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Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

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Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

#1 Post by eecon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:15 pm

Hello .... it is advisable and easy to update the T61p's last and latest Nvidia FX-570M driver from early 2009 (v6.14.11.7874) to one of the newer Nivida Reference Drivers like the 300 series Quadro drivers, etc. I find on Nivida's web site .... or am I asking for trouble?

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Two - T61p 15.4" WS T9300 2.5Ghz units, August 2008 08/08 Builds + Nvidia FX570M GPUs, One - T42 15" Flexview 1.8GHz + ATI GPU for travel, Two - T500 15.4" T9600 & T9400 CPUs with ATI HD3650 GPUs, One - Stupidly Fast W520 15.6" i7-2860QM + Nvidia 2000M GPU + Series 3 Dock w/USB 3.0

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Re: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:35 pm

I've never bothered with "official" Lenovo drivers for these systems, go to nVidia's site, choose what you need and download it. Haven't been there recently since what I've been using for a while (332.76) is working fine and I felt no need to update it.

Obviously, YMMV.
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Re: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

#3 Post by eecon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:34 pm

Thanks ajkula66! .... Will give that Nvidia v332.76 a try.

BTW, did you find that uninstalling the old Lenovo Driver first worked better than simply executing the new Nvidia downloaded package over the top of the old current Lenovo driver?
Two - T61p 15.4" WS T9300 2.5Ghz units, August 2008 08/08 Builds + Nvidia FX570M GPUs, One - T42 15" Flexview 1.8GHz + ATI GPU for travel, Two - T500 15.4" T9600 & T9400 CPUs with ATI HD3650 GPUs, One - Stupidly Fast W520 15.6" i7-2860QM + Nvidia 2000M GPU + Series 3 Dock w/USB 3.0

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Re: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:40 pm

eecon wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:34 pm

BTW, did you find that uninstalling the old Lenovo Driver first worked better than simply executing the new Nvidia downloaded package?
I maintain a different approach so this situation is really not applicable, but the nVidia driver will give you the option of performing a "clean" install and that's what I would go for.
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Re: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

#5 Post by eecon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:19 pm

Thank you kindly :thumbs-UP:
Two - T61p 15.4" WS T9300 2.5Ghz units, August 2008 08/08 Builds + Nvidia FX570M GPUs, One - T42 15" Flexview 1.8GHz + ATI GPU for travel, Two - T500 15.4" T9600 & T9400 CPUs with ATI HD3650 GPUs, One - Stupidly Fast W520 15.6" i7-2860QM + Nvidia 2000M GPU + Series 3 Dock w/USB 3.0

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Re: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

#6 Post by Raidriar » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:48 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:35 pm
I've never bothered with "official" Lenovo drivers for these systems, go to nVidia's site, choose what you need and download it. Haven't been there recently since what I've been using for a while (332.76) is working fine and I felt no need to update it.

Obviously, YMMV.
I agree with this, 100%. Manufacturer drivers tend to be far more updated than Vendor drivers. Curiously enough, Nvidia's website lists the final FX 570M driver as 10/2016, but I found an 11/2016 driver I can share if anybody wants.

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