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I got a mALX from alienware a while ago with these specs

[1] Aurora? mALX

Display: 19" WideSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 LCD Display with Built-in 1.3 Mega Pixel Camera

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional UK with SP2

Warranty: AlienCare Free Phone 1-Year 24/7 Warranty

Automated Support: AlienAutopsy: Automated Technical Support Request System

Processor: AMD Turion? 64 Mobile ML44 2.4GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache

Memory: 2GB DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2x1024MB

Video Card: Dual 512MB NVidia® GeForce? Go 7900 GTX SLI Enabled ? 1GB of Total Memory!

System Drive: Extreme Performance - RAID 0 - 200GB (100GB x 2) 7200 RPM SATA

CD/DVD/RW: DVD-Burner: 8x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24x CD-RW Combo w/Software

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA

Keypad: Mobile Keypad - English

Motherboard: Alienware® NVIDIA® NForce 4 SLI Chipset

Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem

Wireless Network Card: Internal Wireless 802.11a/b/g miniPCI Card

Floppy Drive: USB Floppy Drive

And you know its okay and everything but it REALLY needs new video drivers, so i was wondering if anyone else managed to get the new forceware drivers into the malx cuz i tried everything and it wont work.

I tried the 93.71 with the modded ini file on a clean xp install and i just get a black screen after the prompt

(this driver company has not paid us lots of money to validate it sign windows)

And tried several other drivers to ... the 32 bit versions of course,, with the right ini file.

But there must be somthing i am missing ...... i heard there could be a problem with the sli but i really dont know

So has anyone had these problems or am i just lucky becouse i really need a few pointers on installing some new forceware drivers on my malx..... I have a clean XP pro version on my malx now and ill really love the person that could make this work !

Thanks in advance

Richard :)

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Which driver Alienware offers for your laptop? Which issue makes you think that you need to upgrade your driver?

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Well i think it was the ForceWare 83.91 Drivers

Reason i think i needed new drivers was some problems with neverwinter nights 2.

Seems i needed new drivers to make it work properly with my SLI rig.

I must admitt that i am kinda new to this SLI and geforce go type video cards.

But i seem to get a weird amount of "hops" in FPS when i play games as NWN2 and dark messiah.

I read about similar problems with m9700 machines and they apperantly fixed it with the 93.71 drivers from here , but those wont work for me.

And anyways i wanted "optimal" drivers so i wouldnt miss out on preformance.

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Which driver Alienware offers for your laptop? Which issue makes you think that you need to upgrade your driver?

it was the ForceWare 83.91 Drivers

I just want the newest drivers so i dont miss out on preformance since i dont know to much about SLI

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  • 1 year later...

You may want to try v176.09 from Clevo - no need for any modded inf. N.B. Use the link provided by M_P_E on that page as the 'download' at the top of the page doesn't work.

I installed them a couple of weeks ago and they work fine with Crysis and World in Conflict (the only games I have played so far with these drivers).

The only issue installing these is that after installing the second card the screen goes black. But don't panic - just wait a few minutes and hit enter. You should hear the Windows logging off sound and the machine will reboot. After reboot you will need to enable SLI using the Nvidia Control panel.

Good luck!

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