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Nvidia Video Driver Update ?


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From dxdiag, I am running a Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 video driver, which I think needs to be updated.

My questions...

1. Do I update to a different series driver, like 5700 or 6??? Or are those completely seperate drivers? I've downloaded what I thought were updates from Nvidia, but I get a message saying no compatible drivers found, and nothing installs. Are there specific 5200 updates?

2. If they are seperate drivers and not updates, how do I update 5200? Or if installing a seperate, newer driver is optimal, how do I do it?

Not that I have to tell anybody after those questions, but I'm pretty computer illeterate. Thanks.

Running Windows XP.
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Nvidia use a one size fits all for GeForce

http://www.nvidia.co...ge/drivers.html
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When I download and open, the setup program says....

"Nvidia Setup Program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardwarer."

Setup then exits.
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Click start, right click my computer then click properties, hardware, device manager, click + next to display adapter, right click it / them, click uninstall, click confirm then reboot

Install the drivers
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Same error message as previous.

Then (I think) 5200 reinstalled.

Display is now blurry. HP7140us laptop.
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From dxdiag, I am running a Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 video driver, which I think needs to be updated.


I'm assuming this is a laptop. The thing is Nvdia deoesn't support Geforce Fx go series with their forceware drivers as they leave that to your laptop maunfacturers but u can still install these drivers and in most case run without any problems. In order to get those drivers to recognize you card you have to get a infs file. Everthing u need can be found here:

http://www.laptopvid...o.com/index.php

and make sure to read the instructions here to install the drivers properly

http://www.laptopvid...hp?showtopic=33
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Hi. Yes, regarding my difficulties updating the GeForce4 440 Go 64M driver--Curager is 100% correct! In my case HP supplied the update for my Compaq Presario laptop. Here's the link for my specific GeForce driver if anyone else has a comparable chip.

http://h10025.www1.h...item=ob-30149-1

Btw I'm really a novice and extremely good at butting my head against the wall with minimal results.

I'll try to say this tactfully but giving advice like "Nvidia use a one size fit all for Geforce" should be done with care. If it's flawed, as in this example, the result is a lot of ignorant folks like myself will spin our wheels and chew up a lot of time. I thank you all for your time and advice but please be a bit more careful with the accuracy of the advice.

thanks,
Kyle
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Perhaps you should take it up with Nvidia

NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)



The NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) is the foundation for the company’s award-winning ForceWare drivers and delivers forward-and-backward compatibility across all implementations of NVIDIA desktop, workstation, mobile, platform, and multimedia processors. With a single driver, UDA delivers ongoing performance and feature improvements, reduced maintenance time, increased scalability, and a lower total cost of ownership.
UDA benefits include:

Decreased maintenance time and total cost of ownership: With a single UDA driver across your enterprise, only one driver has to be managed, configured, and installed.
Ongoing improvements: NVIDIA continues to add more functionality and performance to the UDA driver. This allows older processors to enjoy more features and run faster at no additional cost.
Reduced hardware/driver conflicts: every driver is thoroughly tested with all previous products, and new products are even tested with old drivers.
Increased scalability: upgrading products and adding new hardware is simplified when your graphics solution is based on NVIDIA hardware and the UDA driver.
Future ready: The NVIDIA driver is available for over 10 different operating systems, including Windows 64-bit, Linux, and FreeBSD.
Top OEMs continue to pick generation after generation of NVIDIA graphics and platform processors for their lines of computer solutions. They recognize the excellence of NVIDIA's technology, the stability of our solutions, our dedication to ease of administration via UDA, and our commitment to delivering fantastic performance at terrific prices.

ForceWare software supports the entire line of TNT2™ processors, the GeForce™ consumer line of GPUs, the NVIDIA nForce™ platform processors, the NVIDIA Quadro® line of professional GPUs, as well as the full line of NVIDIA mobile processors.
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