firemyst
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Re: I need the latest nvidia

FYI Everyone with an M17X R3 460M card: I downloaded the 269.03 580M driver from Dell Support to try updating my driver from the 460M 267.64 driver version Dell has on their download site.

I figured I'd try this since nVidia always seems to pack their drivers together for those range of cards.

Well, it unpacked, installed, and is working like a champ.

So for anyone running an Alienware laptop with a GTX 460M, I'd suggest trying the 580M upgrade. Note that before I did this I made a System Image backup of my machine just in case something went wrong.

Same advice applies. 🙂

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Oodle
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Re: I need the latest nvidia

Hey all

The GTX460M cards have all had driver issues since Dell started using them, it is strange you can't use the nVidia ones as with the old GTX260M card you could use them.

I have found the drivers on :

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com

To work fine with the GTX460M card fitted to the M15x Laptops, I see no reason why it wont work with the ones in the M17x R3 and M18x.

You DO need to read the instructions on the website as you have to download the driver and then download a modified .inf file as well, unpack the driver but don't install it as it will fail.

You then need to put the modified .inf file into the folder you unpacked the driver to, if it asks you to copy and replace your in the right place.

Then you should be set to install the updated driver by running the install .exe, make sure you do a custom install and select the check box to do a Clean Install.(this will delete all previous nVidia drivers to avoid conflicts)

Don't forget if you want to go back to the Dell driver you can do a system restore as the system will create a restore point for you before it installs the driver.

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Sirrob1
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Re: I need the latest nvidia

Hey all

 

The GTX460M cards have all had driver issues since Dell started using them, it is strange you can't use the nVidia ones as with the old GTX260M card you could use them.

 

I have found the drivers on :

 

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com

 

To work fine with the GTX460M card fitted to the M15x Laptops, I see no reason why it wont work with the ones in the M17x R3 and M18x.

 

You DO need to read the instructions on the website as you have to download the driver and then download a modified .inf file as well, unpack the driver but don't install it as it will fail.

 

You then need to put the modified .inf file into the folder you unpacked the driver to, if it asks you to copy and replace your in the right place.

 

Then you should be set to install the updated driver by running the install .exe, make sure you do a custom install and select the check box to do a Clean Install.(this will delete all previous nVidia drivers to avoid conflicts)

 

Don't forget if you want to go back to the Dell driver you can do a system restore as the system will create a restore point for you before it installs the driver.

 

 

Agree entirely with above.  I installed the Nvidia WQHL 270.50 drivers with the .inf file into the display drivers folder (copy and replace) after unzipping and installing the drivers file.  No issues.

 

Shame on you Dell for making your end users figure this stuff out on the fly when your engineer's should be updating the GPU drivers more frequently!

 

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