Teraphy Posted February 24, 2004 Report Share Posted February 24, 2004 [ QUESTION ] What exactly is the differance between older and newer drivers? [ ANSWER ] Old drivers contain less code and less support for newer cards. With the addition of bugfixes, enhancements, new features and support for newer cards bugs may lay within the code. [ QUESTION ] What is the difference in OEM (e.g. Dell, Toshiba, Sony) drivers compared to that of the drivers NVIDIA releases? [ ANSWER ] The main difference between an OEM driver and the NVIDIA drivers is the modifcation of the INF file. Also, when an OEM releases a driver a few other irrelevant files may appear (nvgfx.dll, the catalog file and any relevant help files). Otherwise the releases are the same. No other code is changed to allow for mobile support. This does not mean all drivers will work with your laptop. Mobile cards are technically the least supported pertaining to bug fixes due to issues that arise from various laptops. OEM drivers can also be WHQL certified. [ QUESTION ] Why are modified drivers never WHQL certified? [ ANSWER ] Any minor change in the INF file results in an invalid check. Thus any modified driver will never be WHQL certified. You should then wait for any releases from the manufacturer of your laptop if this is of concern to you. [ QUESTION ] Why is the standby mode not working anymore? [ ANSWER ] Change the MAPOSD3toNV value in the INF from 3 to 2, but only for Pre FX cards (GF4 Go4xx) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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