Rogue-Trooper
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Is dell ever going to up date the video drivers for the 260m on the M15X!

Hi everyone,

just wondering if anyone knows if dell/Alienware or ever going to update the video drivers for the 260m on the M15X? as they are still at version 257.38 on the dell website and if you go for the nvidia release is now at 306.97 if you go for the nvidia release you can update it but it messes up stuff on your laptop like OSD and other stuff like the graphics goes onto steath mode some times and you have to switch it off which is hard if your OSD isint working i can tell you!  i know there a lot of dissapointed people out there that bought this laptop and after a very stort time on the shelf it was discontinued because it was the same wieght as the M17X and there has been no update or revisions of it since! i dont think this is very fair to customers and fans of alienware! i dont think this is the on laptop/graphics card with this problem and i dont want to buy a new card or even a new laptop just yet! dell/Alienware just dont seem to keep on top of these software problems and i dont think my system is the only one suffering, if anyone from dell.Alienware could respond to this that would be good or some that has a work round for this problem that would be great! thanks for taking the time to read this thread a look forward to hearing from anyone...

thanks...Alastair...

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Re: Is dell ever going to up date the video drivers for the 260m on the M15X!

Hi Alastair,

Thank you for sharing this information. Your feedback is valuable to us. I will update the product engineering team on this to see if they can update the drivers on the support site. If a driver is made available for download it will be pushed through Alien Autopsy (Dell support center).

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7Leagueboot
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Re: Is dell ever going to up date the video drivers for the 260m on the M15X!

Hi Satya,

Can you ask them to update ALL drivers please. The M17x R2 has not had a driver update since 2010!

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Re: Is dell ever going to up date the video drivers for the 260m on the M15X!

Hi, Dell-Satya P will pass on this info, however the drivers in our support website for those revisions are proven to be the most stable. They have been tested by our L3 team and had the best results. You're always welcome to try driver updates from the manufacturer's website.

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7Leagueboot
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Re: Is dell ever going to up date the video drivers for the 260m on the M15X!

Like I said, Dell have not provided anything since 2010 and the manufacturer's drivers create problems when running in SLI mode. Games released since 2010 need modern drivers.

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