nVidia 4.0 GB Quadro FX 5800, 1.5 GB Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX580 512MB, Quadro FX3800 1GB, Quadro FX1800 768MB, Quadro 5000, Quadro 2000, Quadro 4000, Quadro 600, Quadro 6000, v.261.30, A05

ISV Certified Driver

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixed Enterprise installation issue (from 259.70).
Fixed issue on Windows 7/Vista for systems with more than 48 GB of memory.


Version 261.30, A05



Release date

23 May 2011

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R296040.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 119 MB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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Applies to
1.5 GB Quadro FX 4800
4.0 GB Quadro FX 5800
nVIDIA Quadro 2000
nVIDIA Quadro 4000
nVIDIA Quadro 5000
nVIDIA Quadro 600
nVIDIA Quadro 6000
Q2000 Quadro GPU - 1GB DDR5
Q4000 Quadro GPU - 2GB DDR5
Quadro 5000
Quadro 600
Quadro FX1800 768MB
Quadro FX3800 1GB
Quadro FX580 512MB
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for R296040.EXE


1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP
users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.


1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R296040.EXE.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R296040. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R296040 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.