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Lenovo flex 3 1580 Nvidia graphics drivers fabric version

Q: Lenovo flex 3 1580 Nvidia graphics drivers fabric version

I accidentally deleted my nvidia graphics drivers, and the latest version doesnt work. Knowing the drivers which came with the computer will let me re install them. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo flex 3 1580 Nvidia graphics drivers fabric version

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: Lenovo flex 3 1580 Nvidia graphics drivers fabric version

You might check to see if the earlier drivers are still present on your system by doing the following Right-click on StartSelect Device ManagerLeft-click on Display Adapters to expand.Right-click on your display adapter, and select Update DriverSelect "Browse my computer for driver software"Select "Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer"This should provide a list of drivers previously installed on your systemTo switch to one of them, choose an older driver and click Next.It would be hard to know exactly what driver was installed when your system was new, because Lenovo does not provide release notes for its drivers as its certifies them, but older drivers for the Nvidia 940M card should be available from Nvidia, as well as newer driver versions that those release by Lenovo that may resolve your problem. which can be found here https://www.geforce.com/drivers Good Luck,

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My screen has been plagued by yellowing in the corners but the digitizer is perfectly fine. I was wondering if anyone has any answers on whether or not you can just replace the lcd on laptop without replacing the whole screen/digitizer. the whole screen is 150 dollars and a lcd is just around 50-100. Also if you can point me to any part # or repair manuals that would be great. Thanks

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Hi, I was thinking of buying this hybrid:https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834332513 And then upgrading it with this:https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820250085 I'm not clear on whether this voids the warranty or not? As close as I can understand it, it "may" if I mess something up? I've opened at least 100 laptops without messing anything up, so I'm confident I can do it without damaging anything, but I have also seen motherboards and touchscreens die in the first year, and don't want to mess up that part of the warranty for an SSD upgrade. I figured I'd make sure it powered on, then shutdown, crack it open, install the M.2 SSD, clone everything over, wipe the old SSD once into windows, and then finally perform the product registration. (Which uploads all your hardware specs? So they'd know everything was A-Okay with the new drive in place?) Thoughts? Anyone got more info on how strict they are with self service?

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Purchased a Flex 4 1580 from Costco (i7-7500U Processor at 2.7GHz, 16 GB ram, Intel 620 video) and wiped the SSD to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I am half way through, and discovering that Lenovo doesn't offer Windows 7 drivers for the Flex 4, only Windows 10. Can someone point me to Windows 7 drivers etc for the wifi, video etc that would work? Like will the Flex 14 drivers be ok? Thanks! Mark

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Right now I have a problem with the w key on my laptop key board.  For all the other keys it registers a press when you feel the key give way.  However for my w key you do not have to press it, only rest you finger lightly on it and it will register a keystroke.  This is a problem for me because I rest my finger on W S and E all at the same time which leads to a lot of random w's throughout my typing.  Let me know if there is anything I can do other than replace my keyboard.

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Please help! I've been using sleep mode for pretty much the entire time that I have had this laptop (one month plus).  This is the first time I sent it into sleep mode for the evening and awoke the next day to find that the laptop refuses to wake up.  The keyboard will light up merrily along with the power button, but the screen will not turn on.  The fans are also running full tilt.  I can hear them running loud and clear, which is abnormal as during normal operations I cannot hear this machine running at all.  After having a jet engine for a previous laptop, this was one of my favorite features of the Flex 3. I have tried doing a ton of different things to get the laptop to wake up again including power resets and using the Novo button.  Nothing has worked.  If I could get at the battery and motherboard battery without voiding my warranty, I would.  My only solution is to try to run the battery down by leaving it on with the keyboard lights as bright as they will go and let the fan run like a jet engine.  Hopefully this will drain the battery in faster than the 4 days that everyone else was reporting.  Anyways, I don't know how everyone's Flex 3's lasted that long on battery anyways.  Mine kept turning itself on. The point of this post is to ask what I can do so that this issue never crops up again.   I love this machine, but if this becomes a recurring problem, I'm going to have to can it and g... Read more

A:Lenovo Flex 3 1580- Will Not Wake Up from Sleep Mo...

Have you tried updating the BIOS for your model yet? I have the same one and had problems with it never waking up from sleep. Haven't had a problem with it since the update though.

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I have a Lenovo Flex 4 1580, I have enclosed a screen shot, it is "Plugged in and not charging" ? How do I fix this? I tried restoring to a recover point, a full system wipe and reinstalling windows, but so far nothing has worked. What do I do?


























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I recently purchased a new Pioneer DDJ SB2 DJ controller. Upon downloading the neccessary software and firmware from Serato DJ and Pioneer, I connected my controller to my computer via usb cord provided by Pioneer. However, when I opened Serato to start playing around, a error message came up saying that my hardware was disconnected. I looked up support from Serato as I thought it was a software issue. I quickly realized it wasn't after going through all the troubleshooting steps they provided. I then asked my friend to try out the program on his computer (MacBook), to see if it was a software issue or a computer problem. As expected it instantly worked on his laptop without any issues. I determined it was a problem with my computer. I took it to Geek Squad so they could have a look. Unable to fix it, they believe its a Windows 10 issue. So now I am coming to Lenovo to see if they can fix this problem. I find it ridiculous that out of nowhere my computer can no longer detect a usb plug in from my iPhone, external harddrive, and DJ controller.  Has anybody else had these issues?Specs: Windows 10Version 1607Intel Core i78.00GB RAM64-bit operating system

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I recently purchased a new Pioneer DDJ SB2 DJ controller. Upon downloading the neccessary software and firmware from Serato DJ and Pioneer, I connected my controller to my computer via usb cord provided by Pioneer. However, when I opened Serato to start playing around, a error message came up saying that my hardware was disconnected. I looked up support from Serato as I thought it was a software issue. I quickly realized it wasn't after going through all the troubleshooting steps they provided. I then asked my friend to try out the program on his computer (MacBook), to see if it was a software issue or a computer problem. As expected it instantly worked on his laptop without any issues. I determined it was a problem with my computer. I took it to Geek Squad so they could have a look. Unable to fix it, they believe its a Windows 10 issue. So now I am coming to Lenovo to see if they can fix this problem. I find it ridiculous that out of nowhere my computer can no longer detect a usb plug in from my iPhone, external harddrive, and DJ controller.  Has anybody else had these issues?Specs: Windows 10Version 1607Intel Core i78.00GB RAM64-bit operating system

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Hi all, I recently upgraded my Ideapad Flex 4 with a new SSD, and shortly after began noticing random shutdowns, black screens, and failure to POST (it looked as though the BIOS had failed to initialize entirely, as the screen/keyboard backlights did not turn on). These symptoms often happened after the laptop incurred some form of shock, IE: picking the laptop up, setting it down, opening/closing the screen, or even simply tapping lightly on the keyboard or chasis. However, if the laptop were left completely undisturbed, these symptoms would not occur often. I tried literally everything I could imagine short of buying a new motherboard. I reseated (and then replaced) the RAM, I removed the batteries and let it sit overnight, I even tried flashing a new BIOS rom. After all that, I switched the SSD with the original HDD, and it works fine now (actually a little better, because the embedded controller had needed resetting for a while, but I hadn't gotten around to it until then). I wasn't aware that a simple SATA SSD could cause a laptop to fail to POST. As this happened several times over a couple of days, is there any chance of long-term damage to the MOBO/BIOS i should watch out for?

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Sometimes when I'm using my Lenovo Flex 3, the screen suddenly turns blue and it does not respond unless I hold the power button to force it to shut down. Here are some errors/stopcodes which I've also received on other occasions. Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated! Thanks

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My old W8.1 Flex 15 has it in the apps, and I use it to blow out internal dust, and to also reset the battery condition gauge.  I see this Lenovo Utility listed in the add/remove programs area of the control panel of my Flex-3 1580, but can't find it elsewhere to get it to run.  How can I get this Lenovo Utility to open, and use its features.  Thank you.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Can the device (USB 3.0 TO VGA/HDMI ADAPTER) with 2 external screens be used in Lenovo - Flex 4 1580 plus its own HDMI port to connect the 3rd screen?

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I can not find link of update file for BIOS on official support site.Lenovo companion offers download BIOS update of another types laptops(YOGA 3), but I don't want do it. I think it's dangerous.What should i do? 

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I have had my lenovo flex 4 1580 for less than a year, and while I love it there seem to be problems. And I am a law student so this is causing me a lot of anxiety. In the last few weeks the computer has started to freeze, and requires me to physically press the power button to restart it. I have tried a system recovery before the installation of windows 10 creative, I have tried unistalling/reinstalling java, I continue to check my system for updates. I have disabled the background apps. I am not running alot just mozillafoxfire, microsoft word, spotity (maybe), google chrome, and that is about it. And yet the CPU and or memory will  just shoot through the roof and it will freeze. It feels like there is some big program running in the backgroud but I have checked the task master and I do not know what it is..... Now it says that the computer is plugged in and it is not charging...I have checked the conservation mode is off, I tried the settings airplane mode is off,  I do not see any other other problems...am I missing something. I am hoping that these problems can be fixed, quickly, 

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Hi,As soon as I switch my laptop, I can see the desktop top image with pink and fuzzy look. It stared with yellow dull screen at he beginning before the pink color shown up. The screen will be in dull yellow while I open chrome or any white background appllication. The pink clor comes up if I open a video or any other apps without white background. This also come in safe mode. I have done the graphic driver update and see the same problem. Dont know what is the actual reason. Please help me..!!

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I sent in my laptop for repair as the graphics card was reporting code 43 (hardware issue) and wasn't working. I just got it back, and it's not reporting the error, but I can't even start GPU-based games. Previously, games would fall back to running on the CPU. My warranty expired during the repair, but since this is a symptom of the same issue, can I get it fixed? How can I go about getting this laptop to work? Thank you.

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Hi all, Last night, I managed to power on an old Flex 3 15" that I had lent to a friend. When it started booting, it prompted me to press a key to skip disk checking. Being curious as to whether the laptop has a HDD issue or not, I let it run. It now has been over 24 hours, and without a progress-bar, I'm not sure if it is stuck or is actually working. I'm not sure as to how much data is on the drive since he returned it to me without giving me his password. Any suggestions as to what to do?

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I have a lenovo flex 3 1580 80r4 laptop the one with the nvidia 940m graphics card, this one -> https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-flex-3-1580-80r4-15-6-core-i7-6500u-8-gb-ram-1-tb-hdd-80r40007u...  anyways my daughter got a few drops of something sticky (soda) under the keys, it wasnt enough to damage anything, but now a few of the keys are a bit sticky when u press them, my question is how do you remove the keys one at a time without breaking them, i heard laptop keys are easy to break, and im pretty sure there is some kind of clips holding them, anyone know? thanx

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I've searched the Lenovo site and can not find the replacement part number for my laptop (Flex 3-1580, Model 0007US, Machine Type 80R4, SN R90HAFJB) digitizer screen.  Can anyone provide me with a link to the part needed and a video/pdf on how to do the replacement? Thanks 

A:Lenovo Flex 3-1580 digitizer screen replacement

Hi there, the part number for the digitizer assembly is 5D10K42174, here's one on eBay; http://www.ebay.com/itm/5D10K42174-Lenovo-Flex-15-6-FHD-LED-LCD-Touch-Screen-Glass-Digitizer-Assembl...
 
Refer to the HMM (pg 59) for instructions on replacing the screen: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_flex_3_1480_flex_3_1580_hmm_201509.pdf
 
Plus, here's service training videos: http://lenovolearning.bhivesoft.com/bhive/t/1004/course_launch_frame.jsp?id=8173
 
 

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I have received two updates from Windows Update in settings on Windows 10. They are for the Flex 4-1580 and they are Lenovo Firmware 2.22.0, which released on 2/23/2017,  which failed to install, and Lenovo Firmware 2.23.0, which released on 3/24/2017, which failed to install as well. I was wondering if anyone has faced the same issues, and if so, how you may have gone about to resolve it. 
 
 
Thanks.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hello everyone. I must say that it is a lovely laptop but the touch screen issue is making me very upset. I called  Lenovo and Microsoft support and those people doesn't even have a bit of knowledge. Many incertain process and lot of doubts in them. But it can't be a hardware problem. I bought it 1 week ago and when I opened the factory sealed box the touch screen worked perfectly! And a few hours later would stop working. No pen and touch input available, no hid compliant touch screen in device manager. I read almost every thread about this complain in this forum. Tried everything without success. The laptop is 99% good.. But without the touch screen is like trash. Hope someone can understand and if there's a solution, please tell me and I beg you send me specifics links or specifics procedures, please don't tell me "go to support.lenovo.com"  or "do a system recovery or windows 10 update", etc. Thank you. 

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I recently purchased this laptop and did not spend any time playing on the keyboard prior to the purchase.  I am now regretting this purchase as I cannot understand nor adapt to the right shift key not being in the standard location. Why would Lenovo design a keyboard that would not be conducive to touch typing? I cannot seem to change my 45 years of touch typing experience to accomadate this major change.  It makes no sense.  Is anyone else having this issue and what if anything can be done about it?  

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Hello all,

I have a problem installing windows 7 on my new windows 10 laptop. I find it very weird how I change settings in the BIOS to support all legacy stuff like windows 7 and I try to boot from USB all the way to dvd and nothing works. What I mean is when it is done booting, it says " No drivers were found" and there's not a hard drive for me to choose windows 7. It's weird though because there are windows 7 drivers on the official support page, yet I can't install it?

I just need to see a hard drive listed but nothing pops up, and yes I've formatted it already using diskpart.


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Dears, my laptop has 2 adjacent Bright Pixels+ overall Yellowish Screen on White Background, is the yellowish screen normal on all lenovo flex 3 laptops? can my screen be replaced with 2 bright adjacent pixels, below attached pictures for the yellowish screen and bright dots ??

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After one year of use, lower left display cover popped open and will not remain snapped shut. Can this be repaired?

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respected all,lenovo companion not working properly after upgrade to Windows 10 v 1703 (creator update)its shows errror even after update of system interface foundation driver Modle no: flex 3 1580 type 80R4system interfae foundation driver v 1.0.76.0lenovo companion v 3.72.1.0Windows 10 - 1703  requsted to all please informe me if any has fix for above issue.i had attached screen shot for above reported problem too. thank     

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Help Lenovo Flex 3  1580 80R4 screen is constantly going black when the computer is still on forcing me to reboot all day long while trying to work.  Hard boot, resetting battery usage and screen dispay setting have not worked. It has done this since the day I got it nothing I have tried stops this HELP!!! Is there a download or something as a fix??

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CAN MY LAPTOP INSTALL A REMOVABLE CARD FOR THE BETTER PERFORMANCE!!!PLEASE HELP ME LENOVO SUPPORT COMMUNITY!
 
removed serial number per forum rules - mod

A:LENOVO FLEX 3 1580 LAPTOP Serial Number: xxxxxxxx Machine Type Model: 80R40007US

Are you asking about memory?  SSD?  Other?

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CAN MY LAPTOP INSTALL A REMOVABLE CARD FOR THE BETTER PERFORMANCE!!!PLEASE HELP ME LENOVO SUPPORT COMMUNITY!

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Hello, is there any possibilities to add additional Nvidia graphic to my notebook ? I did very big mistake buy notebook only with dedicated graphic unit. Thank you for your answers.

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 HelloI have a flex 3 1470 (model 80JK001GUS) which comes with a NVIDIA graphics card (940m). I recently had a problem with power, I took it to a lenovo service center, and they replaced the motherboard to fix it. However, After replacing the motherboard, my laptop does not detect the presence of an NVIDIA card; I cannot install new drivers because it says that there is no card either.  The device manager lists it as "disconnected" (code 45) and has it hidden.  Here is what i have attempted to do so far(I have a restore point set before the attempts so if it doesnt work i can go back)1. Delete all NVIDIA drivers, programs (except GEFORCE EXPERIENCE), reboot run GEFORCE EXPERIENCE.-problem GEFORCE Does not detect NVIDIA GPU2. Attempt to install update to NVIDIA through downloaded driver from BOTH  LENOVO and NVIDIA.-neither detects a NVIDIA GPU3. Attempted "display driver uninstaller" -no gpu detected after following through with safe mode uninstaller, and then installing through downloaded driver setup4. Deleting hidden device: MOBILE 5TH GEN INTEL CORE PCI EXPRESS ROOT PORT 5.-it was hidden, and i saw another post saying he did it, but port 5 is listed as disconnected.-when i deleted it, it deleted the disconnected hidden 940M display adapter as well.5. Going into the service center and telling them "I dont know if the new motherboard has the nvidia gpu, because I dont think they make the mother board anymore-they said oh its there you... Read more

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This is a long standing question. Which drivers should I use? I have graphical issues with the current Drivers from Dell.
Any ideas what are the advantages of Dell's drivers over the ones from Intel/NVIDIA web site and do the even work? What will I lose if I use the latter?

A:Inspiron 7567 which drivers? Dell drivers or Intel/NVIDIA graphics drivers?

Dell drivers are Intel/Nvidia drivers that are customized for your exact model and should be used. They are available at Dell Support if you have to reinstall.

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Not sure whats going on with the website, I entered in my serial number to make sure I was getting the specific drivers.  But nearly all the pieces of hardware have two different drivers. I havent had to download any yet so far since I havent done too much.  But, when it came down to video card drivers it listed Nvidia drivers and when I tried to install it it said that the compatible hardware was not found. Shouldnt there be only one driver? I mean.. maybe multiple versions, but they are listed completely different so I would believe they are different drivers completely. 

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I had bought Lenovo Flex 4 1580 in December 2016, Lenovo official website shows that this laptop has AMD R7 M460 Graphics Card, but my system shows AMD R7 M360 Graphics Card. Why is this showing me previous version graphics card? Will it get restrored to default if i reset my Windows 10?


























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The BIOS update went smoothly. But with the new BIOS version, no operating system is loaded. The Windows installation hangs in the "Starting windows" stage. Different Linux distributions are also not possible to install and also to boot into Live CD mode. The BIOS switched various modes, AHCI \ Compatible, Legasy \ UEFI. I tried different options.How can I now restore the old BIOS version?

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I want to try out VR on this laptop and Steam says I need a better graphics card. Is there a way i can swap that out? And is there anything I could swap out?













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A:Can you swap the graphics card on the Lenovo Flex 5?

There is no card. Graphics chips are on the motherboard

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I recently updated to the Windwos 10 Fall Creators update (Build 1709, 16299.125), and as soon as I updated, the graphics driver failed and switched to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I tried updating and rolling back the driver without success. My driver right now is at the latest version (10.18.10.4358). I already tried fixing this issue with Microsoft support but they couldn't find any solutions. Microsoft Support Link: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/intel-hd-graphics-not-working-... 

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I have a Nvidia 9500 GT wich works fine in XP. I upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit. The correct driver for the card is 280.26 according to the Nvidia site. The card is compatible with Win 7. However, when I attempt too install the card, it says "NVIDIA graphics driver not compatible with this version of Windows". The Nvidia utility also detects an error when it tries to detect the card.

I suspect there may be a chipset issue?

A:NVIDIA graphics driver not compatible with this version of Windows

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You might want to check whether you downloaded the 64-bit version of the graphics driver instead of the 32-bit one. It's an easy mistake to make as I know only too well, having done it myself in the past.

As for your chipset drivers, it won't hurt to get the latest ones for the 32-bit version of Windows 7.

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Hi,

I would like to get a clarification on the Graphics driver version numbering of Intel and Nvidia.

Intel uses the following schema to define the driver versions.

7. 14. 10. 1322
VISTA DirectX Intel Build number

For example, this driver works with Windows Vista* operating system and supports Microsoft DirectX* 9. The last four numbers represent the Intel build number.

Intel Identifier Operating System Version
8 Windows 7*
7 Windows Vista*
6 Windows* 2000 and Windows* XP
5 Windows 2000 only
4 Windows*95/98/98SE/Me or Windows NT* 4.0

Intel Identifier DirectX* Version
15 10.x
14 9.x
13 8.x
12 7.x
11 6.x

7 Denotes VISTA Operating System
14 Denotes DirectX 9.x
1322 Denotes Intel Build Number

What is 10, it denotes for ?

NVIDIA Graphic Drivers

NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
Driver : 7.15.11.6369

7 Denotes VISTA Operating System
15 Denotes DirectX 10.x
6369 Denotes Intel Build Number

Can anyone help me to find out the significance of digit 10 in Intel and 11 in Nvidia driver version?
 

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 I don't have the touchscreen drivers anywhere in my device manager and wacom drivers has a code 10 of being unable to start. Windows 10 is up to date and the Wacom drivers is the latest one. Already tried uninstall the wacom drivers and restarting, tried reinstalling the drivers from the website after uninstall it, and looked everywhere for a solution. 

A:Lenovo Flex 5 - Wacom Device code 10 and missing touchscreen drivers

Found out that in order for the Windows 10 installation to detect the PCIe SSD, you have to go into the BIOS and change the SATA Controller Mode to AHCI.  Now that only leaves the Wacom drivers having a code 10 and the missing touch screen drivers.

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I've noticed for some time that my relatively new ~1 year Lenovo Flex 4 yoga, which has switchable graphics, has been running slower.  For instance, VLC has been unable to run certain movies, and running gameshow to record my powerpoint talks now leads to freezing and inability to save movies.  I finally found some free time to try a very basic 3D game (broforce, the overworld, 2 seconds into the game), and then my computer instantly slowed and shut itself off.  I downloaded the Heaven Benchmark 4.0 and the same issue occured, it barely rendered graphics and then froze.  I have all of the latest drivers and updates installed via a clean install.   Put simply, my computer is now completely unable to perform the most basic tasks that seem to be gpu related without slowing to a crawl and shutting itself off.  This includes very old games, new games, benchmarks, and even python rendering medium to large images.   Please please advise some tests I can do to see if this is a software issue.  I work a very very very hard job and this computer is my lifeline, and I need it not to have this issue.

A:Lenovo Flex 4 - 1470 suddenly can't run basic games, graphics benchmark, shuts itself off

I see that the AMD driver is indeed being used for broforce and for the horizon test, and that the GPU usage shoots to 100% and the gpu gets to over 100C instantly (within 5 seconds).   Hardware or software issue, thoughts?

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I've noticed for some time that my relatively new ~1 year Lenovo Flex 4 yoga, which has switchable graphics, has been running slower.  For instance, VLC has been unable to run certain movies, and running gameshow to record my powerpoint talks now leads to freezing and inability to save movies.  I finally found some free time to try a very basic 3D game (broforce, the overworld, 2 seconds into the game), and then my computer instantly slowed and shut itself off.  I downloaded the Heaven Benchmark 4.0 and the same issue occured, it barely rendered graphics and then froze.  I have all of the latest drivers and updates installed via a clean install.   Put simply, my computer is now completely unable to perform the most basic tasks that seem to be gpu related without slowing to a crawl and shutting itself off.  This includes very old games, new games, benchmarks, and even python rendering medium to large images.   Please please advise some tests I can do to see if this is a software issue.  I work a very very very hard job and this computer is my lifeline, and I need it not to have this issue.

A:Lenovo Flex 4 - 1470 suddenly can't run basic games, graphics benchmark, shuts itself off

I see that the AMD driver is indeed being used for broforce and for the horizon test, and that the GPU usage shoots to 100% and the gpu gets to over 100C instantly (within 5 seconds).   Hardware or software issue, thoughts?

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