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Dell XPS M1530 Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT (256 MB)

ForceWare Version: 176.44

Component Version: 7.15.11.7644

I want to know which driver specifically I should get to get the most out of gaming in my computer! I did a lot of research and I just cant seem to find out which drivers are laptop drivers and desktop drivers... I thought this website was just for laptop drivers but I saw somewhere that this is just for desktop drivers and I got confused and then I saw that 180.84 is the best driver and then i saw that this was just for desktop when i went there!

Also I just wanted to update my driver to the latest when (I went to the nvidia website) Nvidia told me to go to dell to update my driver! I did that and the latest one is 176.44! Then i see here that the latest ones are like 180 something and i want to try those and see if GTA 4 runs better with that!

SO PLEASE! SOMEONE HELP ME! I NEED SOMEONE TO TELL ME WHICH DRIVER I SHOULD INSTALL AND HOW? Now dont think I didnt try and look to do it my self. I did but now I am in doubt of myself and I dont want to install a driver which screws up my computer!

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Sry I am double posting but I forgot to say that I have a:

Vista Home Premium x32

If that helps at all!

hi,

i am not a expert but i have same system as yours and i was running 179.xx (get it from Nvidia.com) but i am running now 185.xx beta drivers (Google it)...both were working just fine for me or get a utility called Driver updater.. it really helped me by automatically downloading the drivers and install for you as well :)

dmaxxx

dell xps 1530

4 gig ram

t -8300 processor

vista 32 bit

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What games did you run and did you find any increase in framerates or you dont really pay attention to that?

because I want to find out the best driver for me and since I cant figure it out... i need help from some experts to figure it out! thats why i gave out all the specs for my laptop! and what i do with it most! (Gaming)

PS: i went to Nvidia.com and i found how to get the 179.28 driver but on that page it says that 179.28 is a beta? I thought 185.xx was a beta? Also i can seem to find the 185.xx drivers on google either!

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I suggest you use the 179.28 or the 185.20 drivers,

The 179.28 one is an official beta for notebook, the 185.2 is an official beta for desktop :)

The 179.28 is best for good perfs and good functionality (powermizer is working on these)

The 185.20 is best for performance on newest games (like GTAIV), but lacks a good powermizer support (for me)

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I suggest you use the 179.28 or the 185.20 drivers,

The 179.28 one is an official beta for notebook, the 185.2 is an official beta for desktop :)

The 179.28 is best for good perfs and good functionality (powermizer is working on these)

The 185.20 is best for performance on newest games (like GTAIV), but lacks a good powermizer support (for me)

on my M1530 i was getting great performance with 185.20, but i was also hitting high temps at one point it would get up to 98C and the GTA would slowdown alot, i am back on the 179.28 and it is a little slower but i dont over heat and no "slide-show" effect when its over heating

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cool i will try the 179.28 from the offical nvidia website!

Because i think that 185.20, all that does is turn off powermizer which lets the GPU run at full speed and gets a lot of game performence but overheats! And i already got a switch to turn it off and on at my will (powermizer) so 179.28 will do for me

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

THIS FORUM IS AWESOME!

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  • 3 months later...
Guest Genna

I have a vostro 1500 w nvidia geoforce 8600M GT

I downloaded the 179.48_notebook_winvista_32bit_beta.exe driver for nvidia and it bumped my framerate up in GTA IV multiplayer benchmark by 9 FPS

happy I did.

DriversHQ detected that I didnt have it, and gave me the link for it.

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Dox 185.85 works AWESOME with my 1530. 79c MAX. try the Dox series out, they are great for squeezing all the available power from your laptops gpu.

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