Nvidia GTX 1000 series

PhantomR

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Hey,

I was curious, do the new GTX 1000 mobile series use the same drivers as the ones for their desktop equivalents? What I mean is, can you install drivers for the mobile versions from the Nvidia website or do you have to use your laptop's manufacturer's special drivers?
 

PhantomR

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Oh that's awesome, thank you very much! :) Just to clarify, I don't actually own such laptop (mine is actually an old one, using an AMD 6k series ^_^), I was just interested to know.
 

PhantomR

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Mine did not. I was not allowed to use the official AMD drivers (they would just not install, giving an error) because of the switchable graphics thing, as far as I know. So, is it different with these new GTX 1000s?

 

jaguarskx

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That is odd. Did you download the version that is compatible with your operating system?

I have a Dell laptop with an AMD Radeon HD 8850m GPU and I have no problems installing AMD's official drivers. I have another Dell laptop (Inspirion 15 7559) and I have no problems installing nVidia's official drivers for the GTX 960m.
 

PhantomR

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I am pretty sure I didn't download the wrong ones. Besides, there actually exist some modded drivers (here: http://leshcatlabs.net/about-us/ , in which it says it's not that easy to install the official ones or so). So, you say you were actually able to install the official (latest) ones? That's really interesting.. I thought this problem existed on all laptops or so. In the "About" section I've linked, it actually says this is a problem for Intel + AMD laptops. Does your AMD laptop also fall into this category :)? Thank you very much for your help.
 

PhantomR

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WAIT! Actually, I've just tried downloading the official drivers again and, SURPRISE , it actually workd. Wow.. I wonder if I did something stupid last time I tried installing the official ones. Thanks so much for saying that they should work :).
 

jaguarskx

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It is a Del Latitude 3540 which has an Intel Core i5-4200u (with the integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics core) and the Radeon HD 8850m. I have no problems installing AMD drivers. I updated to AMD most current drivers for that GPU (Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 as of 6/14/2017) last week.
 

PhantomR

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Thank you! :) I've actually managed to install official drivers for my AMD too (I wonder if I did something wrong the previous time I tried), sadly only an older version as my video card has been moved to legacy :). I'm happy to find out it's possible to use AMD/nVidia drivers for laptops too.
 
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