View Full Version : Forceware drivers on Dell Laptops

06-24-04, 07:35 PM
How can I get the latest forceware drivers for my Inspiron 8500, I have to use Dells own drivers as the Nvidia ones do not work but the latest drivers they have is 44.87. I have already tried to modify the standard driver's INF file but whenever I use 3D with the modified INF drivers it freezes. Any help would be appreciated as these drivers do not play the latest games very well.

BTW it is a Geforce 4 Go Ti4200.

06-24-04, 10:37 PM
Check out this thread (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1888&highlight=GeForce4+440) for information regarding installation of Detonator/Forceware drivers on laptops. All of the information listed there should be applicable to your situation, except if you force-install a driver you would have to choose GeForce4 Ti4200 instead of GeForce4 MX 440.

06-28-04, 02:53 AM
I hope I'm not treading on any toes here, but for everything Mobile nVidia just look here : http://www.laptopvideo2go.com.
Here you'll find all the latest drivers and modded INFs to go with them.
The INFs work for ALL Laptops and ALL Desktops, everyknown tweak/page/hidden setting has been enabled.



06-28-04, 09:46 AM
Thank you both for your help.

Mobilenvidia what do you think are the best drivers for my setup?

06-28-04, 01:38 PM
If you want speed and play only DX8.1 games go for 44.03 it's the fastest.

A more modern driver that's no too bad is 56.72, the 60's are really ment for the go5700+ and DX9.



06-28-04, 08:23 PM
Err....My 5600 works almost 2x better in Halo w/ dx 9.0c + 61.34's.

06-28-04, 10:30 PM
Err....My 5600 works almost 2x better in Halo w/ dx 9.0c + 61.34's.
Meaning ??

The 5600 (NV31) and the 4200 (NV28) are completely different GPU's.
The 5600 is supposed to be DX9 compliant (only barely), the 4200 is DX8.1.

The 4200 has to emulate DX9 in software, no comparison really.

Hope this helps,


06-30-04, 03:46 PM
Oh, sorry, I was just explaining that the FX cards got a big boost w/60.xx series driver + DX 9.0c, but the 56.xx series were the best for the 2X chips.

Sorry for the crap explaination, but I had sent it with out explaining it :P

06-30-04, 06:52 PM
No worries matey, GF2go rules the triangles (hehe)