nVidia Drivers - pretty lame

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by msnews.microsoft.com, May 26, 2006.

  1. I have installed Vista Beta2 on a Dell D820 with the following specs: Duo
    Core 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 80GB HD, nVidia Quadro NVS120m w/ 512mb RAM, Broadcom
    network and Intel Wireless. This is on the highest quality display they
    ship with , resolution up to 1920 X 1200.

    I cannot get Areo to work, I keep getting BlueScreens due to video drivers,
    and I cannot use any of the UI modifications - ie: colors etc. The OS
    identifies my video card as a GeForce Go 7400 NOT a Quadro NVS 120m. Has
    anyone else seen this issue? I tried installing the new drives from nVidia
    but apparently it is not for the Quadro NVS adapters because it reports that
    it cannot find a supported video adapter.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    msnews.microsoft.com, May 26, 2006
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  2. Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 26, 2006
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    ColTom2 Guest


    You sat that both Quadro or NVIDIA are not supported on Vista; however,
    your website indicates a list they say are supported on Vista. Could you
    explain this a little better, as I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 and would
    like to know for sure.

    ColTom2, May 27, 2006
  4. Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 27, 2006
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    ColTom2 Guest


    I understand it's not your website, as I meant to have said website
    referenced by you. Please explain what you meant by the specific card the OP
    has is not supported by Vista. I have no idea what OP stands for and exactly
    what card you are talking about.

    I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 display adapter which apparently will not
    work with Vista according to you. What would you recommend that I do whereby
    I can install and use Vista at some point down the road.?

    ColTom2, May 27, 2006
  6. OP = Original Poster of the thread
    Morgan is the OP.

    Morgan has a GeForce Go 7400 which is not listed on the link I gave so the
    card is not supported in Vista..

    You have a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 which is on the list and is supported.
    Your video card will work with Windows Vista.

    If you have Vista, install the appropriate driver based on the Build of
    Vista you have:

    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 27, 2006
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    ColTom2 Guest


    I appreciate all your good to know NDIVIA info.

    ColTom2, May 27, 2006
  8. The original poster's (OP's) nVidia Quadro NVS120m is not on the supported
    list provided
    The GeForce Go 7400 that Vista is identifying it as is also not on the list
    The GeForce FX 5200 is on the list and therefore is supported.
    I will further support this as my GeForce FX 5200 is working with Vista.
    I think Mr. Jones meant GeForce when he said nVidia.
    HTH (hope that helps)
    Chris Altmann, May 27, 2006
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