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Stuck on video drivers after upgrading to Win 7, Alienware Area-51 m17x-r1

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by nv40pimp, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. nv40pimp New Member

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Alright fellow TPUers, I am on the verge of hitting this thing with a hammer lol.

    specs are...
    Alienware m17x - R1 Series
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
    Motherboard Model: ASUS F17
    Motherboard Chipset: Intel PM965 (Crestline-PM) + ICH8M-E
    4 GB DDR2 G.Skill
    SLI GeForce 8700m GT (G84M)

    I am having a hell of a time trying to find a driver.

    1- video drivers, The nvidia drivers will not install, I still have a missing driver in Device Manager called 3D Video Controller, I am assuming this is what is holding me back.

    Hoping one of you might be able to help me stomp this last issue:respect:
  2. kiddagoat


    Jan 23, 2011
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    http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/ <---- goto this website.

    The reason the Nvidia will not install is because your particular hardware IDs are not in the Nvidia driver.

    Sometimes with laptops, even though it is a ATI/AMD or Nvidia card, the driver is altered by the manufacturer and catered only to that model or that particular card.

    The above website attempts to put all existing hardware IDs into the driver such that the "generic" Nvidia driver will install onto the laptop.

    Alienware/Dell, Toshiba, Sony, and HP are often guilty of catering a driver specifically for the system.
  3. LDNL


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