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10-18-2008

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ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-02, 1:37 AM
Hello folks,

The ISV drivers for most applications are out at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...docid=TPAD-ISV

AutoCAD, CATIA, Inventor, Magic Earth, Pro Engineer, Solid Edge and Solidworks are there for the W500.
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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-03, 8:49 AM

The ISV Solidworks driver didn't work for me after i installed the 1.18 Bios.

Has anyone tried out the ISV drivers?

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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-26, 19:50 PM

Thank you!

But only XP driver available, I still have my autocad 2009 working without hardware acceleration!

 

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10-21-2008

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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-26, 21:41 PM

wrote:
Hello folks,

The ISV drivers for most applications are out at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...docid=TPAD-ISV

AutoCAD, CATIA, Inventor, Magic Earth, Pro Engineer, Solid Edge and Solidworks are there for the W500.

 

Veemexx:

This links takes me to a page with the 8.503 drivers (AutoCAD) and 8.523 drivers (Solidedge)

 

Mark_Lenovo has recently posted in the "Help W500 Graphics...." thread, this page:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-71022

This page shows a 8.543 driver. Interestingly, the AutoCAD graphics hardware page for the ATI V5700 and Lenovo W500 shows this same 8.543 driver - These may be the new-and-improved compatible-with-latest-BIOS (yet to be offically approved) ISV drivers

 

Maybe???

 

 

JimL

 

JimL
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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-27, 9:47 AM

Thank you for your help, I'm  trying (since the IBM server are very slow) to download them and hope that will be some changes...

 

I'll let you knows.

 

thanks!

 

 

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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-27, 10:30 AM

PS/: Just a little correction, the IBM server are not very slow, I have just discovered that when I download the same file from the same source and with another laptot, the download is much much faster than with my brand new W500!! That's so great, another problem...It's a pity!

 

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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-27, 10:36 AM

ps2: Great I have downloaded the drivers and discovered that they were for XP :)

 

Actually there is a mistake in the IBM website, the vista drivers are listed in the column for XP...

 

Thanks Lenovo, one hour more wasted!

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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-27, 11:53 AM

For giving some news, I have installed last bios 1.19 and last drivers indicated above, and still don't have hardware acceleration!

 

It's the first time I bought a lenovo and probably last time.

 

I'm spending so much time trying to get this video card working!

 

Anyway thanks to you all for trying to help!

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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-11-27, 12:18 PM

Netjet - In a sense I envy  your problems - you have your W500!, while I still wait for mine to be built :(

 

This is a concerning issue indeed. It will be interesting to see, when mine does get built and shipped, which BIOS/Vidoe driver combibation will be "factory" installed......

 

JimL

 

PS

I can't recall seeing your "netjet" or not, but yoy have been following the other "Help W500 graphic...." thread as well??

JimL
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Re: ISV video drivers for W500 are out for most apps!

2008-12-01, 9:53 AM

Hello Mr. Oldguy ;)

 

Yes I'm following the other thread also.

I'm very disapointed since even with the new ISV drivers, the hardware acceleration is not effective.

 

My feeling is that the new drivers only changes the display of the card, it shows firegl 5700 but in fact we don't have hardware capabilities...:(

 

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