I have Precision T3500 that came with NVidia Quadro FX580 display adapter.
I had issues installing the latest NVidia driver for this card on Windows 7 (the screen would just go blank) but it was working fine with the three years old driver recommended by Dell, and now I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10 and it would automatically install the latest Windows 10 driver for this card that would freeze the system after reboot...
On Dell's support web site it says that Windows 10 is not supported on my system.
Any suggestions how to make Windows 10 work on Precision T3500 with NVidia Quadro FX580?
The FX580 is a DX9 WDDM 1.0 card.
I have 2006 and 2005 E510's that have been upgraded with Pentium D 915 and 4 gigs of ram and they work Fine with windows 10 once you get at least a Geforce 610 or Radeon HD 5450 or better DX11 wddm 1.3 card.
The FX580 is an ancient vacccum tube card that is not suitable for AERO or Windows 7,8,10
It works with the original WDDM 1.0 Vista Drivers but it will not have WDDM 1.1 or 1.3 drivers.
Thank you for your response.
Nvidia Quadro FX580 is DX10, Shader model 4.0 card according to specs, it has two DisplayPorts and one dual link DVI-I port, and I am currently using Aero with a three years old driver for Windows 7 64bit recommended and available for download from Dell.
Nvidia has Windows 10 driver for this card as well, which means that this card is supposed to work with Windows 10 just fine, but it freezes my Precision T3500 after reboot.
Any other suggestions, that will not require hardware upgrades?
Some more information on the issue.
The latest NVidia Quadro FX580 driver for Windows 7 64bit that still works on my Dell Precision T3500 is 296.70
The computer hangs during 341.61 installation with the blank screen.
You have to use 340 or earlier drivers for DX10 cards.
NVIDIA has announced that its “legacy” products will no longer be supported by its drivers. The Release 340 drivers will be the last ones to bring optimizations for them.
After that, NVIDIA will move all Direct3D 10 graphics processing units (GPUs) to legacy status, leaving only Fermi, Kepler and Maxwell cards supported
NVIDIA published the entire list of devices moving to legacy status, and we have everything: GeForce, Quadro and Tesla.
The GeForce 88000GTX, a fairly popular adapter even now, is among them, as is the GeForce 405. The Tesla 1000 line is mentioned as well, along with the Quadro FX collection and the Tesla C, Quadro Plex and NVS notebook platform. That last one includes both NVIDIA NVS and NVIDIA Quadro NVS.
All in all, over one hundred products have been cut off from the driver base, and it's not really that shocking. Although it does pose the question of whether or not game makers will support legacy D3D10 products from now on.
Thank you for the update.
I don't understand then why Microsoft pushes the latest Nvidia driver via automatic updates in Windows 10. Should not Dell and/or Nvidia talk to Microsoft about that?
Why Windows 10 does not work with my current Windows 7 drivers?
They push the new so that you MUST use Newer hardware.
The older DX9 and DX10 hardware is End of Life End of Support for ATI and Nvidia.
Dell is not going to work with microsoft to support windows 10 on 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 hardware.
I am not going to invest into new Nvidia card just to get free Windows 10 upgrade, because it will not be free then.
I would love to upgrade to Windows 10 and continue using my Nvidia card with current driver that works perfectly fine on Windows 7.
Hi varmatev, I have a T3500 with the FX580, running W7 pro (dvi to vga) and I'm having similar issue, black screen flash. It is very annoying. I have tried different drivers, all to no avail. I have just now swapped HDD with one running linux mint to prove there is no fault with the card, screen or cable. It has been running fine for over 2 hours. So this would prove an incompatibility with Nvidia drivers and W7
Have you managed to sort a driver that works for you on W7, and if so would you share.