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Cannot Upgrade Thinkpad W520 NVidia Optimus Drivers

Q: Cannot Upgrade Thinkpad W520 NVidia Optimus Drivers

I am going under the assumption that this page is right in telling me what the most up to date driver for my system is (I have a Quadro 1000M). Both Lenovo Vantage and System Update tell me there are no updates, and yet my most recent NVidia driver was from 2016 and several versions behind what the website says. No matter how many times I've downloaded and installed that package the driver stayed the same, so I gave up and used DDU to wipe the NVidia drivers out. Then I tried using the package again to install the driver and still it appears to do absolutely nothing regarding the NVidia Card. It doesn't appear under Device Manager. There's only an Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. What am I doing wrong?

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hi im trying to install the following on my thinkpad w520 NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad23.21.13.912517 Dec 2018 after the install and reboot my drivers are still showing as the image attached... even a manual driver update states that its already up to date?

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The NVIDIA driver for ThinkPad T450 is corrupted. I've downloaded multiple times and try to install it, but it always give me a message that the setup files are corrupted. I've even try to download it using different connection and still no success. ?

A:ThinkPad T450 - Corrupted NVIDIA Optimus Display D...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of the download problems.  The issue has been reported.

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hey guys - I bought a laptop second hand that came pre-installed witn win 7. Without testing it on win 7 - i made the immediate reformat to upgrade to win 10 home (since the laptop alrdy carried a valied win 7 home license. I wasn't sure if that entitled me to a win 10 pro but was pretty sure it would at least be legit for a win 10 home license but that's not the issue. Upon a full reformat - in which i upgraded the HDD to an SSD in the 2.5 inch bay - i proceeeded to install the typical drivers required and also update the bios the the latest version (which was last updated in 2016) C'mon I am typing this on an X220 which has no official win10 support yet i have the latest Spectre/Meltdown Patch that was released Apr 2018! Anyway - my first test was to conduct a number a benchmark tests to see how the gpu performs. This included 3DMark and aslo the standard Passmark benchmarks (all free versions) I started with the Passmark only to have a message come up from windows saying "Passmark has been denied acces to utilise dGPU" this is not the exact wordings but it conveys the message. I checked the bios and there were only 2 options which was either use - 1)igpu only2)Optmus dGpu It had Optimus selected by default which made sense.  I then proceeded to manual enable the dGPU via the Nvidia control panel in the Physix section and it is then I noticed the screen was displaying frayed/glitchy images - which was not very obvious u... Read more

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Hello everyone, I have T470p, with a dual Intel HD 630 and Nvidia 940MX.I see that since the update fall creator update, I have latencies and freezes.However, when I disable the nvidia card, the problems disappear.I of course try to update the drivers, but that does not change anything.I found a post that finds a similar problem. https://communities.intel.com/thread/119093Would anyone have an idea? PS: Sorry for my english, i'm french ^^Thank you.

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I have a windows 7 laptop with nvidia dedicated graphics (using nvidia optimus) and an external graphics tablet, genius g-pen f350. Recently I noticed, that when running some software that using dedicated graphics, and closing it then, the dedicated graphics is still active (indicated by the tray icon).
After some exploration, I found that the process, which using the graphics belongs to the standart windows tablet tools (or I assume so, because it's path is program files/common files/microsoft shared/ink) and called tabtip.exe.
Closing it results in instant restart of this process, but the graphics are going off. I've checked this file on virustotal, the results are 0/57. Deleting the tablet drivers makes system stop using this process and the problem goes away, but obviously this is not a solution.
The drivers itself seems to conflict with a lot of things, I had some problems with my sound when using these drivers (there was no sound in my system after booting my system with some tablet-related services, and remained disabled even after killing the process, but was solved by disabling the service).
Reminding that the standart windows tablet .exe causing this problem, not the 3rd party drivers, to avoid confusion.
Sorry for my bad english.

A:Nvidia optimus and windows tablet drivers conflicts

Well, turns out that older version of the driver (4.3 in particular) works just perfectly. No problems with graphics and sound.

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 since many years and it is still one of the best laptop compared to those available in the market. I have successfully upgraded in the past my HD with a 256 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW). Now I would like to replace this HD with the newest 1 TB SAMSUNG 860 PRO SERIES 1TB SATA3 MZ-76P1T0B/EU.Someone know if there could be problems of compatibility? P.S. the operative system was windows 7 but I moved subsequently to windows 10. Thank you in advance for your reply. 

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I have a ThinkPad W520 with an i7 i2720QM employing optimus to switch between a stock intel and an NVIDIA Quadro 1000M gpu. Optimus no longer appears to be working and I cannot get the Nvidia card to function even after reinstalling stock drivers cleanly in safe mode. For several months I have attempted to resolve this issue without success. I am running windows 10 but had the issue before making the switch. On one attempt I was able to get the nvidia control panel to deploy so that I could access the nvidia controls but that only lasted for a week and reverted back even after attempting the same configuration. When attemping to install current lenovo nvidia updates the installer displays an "installation package is corrupt" message. When attempting to launch the nvidia control panel the icon flickers and then does nothing. When I right click on the desktop only the nvidia desktop manager icon is displayed and then does not launch either. This problem started when I connected my machine to a projector and since then my laptop does not recognize any video device.  This seems like such a basic function -- connecting a laptop to a projector -- and I have never had this issue with my other machines. Especially since this is a W series machine designed for performance. It's basically useless to me now.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Dear community, My W520 with Quadro 1000M has been having issues with optimus not deactivating the gpu even though no applications using the GPU appear to be active. My issue is different for others in that I have no problems running programs with the gpu. The issue is that the gpu does not turn off when it should. This means on battery power and when traveling, the cpu is throttled down to 0.76 ghz. Of course, the cpu is correctly unthrottled the moment I plug it in but as a mobile user I shouldn't have to deal with this problem. My machine is running Windows 10 x64 with latest windows and lenovo system updates. I know that Lenovo is not officially supporting 10 for W520 so might this be the cause of the issue? I don't recall having this issue in 2012 when I was running windows 7 out of the box. I've installed and re-installed the latest ODE drivers from Nvidia for 1000M. I also used the optimus test tool to test switching from here: http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/26992-optimus-test-tools-finally-in-users-hands/ I've also read the solutions here but it did not help: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Nvidia-Drivers-Optimus-something-stinks-... These tools return the result that the gpu is off but the gpu activity indicator remains lit and CPU is still limited. I am stuck as to what to do. Please see the screenshots below for system information and evidence:http://postimg.org/image/stst00e35/http://postimg.org/ima... Read more

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Dear Community,As the title suggests, I did a full system reset recently. That was because my old HDD seemed to start dying and slowing down the system a lot.Now I have a brand new HDD (Seagate firecuda 2TB) and installed everything I found on the Lenovo support page for my System (4284-4DG) after installing all important Windows updates.So far so good - I guess. At least Lenovo Service Bridge/System Update don't suggest any further software.But I'm facing some issues already:1) The Hotkey Feature Integration seems not to work! Not only do I not see any OSD, but also half of the Fn+FXX combinations aren't working (like Fn+F5 - Fn+F8, Fn+F2, Fn+F3...).2) I can therefore not access the Communications Utility (unless searching the .exe) nor the Connections Tab (F5). In the latter one Bluetooth isn't even listed (but always on)3) The Power Manager is very limited in functionality like I do not have a Battery Management button nor can I adjust the default screen brightness in the Energy Profiles. I remember that this was very possible before.4) The Device Manager shows still unknown objects: PCI-Communication Controller (simple)(? => loose translation from German, maybe slightly different English name) and an unknown device. As said before, I installed every driver I could find in the list from Lenovo. I have no clue what this could be.5) Windows Update shows me some optional Updates which I did not install yet, because I always read that one should install drivers from the PC ... Read more

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Just fired up my new X1 Extreme and I'm having an issue getting drivers for the NVIDIA 1050.  I can only download drivers from Lenovo and not NVIDIA?  I need minimum driver 416.94 but I can only get 416.16 from lenovo.  I've tried geforce experience but it says I have the latest driver (416.16).  Anyone have away around this? Thanks!

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme Nvidia 1050 Drivers

What a pain.  I've downloaded the driver from NVIDIA that I need and I can't install it on this machine.  I went to device managment and tried updating the driver that way and I get a message stating something about "windows says you have the best driver"...what a pain. 

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Hi Everyone,is there any option to install nvidia quadro linux drivers ? I install fedora and the graphics are not work fine.

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Hi all,

I am trying to run Skyrim and am having major problems in that it is ridiculously slow even when running minimum specs, and I was wondering if it had something to do with this "Optimus" technology by NVidia.

My DxDiag is posted below, but the graphics card has 1GB dedicated memory and my processor is an i3.

When I go into the options in the Autoplay of Skyrim I get the option to pick graphics options and which videocard I use.

It only shows the Intel HD graphics card and not my NVidia GT 520M. Could this be my problem?

Sorry if my message is garbled and illegible, it's been a long day...

Thanks all.

A:NVidia Optimus problems.

hi there...........
I too had a problem with my optimus but solved it in a very easy way
I have 3gb dedicated nvidia GT555M
8Gb of ram......i7 turbo 2.9ghz
still one software dare told me to upgrade the hardware due to poor quality graphics
here's the solution
open nvidia control panel
In 3D settings.........go to Manage 3D settings....
you will be shown Preferred Graphics Processor - If it is auto select......change it to Nvidia 520(or whatever is being shown)
If you have an Option named PhysX config.....it will again show a preferred processor...., change it to nvidia too............
remember to RESTART your system after doing and accepting these changes.
Try to run your game/software....I hope this works
Also, keep ur graphics card drivers updated....both Intel HD and Nvidia.....

Now here's my experience....
Above changes make my graphics experience best....on cost of my battery and fan noise....
I own a Dell XPS 17
let me know if you need something more or if the above things don't work for you....

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how do i get my nvidia graphics card to work at 100 percent performance as i
have a laptop and i want it to work at 100 percent so comment would be helpful thanks.

A:nvidia optimus question

You mean that you want it to be stressed to full load?
here is a utility that might do the job, scroll down and download this version
FurMark 1.8.5

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I started to see the errors when I tried to open the Overwatch few days ago.So, I checked troubleshooting procedures and tried all, but it did not work well.I found one graphic driver upgrade failed in Lenovo Vantage program and I believe that is the one.I am keep on trying to install but I can't.Can anyone have solutions for me??

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I'm an owner of an N61Jv Asus notebook, with Nvidia optimus technology, which is supposed to change GPU from integrated intel card to Geforce 325m dedicated card, depending on what application are you trying to run. The thing is, it doesn't work as it's supposed to: when starting games with launcher, like Dragon Age II or Crysis 2 it won't switch itself to Geforce. What is peculiar about my case is that it worked flawlessly about an week ago. I've tried reinstalling drivers, using the newest Nvidia drivers as well as versions from Asus support, nothing worked. The last time it happened i had to reinstall Windows, but it didn't solve the problem right away- a few days after the reinstall it started to cooperate. I can't find a link between what I did, and why it stopped to work. I know my problem is popular, but I haven't found a solution that worked for me yet. Can anyone give me a piece of advice for what to do?

A:Nvidia Optimus- GPU switching problem

Are you using the Optimus toolkit? And specified applications in particular to use the high performance GPU?

You didn't say if you have done this, so just trying to see what you have been doing.

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I have a dell precision 7710 laptop. It has a Quadro M5000M.

In NVidia Control Panel I have adobe Acrobat DC to use the Quadro card, but on the task bar, the Quadro Activity icon does not show acrobat using the Quadro.

If I run Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, Photoshop and Lightroom show it is using the Quadro GPU, but Acrobat does not use the Quadro instead the integrated GPU.

Nvidia Says this is an issue with Acrobat. Adobe Chat had no idea.

I have some large drawing pdf files that take some time to render on the screen.

Should Acrobat DC with Creative Cloud use the dedicate GPU or the iGPU?

I have not tried turning off integrated graphics in the bios. That will turn off the iGPU and Optimus, but then my battery life will suffer since it will always sue the Nvidia GPU.



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First post here so be nice.   I have the Y540 15IRH I believe, it has the i5 9300H, 1660Ti and 8GB RAM with the 144Hz panel. I'm trying to enable the iGPU because battery life using the 1660Ti all the time is abysmal, I know that the i5 9300H has an integrated UHD 630 but I cannot for the life of me find out how to turn it on.  Device Manager only shows the 1660Ti under Display Adapters, I have installed the Intel Video Driver from Lenovo's site but it still does not appear there. Trying to install the newest video drivers from Intel's site throws up an error message telling me my computer does not meet the minimum requirements. I've updated the BIOS to the newest version on the Lenovo site, I've had a look in there and there are no options relating to the GPU. Can anybody help me? I'm tearing my hair out over here!

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I am in the market for a new notebook, and I am stuck. The site that I am buying off of recently updated to allow you to chose the GTX 680M, and as much as I would love to stick with Nvidia, upgrading to it would cost a whopping $400 more where as upgrading to the 7970M would only cost $~80 more. From what I have read, the framerates that the cards offer are comparable, with the 7970M actually beating out the GTX 680M in some scenario's.

Therefore, I am going to base my final decision on Nvidia's Optimus Technology, does anybody know how much of an increased battery life I would be looking at when I am not doing tasks that are graphically demanding?


I read a little bit about AMD's 'Optimus' like technology, and heard that there are still a lot of problems with it. Does anybody have any experience with it! It would greatly influence my final decision if it works well!



A:Question about Nvidia's Optimus technology

Optimus will increase battery life, it really depends on what are your other specs on the laptop you are choosing. And is an additional 300+ dollars really worth the optimus technology and the 680m when the 7970m is almost as good for cheaper? As long as there are powersaving features enabled for both chip you should see pretty decent battery life depending on the rest of the computers config.

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Hi I have a laptop with gt 555m (optimus). Suddently my laptop crash with blue screen when i tried to play league of legend or pes 2015. i check with who crash and the result is :

crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\123014-45302-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (nvlddmkm+0x13EBFC)
Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFFA8006195010, 0xFFFFF88008420BFC, 0x0, 0x2)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys
product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 347.09
company: NVIDIA Corporation
description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 347.09
Bug check description: This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 347.09 , NVIDIA Corporation).
Google query: NVIDIA Corporation VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
After some time any program that i put to execute with the nvidia card give the crash. Everything is fine in the integrated graphic card, so I taught nvidia died but when i try to update the intel card it give the same crash which is weird. Thank you for your help

A:BSOD on nvidia 555m optimus


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We need to see the info before we suggest you about how to deal with the issue.

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I want to use Quadro instead internal GPU in normal situation.

is it possible to stop optimus?

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I have a quick question to the NVIDIA optimus gang!

I know (now!) that the workaround is to underclock. My problem is that these settings aren't being respected, the GPU reverts to 672 and NVIDIA (or sometimes Intel) service stops and restarts... system is unstable (and can crash) until application is terminated...

Using dell l502x (8 gb ram) windows 7 (ultimate, x64) running rocksmith - currently not running (without crashing) on nvidia gfx even on laptop screen....
**(trying to get stable settings to play on samsung hdmi - this has been done, on same system with same drivers and same config... not sure why now it is so unstable)

RE clock / memory speeds, I've noticed that if I change "3d emphasising" to performance, the clock settings remain as set (550, 850 MH)...

can anyone with similar setup confirm if this step was necessary for them?


video BIOS
gfx/memory/gpu processor clocks = 550,850,1100MHz
geforce v347.09, intel

A:quick question about NVIDIA optimus

The problem with most all laptops with switchable graphics is when they switch. The only option I have found that works is to disable one. My Nvidia Optimus, I disabled the onboard graphics and set the discrete graphics as the primary graphics in the Nvidia control panel. Your battery life will take a hit, but you won't get the 'graphics drivers crashed and failed to respond' error. Some have an option in bios to disable Optimus.

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I have an Acer 5755 which has switchable graphics card within the laptop.

within the BIOS it is enabled to Switchable (not intergrated only)

I have installed only the Intel integrated graphics card drive fine, but within the device manager there appears only one graphics device.

I have looked through Google search and seen that quite a lot of people have had issues with Optimus technology from nVidia also a lot of driver installation issues or not detecting the GPU.

also if I try to install the nVidia graphics driver it also fails to detect any nVidia product.

This has only happened since a fresh installation of windows 7 on the machine. I think the first step is getting the Hardware ID which I am unable to get as the device manager does not show the device, it's almost like it's disabled elsewhere apart from the BIOS which is baffling.

please note the hard drive previously failed and I had purchased an OEM version of windows 7 so it came with no drivers, so I have had to rely on nvidia website and the acer website for support for drivers, I was hoping to get this sorted this weekend seen as it's the bank holiday weekend, also Acer support seem to be offline till Tuesday.

hope somebody can help.



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So I have an Alienware M11x R2 Laptop. It has the nVidia Optimus Technology (nVidia GeForce 335m). And my regular graphics card is a Intel HD Graphics. I was wondering if I could permanently turn off my Intel HD Graphics? I remember reading somewhere that you could, but I also read it could cause harm to your PC. Is that true? And if it doesn't cause any harm would it be better to turn it off and just run with the GeForce all the time? Or should I just let it do what it does and choose the certain programs I should let the GeForce run on.


A:Solved: nVidia Optimus Technology

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Hey all,

In my current plunge into laptop shopping, I have hit a bit of a wall. I was directed by fellow member whs to look into Toshiba, and have become impressed with their A665 line. However, when reviewing the different models listed on their site, not all of the ones that are equipped with a nVidia GT 330M list "w/NVIDIA? Optimus™ Technology". Here is a good example:

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058, sold only at Newegg, w/NVIDIA? Optimus™ Technology.

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6057, sold only at TigerDirect, no mention of Optimus.

All other specs between the two are the same. If you check the pdf spec sheets, the Optimus part is included in the 8 but not the 7. I called Toshiba Direct sales. After 30 mins on the phone, no definitive anwer. They told me to call Tech Support, and after 15 mins I was given a line of hooey about the 8 is newer than the 7 and that is why. Oh, and order directly from Toshiba Direct rather than the resellers for the latest greatest of all technology... at a higher price for the same specs. I looked up some other "older" model numbers and proved this "theory" wrong:

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6056, equipped with the GT 310M and a 500GB HDD, w/NVIDIA? Optimus™ Technology.

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6055, equipped with the GT 310M and a 320GB HDD, and sold only at Amazon, w/NVIDIA? Optimus™ Technology.

The only difference between the 5 and the 6 is the size of the HDD. So the... Read more

A:nVidia GT 330M... do all laptops w/ it have Optimus?

Optimus Technology

Looks like a battery saving software either in the mobo BIOS or the card BIOS.


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after upgrade to windows 10, did anyone notice that nvidia optimus is not working properly as it keep switching between discrete and integrated graphic even for some simple thing like open action center. this has cause graphic shuttering and lag for windows GUI.

i can assured that this is not happen with windows 8. and the issue is still persists even after a clean install of windows 10 following by intel and nvidia gpu driver. perhaps it is some driver issue?

IGPU: HD 4600

look like other also experience this


Dell Precision m3800 stuttering and lag


A:Windows 10 and Nvidia Optimus issue

Wow! One more reason I'm glad I held off upgrading. My laptop uses Optimus and I love it, sure don't want it buggered up. Thanks for posting!

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Hi All

I am having an issue with the optimus technology within the driver for my Nvidia 630m. I have pointed all of my games that need it; to use the Nvidia processor instead of the Intel 4000 series.

When I start the games the in game config menus show that the processor running is the HD4000. I have the latest drivers for both chips installed. I also installed the Intel ones first as forums suggest.

The games are running but they should be using the chip specified in the Nvidia control panel. Any ideas please?

A:Nvidia Optimus technology not working

I have checked dxdiag but it only shows the intel hd. I downloaded gpu-z and that shows both processors. Having searched extensively this afternoon I can see this was also a windows 7 issue, but I can not find a slolution.

My Specs are Intel I7-3610qm
Nvidia 630M with Intel 4000
16gb ddr3 1333 Ram

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Hi, I have a T430 running Windows 7 SP1, with an Intel HD Graphics 4000 / NVIDIA NVS 5400M.A while back, an NVIDIA Optimus driver was offered for it via the Lenovo System Update utility. However, when updating to this driver, there are some drawbacks. The Intel HD Graphics 4000 updated driver is fine.The NVIDIA NVS 5400M driver update of v382.99 is causing some issues: 1. There is nearly a 10s black screen hang from the time the OS loads to the login screen, where nothing happens.2. nView is available on this version, though the NVIDIA Control Panel won't open. I have tried to DDU both Intel and NVIDIA drivers and cleanly install it again but the same issue occurs.I decided to DDU the NVIDIA driver only now and installed the previous one (installation still exists on the drive, as part of the preloaded build), in order to keep the updated Intel driver. Perhaps the hardware (NVIDIA part) is just not fully compatible with this version, or perhaps the combination of Windows 7 SP1 and the driver together? I have also tried the driver on Windows update, which is newer but suffering from the same symptoms. Seems like i'm doomed to remain on the NVIDIA v345.35 released back in 2015.Anyone else faced the same issue?

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Hi... I recently installed windows 10 on my w530.. I having problems finding the correct drivers for the optimus/nvidia drivers... In bios.Config -> Display --> optimusOptimus legacy OS to enable. When i make a fresh install of windows 10 the drivers from window doesnt work.. (Get into windows but when i go into nvidia adjustment to see the logo whir, it laggs and color goes ape sh..., and it freezes and goes black) "get errors like . stopped working bla bla.." I uinstall all drivers, intel HD 4000 and nvidia, then i install the drivers from lenovo:http://support.lenovo.com/no/en/downloads/ds103458same error Try different drivers and the same occure...  Cant run on discrete graphics. When i log into windows it goes black after 5 sec.. So just wondering what drivers are ppl using? or should i just run w530 on integrated   

A:W530 Windows 10, Problem with Optimus/Nvidia

Hi there,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! Happy to have you here
As I understand that you are facing issue while installing Video drivers in your W530.
As you mentioned you have already tried uninstalling the drivers & downloading it from Lenovo site.
So uninstall the Video drivers once again & then run Lenovo System Update it can update all the missing drivers.
Also you can try installing the driver from Nvidia site.
I hope the above information helps & do let us know how it goes.Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 456835 MB, Free - 293310 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 476830 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XN71K
Antivirus: None

No matter which driver I seem to install for my graphics card, no applications at all will be activated by the dGPU, the 555M. Even if I set the global default option to be the dedicated gpu, it still does not activate. The only time the GPU activity indicator lights up is when I open/close the nvidia control panel and when I change settings.

I have asked about this problem on the nVidia forums, and even the mods there seem to be ignoring my main problem and attributing it to specific games (like Skyrim). I am desperate for any help. I'll do whatever is reasonably something you all think would help fix the problem. I appreciate any advice.

Ethan Roseman

A:nVidia Optimus with GT 555M - dGPU Won't Activate

What exactly do you mean by "will be activated"? What applications does the graphics card "activate" and what do you mean by that?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 456835 MB, Free - 293310 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 476830 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XN71K
Antivirus: None

No matter which driver I seem to install for my graphics card, no applications at all will be activated by the dGPU, the 555M. Even if I set the global default option to be the dedicated gpu, it still does not activate. The only time the GPU activity indicator lights up is when I open/close the nvidia control panel and when I change settings.

I have asked about this problem on the nVidia forums, and even the mods there seem to be ignoring my main problem and attributing it to specific games (like Skyrim). I am desperate for any help. I'll do whatever is reasonably something you all think would help fix the problem. I appreciate any advice.

Ethan Roseman

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I've been having some issues with the Nvidia card not working, in the device manager it appears as a error code 43. I'm running a Thinkpad Yoga 15 -Intel i7-5500uNvidia 840mI found a solution on this forum for fixing this with a different laptop, all i need to try their fix is the intel drivers and the NVIDIA Optimus drivers. Whenever i click download on http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-Yoga-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-... it doesnt download and brings up an error, i cant fix my error code 43 without Optimus drivers for this laptop, but they dont appear to download. (every other download on the site seems to work)

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Hello everyone, first of all, I'm sorry for the inconveniences I may cause the ones willing to help me with this issue as I am a bit of a newb when it comes to these things.

To make matters as simple as possible, let me explain the situation:

I own a laptop which I use at home for HD family video editing. It's a Dell XPS 15 L502X with a 2nd Generation Core i7-2860QM and an Nvidia Geforce GT 540M with Optimus Technology running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The NVIDIA Optimus technology is supposed to switch between Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics when the application demands it. Therefore, it is of great importance to me to have this technology working, since editing 1080p footage using the Intel HD Graphics is not a pleasant experience.

However, this laptop got infected with a nasty virus, which stole some of my information, including credit card information and other sensitive data. I sent the computer to repair, but this bore no results. The person trying to eliminate the virus said he was unable to do so and thus he recommended to reinstall Windows completely. The problem is, I have gigabytes of valuable data in this computer accompanied by a lot of software I would not even want to start reinstalling. Thus, I turned to the IT person at my work, which took the laptop for the day and ran some tools to clean it. To my surprise, he was able to remove the virus and my computer was completely normal and stable. However, it was only a week after... Read more

A:NVIDIA Optimus Problems After Virus Removal

have you tried updating the nvidia drivers?Please post the ComboFix log(s), they should be located at C:\ComboFix.txtif there are any other tools/logs that were used, please post themthen run the following diagnostic tools:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. NEXTPlease download aswMBR to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itWhen asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.Click the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well

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I have a Thinkpad W520 with Quadro 2000M/Intel HD Graphics 3000. I have downloaded the latest NVIDIA Optimus Driver for Windows 10 ( from 19 January 2018 from the Lenovo website. When it runs it says it will install the drivers and the readme file says that the device is supported here:WHAT THIS PACKAGE DOES

This package installs the software (Display and Audio drivers) to enable the
following devices.

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
---------------------- ---------------------------------
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
NVIDIA Quadro 2000M NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
NVIDIA Quadro K1000M NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
NVIDIA Quadro K2000M NVIDIA Quadro K2000MIt installs to the C:\DRIVERS\WIN\VIDEO directory. Inside that there is a nvidia and intel folder. If I run the setup files in either directory, both say the devices on the laptop are not supported. If I try to update drivers from Device Manager using the above folder, it says I have the most up to date version despite the version described in the readme file being as follows:CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE
Versions (NVIDIA Graphics Driver) (NVIDIA HD Audio Driver) (Intel Graphics Driver) (Intel HD Audio Driver)Accordin... Read more

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I'm trying to manage NVIDIA Optimus and can't do it. It looks like all programs are using "Intel integrated graphics", but I'm not even sure about it, because I can't see or check what graphic processor is used by any programs... 1. How to see what graphic processor the program is using? 2. How to make  a program to use "Intel integrated graphics" or "NVIDIA"? As you can see from the picture attached the "Select the preferred graphic processor for this program" is grayed and doesn't allow to set anything... I have installed the latest NVIDIA package (g5de55ww.exe) recommended for W530.

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Hello, a recent scan using Combofix has rendered the NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology in my laptop useless. I've searched through a few scattered forum posts from others with this issue but none have had a reliable fix. Right-clicking an .exe and running it with the discrete graphics no longer works as it did before and no amount of whitelisting has so far rectified this. Booting into BIOS and manually deactivating Optimus and forcing it to run from the Discrete graphics though works perfectly. I've reinstalled both sets of display drivers and the Lenovo website supplied Optimus drivers but neither of these have fixed my issue.The issue likely lies with deleted registry files that combofix removed for whatever reason but I have absolutely no idea how to restore these or even find which entries need restoring. The good news is that I have a cloned image of my drive from a few weeks ago (SSD replacement, etc...) that contains a copy of my registry from before it broke. But as I mentioned before, I'm not quite sure what to make of my issue.----------------------------------------------------My specs are as follows:Thinkpad W520 (2011)Windows 7 - ProfessionalIntel Core i7 2720QMIntel HD 3000 (Integrated) // Quadro 2000m (Discrete)8GB RAM1920x1080 FHD Screen256GB Crucial M4 SSD----------------------------------------------------Any help with this issue would be TREMENDOUSLY appreciated!

A:ComboFix-caused NVIDIA Optimus issues.

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Is anyone else having issues with their M4800, running a Nvidia K2100M, and system crashes, lockups, and video drivers not loading?  I have an open case with Dell support and so far they have been unable to resolve it.  It is one of the most peculiar issues I've seen on a Precision Laptop in a long time.  The system is running Win7 Pro x64 and has a standard HD screen (1920x1080).
Basically, I can't get the Nvidia driver/card to work.  The system worked fine for the first couple of months we had it, but then started acting odd.  It would not POST, so Dell swapped out the motherboard.  It would then POST and I could then log into Windows, but then I couldn't get external monitors to work right with a dock. 
I then started troubleshooting with the laptop by itself and discovered the Nvidia driver would not load and device manager said it had insufficient resources to load.  Dell then swapped out the Video card, but the same problems continued although device manager now says Windows has stopped this device as it has reported problems.  What problems, it is a brand new K2100M card? 
I have tired a lot of different permutations of removing/installing the HD4600 drivers and the K2100M drivers, along with different K2100M driver versions, and all bug out with either a BSOD, system lockup, or the Nvidia driver just not loading with the error mentioned above.  I always install the HD4600 driver first an... Read more

A:M4800 and Nvidia K2100M Video / Optimus Issues

I have an M4800 (out of warranty so Support is no help) with the Nvidia K2100M card.  i have physically verified the card under the keyboard and palmrest.  
i cannot get the Dell or Nvidia drivers for Windows 7 to install.  both will say that there is no Nvidia hardware present.  
I have found the posts on the internet saying to uncheck "Enable Switchable Graphics" in the but that never helped. and every time i went back into the BIOS again, the box was checked.  
i have found posts that talk about looking for the card in the Device Manager as a hidden or unknown device but looking at the Vendor code in the hardware ID, but even there i can't find any NVidia device.
anyway, can you tell me at least how to get the Nvidia drivers installed?

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I am getting "attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed" blue screen when playing games on my laptop. I don't think it's a heat issue because I get BSOD even on game menus or when log-in to World of Warcraft. Sometimes I get BSOD after 2 secs when logging to WoW and it resets the system.

Format, updating/downgrading drivers with clean install, using OEM drivers didn't work. I did some stress tests on my system with OCCT and got no errors, blue screens on tests.

About the crash reports WhoCrashed says it's nvlddmkm.sys gives errors and BlueScreenView says it's dxgkrnl.sys. I don't really get it.

Here is my WhoCrashed report;

computer name: ?M?R-BILGISAYAR
windows version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz Intel586, level: 6
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 6287114240 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1948057600

On Fri 16.11.2012 18:38:05 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (0xFFFFF880061CF950)
Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFFA80068EE010, 0xFFFFF880061CF950, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009A, 0x4)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys
product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 310.33
company: NVIDIA Corporation
description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 310.33
Bug check description: This i... Read more

A:nvlddmkm.sys 0x116 TDR BSOD on Nvidia Optimus Laptop

Try following this guide: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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I have a laptop with Nvidia Optimus technology (a GT650M and Intel HD graphics 4000). I want to play HD videos with DXVA on it using Media player classic (MPC). However I cannot turn on the GT650M using Nvidia control Panel for MPC. The drop down menu against MPC is greyed out with Intel graphics as the unchangable option, consequently I cannot enable DXVA in MPC. Is there a way around this ??

A:Nvidia Optimus not recognising Media Player Classic

That software might not be compatible with your card or the drivers, or the built in codecs. I recommend using VLC.

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Hi, I hope you guys can help me! I still have to problem with my Geforce 840 Graphic card (in combo with integrated graphics 5500). After a few months having the card disabled, I thought trying to solve it again (because I really want to use also the Geforce card). Anyway, I noticed that my current driver version is while you mention on your website the Optimus driver with version (in combination with Intel as latest version for my model (Yoga 15, 20DQ001KUS with Windows10). I thought trying this, but I receive an error when I want to download this driver (on: http://support.lenovo.com/cr/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-Yoga-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-...). Can you please provide me with a working download link?  And please let me know if you have any tips for me to solve this problem I have (I really don?t want the hassle of sending this laptop back for repair; I am using it in Costa Rica...) Thanks,Gijs

A:Unable to download: NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver ...

This direct download link should work for you......

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Hello. My brand new OMEN 15-ax208nl notebook has got a very annoying bug: OS keeps freezing while doing simple Desktop operations... Dedicated GPU is continuously turned ON and OFF causing OS stuttering. dGPU state changes like this:OFF -> IDLE -> ON -> IDLE -> OFF I've made a demo video: https://youtu.be/txQZWfWFhlc Hardware:CPU: Intel® Core? i7-7700HQ @ 2.80GHzIntergrated GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 630Dedicated GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (laptop)RAM: 16 GB DDR4 2400OS drive: SSD 128 GBData drive: HDD 1 TB Software:OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, version 1607, build 14393.693NVIDIA driver: 378.49Intel HD driver: What I tried for solve the problem:- clean installation of Windows 10- clean installation of all drivers- update BIOS- set integrated GPU as default GPU in NVIDIA control panel This problem is present on HP Pavilion 15-bc014nl too (i7-6700HQ [HD 530] and GTX 960M 4GB)... Do You have any solution? I suppose it's a Windows 10 problem so please upvote my feedback on Windows Feedback Hub: https://aka.ms/Hgc5aa PS: Sorry for bad english.

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