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katlani
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NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

Hi,

 

I have a T430 running Windows 7 SP1, with an Intel HD Graphics 4000 / NVIDIA NVS 5400M.

A while back, an NVIDIA Optimus driver was offered for it via the Lenovo System Update utility.

 

However, when updating to this driver, there are some drawbacks.

 

The Intel HD Graphics 4000 updated driver is fine.

The NVIDIA NVS 5400M driver update of v382.99 is causing some issues:

 

1. There is nearly a 10s black screen hang from the time the OS loads to the login screen, where nothing happens.

2. nView is available on this version, though the NVIDIA Control Panel won't open.

 

I have tried to DDU both Intel and NVIDIA drivers and cleanly install it again but the same issue occurs.

I decided to DDU the NVIDIA driver only now and installed the previous one (installation still exists on the drive, as part of the preloaded build), in order to keep the updated Intel driver.

 

Perhaps the hardware (NVIDIA part) is just not fully compatible with this version, or perhaps the combination of Windows 7 SP1 and the driver together?

 

I have also tried the driver on Windows update, which is newer but suffering from the same symptoms.

 

Seems like i'm doomed to remain on the NVIDIA v345.35 released back in 2015.

Anyone else faced the same issue?

freddellmeister
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Message 2 of 13

Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

Hi I would try this driver from Nvidia:

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/137614/en-us

I have a T430, T430s and T530 with Nvidia drivers and they are working fine. T530 is W7, the others W10.

If the updated driver does not work any better, please do a full nvidia driver uninstall with DDU and try again.

 

katlani
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Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

Hmm this is the driver that is returning as latest from NVIDIA website for the respective hardware.

However, not very keane on installing drivers that are not coming from Lenovo certified testing.

 

The driver coming from Windows Update that i have also tried is 389.08, and as i already mentioned, tried DDU for both the one from Lenovo System Update and Windows Update, both resulting in the same issues.

 

You dont seem to have the same exact setup as me though.

Have you expirienced issues with previous drivers that this one have fixed?

freddellmeister
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Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

Using 385.69 Nvidia driver with W7 in T530 with NVS5400, working perfectly since December last year.

Using 391.74 Nvidia driver with W10, T430 with NVS5400, working perfectly since July this year.

katlani
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Message 5 of 13

Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

So that is the latest version of the driver you have tried?

Since from Lenovo System Update, a newer one is presented.

freddellmeister
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Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

I believe you said that LSU offered v382.99? Then both 385.69 and 391.74 are newer? Or do I miss a point?
katlani
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Message 7 of 13

Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

Ah yes, perhaps the one offered by Windows Update is newer but that is not the way to go anyway..

What made you select this driver in particular? Just didn't update since then?

freddellmeister
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Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

I didn't feel the need to update the driver again. At the time I would have downloaded the current one form Nvidia.I always install the base one first to get the Intel driver updates.
katlani
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Message 9 of 13

Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

Well i guess if the LSU that is offered is older, and i've already tried a newer one from WU, then any in between will share the same results.

I guess something that differs in my machine is causing it to act differently.

katlani
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Message 10 of 13

Re: NVIDIA NVS 5400M Optimus Driver for T430

Now i see that NVIDIA Optimus version 388.75 has been pushed as important/critical update, as opposed to recommended/optional previously, so the system automatically updated to that one.

I do not suffer from the NVIDIA control panel not starting, well, at least not yet, and the hang on long screen post reboot still seems to be there sometimes.. will update.

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