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Ken
08-13-2011, 01:32 PM
I downloaded the latest drivers from Nvidia, but when I try to install it says it can't find compatible hardware.

When I use the Nvidia auto updater it finds the GTX 460M, but says I have to get the drivers from the laptop manufacturer.

The drivers on the Asus site are older than the ones I have installed.

Can someone explain how I can get the most recent Asus drivers?

Thank you.

Xempt
08-13-2011, 11:20 PM
You can go to GeForce.com or directly to Nvidia.com

make sure you download the correct one based on your operating system -32 bit or -64 bit

Selenarious
09-03-2011, 10:19 AM
Ken, use http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/28731-v28026-windows-7vista-64bit-nvidia-oem-notebook/

Vrs
09-27-2011, 01:12 PM
Its very bad that Asus havent made available any new driver for the G53SW graphic card, their latest was made in 2011.03.16:
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=G53SW
I have called Asus support and told them how bad this is and that i hardly doubt i will buying Asus again if they dont improve on this important issue, i suggest you do the same, the more pressure and they will have to change their lousy updates on drivers for graphic cards.

xeromist
09-27-2011, 04:51 PM
Its very bad that Asus havent made available any new driver for the G53SW graphic card, their latest was made in 2011.03.16:
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=G53SW
I have called Asus support and told them how bad this is and that i hardly doubt i will buying Asus again if they dont improve on this important issue, i suggest you do the same, the more pressure and they will have to change their lousy updates on drivers for graphic cards.

The drivers on the ASUS site are merely a convenience and they work which is what they are supposed to do. Is there something wrong with the drivers on the ASUS website?

The problem is that Nvidia needs to have all of the hardware IDs included in the driver so that it can install properly.

Vrs
09-27-2011, 05:33 PM
The drivers on the ASUS site are merely a convenience and they work which is what they are supposed to do. Is there something wrong with the drivers on the ASUS website?

The problem is that Nvidia needs to have all of the hardware IDs included in the driver so that it can install properly.
The games as you are probably aware of are different then 6 months ago, there has been several performance improvements in nvidia driver since march, and it cant install from Nvidias site because as you wrote there are codes that Asus must have in the nvidia driver. It is bad from Asus not to have done anything since march regarding renewal of the nvidia driver, so i have a computer from Asus that cost a lot of money and are supposed to be o so great with a over 6 months old driver.

xeromist
09-27-2011, 06:32 PM
The most important thing is that it works but I understand what you're saying. Once Nvidia fixes their problem you will always have the latest release. For now Chastity has some modded drivers & INF files so that you can install some of the newer drivers. You might want to check her reference thread:
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?1150-G73-74-53-Series-Driver-and-Application-Reference

You might also try some of the Nvidia beta drivers as for some reason they sometimes are able to install even when the WHQL can't.

jsixpack1
10-19-2011, 06:50 PM
The drivers on the ASUS site are merely a convenience and they work which is what they are supposed to do. Is there something wrong with the drivers on the ASUS website?

The problem is that Nvidia needs to have all of the hardware IDs included in the driver so that it can install properly.

There is something wrong with the drivers ASUS is providing......besides the fact that they are 7 months old.......

The really really outdated drivers on ASUS's site do not allow me to play Battlefield 3(beta) which requires version 285 of the Nvidia drivers. What am I supposed to do ? Buy a new laptop everytime there is a video driver upgrade that comes out?

Seriously, as we all know drivers are updated often to fix various issues in games,performance issues etc....

The fact that ASUS is not providing it's paying customers with updated drivers, is extremely ridiculous.

I love my G53SW Laptops (i've got 2 of them), but it is the first and last ASUS product I will ever buy unless we can get updated support for drivers that run their provided hardware.

xeromist
10-19-2011, 10:05 PM
I agree that 7mo is a bit much and ASUS should probably do something since Nvidia is screwing ASUS customers. I guess what I'm getting at though is that this type of thing never ends. There is always a new game needing a compatibility update or a better audio driver, etc. System builders can't hope to keep up with it all. That's why Nvidia *should* ensure that their drivers support all relevant hardware to begin with. And it's not like this is a new problem or that they haven't had this card working in some driver versions. They seem to have issues with hardware profiles popping in and out of releases.

Note that Chastity@ASUS is aware of this issue and has released modded INF files(driver & application sticky) so that you guys can get drivers installed. If you can't get it to work then post a thread in the notebook area and I'm sure we can work together to get it sorted.

PILGRIM
10-20-2011, 03:20 AM
There is something wrong with the drivers ASUS is providing......besides the fact that they are 7 months old.......

The really really outdated drivers on ASUS's site do not allow me to play Battlefield 3(beta) which requires version 285 of the Nvidia drivers. What am I supposed to do ? Buy a new laptop everytime there is a video driver upgrade that comes out?

Seriously, as we all know drivers are updated often to fix various issues in games,performance issues etc....

The fact that ASUS is not providing it's paying customers with updated drivers, is extremely ridiculous.

I love my G53SW Laptops (i've got 2 of them), but it is the first and last ASUS product I will ever buy unless we can get updated support for drivers that run their provided hardware.

I'm not computer savvy, but I could download drivers just as easily direct from the nvidia site. I'm using 285.38 version (recommended for BF3) at the moment with my G74. In fact, I could even download from nvidia with my previous low-end laptop. So I for one, don't really get where the problem is...

ASUS isn't the only one with outdated driver versions. For comparison, try checking Alienware- it also has outdated drivers.

PILGRIM
10-20-2011, 04:27 AM
You can go to GeForce.com or directly to Nvidia.com

make sure you download the correct one based on your operating system -32 bit or -64 bit

...and make it sure you download the laptop driver version. It happened to me once. I've had an incompatibility issue when I mistakenly downloaded the desktop version:o

grungeboy2
10-20-2011, 11:18 AM
pretty much all the laptop makers have outdated video drivers. they put out one they know works. seldom is it ever updated.

they know that most people go to the video card's provider to get updates.

if you weren't playing games with it the original driver would be all you would really ever need. the people who are gaming and benefit from the newer drivers are the people who bought laptops with dedicated graphics cards. these people should update their drivers from the graphics card provider's website.

jsixpack1
10-20-2011, 02:56 PM
I'm not computer savvy, but I could download drivers just as easily direct from the nvidia site. I'm using 285.38 version (recommended for BF3) at the moment with my G74. In fact, I could even download from nvidia with my previous low-end laptop. So I for one, don't really get where the problem is...

ASUS isn't the only one with outdated driver versions. For comparison, try checking Alienware- it also has outdated drivers.

Xeromist, thank you for the info and the offer for help. Much appreciated.

Pilgrim,

I'm sorry I wasn't clear in my post (I was assuming you all could read my mind ;))

The issue for me is that when I download the lastest and greatest from Nvidia and try to install them on my laptop, I get an error message that the driver can't install because my vendor is providing drivers specific for my hardware platform and to go to their website to get the latest drivers....something like that.

Bottom line, I can't install the NVidia drivers.

I did a bit of digging and found a site with instructions on what to do to get the NVidia drivers to install on my laptop. At least there is a hack for this issue. Not sure if I'm allowed to post that link in here so I won't at this time... but if anyone else is interested, you can google the following:
"Fix Latest nVidia Mobility Driver to Fit Your Notebook"

JRd1st
10-20-2011, 03:51 PM
My card IS in the latest drivers so I'm surprised yours isn't, too. In any case go HERE (http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers) to get modded drivers for notebooks. I've known Pieter, the dude that runs that site, for years, and he knows what he's doing. (I think Chastity gets her modded drivers from there, anyway.)

PILGRIM
10-20-2011, 04:12 PM
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Xeromist, thank you for the info and the offer for help. Much appreciated.

Pilgrim,

I'm sorry I wasn't clear in my post (I was assuming you all could read my mind ;))

The issue for me is that when I download the lastest and greatest from Nvidia and try to install them on my laptop, I get an error message that the driver can't install because my vendor is providing drivers specific for my hardware platform and to go to their website to get the latest drivers....something like that.

Bottom line, I can't install the NVidia drivers.

I did a bit of digging and found a site with instructions on what to do to get the NVidia drivers to install on my laptop. At least there is a hack for this issue. Not sure if I'm allowed to post that link in here so I won't at this time... but if anyone else is interested, you can google the following:
"Fix Latest nVidia Mobility Driver to Fit Your Notebook"


Hi there, jsixpack1,

There's nothing to apologize for. Methinks we're all on this forum for purposes of helping each other, to "ROG on" (Chastity's quip on me;)), and if I may add, using it to vent our angst on these frustratingly wonderful machines we have..

I checked on the site you mentioned on how to hack nvidia driver incompatibility issues. Though I don't have the need to try it, it looks pretty solid to me. Hope it helped you with your driver problem. I saw some posters' comments in there stating negative results.

Icemanforlife
10-20-2011, 08:20 PM
On the Nvidia website i used the automatic driver detection and found the most current is Latest Driver Version 280.26

http://www.geforce.com/Drivers