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NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS won't update

Q: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS won't update

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!

Preferred Solution: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS won't update

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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'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~


Did you see this at the nVidia website ?


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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.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


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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)
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?


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

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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


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,


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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.


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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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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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 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.


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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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Hi guys,

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

Intel core 2 duo @ 1.83Ghz
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!!


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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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:


Thanks in advance for your help

A:Nvidia geforce 8400m gs 64bit driver

Please do not cross post.

See here.

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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.


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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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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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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I hav sony vaio vgn-fz11z laptop with Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit and NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT graphics card. It went black while playing a game. I restarted but it showed black screen with dotted vertical lines and freezed. I restore it in safe mood. It did not show GeForce 8400M GT graphic card but just Standard VGA Graphics Adopter instead. I tried to reinstall drivers (sony vaio orignal) but on restart,it again freezed.

Then i reinstalled fresh vista 32bit. But its just showing standard VGA adopter card. when I Tried to update it with the driver for NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT graphics card. it refuses saying that driver is up to date. Then i just run the setup file for the driver, it got installed and also shed in device manager as GeForce 8400M GT, but on restart it again hung with black screen with vertical dotted lines. Now i rolled it back to standard adopter VGA card and system boots. System also show vertical white bands as in figure while running or adopter card as shown below.


A:sony vaio NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT PROBELM, HELP PLZ


Try downloading the drivers from Sony: -

Sony : VAIO VGN-FZ11Z drivers | Download drivers and updates for VGN-FZ11Z

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The game loads fine until i begin playing, and the graphics are completely messed up. Picture attached below in thumbnails

I can still move around in the game but cannot play it as you can see.
What happened first was I had an issue with direct x 9.0. I would play the game and it would crash within couple hours of playing and it would give me this error "Directx Has Encountered an Unrecoverable Error" which i already know I have the most recent update for that. Checked my DirectX files; No problems found there and i have the most recent DirectX update. Checked my Graphics Card to see if it needed to be updated. Looked as though it did so I updated it to the most recent update for the Geforce 8400M GS: Verde Driver v266.58. After that I had no more crashes and no more Directx errors but, I started having the graphical issue problems in the picture. I have also made sure I have my settings set to the lowest settings in gameplay because my video card is not that impressive. It's beyond me at this point what to do, I have uninstalled all my graphic drivers and re-installed them again to still come to this problem. I bought the Modern Warfare 2 game from steam, and I know all my specs meet minimum required specs besides my CPU speed, but i still don't see why I shouldn't be able to play the game. I will post more information on here including the DxDiag Report.

A:Modern Warfare 2 Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS - Graphics Messed Up?

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I dont know how exactly this works but I just installed windows 7 (ultimate 32bit) and im trying to install my graphics card driver but it doesnt seem to work. my laptop is a Sony Vaio PCG-8112M and it says that they re not compatible or sth. Can anyone plz plz plz plz plz help me???

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT + Sony Vaio PCG-8112M problem

Hi delilah, Welcome to the forums ,try this link Drivers | drivers for mobile cards and laptops | laptopvideo2go.com , If you have any problems with the drivers try the Vista drivers in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode

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I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit by choosing custom install on my Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S. I didnt delete my Windows Vista Home Edition 32-bit recovery partition.

I am having difficulty in updating the graphics card which is a Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT. I downloaded a desktop 8400 driver from Nvidia site(UK) for me.

I then used the mobility modder tool for Nvidia and it modified the inf file. I then ran the Setup.exe from the Nvidia directory.

The problem is that i keep getting a message saying "The System has not been modified" after running the setup.exe

I then tried the notebook 8400M GT driver from Nvidia site(even though its not supported by Sony) That didnt work.

So i then tried using the Mobility modder on the notebook 8400M driver but the same problem occurs.

I am not confident in modifying the inf file outlined in the following:

LinkNVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop):

Here are my hardware ID's:


if possible could somebody create me an inf file please?

Thanks in advance,

A:Problem with updating Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT graphics card

This wasn't what you asked, but -

Can you install the Vista graphics driver?

I had to do something like that with my Compaq notebook (8200M graphics). Since doing that, I was able to get drivers from Windows Update or use the generic nVidia mobile drivers. I can't tell you whether it was necessary, but it may have helped.

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Hi all.

I recently had problems with the factory installed Vista 32bit on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR51E.

I decided to install Windows 7 64bit and since then my laptop has not found my graphics card Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT.

On device manager, display adapters are shown only as Standard VGA Graphics Adapter but on Vista my graphics card was also shown.

I have tried downloading all relevant drivers etc but the Nvidia installer says no graphics hardware can be found.

I am half decent with computers but have no idea when it comes to editing the .nfi (or whatever its called) files that I have seen other posters suggest.

Can someone please confirm if my card is even compatible with my OS and what is the best route to take.

Also, I only found out that my graphics card was not in use whilst trying to play Rome Total War, and the game would not start as it said DirectX 9 is not installed (I am currently using DirectX 11). I have tried all the downloads for DirectX 9 with no avail so im focusing on the graphics card issue.

Other games, such as SimCity 4, work fine with the standard vga graphics adapter though.

For any more info required, just ask.

Much appreciated

A:Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT not found after Windows 7 64bit install

The 8400M GT is currently being driven by the generic Microsoft driver.

Is this the driver you tried? http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...ional-whql.exe

Here's the full text of the address to the driver minus the "http://" so that it's not automatically 'linked' and automatically truncated: us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.22/314.22-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe

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Thanks to anyone who can help - I'm trying to display images on a Plasma HDTV tomorrow at a wedding reception ... no pressure

There is no output to my Panasonic Viera HDTV from my HP Pavillion dv2500 laptop using the HDMI port.

I am using a cable that is normally plugged into (and therefore currently working!) my HD Tivo. The TV is set to the input normally used by the HDMI cable for the tivo. After plugging into my laptop, I press the Fn+F4 keys, and a small graphic in the lower right of the screen pops up to indicate it's trying to clone the display, but nothing happens.

Computer Specs:
- Vista home premium, 32 Bit, service pack 1, 3.5 windows experience score
- NVidia GeForce 8400M GS with 831MB available graphics memory, driver up-to-date
- 2 GB RAM
- 2.2 GHz

I've tried:
- testing with the s-video output, and everything works fine - but I want HD! (note that when I press fn+f4, the lower right hand graphic pops up with a little TV icon, different from described above)
- adjusting the screen resolution to 1280 x 768 (and also trying other resolutions) before attempting to send out the monitor signal
- going into the NVidia control panel -> change display configuration -> select display you'd like to use -> "my display is not shown on the list" -> and checking "force television display on startup" ... then restarting my computer.
- going to the "Video and Television" settings for the graphics card; the on... Read more

A:Solved: HDMI output problem with HP laptop / NVidia GeForce 8400M to Plasma TV

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i have Asus F9S
with Nvidia GeForce 8400M G 128mb
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

i have a problem with my graphics card, i can't update it to Nvidia driver, all what i can have is the standard VGA

i tried to download the driver and install it, but once i finished and restart i couldn't log in to the OS, i got blue screen with tall messages (white letters), i can read some error message but can't get it coz it's disappear very fast

i can get in with safe mode, and delete the driver to log in to the OS
or i have to restore the system to a point before the card updating

i have updated the BOIS too, but still have the same problem

i tried this too
NVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop)

and still can't update the driver

** this problem make me use an external monitor coz with the standard VGA all what i can see from my laptop screen is white, blue and green lines, i thought it's the screen and i changed it but still have the same problem with the new one, so i decide to use the external monitor until i found a solution

** i need to update the graphic card driver to can use some video and images editing program .. so it's very important for me to got the Nvidia driver

A:still can't update my nvidia 8400m g

Try after using convert Desktop driver to mobile leave the converted driver on your desktop.
Then go to device manager>display adpter>update driver software>Browse my computer>have disk>?browse to where the driver is>try running the setup.exe file, or either click or double click the .inf file and see if it will install this way.

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I've been running Windows 7 after upgrading from Vista for a couple of months without any problems. The compatibility program keeps giving me the all clear, but for the past week my graphics card has been spontaneously crashing when I go to play Minecraft and Bejeweled 3. The first two times it recovered and I couldn't seem to track down an error report to find out why; tonight when I opened up Bejeweled I had to manually shut the laptop down as the screen glitched and froze (the image started to break up into bars and then locked completely). It's now crashed twice in one night on games I seemed to be able to run previously without much issue (well, minecraft is its own monster, but Bejeweled has never done this to me before! ). I've been surfing the forums and it looks like there have been very similar issues with the card and Windows 7, but all the related posts are well over a year old and don't quite seem to match up. I'm creating a backup and am prepared to try and update the driver as one old thread suggested, but I wanted to get some current feedback first.

I am running Windows 7 32 bit home premium on a Dell Inspiron 1420 notebook; a Core2 Duo 1.80GHz processor; 2GM memory; (A10?) BIOS; INVIDIA GeForce 8400m GS driver version

- If anyone has recently had this model of card crash on them, did a driver update fix the problem? (I ask because a similar old thread said the update seemed to make it worse, but that user was having some other symptoms ... Read more

A:INVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS card crashing, some Qs b4 I update driver?

While a driver update might work, I don't think this is the real cause of the problem...it sounds like a hardware failure to me, most likely due to overheating. Does the card have a fan, if so, can you open up your machine and check that the fan is still running?

Doh, just noticed it's a laptop (mobile chipset). You could use monitoring tools such as SpeedFan or one of my favorite Windows sidebar gadgets called GPU Observer to check the temperature.

Anyway, the driver you're looking at is the correct one and it's not a bad idea to update - just be on the safe side and make a backup or restore point first.

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I'm not a gamer, but rather an enthusiastic net surfer and would like my present graphics card to be as fast as easily possible. To do this, it has been suggested that I update my card's driver with downloading/installing Nvidia's latest driver (285.62 WHQL, Win7 64-bit...4G RAM, Firefox 9). Would this be the the right thing to do?

A:Driver update for NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i?

If you are not having problems, I would not go looking for trouble

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i have a acer aspire x3400g. back to factory default settings. all windows updates.

last time i did a restore nvidia told me the current drivers was 15.46whql or something. but now its saying GeForce 8200P / GeForce 8200P-A-AR is the latest motherboard drivers? what is that anyways. i cant get no search on it. somebody help me. i think since i might have the wrong smbus controller for my chipset that my wifi is dropping with my brand new ae2500 adapter from linksys with a 3200 new router also. thanks in advance.

A:GeForce 8200P / GeForce 8200P-A-AR? nvidia auto update is wrong?

nForce is chip-set, GeForce is graphics. I would say that GeForce 8200P / GeForce 8200P-A-AR is refering to your graphics card not your chip-set.

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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.


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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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??

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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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


A:GeForce 8400m gt problem

Quote: Originally Posted by James41090


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


Hi James and welcome

Have you tried here GeForce 8400M - Notebook and Laptop

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What is the proper way to install a new driver for your graphic card in Windows 7? I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I couldn't find a tutorial on it.

A:Update Nvidia GeForce 9600GS

Just download the installer and the setup will automatically update the driver

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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.

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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...



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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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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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 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, will see if this makes things more stable.

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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:


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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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

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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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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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?


A:Verifying Failed GeForce 8400M GS

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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

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

Have you visited the Nvidia driver site?

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i had some few problems ... i purchased a new game called team fortress 2 and well my graphic card is intergrated onboard

Nvidia GeForce 6100 nForce 405

it is telling me to update it... so i went to the Nvidia video card updates and installed my update and installed it... i Restarted my pc and now my screen is all mushed up and very low colours and i cannot change... all of my programs are disabled...

i then system restored my pc its back to normal but i really need help on how to update it without having any of these problems?



Windows XP (Indego) Proffesional
1.2 GB RAM
AMD ATHLON 64+ 3200 ...
512 MB GFX CARD GeForce 6100

A:Nvidia Geforce 6100 Error Update

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