Kratu24672
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Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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Hi,

I've bought a Vostro 5470 couple days ago.After installing Windows 8.1 64-bit and all drivers listed in 5470 driver's page, everything is working fine except the Nvidia GT 740M. I tried many versions of driver including those from Geforce official site but none of them worked. When I tried to open the Nvidia control panel, it said something like "You are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia GPU"

Only Intel HD Graphic is currently working now. 

Are there any solutions for this?? Please help. 

Thanks.

Kratu24672

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Brenno Bremer
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RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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Update Bios Driver.

RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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Worked like a charm! Thanks, I was in a loop trying to reinstall Windows 8.1, Drivers and so on and just nothing worked. So updated the bios firmware BAM! Thanks again.

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Brenno Bremer
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RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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Update Bios Driver.

RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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Worked like a charm! Thanks, I was in a loop trying to reinstall Windows 8.1, Drivers and so on and just nothing worked. So updated the bios firmware BAM! Thanks again.

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nohackmove
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RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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which version worked?

Bios FW: A09?

I was installed bios at first after windows installation so did not have this problem.

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ronnymajani
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RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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I swear to god I've spent the past 56 hours non stop formatting and reinstalling drivers and going crazy and until I stumbled upon the wisest words I have ever heard "update BIOS".

Epic facepalm that I tried everything but this. Thank you thank you thank you. I'm in love with life.

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Brenno Bremer
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RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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Sorry, I am Brazilian and my English is very bad, I'm very happy to have helped.
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ar min
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RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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hi

i have same problem

with bios ver A11

i can't install 740m nvidia driver 😞

i tried version from dell and nvidia website

still no driver for 740m

help please

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efigueiredo
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RE: Dell Vostro 5470 problem with GT 740M on Windows 8.1 64-bit

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Do not update with BIOS version A12.

I did that and this issue happened again! I had to downgrade to version A11 to have the GT 740M working again.

Eduardo

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