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Ademan
06-04-05, 01:36 AM
Hey, so I recently purchased a notebook with a geforce go 6600 GPU in it. And because of some certain features that the newer nvidia drivers have *cough* GL_EXT_framebuffer_object *cough* I want to get the newest drivers for the notebook. Unfortunately, when i looked through the "supported hardware" section of the documents for the newest drivers on nvidia's site. the geforce go line of GPUs was nowhere to be found. Now i know theres an Extreme G modified driver out there that supports geforce go-s (a lot of googling revealed it), but I'm rather skeptical, as im new to all of this. Should I be worried about heat problems since its technically not a notebook driver? Additionally, how would I go about modifying the INF files for the nvidia driver installers? And the same concerns exist about heat and such, if i was to modify the infs myself. AND FINNALY, there is a set of beta drivers, i believe its forceware 71.84, and yet nvidia has a release version of 71.89, does that mean theres no reason to use the beta drivers at all?

i know thats a lot, and probably rambling too, but any help is appreciated.
thanks a lot
-Dan

anzak
06-04-05, 01:47 AM
First off, welcome.

It's been a while since I've used nVidia drivers, so I've got no clue which is the best atm. Once you have decided on one, you should be able to find the inf file HERE (http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/). I would recommend the Exteme G becuase they are slightly faster than the stock offering and you wouldn't need to mess with modfying the inf. Enjoy your new laptop.

Ademan
06-04-05, 02:13 AM
Much appreciated, friendly people here :-). Oh, and out of curiosity, is anyone able to address my heat concern(ive never owned a notebook before)?

thanks a lot
-Dan

saturnotaku
06-04-05, 08:59 AM
and out of curiosity, is anyone able to address my heat concern(ive never owned a notebook before)?

You never mentioned anything about heat in your first post.

Ademan
06-04-05, 09:03 AM
Hey, so I recently purchased a notebook with a geforce go 6600 GPU in it. And because of some certain features that the newer nvidia drivers have *cough* GL_EXT_framebuffer_object *cough* I want to get the newest drivers for the notebook. Unfortunately, when i looked through the "supported hardware" section of the documents for the newest drivers on nvidia's site. the geforce go line of GPUs was nowhere to be found. Now i know theres an Extreme G modified driver out there that supports geforce go-s (a lot of googling revealed it), but I'm rather skeptical, as im new to all of this. Should I be worried about heat problems since its technically not a notebook driver? Additionally, how would I go about modifying the INF files for the nvidia driver installers? And the same concerns exist about heat and such, if i was to modify the infs myself. AND FINNALY, there is a set of beta drivers, i believe its forceware 71.84, and yet nvidia has a release version of 71.89, does that mean theres no reason to use the beta drivers at all?

i know thats a lot, and probably rambling too, but any help is appreciated.
thanks a lot
-Dan

Anyways I didnt really do anything more than glance over it, sorry. Either way is anyone familiar with heat problems and notebooks being used with desktop drivers?

thanks
-Dan

saturnotaku
06-04-05, 12:01 PM
I had a Dell Inspiron with a mobile NVIDIA chipset that I used desktop drivers on all the time and I never had problems. The proper functionality for the mobile drivers (power mizer, etc) is built into the sets that are released for the desktop, but the actual support for the specific GPUs is not included.

Ademan
06-06-05, 10:03 PM
Hrm, I've got another question. On Xtreme G's site (i assume this is it: <a href="http://www.tweaksrus.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=1">http://www.tweaksrus.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=1</a>

They have a few drivers like "XG76.45a-HD" and some that are "WHQL" What do they mean by "HD" and "WHQL" ? I'm under the impression that WHQL drivers are the beta ones, but im not entirely sure. (I can only use beta drivers right now for GL_EXT_framebuffer_object) So could anyone clear that up for me?

thanks a ton
-Dan

saturnotaku
06-06-05, 10:06 PM
WHQL only means that the drivers have been "certified" by Microsoft. It's merely a label, nothing more. Any drivers released officially by NVIDIA will have this stamp. With leaked betas, sometimes they are certified, more often they are not. It really doesn't matter either way.

Ademan
06-06-05, 10:40 PM
Heh, just realized, looks like html doesnt work in the forum :-/ Anyways, thanks for the explanation. That makes identifying beta drivers harder, im pretty sure theres no non-beta version of 71.89 correct? What about 76.xx ?

thanks (thanks for humoring me too)
-Dan

Acid Rain
06-07-05, 12:58 AM
Heh, just realized, looks like html doesnt work in the forum :-/ Anyways, thanks for the explanation. That makes identifying beta drivers harder, im pretty sure theres no non-beta version of 71.89 correct? What about 76.xx ?

thanks (thanks for humoring me too)
-DanIf you are brand new to Nvidia, start here: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp ,snag the 71.89s and enjoy your new setup.

These are excellent and highly stable drivers. 100% official from Nvidia.

JRd1st
06-07-05, 08:25 AM
Should I be worried about heat problems since its technically not a notebook driver? -Dan

I wouldn't worry about it. They're all the same drivers except for a few lines in the inf files.

If you're worried about heat, though, don't use any drivers with a compile date before March 10 (I think it is).

Also, LapTopVideo2Go (http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/) is a good site for laptop users. The site owner is on vacation now, but if you look in their forums (http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/), all the new drivers modded for laptops can be found.