nVidia drivers?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by X-Istence, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Hey,

    Does anyone know where I can get Windows 7 nvidia drivers? I have an GeForce 4 Ti 4600 graphics card. I downloaded the Windows XP/Vista drivers and they seem to be working, however as soon as it attempts to change 3D modes the entire system crashes.

    Yes, I know it is an older graphics card, this is an older machine.

    P4 2.4 Ghz
    1 GB of ram
    60 GB HD

    This thing runs like a beauty besides the graphics not working for 3D stuff. I am really enjoying Windows 7.
     
  2. epk

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    mm.. the geforce 4 Ti isn't supported in newer drivers

    the last release to support them is the 93.71, and its only for windows xp

    sorry
     
  3. Bman

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    Plus, there aren't really any Win7 drivers, not Nvidia at least.
     
  4. X-Istence

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    I figured as much. Oh well. I don't have the money to purchase a newer rig/graphics card, so I am stuck with what I have got for now.
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    the nvidia drivers for windows 7 are provided via windows update according to the nvidia website. However they dropped support for everything below the 6000 series a long while back.
     
  6. Bman

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    And there not signed by Nvidia correct?
     
  7. X-Istence

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    Yeah, I installed the 93.xx ones with some luck and forcing Windows 7 to make the app think it was Windows XP. The drivers did allow me to have my screen at 1680 x 1050, which is all I really cared about in the first place.

    I have another drive in a drive sled that I can slide into the bay and boot up in that is Windows XP.

    That being said, Windows 7 runs much much smoother than Windows Vista with SP1 installed. It stays responsive, is not a resource hog, even on an older machine I find it a pleasure to use. It to me feels like Mac OS X, gets out of my way and lets me do what I need to do.
     
  8. Johnny

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    my nvidia 7300le driver installed perfectly on windows 7 :)
     
  9. LordOfLA

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    Official full on nvidia drivers :) If you want the latest fully functional windows drivers for nvidia - windows update is where you'll find them.
     
  10. X-Istence

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    Just not for older cards :p
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    time to upgrade :)

    You can get 6000 series cards cheap :)
     
  12. X-Istence

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    You're telling a student ... I am broke. All out of cash. Just filled up my car, have a few dollars to my name.
     
  13. LordOfLA

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    :D

    I'd be suprised if you paid more than $30 for a low end 6000 series card - 6100 o 6200.
     
  14. epk

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    he can prolly get a 7100 for 20$
    i dont think they even sell 6-series anymore ;D
     
  15. X-Istence

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    That buys me enough Ramen noodles to last a few weeks.

    I have already been looking around, found an old x800 Pro from ATI. It has Vista drivers so I am going to give it a spin later.

    Apparently Windows Media Player/VLC use some 3D component since playing video files in either causes the entire OS to go down hard. Back on XP for now.
     
  16. LordOfLA

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    windows media uses hardware acceleration to play back.
    Don't use VLC on windows.

    you want media player classic, fdshow, vsfilter and haali media splitter on windows - all provided by the cccp playback pack, much more versatile with more current codecs.