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[T410] Nvidia Driver install

Hello!

 

Happy ThinkPad T410 owner since 1 month Smiley Happy

Today i tried to install the new official Nvidia drivers for my NVS 3100M. Download it directly from the nvidia Page v197.16 but when i try to install them i got an error saying "no valid video card found".

Any Solution for this?

 

Using non-preinstalled win7 x64 pro with all updates

 

Thanks

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Re: [T410] Nvidia Driver install

In general you should always use the drivers from Lenovo rather than from Nvidia.

 

The "Update driver" wizard looks for the Hardware ID in the .inf files. And specificly the NVS3100M that is in Lenovo PCs does not exist in the .inf file you download from Nvidia.

Other than that, are you sure that there is supposed to be a Nvidia card in that T410? - As I recall its only the T510s that has this (depending on which model you have chosen of course).

 

You should be good downloading the driver from Lenovo site...

 

Steven

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Re: [T410] Nvidia Driver install

I am afraid that you made a mistake on your laptop configuration, T410 series widely use i7 series CPU which integrated GPU internal. So I suppose that you don't need nvida driver for you T410.

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hey guys, thanks for the replies   i definetly use a nvid...

hey guys, thanks for the replies

 

i definetly use a nvidia nvs 3100m with a core i5 CPU in my T410 Smiley Wink

actually everything is working fine with the drivers from the lenovo page, but i get no CUDA support when viewing 1080p files with CoreAVC. Thats why i wanted to try the latest drivers from nvidia. 

In the Device Manager the Card is shown as "Nvidia NVS 3100m" with the lenovo driver installed, but installing the nvidia driver just gets me the "no valid card found" error.

Maybe something is messed up with the nvidia drivers Smiley Indifferent

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Re: hey guys, thanks for the replies   i definetly use a nvid...

I am sorry ,I made a mistake. I forgot that T410 have the model that equip both integreted GPU and nVidia GPU such as 2516.

 

I found a tips on nvidia forum, hopelly it is helpful.

 

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=160437

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Re: hey guys, thanks for the replies   i definetly use a nvid...

you will need modded drivers to get support for CUDA.

Those can be downloaded from here http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/

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Re: [T410] Nvidia Driver install

thanks so much!

CUDA is now working with the latest driver + modified inf file Smiley Happy