Nvidia drivers help

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  1. iceni60

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    hi, i'm going to update some Nvidia drivers, can you tell me if you know anything better then the link i have, please? i have read these driver updates had a startup bug for awhile which includes the ones installed on this PC already (56.73) but these later versions have become more stable.

    here are the specs:

    WinXP
    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 (Microsoft Corporation)
    Video Adapter Properties:
    Device Description NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 (Microsoft Corporation)
    Adapter String GeForce4 MX 440
    BIOS String Version 4.17.00.38.06
    Chip Type GeForce4 MX 440
    DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
    Installed Drivers nv4_disp (6.14.10.5673 - nVIDIA ForceWare 56.73)
    Memory Size 64 MB

    here's the driver home page:
    http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

    these are what i'm going to get:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_78.01.html

    that is my first pick above. i have found these slightly older ones too. does anyone have these installed and know them to be stable? thanks
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/windows/39104
     
  2. Firecat

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    IMO Both the driver versions are quite good. I've used both, and both are very stable. :)

    at www.guru3d.com, you may find newer (but unofficial) versions.
     
  3. iceni60

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    thanks, FC. i did see some guru3d ones too, but i read they needed a password o_O
    i'll try the newer ones from the first link. thanks for the help.
     
  4. Firecat

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    The password for any file downloaded from guru3d.com is simply that :'guru3d.com' (without the quotes). :)
     
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    so far the drivers haven't been installed, and the problem seems to be fixed, for now anyway {{praying}} :D so thanks for the help. :)
     
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    I haven't had any problems with nVidia drivers, as long as the Desktop Manager features remain off.. those are the only features I've had problems with.
     
  8. tweety pie

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    Hi Firecat
    I have Nvidia GeForce 4 MX440 which I need to update the driverbut feel somewhat nervous about doing.
    I followed the linkyou gave- in the hints and tips link it said to uninstall all display drivers from the add/remove programmes but it's not listed there but found it via 'Device Manager' do I definately have to uninstall the old one first? and should I use the 'Uninstall' tab via 'Device Manager' where you get the other options i.e. 'update driver' /'roll back driver'.
    What will the 'advanced' part by the tab ask me?
    I'm sorry to sound daft but I've never done this before.
    Also I found an update to this driver via this link:-

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-44193

    Could you look over that for me, it does list the version of my current driver.
    Cheers,
     
  9. WSFuser

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    first, download teh latest forceware drivers from teh nvidia web site or guru3d
    then, remove the drivers from the device manager and maybe run driver cleaner (tho ive never used it).
    and lastly install the new drivers

    maybe this link can also help.
     
  10. Firecat

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    Yup. Just Uninstall the current drivers from the Device Manager. Then Use Driver Cleaner, but its not necessary if you are installing a WHQL-certified driver (not in my experience at least). Finally, install the new drivers.

    I checked the IBM link - those drivers are old. Just download from my link. :)
     
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