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JonasWP
12-23-2014, 09:09 PM
So - I recently bought this new laptop - the G771JM. It runs smooth and such, just up untill when I have to upgrade the video driver.

Apparently I can only use the driver from ASUS website, version 333.1702....

Can you please explain to me - howcome you claim that this laptop is "one of the best gaming laptop present" when you aren't even keeping the graphic drivers updated?

Also, looking at your article about performance on the G771JM while playing FarCry4, it is stated in the article that you were using THIS driver:

Nvidia GeForce driver: 344.65 WHQL

Care to inform me how I can get my drivers updated to those you used, when every time I try to install, it says

"Nvidia graphics driver can not find compatible graphics hardware"?



Link to the article:

http://rog.asus.com/386112014/g-series-gaming-laptops/farcry-4-performance-on-rog-g771jm-and-g551jm-gtx-860m-gaming-notebooks/

JonasWP
12-23-2014, 09:10 PM
So - I recently bought this new laptop - the G771JM. It runs smooth and such, just up untill when I have to upgrade the video driver.

Apparently I can only use the driver from ASUS website, version 333.1702....

Can you please explain to me - howcome you claim that this laptop is "one of the best gaming laptop present" when you aren't even keeping the graphic drivers updated?

Also, looking at your article about performance on the G771JM while playing FarCry4, it is stated in the article that you were using THIS driver:

Nvidia GeForce driver: 344.65 WHQL

Care to inform me how I can get my drivers updated to those you used?

Link to the article:

http://rog.asus.com/386112014/g-series-gaming-laptops/farcry-4-performance-on-rog-g771jm-and-g551jm-gtx-860m-gaming-notebooks/

*edit* - I have already tried downloading every single driver from NVIDIA's website, for laptops AND for desktops. Every single time, it comes up saying "graphics driver cannot find compatible hardware".

bookedirl
12-23-2014, 10:07 PM
Just go to the nVidia Website to download the drivers... simple as that.

JonasWP
12-23-2014, 10:34 PM
Just go to the nVidia Website to download the drivers... simple as that.

Mate - I have already tried that. Several times.

Keeps saying "graphics driver cannot find compatible hardware" - here is a pic of what message it comes up with:

http://www.igadgetsworld.com/how-to-nvidia-graphics-driver-can-not-find-compatible-graphics-hardware/

I also tried the solution on that page - but no succes.

toronto699
12-23-2014, 10:38 PM
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
you can use the nvidia drivers use option 2 scan for drivers

JonasWP
12-23-2014, 10:44 PM
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
you can use the nvidia drivers use option 2 scan for drivers

Sorry - my bad for not informing this in my first post:

I have already tried downloading every single driver on nvidias website. Both the laptop ones AND the desktop ones. Every single time, without any exceptions, it comes up saying that

"graphics driver cannot find compatible hardware"

As shown on this page:

http://www.igadgetsworld.com/how-to-nvidia-graphics-driver-can-not-find-compatible-graphics-hardware/

I also tried the "solution" on that page, but no succes.

Btw - I tried using option #2 on that link you gave me - this is what it came up with:

44582

unclewebb
12-23-2014, 10:49 PM
Did you try completely uninstalling your current Nvidia driver? Sometimes that works and allows the Nvidia installer to work correctly.

JonasWP
12-23-2014, 10:54 PM
Did you try completely uninstalling your current Nvidia driver? Sometimes that works and allows the Nvidia installer to work correctly.

Yes, I did uninstall. Still same problem. Only driver that works, is the 333.1702 one from ASUS' website...

Also, upon using the "scan for driver" option on nvidia's site, it comes up with this:

44583

Praz
12-23-2014, 11:25 PM
Hello

Threads merged.

toronto699
12-23-2014, 11:31 PM
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G771JM/HelpDesk/
did u try updating the bios and other drivers?

JonasWP
12-24-2014, 11:14 AM
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G771JM/HelpDesk/
did u try updating the bios and other drivers?

You do realize that updating other drivers doesn't help on this problem right? :)

ASUS has made custom changes to the GPU drivers. Meaning that laptops can't (or shouldnt) be able to use any other drivers than what ASUS are making and putting on their website. :)

But to answer your question: Every driver is updated through their website :)

Btw - thanks for answering as well :) I appreciate it :)

hmscott
12-24-2014, 02:30 PM
So - I recently bought this new laptop - the G771JM. It runs smooth and such, just up untill when I have to upgrade the video driver.

Apparently I can only use the driver from ASUS website, version 333.1702....

Can you please explain to me - howcome you claim that this laptop is "one of the best gaming laptop present" when you aren't even keeping the graphic drivers updated?

Also, looking at your article about performance on the G771JM while playing FarCry4, it is stated in the article that you were using THIS driver:

Nvidia GeForce driver: 344.65 WHQL

Care to inform me how I can get my drivers updated to those you used, when every time I try to install, it says

"Nvidia graphics driver can not find compatible graphics hardware"?

Link to the article:

http://rog.asus.com/386112014/g-series-gaming-laptops/farcry-4-performance-on-rog-g771jm-and-g551jm-gtx-860m-gaming-notebooks/

JonasWP, this is typical of Asus/Nvidia, Nvidia hasn't put the hardware ID specifics about the Asus G771 GPU into their general release drivers yet, sometimes it happens that they don't do it before Asus releases a product, it has happened to me a number of times.

You can find out the hardware ID specifics to add to the "nv_dispi.inf" file in the installer package, unpack the installer package, edit it to add the new hardware ID, and then install.

You will need to do this yourself with each new Nvidia driver until Nvidia adds the info themselves to the installer. You can file a request with Nvidia, but Asus has already done that. It doesn't hurt to complain to Nvidia, but not sure it helps. Patience seems to work best, and editing the "nv_dispi.inf" file myself :)

Nvidia INF driver modding
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=377158

GPU Strings - 12/8/13 (old article, still applies)
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=3dTDEAZH

You form your new string out of the Device Manager Hardware ID info you find for your GPU, and splice it into the format found in that list above. Here is an example using my G750JH 780m:

44610

44611

This is another good site for modded inf info:
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/
http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/8128-what-is-a-modded-inf-what-is-the-performance-and-quality-inf/

Try the latest BETA first, 347.09 just in case it has already been added:
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/80915

If that won't install, then you can use 7-zip to unpack it and edit the nv_disp.inf file to add your GPU.

Please come back and let us know how it works out, perhaps posting the hardware GPU id line you used, and even attaching the inf file would be a nice help to others.

JonasWP
12-25-2014, 01:16 AM
JonasWP, this is typical of Asus/Nvidia, Nvidia hasn't put the hardware ID specifics about the Asus G771 GPU into their general release drivers yet, sometimes it happens that they don't do it before Asus releases a product, it has happened to me a number of times.

You can find out the hardware ID specifics to add to the "nv_dispi.inf" file in the installer package, unpack the installer package, edit it to add the new hardware ID, and then install.

You will need to do this yourself with each new Nvidia driver until Nvidia adds the info themselves to the installer. You can file a request with Nvidia, but Asus has already done that. It doesn't hurt to complain to Nvidia, but not sure it helps. Patience seems to work best, and editing the "nv_dispi.inf" file myself :)

Nvidia INF driver modding
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=377158

GPU Strings - 12/8/13 (old article, still applies)
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=3dTDEAZH

You form your new string out of the Device Manager Hardware ID info you find for your GPU, and splice it into the format found in that list above. Here is an example using my G750JH 780m:

44610

44611

This is another good site for modded inf info:
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/
http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/8128-what-is-a-modded-inf-what-is-the-performance-and-quality-inf/

Try the latest BETA first, 347.09 just in case it has already been added:
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/80915

If that won't install, then you can use 7-zip to unpack it and edit the nv_disp.inf file to add your GPU.

Please come back and let us know how it works out, perhaps posting the hardware GPU id line you used, and even attaching the inf file would be a nice help to others.

Thanks much! :) My only problem is - the GPU string page and the GPU device ID page is so outdated that my GPU isnt on it. :/ GTX 860M...

What to do :S

*edit*

So - I figured I would try to just copy the GPU ID's and strings from the nvami file in the 333.17 driver (which is the currently working one), and paste it into the nv.dispi.inf for the new driver.

The result: The installer runs and goes through - but once it is done it says that it failed to install the graphic driver. :(

Even tried the modded inf from this site:

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers?dev=1392&sub=186D1043&whql=0&lang=0&orderby=version&dir=desc&os=

The 344.00 one - no luck either. Still comes up saying that it failed to install.

hmscott
12-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Thanks much! :) My only problem is - the GPU string page and the GPU device ID page is so outdated that my GPU isnt on it. :/ GTX 860M...

What to do :S

*edit*

So - I figured I would try to just copy the GPU ID's and strings from the nvami file in the 333.17 driver (which is the currently working one), and paste it into the nv.dispi.inf for the new driver.

The result: The installer runs and goes through - but once it is done it says that it failed to install the graphic driver. :(

Even tried the modded inf from this site:

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers?dev=1392&sub=186D1043&whql=0&lang=0&orderby=version&dir=desc&os=

The 344.00 one - no luck either. Still comes up saying that it failed to install.

JonasWP, all good things to try - not surprised they didn't work, but you missed the point in my post, sorry if I wasn't clear.

You take the newest driver, unpack the installer, and edit the INF file to add the GPU ID in the format like the others - the example I gave was to show a complete end to end successful translation of the Hardware ID from the Device Manager into the format that the installer INF file needs, not that you were supposed to find your entry in that file...

Make a backup copy of the INF file to save it in case you fat finger the edit, you can restore the original file to try again, and put in your entry for your GPU.

Then try the install with the latest driver with your GPU ID added to the INF file.

If this still isn't clear, read those links and their description of how to do what I am describing.

perjans89
12-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Any progress on the Driver?
Im having the exact same issue when trying to install latest driver. NO SUCCESS YET!

perjans89
12-25-2014, 07:44 PM
What lines did you add in the .inf-file ?
Ive added %NVIDIA_DEV.1392% = Section313, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1392 under [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.3]
And lastly i added NVIDIA_DEV.1392 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M" under [Strings]

But the installer cant install the Graphics driver, it just crashes during install.

Ive also tested using the full ID for the GPU, also that without success.

JonasWP
12-25-2014, 08:22 PM
JonasWP, all good things to try - not surprised they didn't work, but you missed the point in my post, sorry if I wasn't clear.

You take the newest driver, unpack the installer, and edit the INF file to add the GPU ID in the format like the others - the example I gave was to show a complete end to end successful translation of the Hardware ID from the Device Manager into the format that the installer INF file needs, not that you were supposed to find your entry in that file...

Make a backup copy of the INF file to save it in case you fat finger the edit, you can restore the original file to try again, and put in your entry for your GPU.

Then try the install with the latest driver with your GPU ID added to the INF file.

It this still isn't clear, read those links and their description of how to do what I am describing.

Hehe no worries - you were perfectly clear. And that was what I did. :)

Took latest driver - unpacked it. Edited the INF file where I added the GPU ID. Followed the guide to perfection. But still it refused to install :/

JonasWP
12-25-2014, 08:22 PM
What lines did you add in the .inf-file ?
Ive added %NVIDIA_DEV.1392% = Section313, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1392 under [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.3]
And lastly i added NVIDIA_DEV.1392 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M" under [Strings]

But the installer cant install the Graphics driver, it just crashes during install.

Ive also tested using the full ID for the GPU, also that without success.

Did almost the same thing. No luck :/

hmscott
12-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Hehe no worries - you were perfectly clear. And that was what I did. :)

Took latest driver - unpacked it. Edited the INF file where I added the GPU ID. Followed the guide to perfection. But still it refused to install :/

JonasWP, darn. :)

I guess filing a request at Nvidia and at Asus are all you can do besides wait for now.

I would encourage you to continue researching it and debugging, it's possible additional changes need to be made to more recent driver packages...

JonasWP
12-25-2014, 10:16 PM
JonasWP, darn. :)

I guess filing a request at Nvidia and at Asus are all you can do besides wait for now.

I would encourage you to continue researching it and debugging, it's possible additional changes need to be made to more recent driver packages...

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Already put in a request to NVIDIA at their website/forum here:

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/534575/geforce-drivers/official-nvidia-verde-notebook-gpu-driver-request-thread/32/

And it seems that others have done that as well... :)

Have tried looking at the INF file for the 333.37 driver (the latest one working) and seeing if anything apart of the GPU ID needs to be copied. But can't seem to find anything.

Hmm so I should contact ASUS through their support or?

hmscott
12-25-2014, 10:18 PM
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Already put in a request to NVIDIA at their website/forum here:

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/534575/geforce-drivers/official-nvidia-verde-notebook-gpu-driver-request-thread/32/

And it seems that others have done that as well... :)

Have tried looking at the INF file for the 333.37 driver (the latest one working) and seeing if anything apart of the GPU ID needs to be copied. But can't seem to find anything.

Hmm so I should contact ASUS through their support or?

Do you linux? Try diff'ing the two text files to see what else is changed... maybe do it between the 333.37 and the next driver version up - to reduce the uninteresting changes. Might as well diff the other text files in the package as well.

JonasWP
12-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Do you linux? Try diff'ing the two text files to see what else is changed... maybe do it between the 333.37 and the next driver version up - to reduce the uninteresting changes. Might as well diff the other text files in the package as well.

Yup - already tried that. Still no luck - comes up with error and says that it hasnt installed the graphic driver. :/

Which leads me to think that either ASUS or NVIDIA are modding more than just the INF, in order for it to work on ASUS machines.

hmscott
12-29-2014, 03:56 PM
JonasWP, while looking for new drivers I noticed Asus now has 3 distinctly separate hosted support areas for the G751:

Asus G751 Support / Download areas
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?55572-Asus-G751-Support-Download-areas&p=461698&viewfull=1#post461698

For the G771 there are 2 areas, with the 2nd having 7 more packages.

G771 Support Download area - OLDEST - 61 files hosted
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=G771JM&hashedid=X9WIcmPcjEsDsSyp

G771 Support Download Area - Newest - 68 files hosted.
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G771JM/HelpDesk_Download/

You might watch both, not sure which Asus will post to first / at all.

Both have the same Intel/Nvidia drivers right now...

JonasWP
12-29-2014, 04:13 PM
JonasWP, while looking for new drivers I noticed Asus now has 3 distinctly separate hosted support areas for the G751:

Asus G751 Support / Download areas
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?55572-Asus-G751-Support-Download-areas&p=461698&viewfull=1#post461698

For the G771 there are 2 areas, with the 2nd having 7 more packages.

G771 Support Download area - OLDEST - 61 files hosted
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=G771JM&hashedid=X9WIcmPcjEsDsSyp

G771 Support Download Area - Newest - 68 files hosted.
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G771JM/HelpDesk_Download/

You might watch both, not sure which Asus will post to first / at all.

Both have the same Intel/Nvidia drivers right now...

Thanks mate - I've been using those two sites as well. :) At least those are the ones I've been able to find, from ASUS.

I guess there is only one thing to do: Keep waiting for them to get their act together. :)

hmscott
12-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Thanks mate - I've been using those two sites as well. :) At least those are the ones I've been able to find, from ASUS.
I guess there is only one thing to do: Keep waiting for them to get their act together. :)

JonasWP, that's it, patience :)

Asus can't do anything about it except feed Nvidia the new GPU board ID info, then Nvidia works it into their driver update development, it sometimes takes a while.

JonasWP
12-29-2014, 05:44 PM
JonasWP, that's it, patience :)

Asus can't do anything about it except feed Nvidia the new GPU board ID info, then Nvidia works it into their driver update development, it sometimes takes a while.

Aye - when looking at the INF for the 347 and the 337, many of the ID's look the same. Even for the card on G771JM.

So I guess its just NVIDIA who has to get working :D

everlaine
01-06-2015, 10:17 PM
I really hope they can resolve this. I wouldn't mind if it was just for the performance update but I can't even play dragon age inquisition on my g771. And I bought this expensive computer for the purpose of playing it. Getting super frustrated.

everlaine
01-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Aye - when looking at the INF for the 347 and the 337, many of the ID's look the same. Even for the card on G771JM.

So I guess its just NVIDIA who has to get working :D

Jonas, try this.It finally worked for me!
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/779990/geforce-drivers/someone-please-help-can-t-install-drivers-past-333-17-on-asus-rog-gtx-860m/?offset=5#4418198

crimsonfrost
01-10-2015, 04:21 PM
Jonas, try this.It finally worked for me!
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/779990/geforce-drivers/someone-please-help-can-t-install-drivers-past-333-17-on-asus-rog-gtx-860m/?offset=5#4418198

On the GeForce thread you mentioned you had to change a "5" to "6" to get this working correctly. What "5" did you change to a "6" and where? It wasn't very clear.

joovic
01-12-2015, 12:09 PM
Try this, it's not the newest but working :)

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/31279-v34687-windows-8-64bit-asus-mobile/

pokerface
01-12-2015, 04:14 PM
I think you need to disable drive signature verification when wanting to install a modded driver otherwise it would refuse to install (that's on Windows 8 that is)

CleanUpOnAisle13
01-13-2015, 03:14 AM
Hi all. I have tried updating drivers with modded inf files and drive signature verification turned off as pokerface suggested. No luck here.

BVr77
01-13-2015, 05:43 AM
hi , sorry for the delay, as i'm french, i'm not going often here .
here is a link for asus laptop video drivers (Nvidia and Intel) the lastest version for Nvidia are 346.87 and 39.95 for Intel (01/13/2015 verified).
this link is updated each time asus put new laptop video drivers.

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=589&m=VGA&os=41&ft=1&f_name=VGA_nVidia_Win81_64_VER918134687.zip#VGA_nV idia_Win81_64_VER918134687.zip

sorry for my English, hope this can help.

danofa
01-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Thankyou! Managed to download it, works perfecty, en fin!

hmscott
01-13-2015, 10:09 PM
Try this, it's not the newest but working :)

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/31279-v34687-windows-8-64bit-asus-mobile/

joovic, that's a great find! Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

Maybe the .inf file from this driver will work in the newer drivers? Or maybe it will require more than just the .inf file... 346.87 is pretty new already :)

I wonder if this addresses 860m issues as well, like for the G750JM/G551JM??

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/31279-v34687-windows-8-64bit-asus-mobile/

45428

You might want to post this as a top level Thread, and catch the eyes of everyone that might benefit from an Asus Mobile specific Nvidia driver...

FiveStarHotel
01-17-2015, 05:13 PM
hi , sorry for the delay, as i'm french, i'm not going often here .
here is a link for asus laptop video drivers (Nvidia and Intel) the lastest version for Nvidia are 346.87 and 39.95 for Intel (01/13/2015 verified).
this link is updated each time asus put new laptop video drivers.

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=589&m=VGA&os=41&ft=1&f_name=VGA_nVidia_Win81_64_VER918134687.zip#VGA_nV idia_Win81_64_VER918134687.zip

sorry for my English, hope this can help.

This link worked just fine for me. Thanks BVr77!

TheMadTitan
01-20-2015, 01:17 PM
So... Any input on the (dis)advantages of this driver set over previous versions?