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ATI Radeon HD 3450 or Geforce 8400m GS?

Q: ATI Radeon HD 3450 or Geforce 8400m GS?

Hi.

I've been looking for the last while for a laptop and graphics is one of my main concerns. Before I start, I want to make it clear that I'm not looking for really high graphics quality because I'm limited by budget, and on laptop you can't upgrade above the two mentioned cards.

So basically I had been thinking about getting a Dell Vostro 1510 with Geforce 8400m GS, but just recently saw the Dell studio 15 with ATI Radeon HD 3450. It would cost me about 65 more to get studio atm, but will also get extra 90Gb Hard disk space, and a 2.1 GHz core2duo over the vostros 1.83 GHz.

In terms of performance, I basically want to know, is the Radeon better than the 8400? Im not looking to play the newest games like crysis etc but do want to play some like call of duty 4, which i know works on the 8400.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks

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A: ATI Radeon HD 3450 or Geforce 8400m GS?

"is the Radeon better than the 8400?"...

In this case, I would say yes

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Hey everyone!

So the thing is that I just bought a radeon hd3450 graphics card, but after installing it into the agp slot and starting my computer the monitor displays no signal. Fans are working on the card so it's getting power at least. Any ideas/suggestions?

Thanks in advance! ^^
 

A:Radeon HD 3450 with ABIT IC7

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Hello, I had installed Windows 8.1 from 7, and when I need drivers, of Catalyst this apears:

I downloaded ver. 13.9 Legacy., can you help me?

Additonaly, look these...:

(Yes, It is in Spanish)
Only I cant put 1024x768 resolution, but my monitor is 1366x768...
(Sorry for bad English, I am from Spain)

A:AMD Club Radeon HD 3450 AGP Drivers?

ItsTimeToGo, welcome to the Eight forums.

First thing is that the driver you tried to install does not support your card. With your card being AGP you need this one,

AMD Catalyst? 12.6 Driver Download for AMD Radeon? AGP Graphics Products: AMD Radeon HD 4xxx, AMD Radeon HD 3xxx and AMD Radeon HD 2xxx series of products

and even then it still may work. That all depends on whether Windows 8.1 comes with a working AGP driver (part of the chipset, and totally separate from the video driver), and is needed for the video driver to install and work properly.

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hey guys,
i am looking for nvidia geforce 8400m gt windows 7 64 bit driver for sony vaio vgn-fz4000. can anyone help me?
i tried looking in nvidia site but the support page says that i have to get it from sony and sony have not yet updated their drivers.
if anyone can help me please i will really appreciate it.
thank you

A:Need Help! Nvidia Geforce 8400m GT

Check here their has been some luck with others here. Fabe Download NVIDIA drivers | drivers for mobile cards and laptops | laptopvideo2go.com

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Greetings to everyone out there, I am new to the forum. Feel free to critique me if I do or say something wrong.

I purchases a Dell 1300 XPS around November, also u should know I keep very good care of my Laptop.

Recently (being the last month) my computer has been freezing (at least the screen) it flickers green and red, then it pixellates, then my computer crashes.

However about two weeks ago my computer flickered and pixellated, but didn't crash. My computer reinitialized my graphics card and started working. It then told me my graphics card had failed. This was great for me because up until then I really had no idea what was going wrong.

So I now know what my problem is.

Then I decided to go onto cyberspace and look around to see if anyone else had the same problem. I found, Yes! Few people did. However no one has been able to solve the problem.

I've updated my driver, rolled back my driver and have come across nothing but failure. The only thing that I've found to work is just disabling my graphics card, which is pretty lame because my computer goes into fits whenever I try to play a movie or a game.

Please if anyone has any information that would help me it would be much appreciated.
 

A:Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS

Umm i havea 8200 its nice but i meen im getting a 8600gt
 

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Hello

Ive just went from ubuntu to windows 7 everything seems to work fine except the graphics card which shows up as a standard vga graphics adapter and 14mb?, I downloaded nvidias driver agent and that didnt find any compatable hardware? i know the graphics card is geforce 8400m gt

Laptop is a Sony Vaio vgn nr38s

Any help is much appreciated

James

A:GeForce 8400m gt problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by James41090


Hello

Ive just went from ubuntu to windows 7 everything seems to work fine except the graphics card which shows up as a standard vga graphics adapter and 14mb?, I downloaded nvidias driver agent and that didnt find any compatable hardware? i know the graphics card is geforce 8400m gt

Laptop is a Sony Vaio vgn nr38s

Any help is much appreciated

James


Hi James and welcome

Have you tried here GeForce 8400M - Notebook and Laptop

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I've been search in the internet for a while to find the NVIDIA [GeForce 8400M GT GPU] Driver. I tried the file that provided by the LaptopVideo2go.com, but it still not work.
The properties of my Laptop:
Laptop model: Sony VAIO VGN-FZ17G
OS: Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Display card: GeForce 8400M GT GPU

When I check the Device manger, it still recognize [Standard VGA Graphics Adapter].

Help me plz~

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU

Did you see this at the nVidia website ?

NVIDIA DRIVERS 197.16 WHQL

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hi there every one,I just joined this form today.
And i am hoping you guys can help me,because I ll go mad with this proble.
I have got HP dv9655 (kb398ea).Originally it came with Vista home premium.But last week i decide to download windows 7.I wiped my hard drive and did clean install (windows7).
It is activated ok,and it says genuni and activated in system info.
MY PROBLEM is Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS (I think)
When i check Device Manager Display,I got yellow mark,i just can't update it.
I tried evrything no joy at all.
My questions:
1)What drivers i need for windows7 Ultimate 32-bit

2)Do I need to download Nvidia drivers from, Nvidia site or HP site.

3)My biggest annoying problem is , screen resulation.It stuck on 600- 480
and I cant changed it.

4)So drivers i need if i am right.
a)nvidia chipset ,(but which one)
b)Whql
c)?...
What else i got no idea.

Still can not change scrren resulationnnn
Just last thing
When i ran bios ,it still shows "VISTA" on bios ,do i also need to do anything with BIOS settings?

THANKS IN ADVANCE EVERYONE
KINDEST REGARDS
rtyrty

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS PLZ HELP''''''

Hey buddie,
Welcome,
Choose and install your drivers for your Gcard.
Report back here after your done with your results.

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Hello,
I just installed Windows 7 today. When I booted up the computer, to my surprise aero peek did not load because it says that my video card does not support it. When I went to check what video card was being detected, the 8400m was not showing up. I downloaded the drivers for windows 7 off of the nvidia website and still no go. I am using a Dell XPS with 4 gigs of memory and a 2ghz Dualcore processor.

Thanks

A:GeForce 8400m problems

What version of windows are you running? Their are alot of threads about the 8400M. I'm kind of tired so if you'll use the search function at the top of the page and just enter drivers 8400m or nvidia 8400m you should get several threads that have delt with this issue. Sorry I can't walk you through it but it's 1:36 Am right now and I'm tired. Also when you have the time please go to your user CP top of page and fill in all of your system specs as it will help others help you if needed in the future. Thanks and welcome to seven forums. Fabe

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I'm sure that this has come up many times. I recently purchased a new laptop and the card coming with it was the Geforce 8400-GS, not high-end but, on other forums said to be mid-range. It's supposed to play new games smoothly; just not at peak performance. The forum below categorized it as thus: The Mobile Graphics Card Info Page - Most GPU Qs answered - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

My computer specs:
Intel core duo CPU T5750 @2.0 GHz 2.0 Ghz
RAM: 2.0 GHz
32-bit operating system

Yet my Dell performance page rates me at a base score 2.6 in desktop graphics out of 5.9. Gaming graphics are apparently at a decent 4.1 out of 5.9 yet games and definitely PC game cutscenes do not run smoothly.
This computer even plays its default chess game at a noticibly choppy rate when it only demands a recommended 2.0 base score. I tried to run the 2003 game Jedi Academy and it runs though on it and other games the cutscenes are very choppy and gameplay has a very noticable FPS jumpiness. The newest game I played was a 2006 strategy game (Empire at War, I'm using the SW games for testing because they tend not to be very demanding) and it also played choppy.
These games don't demand very much and Jedi Academy is honestly pretty ancient. There are no viruses or bugs on the computer nor is it bogged down with programs. Lastly running videos is often difficult on or off the internet. Many times the frame rate on these is reduced. The graphics card is adjusted to the medi... Read more

A:Question about Geforce 8400M-GS

quote: "...ing with it was the Geforce 8400-GS, not high-end but, ..."

8400M-GS, sry

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hello.i have a laptop sony vaio VGN-AR61M.when i bought it it was running on windows vista.but i formated it and now i have windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.i cant find the drivers for my graphics card:nvidia geforce 8400m gt gpu.PLEASE HELP ME!

A:nvidia geforce 8400m gt gpu

Hi, welcome to the forums

You'll find what you need Here


OS

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i recently upgraded to windows 7 RC 7100 and after installing the video card driver from windows update and restarting i get something wierd when i change the resolution or even try to open any game with resolution less then 1280x800

Attached is a screenshot of what's happening at 1024x768 (i had to take it with a camera cuz it won't appear correctly with prt screen)

Do you see the Big Black Margins at the sides of the screen??

Specs:
2 GB DDR2 Memory
Intel Core 2 duo 2.2 GHz 4 mb cache
Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS

A:Geforce 8400M GS problem

Hi minamfm,

Did you clean-install W7, or did you upgrade from a prior version of Windows by running the disk from that version?

What driver version have you got installed? Here are the latest WHQL versions from NVidia for the 8M series:

32-bit GeForce Release 185
64-bit GeForce Release 185

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HI techguyforums,

ive posted many tiems about my blue screen of death, i finally figured out the problem that was causing the BSOD... it was the graphics driver... my computer was bought 2 years ago, its a quad core with a 3450 HD radeon series graphic cards.... It came with VISTA...

so my problem is when i install windows 7... and i install all the updates, for some stupid reason, windows 7 always tries to install these two optional updates :

radeon hd 3200
radeon hd 3400

and when i install these, my damn computer gets the BSOD....

ANd since my graphics card is HD 3450.... i went on to the website to download the latest driver for it, that driver on the damn AMD website gives me the BSOD too....

its definetely a driver issue, so my question is... how can i get the correct graphics card driver (catalyst control centre) without getting the BSOD????

right now im on vista, but i cant get the right graphics driver, please help me find the right one so i avoid all BSOD, thanks!
 

A:ati radeon driver HD 3450 BSOD issue please help

I'm having the same problem.. did you ever get it fixed? If so, please share how!
 

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Hi all, (sorry for my bad english!)
i installed Windows 7 Professional 32bit on this computer:

Motherboard: ASUSTeK P4S8X (PGA 478)
RAM: 2 GB DDR
CPU: Intel Pentium IV Northwood @2,53 Ghz
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 3450 512MB DDR2 (AGP)

My GPU is compatible with Aero, why I can't use it? I tried to install all windows drivers, but it doesn't work...

A:Sapphire Radeon HD 3450 AGP driver problem

Dorado, welcome to the Seven Forums.

try the steps here to get the driver for it installed,

ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP install problem

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Someone please help me, I'm so confused I see all these sights with info and instructions and so much of it is old or been removed. I need someone to please point me in the right direction as far as getting a driver to correctly run my card. I use the HDMI out exclusively on this laptop and need my card to work. Someone out there please help!

My setup is a Sony Vaio VGN-AR730E
NVIDIA GEFORCE 8400M GT
INTEL DUO CORE T8100

A:Vaio w\ GeForce 8400M Gt & Windows 7 64 Bit

Have you visited the Nvidia driver site?

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I enter in nvidia site to see my video card details and i saw that the maximun memory usage was 512mb but my video card use now only 128mb. There is a way to change that?

Here is were i found:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8400M.html

A:Amount of Memory Geforce 8400M GT

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ww3


I enter in nvidia site to see my video card details and i saw that the maximun memory usage was 512mb but my video card use now only 128mb. There is a way to change that?

Here is were i found:

GeForce 8400M - Notebook and Laptop


There are diffirent models of the same series. You just have a 128-mb version. Only way to change that is to buy a new one.

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After upgrading a Dell Inspiron 1420 to Wdws 7 Home Premium from Vista, the screen either goes blank or freezes. After updating the Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS driver (195.62 WHQL 12/04/09), I now get a BSOD when it crashes. All other drivers appear to be updated.

Rebooting after a crash usually causes either a split screen with 2 desktops or 1 low-resolution desktop. Reinstalling Wdws 7 only lasted an hour before the problem started again. Using a prior Restore Point gets it going again but only briefly.

The problem appears to be the Nvida video driver that stops working for some reason. Attached is the Minidump zip file and System Data files.

Thanks for your help.

A:Nvida GeForce 8400M GS crashes

Try using a driver with a modded .inf file from here NVIDIA MobilityModder - HardwareHeaven.com It has had success in the past. best of luck , please post back. Fabe

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So, I have upgraded my laptop from Vista-32bits to Windows 7-32bits. I often play games and once my graphics card failed and made my laptop restart. In my attempt to fix it I think I only made it worse by messing up in the device manager, it seems I deleted my graphics card to try and reinstall it. Now I don't seem to be able to re-add it to my device manager, I've tried to download the driver but it does't seem to work, I am now using the Standard VGA dislpay. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S. What can I do to get it back to work, is it a hardware problem or a driver problem? Thanks in advance.

A:Can't add my GeForce 8400M GT Graphics Card

You can download the driver from your products page...

NR21S/S

NR21S/T

The older Vista drivers should work, if not, try to run them in compatibility mode. Let us know how you get on.

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Hi, It looks like there is some problem with the graphic card in my laptop. Can I replace or change the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with the new one in my HP Pavilion dv6880se laptop? Will appreciate someone's help here to resolve this issue. Thankslaparin

A:Can I change the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with the new one in...

Hi Laparin, The service guide I have on this unit if you have a HP Pavilion dv6880se Influx Special Edition Entertainment. If you don't have this unit please provide me a full P/N number so I can find the unit. But if you own this unit. you won't be able to replace the graphic card




ZincasI am an HP notebook/printer technician.Please click ?Accept as Solution ? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Click the Thumbs Up on the left to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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I have had a couple of taskbar messages now to tell me the GPU has crashed and fixed itself, previously i had thought it was because i was running 3D games in a window, the problem shows itself as random colour blocks on the desktop and then the whole display flashing, like the computer is about to go into a UAC prompt, culminating with the message on the taskbar regarding the GPU. but now it is happening just with DreamScene running, so im all excited 'cause woo hoo, fiinally Vista is doing something other than just working right anytime all the time. I am using Vista Ultimate with SP1 32bit on my dv6519tx laptop, the laptop had Vista home premium originally, and I have the latest Nvidia driver from HP which is driver 7.15.11.7432. I have downloaded the latest Nvidia driver from their website, but as this isnt specifically a mobile 'M' driver, i havent yet installed it. Has this happened to anyone else?

A:Geforce 8400M GS driver problems

well using an nVision modded inf i installed driver version 7.15.11.7637, will see if this makes things more stable.

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Hi guys,

I noticed an old thread around and found it because i experienced the same issue with my nvidia card an i have tried it with a couple models different from 8400M GT and this solution worked just fine.

At a point my graphics card went berserk and from that moment on i had some vertical blue lines over the entire display.

At first I thought it was a OS related issue but after i kept reading and browsing around i noticed that most people recommended to contact Vaio support and they should work out the issue for free in about 3-5 days.

Another solution would have been to bake the entire motherboard which to be honest, i didn't really have the guts to do it

I just wanted to let you all know that this solution really worked and my Vaio has been dunning just fine for the past 4 months without any issues as well as a couple of 2 other machines i applyed this solution to.

1. Buy thermal paste
2. Take your machine apart ( only the case until you can actually reach the video card)
3. Take a hair dryer and hold it at 3cm above your card and turn it on
4. Keep it running for about 2:30 - 3 minutes
5. Make yourself a tee or a cofee and let everything cool off (this is very important because when you apply the thermal paste it is cooler and you could crack something)
6. Apply thermal paste over the video card chip
7. Reasamble your machine

After this everything should run perfectly

Below is the video i used as a reference to do this and I can vouch that everything is up a... Read more

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT PROBELM

Hello andreyg13 and welcome to the forums

Thanks for sharing your solution with us I'm sure others who are experiencing this problem will really appreciate your efforts!

Thanks again,

Tom

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 that was misbehaving; on start-up, the monitor appeared "dazzled". Disabling the GeForce 8400M GS allows it to start and function with what I assume is the less-capable but at least functional built-in video. I believe that the GeForce chipset has failed and I'm thinking of replacing the motherboard, which I understand is the only way to cope with the failed GeForce video "card".

How can I verify my diagnosis? I ran the Dell diagnostics from their site, but with this device disabled I don't think it gets tested. I'd like to know for sure that this is the only way to proceed before I buy a new mobo.

I ran System Recovery and Start-up Repair multiple times from the hard drive and from the Win 7 DVD. I've installed the newest GeForce drivers and rolled the driver back to a version from September, 2013, with the same result. These steps have persuaded me the problem is in the HW, but I'd appreciate some reassurance. Maybe I'm putting too much into the reports about the GeForce chip problems and lawsuit for 1420 owners (too late for me).

If I do replace the mobo, I'm inclined to buy one that uses the Intel video chipset instead of the GeForce...to preclude the same problem. Or am I just trading a known GeForce problem for Intel problems that may be worse?

Thanks!
 

A:Verifying Failed GeForce 8400M GS

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Hello, i own one Sony Vaio VGN-NR32Z_S , i had Windows Vista on it when i bought it from one friend , i put Windows 7 on it today and from few hours ago i try to fix the nvidia driver , i tryed to download many typed from nvidia official website and all time i get "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" and when i fix the 8400m gt driver i get this error "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" Sorry for my english.

Thank you!

A:nVdia GeForce 8400m gt driver

Hello and welcome whome mate some specs would be good - run this Speccy - Download and send some info on them.

But first have a look at this Code 43: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems

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where can i get the latest drivers for geforce go 8400m gs latest drivers thanx..
 

A:geforce go 8400m gs latest drivers

This is for XP 32 bit but you didn't say what OS and what version.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_169.21_whql.html
 

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I'm having some problems updating my display driver!
I did the Problems Steps Recorder, though!

Basically, when I try to update my software, I just get to a screen that says nothing installed.

Please help if you can! I really appreciate it. If you need any more info, please let me know!

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS won't update

What about a new clean install of latest driver ??????????????????????
Its the same just the nvidia control panel setting will be reset to default !

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I have notebook with the following components:
Intel? Core?2 Duo T5750 2.0GHz 2MB MSIEX600X-431EU FSB667,
3072MB (3GB) DDR2 667MHz,
250GB SATA 5400rpm,
15.4" WXGA 1280x800 Crystal Brite,
nVidia GeForce 8400M 256MB

Everything worked fine on Vista Home. Yesterday i downloaded Windows 7 Professional (original) from MSDNAAC and i have same problems with graphic adapter as some members here. When i go to Display properites it is showing me that i have Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and it is having only 14MB(like when someone installs any OS that does not have drivers in their own database). At first i try to download new drivers from NVIDIA for my graphic card that are supported for Windows 7. When I try to install them after the extraction of files and start of setup an error message appears "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit"
I am not rookie for computers and i tried to uninstall Display drivers, Windows uptade and similiar things and it wont help.
I will appreciate if someone can resolve my problem.

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G Problem

Ok guys, I resolve the problem.
Here is the answer:
Download drivers
Unpack it
Go to display drivers properties
Go update
Choose browse my computer for driver software
Choose let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Select Standard Display Adapter and choose Have a disk
Browse for some .inf files in folder u extracted downloaded driver setup and choose one of them
From a list of Graphic Cards select ur model and then just go next,yes etc. and restart computer

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Hello
Recently i updated my laptop Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M from windows vista home 32 to windows 7 ultimate 64. I didn't update teh OS, i just formatted and reisntalled it from bios. Now i can't find the right drivers for my Graphic Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT GPU. Drivers from geforce website are not working, i get an error message showing that the hardware is not detected.. so i tried to download from Sony support center, but they don't have the drivers for 7 64, just vista 32.
What should i do? any suggestion? I was thinking to reinstall vista 32 and then update it to 7.. If i can't find them
Thanks in advice to all!

A:Problem Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT GPU

these are the latest 74 bit ones from Nvidia so they should work NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL

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I have a HP Pavilion dv9934ca notebook with windows 7 and a Nvidia Geforce 8400m GS. Tonight the screen changed into a bunch of lines of different colors. I restarted and right before the login page it would go back to the screen with the colors. I went into safe mode and everything worked so i uninstalled my display adapter in the device manager and rebooted and windows worked but looks like crap. Windows then automatically downloaded and installed the update for the 8400m GS. So i rebooted and it went back to that colored screen. So I went back into safe mode and uninstalled the adapter again and downloaded the driver from Nvidias website and when I rebooted again i got the same screen. Does anyone have any idea what is going on? I'm starting to think the 8400m is toast.
Thanks.

 

A:Nvidia Geforce 8400m GS Problem.

brown bread ..... dead or dying they are very bad mob graphics loads issues with it
 

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This is my first post so please bear with me.
I have a Dell XPS M1530 running windows 7 build 7100 32 bit. I am having problems with installing the correct driver with my Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS graphics card. I can currently only use the standard VGA graphics adapter or else my computer will not even start-up properly, Freezes at starting windows screen. I have tried installing the forceware drivers and have also visited NVISION.
I would just like to know if there is any specific driver that i need based on my computer type.

Thank you

A:Help Installing Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS

Try this link: NVIDIA DRIVERS 186.81 WHQL

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I am going to buy Assus T3-P5G31 barebone computer. It has motherboard based on Intel G31 chipset with integrated Intel GMA 3100 graphic chip. will use my computer mostly for 2D applications, editing photos, watching movies. I will not use it for gaming.

How does integrated Intel GMA 3100 graphics compare to Sapphire RADEON HD 3450 512mb graphic card? Would adding this RADEON graphic card improve the graphical performance of my computer for my needs?

I am asking this because while motherboard has a slot for dedicated graphic card I would like to keep power consumption (actually noise) lower.

Thanks,
Dominik
 

A:Solved: Intel GMA 3100 versus ATI RADEON HD 3450

Radeon HD 3450 is quite a lot better, definitely worth the 30 $ or so.
 

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Hello!
I just bought a brand new Asus Radeon HD 3450 (http://asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=8&l3=634&l4=0&model=2137&modelmenu=1) and, as the title says, I'm getting some major graphic problems in all 3d applications. Some screenshots showing how it looks like:

Racedriver GRID:

GTA San Andreas:
WoW (notice the night elf's lazor sight ):

The Elder Scrolls Construction Set:
This happens in every single 3d application. Aside from the visible glitches, all games run smooth. I'm able to comfortably play GRID on 800x600 and low details (or I would be able to, if I only could see the road).
It might seem like an overheating issue, but according to the Catalyst Control Center, the GPU temperature is always around 35C (even lower when idle), which should be pretty accurate, as I have an additional fan blowing directly on the GPU heatsink. The card is not overclocked.
I have tried reinstalling the drivers, tried an older version too (Catalyst 8.3, currently running on 8.8), as well as the Omega drivers. Nothing helped.

My PC:
Intel Core2Duo E4600 2.4GHz
1.5 GB DDR Ram (Kingston ValueRam)
ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0 motherboard
Chieftec 400W power supply
Windows XP SP 2

I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Asus Radeon HD 3450 major graphic corruption

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Hello recently I bought an old pc to use for retro or low end games and also bought Club 3D Radeon HD 3450 agp video card (used) and i have problems with drivers there are few problems:
1. There is  no official club3d drivers anymore
2.found Radeon HD 3450 drivers but they crashes windows and blue screen of death apears in direct x menu it tells it has memory of like 700 or near but i know that it has 512mb


PLZ HELP
P.S. sorry for spelling mistakes

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The picture does not fill the screen on my laptop. It has a setting of 1280 X 800. I need to have a 16:10 ratio to fill the screen. How do I get it when its not an opt? It said it was supported in siw report but I can't load it. ???

A:dell studio 1535 /w ati mobility radeon HD 3450

DJH mate try downloading the driver from here and see if the Catalyst control Centre will let you scale the screen.

Oops http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...Windows+7+-+64

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Hi all...

I am trying to sort a lappy out for a friend and it is driving me crazy, not having any joy over at Nvidia or HP so hopefully you good folk can help. I have read a lot of posts here and over at nvidia and have tried most of them but to no avail.

No matter which driver I install, even using Mobility Modder, the result is the same ....black screen after windows logo upon restart, so all I can use is standard vga adapter.

Tried also downloading the driver and then manually installing via device manager and noticed i have 3 instances of my card, could this be the problem? If so how would I correct it.

Any other help would be much appreciated.

Laptop is HP Pavillion DV9657em, if anyone needs any other info just shout

Many thanks

Chub

A:Geforce 8400m gs and Windows 7driving me to insanity...

Have you tried the original Vista driver?....

Select software and drivers HP Pavilion dv9657em Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Hello,

My notebook is Sony Vaio(Model: VGN-FZ21E) with following specs:

Intel? Core?2 Duo T7250 2.0GHz
2GB/Go DDR2 SDRAM
250GB/Go,
15.4" WXGA 1280x800 X-black LCD,
nVidia GeForce 8400M GT GPU
Windows 7 professional

I have just downloaded the right driver for my graphic card from nvidia website. When I tried to install, this message appear:

"The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit"

I am really appreciate if someone is looking forward to solve this. thanx in advanced

A:Graphic card driver for geforce 8400M GT GPU

Download Driver sweeper:

'http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

Make sure you uninstall the old drivers first from Programs and Features.

In fact, look at Device Manager and let me know what it says under Display Adapter.

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Hello...
I have Vista on my laptop, and when I first checked, I had a [Nvidia GeForce8400M GT] Graphics Card... I have done nothing wrong, and windows have changed it to a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.
I installed a piece of software (after the incident) and that discovered what my graphics adapter/card was... Why can't Windows.. I have ran DXDiag and all solutions like that... Is there anywhere to download a [Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT] for VISTA - Vista Only... Or a solution???
 

A:Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT... VISTA HELP REQUIRED!

Hello Joeyc2410,

Have you tried to automatically update the driver using "Update Driver Software" in the Device Manager? or tried downloading the latest driver from the nVIDIA website?

You could give Forceware drivers a bash if you're really struggling, but there really shouldn't be a need.

C.Skyco
 

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Hi guys,

I'm wondering if any of you could help me.
I'm using a Sony Vaio VGN-NR31Z/S laptop

Specs:
Intel core 2 duo @ 1.83Ghz
3Gb DDR2-SDRAM
Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT GPU
OS: Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit and Windows 7 Ultimate (RC build 7100) 32bit (Dual Boot)

I'm currently having problems with my graphic card driver and the aero effects in windows 7. It wont allow me to install the driver or use the aero effects and that is a bummer for me. I really wanted to try it out. I'll appreciate it if anybody could help me!!

Thx

A:Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT GPU Driver problem!!!

Hi bleung and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Try this driver NVIDIA DRIVERS 186.81 WHQL

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My HP dv6735en with above graphics cards just vanished after upgrading from vista to win 7. In device manager the only listing under graphics is the VGA card (even screen saver shows insufficient graphics error) I tried searching new hardware no luck
Please help friends

A:Nividia GeForce 8400m gs just vanished after win 7 upgrade

Sound like you need to install the graphic drivers. I'm a little surprised that the Vista drivers didn't carry over, if you did an in-place upgrade to Windows 7. (Or did you do a clean install?)

Because notebook makers tend to use custom device IDs for their graphics adapters, the place to begin is with the manufactuer.

HP doesn't list Win7 drivers for that notebook, but you may be able to use the Vista drivers:

NVIDIA GeForce Series Video Driver HP Pavilion dv6735en Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)=

If that succeeds, you can probably get newer drivers through Windows Update, or directly from nVidia:

Drivers - GeForce

You can also try the nVidia drivers before trying the Vista ones from HP.

Good luck. Let us know what works.

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Hi,

I intend to upgrade my Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S/S laptop to Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit I am currently using Windows Vista Home Edition 32-bit.

My graphics card is not compatiable and I have found few threads on this forum which addresses the issue.

Is it better to do the inplace upgrade and then update the graphics card later?

Thanks in advance,

A:Nvidia Geforce 8400M Gt Driver query

You usually can't upgrade the graphics processor on a laptop. What claimed it wasn't compatible? There are Windows 7 drivers available on NVIDIA's website.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 258.96 WHQL

Also, it is recommended to do a clean install if possible. The inplace upgrade can take a while and a lot of people have problems resulting from it.

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So I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ670N and I upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Now for some reason it doesnt work or it doesnt recognise it or something. It now says it is a Standard VGA Graphics adapter. I tried downloading the driver but it doesnt work. Somebody please help.

A:Windows 7 Ult and Nvidia Geforce 8400m gs problem

Bump~Please help me

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I've recently been having trouble installing official and forceware drivers for my Geforce 8400m GS on my Dell 1420 since I upgrade to Windows 7 32-bit from Vista. When I uninstall my current drivers and reboot Windows fails to boot in normal or safe mode. Generally when I install drivers I reboot into safe mode, run driver sweeper and properly install them. Windows kept freezing at the classpnp.sys file so I changed the file to classpnp.old after some research but it started to BSOD me at the disk.sys file.

So I tried to just outright install the drivers from device manager by upgrading and I would get a message saying Windows couldn't find drivers compatible with any of my hardware. I've done a lot of homework, downloaded countless drivers, disabled aero, used mobility modder, and done just about all I feel I can do to fix this. These drivers worked fine with Vista and I really don't want to downgrade because I lost my product key and disc so that would be a pain. If anyone has had this issue and knows of a driver of modified inf file that would fix this problem I would greatly appreciate it. This has been frustrating to say the least

A:Geforce 8400m GS and Windows 7 compatibility issues?

Hello chribroo, Welcome to Seven Forums. You'll have to bear with us, because we'll likely advise things you may have tried, but if we don't, we won't know we are missing the answer. One of our members, FZ21Z, has a nice little tute here, followed by discussion, on our forum that could be a good start:

NVIDA Driver Install - Start To Finish...

It's also been suggested you download the Vista driver from your manufacturers website. As I said you may have been there, done that, but we will not know for sure until we ask. A Guy

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This is for Torrentg. Can you please create a custom Inf file for me. I tried everything incl downloading the latest Nvidia driver and mMobilityModder to no avail. I am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit on a sony Vaio laptop with Nvidia geforce 8400M GS and below is the info you need on my video card:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_9008104D&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_9008104D
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&CC_0300

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Nvidia geforce 8400m gs 64bit driver

Please do not cross post.

See here.

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Hey, I've been looking through tons of threads in regards to the recognition of the mobile GPU in windows 7. I unfortunately haven't been able to resolve my problem with the threads that have been posted up so far, so I decided to register and make a thread of my own. I figured maybe my model isn't compatible for the same methods.
My specs are:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ680
(RAM etc not really necessary)

I messed up alot and got no where so I used Driver Sweeper to get rid of any remnants of the programs.

Thanks in advance!

A:Still standard VGA in 7 64bit (NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS)

Have you tried the Nvidia Drivers at NVIDIA & Laptop News | Latest NVIDIA drivers and related news | laptopvideo2go.com along with their Modded INFs? They generally fix the problem of mobile chipsets not being recognized.

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I just installed Windows 7 onto my Vaio Laptop AR630E. Windows 7 is not recognizing my video card (NVidia 8400M GT) at all. I can't find it in the device manager nor can I download new drivers for it. The Sony website has no new drivers for my notebook's model.

I tried to download from NVidia's website but it could not locate my video card either.

A:Windows not recognizing NVidia GeForce 8400M GT

NVIDIA MobilityModder - DriverHeaven.net

Post a screenshot of device manager showing display adapter section maximized, please.

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I have had to recently reinstall Windows Vista onto my laptop. In the Device Manager\Display Adapters all it says is 'Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' I know for a fact that my video card is Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS TurboCache, but when I install the driver for this I get a BSOD error. I tried the automatic search on nvidia.com/drivers and installed the driver that came up, the same happened. Is there a way to have Windows recognize my video card as the one stated above?
 

A:Installing Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS driver - No display

try windows update
 

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Recently I've had my Sony Vaio crash on me, not the O.S. but the graphics card. At power on, the VAIO logo would have colorful line running threw it. Well I found a temporary fix for this problem. YouTube - Sony Vaio VGN-Ar520E Graphics card repair. . Me fixing this problem, If you have any questions. Please feel free to E-mail me.

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