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SonicChaos
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M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

I have downloaded these drivers for my video card from Dell (the most recent mind you) and it causes blue screens whenever the intel drivers pass it off to the nVidia drivers. I can run everything fine without them, but with them it bluescreens constantly. Either update your drivers or get in contact with nVidia as the drivers on their site DO NOT AND WILL NOT detect your card, halting installation before it even starts.

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89fordprobee
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Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

DO NOT AND WILL NOT detect your card, halting installation before it even starts. <----- sounds like your downloading the 460 gtx drivers not the MOBILE cause honestly i run  drivers directly from NVIDIA on my asus laptop with 460 also did with my M17X R1 with dual 260's and my M17X R1 dual 280's system and My M17X R2 was ati so cant say much there but make sure your getting the MOBILE Drivers not the desktop  ... if you are prolly issue with the card being detected

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SonicChaos
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Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

Nope they are in fact the mobile drivers. I have read up and apparently I'm not the only one. It seems to be Dell sneaked in a way to lock out the nVidia drivers and have it only able to be downloaded through them.

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Nomad6166
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Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

Deeply agree with the topic, and just learned that if your using IE9 as your browser - whenever I download any drivers for my M17xR3 w/ Gtx 460m, It's always detected as a virus? Other browsers don't and when they are fully downloaded on other computers they're deleted by their antivirus software right after clicking. Still on topic, where are the latest drivers from nvidia/dell ?????

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SonicChaos
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Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

I dunno, when I talked to a tech he said they were getting a ton of phone calls about it.

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ovittl1490
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Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

i wouldn't expect any quick updates from dell since the new gtx 580m is out now the 460m is no longer a main focus and who knows when they'll look into it

M17x r3 Space Black | 17.3 3D 1080P | 2720QM | 1.5GB GTX 460 | Blu-ray | 4GB 1333 | 320GB 7200RPM | intel WiFi 6300

wanted upgrades (2gb gtx 580m, 8gb hyperx 1866, 120gb vertex 3 ocz ssd 6mbs)

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morblore
5 Rhenium

Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

i wouldn't expect any quick updates from dell since the new gtx 580m is out now the 460m is no longer a main focus and who knows when they'll look into it

 

 

I know when. Never.

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morblore
5 Rhenium

Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

Nope they are in fact the mobile drivers. I have read up and apparently I'm not the only one. It seems to be Dell sneaked in a way to lock out the nVidia drivers and have it only able to be downloaded through them.

 

 

Lots of times Dell will take a GPU and mod it to make it cheaper to produce. In turn the cards are always slower then stock cards and can never use stock drivers.

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6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866 DDR3/PNY GeForce GTX 680 SLI/ATI TV Wonder

 

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89fordprobee
4 Ruthenium

Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

in the day of my M1530 8600M GT  i used laptop2video for a modded inf since nvidia did not support mobile and dell drivers were .. ah god old  honestly after that i never had an issue with that little system .... before that overheating was an issue but ohwell  ...

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firemyst
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Re: M17xR3 nVidia 460M GTX drivers

Will the driver download from Dell's website for the 580M for an M17X r3 work and be an upgrade for the 460M cards? I noticed nvidia's website seems to combine the cards in the drivers, and the 580M driver version number on Dell's website is 269.03 vs the 267.64 driver version for the 460M.

Thoughts? Any M17X 460 owners downloaded and installed the driver update for teh 580M and if so, how did it go?

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