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Nvidia driver problems

By acefsj
Oct 30, 2008
  1. I have an acer aspire 5920 with windows vista home premium i just downgraded to xp pro but am having problems with my graphics card now it is an nvidia 8600m gs 256 MB every time i try and install the drivers i get this message “The nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware . Setup will now exit” Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  3. acefsj

    acefsj TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141

    Ya i just downloaded the chipset drivers and i still get the same message
     
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Downloaded, installed and rebooted?
     
  5. acefsj

    acefsj TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141

    Ya i finally got it i had to download the one from acer and not nvidia but now the problem i am having is that my graphics are not so good and i cant download any other drivers any ideas thanks
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Right click an open area of your Desktop, click properties, click settings.

    You want 'colour quality' set highest.

    You want to start with 1024*768 resolution.

    Then click advanced - click on GeForce 8600 (or whatever the 8600 says) and then let me know if you see a 'start the Nvidia Control Panel' button.
     
  7. acefsj

    acefsj TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141

    Ya it has start the nvidia control panel it is pretty fuzy on 1024+768 the next one up is a litle better but when i had vista on here i had it on 1024 768 and it was good
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  9. acefsj

    acefsj TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141

    Ya that clear type worked thanks for all the help can i give you rep points some how
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    No needed - I just like to help.

    Be nice to someone today. That's payback enough.

    :)
     
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