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Draz101
1 Copper

Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

As per the title I am trying to update my drivers for this card, the Dell supported ones are from 2010 and massively out of date. I have managed to get ver 295.51 drivers to install by editing installer files but i really shouldn't have to do that and as yet i cannot get the newest (301.42) to install. Are Dell ever going to release some official graphics drivers for this card or are they too busy counting my money....

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Robot_Buffy
1 Copper

Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

Agreed!!! Its pretty bad service! I spent a small fortune on this laptop so I would have one that would keep up with the latest games for a few years and its disappointing to say the least that we have been forgotten about now that they have our money. I love alienware but this has soured me.

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Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

Did you try loading the 301.42 WHQL driver as the Admin after disabling all antivirus and firewall software?

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Carbon757
1 Copper

Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

This has been an ongoing problem for a while now. We need drivers that work for our systems.

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89fordprobee
4 Ruthenium

Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

dell much abandonded support  for older parts .... but there is modded inf's and nvidia supports so honestly  its hit and miss if they work, you can dry loptop2video's modded inf ... works nice on  sisters M1530/8600GT Smiley Happy aswell as my MSI with 8600M  Smiley Surprised

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Tesla1856
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Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

Really? We aren't idiots.

 
With posts like that, you have to wonder.
 
He was just trying to help you.


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Dynemanti
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Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

When I do this it says there is no compatible hardware. When I use the NVIDIA's site auto-scanner it says the hardware has been customized and I need the drivers from DELL's site. Your site's drivers are YEARS old, when graphics drivers should be updated every month, your company touts itself as THE place for PC gamers to get the BEST but your systems are out of date and cant even be upgraded. I'd like to play games from the last two years without any issues, but I cannot on your systems.

This is terrible, if this is the way DELL is gonna support its customers than you shall not be counting me among them the next time I buy a pc.

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89fordprobee
4 Ruthenium

Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

http://laptopvideo2go.com/ <-- works great  for my older 8600M M1530  and my MSI 8600M ...

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Dynemanti
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Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

But we're using 260m with windows 7, so linking stuff that works for other cards on other OS doesn't seem to apply.

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89fordprobee
4 Ruthenium

Re: Alienware M17x Nvidia GTX260m drivers

its most recent video card drivers for laptops that are modified, i ran drivers off this site in 2009/2010 when i had my M17X R1 (before dell tech did surgery on it and was pronounced dead)  

and for reference the M1530 is on windows 7 the msi is on windows 8 and my M17X was windows 7 .. so maybe try it i had dual 260's then dua; 280's trust me they worked nice for me till cards failed

the driver page link i posted is current laptop drivers.

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