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Latest drivers (3xx) on UL80VT with working Optimus ?


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User on this thread: http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/474538-modded-197-16-hybrid-graphics-driver-ul30-50-80vt-34.html#post8681857

claims that he was able to install 3XX series optimus drivers and latest intel graphics drivers and instantly have working Optimus support

is he correct? Can I just install

Latest intel: http://www.eightforums.com/graphic-cards/4418-mobile-intel-series-4-intel-hd-graphics-1st-generation.html
Latest nvidia: http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win8-win7-64bit-326.80-beta-driver.html

and have working Optimus?

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  • 2 months later...

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What is the latest driver package that can be used on the UL80VT-A1 and still have Optimus or Hybrid support? What special steps need to be taken?

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As far as I can tell, all the recent NVidia mobile drivers have optimus built in, although it's installed/updated silently. If you extract any of the recent mobile drivers to an empty folder, you'll see the optimus folder is there. So yes, I think you can just install it.

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As far as I can tell, all the recent NVidia mobile drivers have optimus built in, although it's installed/updated silently. If you extract any of the recent mobile drivers to an empty folder, you'll see the optimus folder is there. So yes, I think you can just install it.

LSudlow, the recent NVIDIA drivers obviously have Optimus -- the issue is that the UL80VT is a *hybrid graphics* notebook and not Optimus!

There are 'Optimus on Hybrid' sets posted here, so it seems that an Optimus driver will not automatically work / modifications have to be made? However that users post is to the contrary.

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Sorry to respond to an old post but hopefully this helps someone that still gets use of the Asus Ul80vt. After a few frustrating days I managed to install the Nvidia 341.81 driver with working optimus. I used the 341.81 modded inf from: http://www.komeil.com/blog/nvidia-driver-windows-7-laptop-modded-inf

Method:

uninstall both Intel and Nvidia drivers, reboot, cleanup with driver fusion or similar, reboot, install Intel driver, reboot, disable Intel, reboot, install Nvidia driver, reboot, enable intel, reboot.

I am using the 2869 Intel driver version.

Cheers.

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The drivers provided by Microsoft Update at http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=dev_0a74 work on my ASUS UL80VT. Last November 2018, I installed the latest package provided there: "nVidia - Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce G210M,  Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Later Servicing Drivers, 14/11/2016, 21.21.13.4201", that is Nvidia version 342.01. As there are many packages listed, check (in the information dialog that pops up when you click on a package title in the list) that you download the update for your OS architecture (X86 vs AMD64) and your device ID (for example pci\ven_10de&dev_0a74&subsys_1bc21043, find it in the details in the NVIDIA card in Windows device manager). Installing it also installed the Intel card driver "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)", 11/03/2013, version 8.15.10.2702.

To be sure that previous drivers were removed, I used Driver Store Explorer [RAPR].

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