Apple :: Upgrading Win 7 Graphics Drivers On MBP

Nov 26, 2009

Is there a way to use the stock nVidia laptop driver upgrades on a MacbookPro? The bootcamp drivers are fairly out-of-date.

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Acer :: Upgrading The Graphics Card

Jul 18, 2008

i am getting an acer travelmate 5720 which is coming with inbuilt graphics card..x3100 graphics accelerator..i was wonderin hw this graphics card is.. and one more question is whether i can upgrade the graphics card from the inbuilt to any better cards...

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Dell :: About Upgrading Graphics Card And In Game

Dec 17, 2007

i have a dell inspiron 1505 notebook. I bought it new about 1 year ago, i had it upgraded from dell with the 1.86 core 2 duo processor 1 gb of ram and a 128 ati x1300 mobility graphics card. 1 year ago most games only required a 128mb card which was fine, but now most seem to run on 256, there was a 256 option from dell for another 80 dollars on top of the other upgrade fee i already paid and i did not think it was necessary. So i know there is one out there. I have searched around on the internet for a while off and on and i can only find reviews of products i can not find any info on where you can actually buy an upgrade for this computer... I would like to get it upgraded to the 256 if it would not be too much. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

And also i play Battlefield 2142 occasionally and it had a freezing issue on the load screen so i dropped the graphic settings down a bit then it worked fine. But it has happened again, and i dropped the settings down as far as they can go with no luck it still does not work, and the EA tech told me to look for an update for my graphics card which i did and installed one that said it fixed "some gaming issues" but it did not fix the freezing issue.

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Sony :: Upgrading The Graphics Card In The Vaio Z

May 17, 2010

The standard graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GT 330m, but the laptop's gaming performance could be higher with a 335m or even a 360m (for its premium price, I would like the ultimate machine if possible). How do these two other cards compare to the first in terms of size/motherboard compatibility/power drain? In other words, could I buy the Sony Vaio Z and successfully upgrade the graphics card aftermarket, and if I did so how would the new card(s) affect the laptop's battery life?

Are there any guides that would help me into the guts of the machine, and could I possibly proceed without voiding the warranty?

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Acer :: Aspire 7520-5311- Upgrading Graphics Card

Oct 20, 2008

can you update video cards on a laptop?

Mainly a acer aspire 7520-5311

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Dell :: Need Help Upgrading Drivers

Jan 1, 2010

Normally I can do this easlly, but for some reason I'm having a hard time bringing my XPS16 Video drivers up to speed.

Maybe it's because I'm used to dealing with Nvidia drivers....

Can someone detail the process?

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Sony :: Upgrading The Drivers

Jul 23, 2009

how often Sony upgrades their drivers?

I'm sitting with a SZ71 and nVidia driver from 2007.

I got some graphics issues and wouldn't mind to upgrade the drivers.

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrading Ati Cat Drivers

Mar 24, 2010

I checked for an upgrade for my cat driver and found out ati released 10.3 [url]

I'm given an option to install but then the program stops. Any idea how to get this working?

My laptop is dv7 w/ati hd 4650 running Cat 9.7.

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Dell :: New Graphics Drivers For M6400

Feb 6, 2009

Today, Dell updated the 32 and 64bit drivers for quadro FX3700 and FX2700 so head over to their site to update your system.

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Dell :: Graphics Card Drivers

Sep 20, 2008

can I install the latest ATI drivers from the official site, or do I have to get them from the Dell site?

(Actually..i can't seem to find them on the ATI site :S Does this mean you have to wait for Dell to update? Or am I just not looking in the right place?)

This is for a Studio 15

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Acer :: Got All Of The Drivers Except The Graphics And The Wifi

May 6, 2009

im looking for the xp drivers for a laptop its an acer extensa 4420-5910. i have the sound the bluetooth the cam almost everything except the graphics driver and also the wifi wireless can someone help me out. i tried the drivers from the acer site thats how i got all of the drivers except the graphics and the wifi

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Dell :: New XPS Studio 13 Graphics Drivers Released

Feb 10, 2009

Drivers are available here for Vista x64.

The are NVidia version 178.75 and should help with stability when using Hybrid SLI.

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Acer :: Aspire 5739g- Updating Graphics Drivers

Sep 14, 2009

I just received my new Acer Aspire 5739g and I want to get the lastest nvidia drivers but nvidia says that i can't that acer wants me to do if from there site and they aren't up to date. I can't even do it manually by downloading the updated driver from nvidia. I downloaded the newer driver and the only thing it let me update from my download was the audio driver. my geforce driver is still the same one 179.52. How do i get it up to 186.xx. i'm lost. also can i get rid of this "mywinlocker" what is that.

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Graphics Drivers Are Incompatible

Jan 29, 2013

I have an Inspiron 1545 which was on Vista but I have just installed Windows 8. Pretty well everything works fine but my grandson purchased Minecraft to run on the 1545 but when it starts it immediate crashes saying the graphics drivers are incompatible. I have tried all sorts of driver update sites including Dell but simply go round in circles.

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Lenovo Y50 P/Y/Z Series :: Unable To Install Graphics Drivers

Jun 3, 2014

I'm not able to install the latest graphics driver from nvidia. It installs the latest GeForce Experience software but that says the 332.50 driver is up to date. The 337.88 driver is WHQL certified and lists compatibility with the 860m but when trying to install it, it says "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware." On nvidia's website, it says "Your product manufacturer requires you to download a driver for your device from their website" but it's 332.50 is pretty outdated at this point. Any way I can get the updated drivers installed?

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HP 2760p OS/Software :: Graphics Driver On Drivers Site Won't Install

Sep 16, 2014

On my new HP 2760p the new Graphics Driver on HP drivers site won't install.I have driver Graphics Intel (R) HD Graphics version installed and would like to update to the newest version Have tried several times, re-downloaded the new version (sp61863.exe) but it goes part-way through installation and suddenly informs me that it now will install the version. It also keeps showing up as this version being the installed driver. Why can't I get the 15 .. version to install?

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers Crashing

Dec 1, 2012

I have windows 7 Inspiron 1545 that keeps going to a black screen, recovering, and then saying "Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers for Windows Vista(R) stopped responding and has fully recovered." But I do not have vista. Do I need to update?

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Acer :: Aspire E5-511G / Display Driver Intel Hd Graphics Drivers For Windows 8(r) Stopped Responding

Dec 7, 2014

I bought my Aspire E5-511G few days ago.

I installed Windows 7 professional (x64) successfully.

I installed all the drivers downloaded form the support section also successfully.
The problem is that on approximately every 5~10 minutes I get the following message:

"display driver intel hd graphics drivers for windows 8(r) stopped responding and has recovered".
This message by itself is not annoying. The problem is that during skype video call after getting this message I don't see anymore nor my own video nor the video of the called.

Not only this, restarting the call does not fix the problem. 

The only solution is to restart skype but this also does not work everytime.
I had similar issue with youtube videos but I fixed the problem by setting NVIDIA as preferred graphics processor for the browser application, however I don;t have such option for skype.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro - Upgrading Hdd And Ram

Jul 16, 2009

I have decided to order a 13 inch macbook pro 2.26 ghz

here are the specs

# 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
# 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
# 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
# SuperDrive 8x (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW)
# None
# Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
# iWork '09 preinstalled

Now I was originally going to upgrade RAM and my hdd on the apple site but it is overpriced so I'm now asking you guys what brands of RAM are good in terms of speed/price ratio

I want 4gb of RAM total (does this mean I have to buy 2x 2gb sticks of RAM?)

And I want a good brand of SSD that will work well (also I heard that there was some bottleneck limiting something to 1.5 instead of 3? can somebody expain this to me?)

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Apple :: IMac - Upgrading Memory

Dec 21, 2009

I've got a new iMac here fir my parents but would like to get an xtra 4 gigs of ram. Where's the best place to find this? Macmall, amazon...? And could someone direct me to the exact product page...

Also, is upgrading memory a simple task? I seem to remember reading that it is but would like your opinions on the matter. YouTube tutorials, etc.

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Apple :: Upgrading The RAM From 2GB To 4GB In Aluminum Macbook

Apr 15, 2009

Like, really? I'm not doing any film editing or anything... YET.

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Apple :: Aluminum Macbook- Upgrading RAM

Aug 22, 2009

I just have a brief question regarding upgrading RAM on my Macbook. I have an Aluminum Macbook which I purchased at the beginning of the year. It has a 2.4 GHz processor, 2 GB DDR3 memory, 250GB HDD, and the 9400M graphics.

My question is:

1) Does upgrading from 2 to 4 make any significant difference in terms of photoshop and basic gaming? Would these differences also apply to regular use?

2) The memory speed is DDR3 1066 MHz. Does upgrading to a faster memory, for example, DDR3 1333 MHz make any difference? Or is the speed limited to 1066MHz, no matter how much faster the upgraded memory is?

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Apple :: Upgrading Ram/hdd On Early-2008 MacBook Pro

Mar 1, 2009

My university had a brand new early-2008 MBP model (one left) for $1,399 so I bought it a couple of weeks ago. It has the 2.5Ghz processor, 2GB ram, 250GB HDD, 8600m GT w/ 512 vRam, and the matte display. I was trying to decide whether to buy a 2.4Ghz unibody MB, a 2.4Ghz unibody MBP, or refurbished of both. I went to talk to the people at the tech store and they showed me a brand new early-2008 model MBP (a design I happen to like more than the unibody because I am not a fan of the Sony chiclet keyboard or the new "no button" button touchpad) and I purchased it immediately.

So far I have been pretty happy with the purchase and the performance of the machine although it does get quite hot on its own. The main thing I am wondering about is upgrading the ram to 4GB and swapping out the hard drive for a 7200RPM one. The hard drive is less important to me as of right now because the higher RPM will cause more heat and drain the battery faster but what I DO want to do immediately is upgrade the ram.

The machine has 2GB PC2-5300 in it which is 667 Mhz. The bus speed on the machine is 800Mhz. I am wondering whether or not I can match the bus speed and install PC2-6400 which are 800 Mhz. If not that is fine I'll just go with PC2-5300 and pick up 4GB from Fry's today but running the faster speed would be nice.

On the hard drive front how exactly does this work? I know on a PC I can just swap out the hard drive and load a saved system image or install a new OS but does it work the same with Apple? If I swap the hard drive do I just pop in the install disks and install it?

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Apple :: Upgrading From Tiger To Snow Leopard

Oct 19, 2009

i just backed up all of my data onto my external drive and ready to do a clean install of snow leopard. however, i have a windows partition on my hard drive. will i lose this if i erase the mac hd so i can install snow leopard? ive never done anything like this with macs before.

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Apple :: Graphics On A Mac

Feb 21, 2009

I'm looking for a simple to use program that will allow me to make avatars, signitures, banners, resize png and jpeg images etc... on my mac.

Nothing too feature loaded, as the above isn't really that complicated at all. I'm really only talking about things such as adding a glass effect to an image like a userbar etc...

Basically, i'm looking for a mac equivalent of Paint.NET for windows.

It's important that it's native however. I'm done with the whole messing about thing with Windows. I'm keeping things simple and native with my mac. So for that reason discount the gimp as it requires X11.

I've done some google searching, and all i've come up with is Seahorse, which hasn't been updated for about 2 years and is reported to be quite buggy with Leopard?

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Apple :: Upgrading To Snow Leopard And Disk Space

Jun 10, 2009

I read that Snow Leopard uses about 6GB less disk space than Leopard. I already have Leopard installed so I'm wondering if I upgrade to Snow Leopard do I get about 6GB of space freed up?

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Apple :: MBP New Graphics Card

Jul 5, 2009

if Apple will implement a new graphics card anytime soon on their macbooks.Is it worth buying the macbook pro now or should I wait?

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Apple :: Mac Graphics As Compared To PC Components

Jun 12, 2009

I'm looking at buying a new laptop, and I'm curious about one issue when comparing a MacBook Pro to any brand of high-end PC: the graphics.

In looking at PCs, each has a graphics card option in customization, namely the ATI Radeon 3870/4870 or the nVidia Geforce GTX 260m/280m. As Mac's don't support PC components, they do not have the same customizable option.

What exactly powers the graphic performance in a MacBook Pro and how does it compare to the aforementioned graphics cards found in high-end PCs?

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Apple :: Graphics User Looking To Switch To Mac

Mar 30, 2009

I am a graphic designer and I a longtime PC user. I am looking to make the switch and since I have a 22" LCD monitor, the macbook is very appealing to me because when at home i can just hook it up to that and also have a very nice portable laptop.

As far as which macbook model to get is where I am having problems I know the entry level aluminum one is the P7350 @2ghz and the high end one is P8600 @ 2.4ghz. Either way I will be most likely upgrading the ram to 4gb but which processor should i go with? I get mixed reviews from apple friends some say I will definitely notice the cpu difference while some say it is only marginal in real world use. MY most intense program will be illustrator/photoshop / multi-tasking.

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Apple :: 's Automatic Graphics Switchingnot Optimus

Apr 19, 2010

Up until recently, many suspected that Apple was just using Nvidia's Optimus technology for its new 15" and 17" MacBook Pros. However, there are key differences which prove this cannot be the case, and Apple themselves have said their technology is different. Unlike Optimus, which sends data from the discrete graphics to the IGP framebuffer, and hence needs to keep the IGP on in discrete graphics mode, Apple's solution powers down the IGP entirely. This means that Apple must actually be using a hardware multiplexer at the back end, just like in all switchable graphics before Optimus.

As far as I can tell, Apple seem to have pulled a coup d'etat with their multiplexer, though, because their switching is supposedly just as seamless as Optimus. I'm guessing that Apple runs both adapters for a short time before making a transition in order to avoid a noticeable delay or flickering. I'd be interested to see how they got over the issue of blocking programs, though.

In any case, Apple's solution has the clear advantage of lower power consumption when running the discrete graphics. However, this comes at the cost of being entirely reliant on Apple's proprietary technology. In particular, Apple hasn't released switchable graphics drivers for Windows, so you're stuck with discrete graphics only if you have some need for dual-booting with Windows. Additionally, Apple's technology doesn't seem to give you a way to change which applications run on which GPU. This means that even if you have a 3D application that you know will run well enough on Intel's GMA HD, you're still stuck using the discrete GPU.

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