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m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

Will Dell and nVidia be supplying Vista beta drivers for the the Quadro FX 2500M?
nVidia website doesn't list that card as supported.
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

Anybody from Dell read this forum? Has anyone verified if the m90 runs the current beta CTP release of Vista with Aero Glass enabled ?
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cmonsk
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

I've just installed the latest copy of Vista build 5384 on the M90 and it uses std vga drivers.  I'd like to get some new drivers for the nVidia 2500...
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AndyMauer
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

Hi,

I just installed Vista Beat 2 on my M90 with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M and I have the same freeking problem. I chekched on the NVIDIA site and they seem to have a Vista Beta 2 driver for the FX 1500M but there is none for the FX 2500M! When can we count on a beta driver from Dell for this graphic card? What is the point to label the superb M90 with the "Windows Vista Capable" logo if it does not have a driver out of the box for a high end graphic card?

Regards,
Andy
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djambalawa
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

Gday any news on this? I have just installed vista on my M90 and have the same problem.. sad VGA graphics...

I tried the nvidia beta driver from their site just in case but it says I don't have appropriate hardware for it.
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captclam
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

Amen, same problem... no support for anything other than SVGA. Not very Vista compatible, huh? Not very happy I spent the extra FORTUNE I did for this card if they are not giving us our props for dumping the cash out there....
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captclam
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

Weak sauce from all involved. We need a functional driver for this laptop. Not happy....
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djambalawa
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

I guess in their defense Vista isn't actually released yet - but it's still frustrating.
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aguess
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

i got a working driver by doing the following;

downloading the release from this thread http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=9820

extracting the files into a folder and then downloading the .inf file from the same thread and overwriting the one that was extracted.

i then went into hardware manager and updated the display adapter from there, rather than running the set-up provided in the release, by pointing it to look for the .inf file in the folder created above.

this worked fine and appears to give me a very capable graphics driver for my m90 quadro fx 1500M and has made windows vista beta 2 look much much prettier 😄

hth,

alex

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tjementum
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Re: m90 laptop and Windows Vista beta

Hi

Thanks for you instructions... these also worked for me using a Quadro FX 2500M on Vista Beta 2.

I did get a warning to upgrade graphis drivers after reboot, which I ignored.

My overall Performance Rating is now 3:

5.1 Processor: Genuine Intel(r) T2600 @ 2.16Ghz (Dual Core)
4.4 RAM : 2,00 GB
3.7 Harddisk: 22.68GB Free (34.18 Total)
3.1 Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M
3.6 Gaming Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory

I hope that the Graphics Rating will get better, when a more capeable driver is release. My 4 years old Dell Dimension 8400 desktop with at ATI 9600TX scores a overall Rating of 3 too. But my M90 is running Areo much much better.

Also I don't understand why my 2 GB 667Mhz Dual Channal Ram is only scoring 4.4. I'v heard of another person with slower ram scoring more that 5? Finally I don't get why the Harddisk is only looking at my primary partition.

I would say that this machine should score at least 4.

Thomas
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