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Old November 10th 08, 02:12 AM posted to
Milhouse Van Houten
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Default nVidia 8600M GS driver for x64?

Thanks. I know WU is not the place to get the latest and greatest driver,
but it's usually the place to get *a* driver, and usually a stable one. It
seems odd to me that Dell hasn't worked with MS to make one available.

I checked out that site and it's quite interesting. Per my Hardware ID, this
is the appropriate version, though it's no longer available.

I'll figure it out (there's a lot to read yet), but I'm wondering why it's
left to that site to make available something that's so fundamental -- and
for 2008 systems yet. Based on the thread for the latest version, the
stability of these drivers seem to leave a lot to be desired, to the point
where I might be better off with the Standard VGA Adapter. Surely all
parties involved would do well to release solid drivers via normal channels.

"Curious" wrote in message
Try the following link. WinUpdate is normally the wrong place for driver

"Milhouse Van Houten" wrote in message
I was quite surprised upon installing Vista X64 SP1 clean on my Vostro
1710 to find that WU did not have a video driver waiting for me. As a
result, my WEI numbers for video (2D and 3D) were a whopping 1.0 with the
default "Standard VGA Adapter."

Naturally, I went to Dell's support site but found only x32 drivers.

I went to nVidia's site, but they said "M" class drivers are supplied by
the laptop vendors.

Surely I'm missing something, as this isn't exactly an obscure -- or
new -- card.