sorry - that's more than 2 questions.  :-)  But I think you get my drift.

 

Brassie

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Re: Graphics driver from Nvidia for my SL500 with the Nvidia Geforce G 105m?

1) The Lenovo drivers are tested rigiously to make sure it is not incompatible with the systems, so this is why it is so slow.

 

2) No, only the nvidia driver from Lenovo would work.

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Jin Li

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ang3lwings
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Re: Graphics driver from Nvidia for my SL500 with the Nvidia Geforce G 105m?

Sorry, I downloaded from nVidia.com latest drivers for my 9300 GS and no problems. Yet.

brassie
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Re: Graphics driver from Nvidia for my SL500 with the Nvidia Geforce G 105m?

I've downloaded the latest official released driver from Nvidia and installed it on my SL500 2746-cto (it has an Nvidia graphics controller), installed it and have been running it with great success for the past month or two.

 

I'm sorry to contradict you lead_org - but the NVidia driver works fine - and gives me better performance as well.

 

brassie

brassie
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Re: Graphics driver from Nvidia for my SL500 with the Nvidia Geforce G 105m?

Heh heh...  Well there is one problem with the Nvidia driver that I've been talking to another about - it has to do with the clock frequency when attaching an external display.  I dont know if the problem exists in the Lenovo approved Nvidia driver or not.

 

brassie

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