03-17-2012 11:23 PM - edited 03-17-2012 11:36 PM
I ran 3DMark06 this evening on my T9300 T61p and got my usual 4460 Benchmark Score .... however, the benchmark's results page today lists a newer Nvidia Quadro FX notebook series driver available for my WinXP 32-bit system directly from Nvidia.
At the Nvidia site it looks like it's Nvidia's Verde Notebook Release 265 Series v266.58 WQHL Certified display driver, released in January 2011, which claims support for notebooks using Quardro FX 570M graphics.
The Nvidia download site is found here:
I selected from the Nvidia Menu:
Quadro , then
Quadro FX Series (notebooks) , then
Quardro FX 570M , then
Quardro Graphics Driver , (from a choice of 5 different drivers for different scenarios), then
Windows XP , then
English , then
Anyone tried this driver setup yet?
03-18-2012 06:35 AM
My advice is proceed with caution. Latest drivers aren't always the best option. I'd also read the release notes and see what was done to them. Driver updates are often issued for non-issues and won't make any difference. Here is an example of a ficticous update reason.
Bugfix: driver cause BSOD crash on dell XPS model XXX to YYY when entering hibernation
Such an update would never be picked up by Lenovo because it won't matter to any lenovo computer, and if you constantly update to the latest drivers, you're not avoiding problems, your making yourself little more then a beta tester running new code that could turn out to be unstable.
My motto is... if it's not broke, don't fix it!!!