Macbook pro 13 2010 Geforce 320m driver updates?
I was wondering when the geforce 320m would be included in nvidia driver updates for windows? I'd like to be able to update the drivers as fixes and optimizations come along.
I was wondering when the geforce 320m would be included in nvidia driver updates for windows? I'd like to be able to update the drivers as fixes and optimizations come along.

#1
Posted 06/18/2010 07:45 PM   
I am awaiting the same answer since I've been having issues where Windows 7 will fail to load the driver. I also have issues where the settings for the LCD screen are set back to default after I connect to a projector or restart.

It's unclear from the documentation of the new 257.21 driver (See the pinned thread on top) whether that's supported on the Macbook Pro. The post says:

[i]Macbook and Macbook 2010 models are not supported by driver [b]257.15[/b] (Geforce 320M and GeForce GT 330M)[/i]

However, the release notes that you can download from the driver page don't mention the MacBook at all.

I'm not sure what this means for the 257.21 version. Nvidia - can you please advise?
I am awaiting the same answer since I've been having issues where Windows 7 will fail to load the driver. I also have issues where the settings for the LCD screen are set back to default after I connect to a projector or restart.



It's unclear from the documentation of the new 257.21 driver (See the pinned thread on top) whether that's supported on the Macbook Pro. The post says:



Macbook and Macbook 2010 models are not supported by driver 257.15 (Geforce 320M and GeForce GT 330M)



However, the release notes that you can download from the driver page don't mention the MacBook at all.



I'm not sure what this means for the 257.21 version. Nvidia - can you please advise?

#2
Posted 06/18/2010 08:24 PM   
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1075635' date='Jun 18 2010, 04:24 PM']I am awaiting the same answer since I've been having issues where Windows 7 will fail to load the driver. I also have issues where the settings for the LCD screen are set back to default after I connect to a projector or restart.

It's unclear from the documentation of the new 257.21 driver (See the pinned thread on top) whether that's supported on the Macbook Pro. The post says:

[i]Macbook and Macbook 2010 models are not supported by driver [b]257.15[/b] (Geforce 320M and GeForce GT 330M)[/i]

However, the release notes that you can download from the driver page don't mention the MacBook at all.

I'm not sure what this means for the 257.21 version. Nvidia - can you please advise?[/quote]


I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch with Windows 7 x64 with an NVIDIA GeForce 330M card with driver 194.94 and it will not let me install any updates after that. I downloaded the updates ad every time I try and install it it tells me:

NVIDIA Setup Error

The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are

compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit.

I also have Intel Chipset driver issues that I cannot fix and it will not let me install the drivers for my printer.

What I do not understand is that Apple release a new version of Boot Camp for MacBook and MacBook Pro 13 inch but NOTHING for the 15 and 17 inch.
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1075635' date='Jun 18 2010, 04:24 PM']I am awaiting the same answer since I've been having issues where Windows 7 will fail to load the driver. I also have issues where the settings for the LCD screen are set back to default after I connect to a projector or restart.



It's unclear from the documentation of the new 257.21 driver (See the pinned thread on top) whether that's supported on the Macbook Pro. The post says:



Macbook and Macbook 2010 models are not supported by driver 257.15 (Geforce 320M and GeForce GT 330M)



However, the release notes that you can download from the driver page don't mention the MacBook at all.



I'm not sure what this means for the 257.21 version. Nvidia - can you please advise?





I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch with Windows 7 x64 with an NVIDIA GeForce 330M card with driver 194.94 and it will not let me install any updates after that. I downloaded the updates ad every time I try and install it it tells me:



NVIDIA Setup Error



The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are



compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit.



I also have Intel Chipset driver issues that I cannot fix and it will not let me install the drivers for my printer.



What I do not understand is that Apple release a new version of Boot Camp for MacBook and MacBook Pro 13 inch but NOTHING for the 15 and 17 inch.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

#3
Posted 06/19/2010 03:00 AM   
You won't see OEM driver updates for your manufacturer for a long time. You can install the 257.21 on a macbook if you're running Windows, though. I have a guide up, check it out - [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=171525&st=0&p=1074205&#entry1074205"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205[/url]
You won't see OEM driver updates for your manufacturer for a long time. You can install the 257.21 on a macbook if you're running Windows, though. I have a guide up, check it out - http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205

#4
Posted 06/20/2010 02:44 AM   
[quote name='z0nt21' post='1076201' date='Jun 19 2010, 10:44 PM']You won't see OEM driver updates for your manufacturer for a long time. You can install the 257.21 on a macbook if you're running Windows, though. I have a guide up, check it out - [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=171525&st=0&p=1074205&#entry1074205"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205[/url][/quote]


tried it could not figure it out so I gave up
[quote name='z0nt21' post='1076201' date='Jun 19 2010, 10:44 PM']You won't see OEM driver updates for your manufacturer for a long time. You can install the 257.21 on a macbook if you're running Windows, though. I have a guide up, check it out - http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205





tried it could not figure it out so I gave up

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

#5
Posted 06/20/2010 02:24 PM   
[quote name='z0nt21' post='1076201' date='Jun 19 2010, 09:44 PM']You won't see OEM driver updates for your manufacturer for a long time. You can install the 257.21 on a macbook if you're running Windows, though. I have a guide up, check it out - [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=171525&st=0&p=1074205&#entry1074205"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205[/url][/quote]

Hello z0nt21,

Thanks for the guide. In my case (using an Apple MacBook Pro 2010 with a GeForce 320M), this process breaks down at step 8. My hardware device ID doesn't show up at all in the INF file of the 257.21 driver. This is my hardware ID:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B

But the INF doesn't have an entry for 08A0.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks.
[quote name='z0nt21' post='1076201' date='Jun 19 2010, 09:44 PM']You won't see OEM driver updates for your manufacturer for a long time. You can install the 257.21 on a macbook if you're running Windows, though. I have a guide up, check it out - http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205



Hello z0nt21,



Thanks for the guide. In my case (using an Apple MacBook Pro 2010 with a GeForce 320M), this process breaks down at step 8. My hardware device ID doesn't show up at all in the INF file of the 257.21 driver. This is my hardware ID:



PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B



But the INF doesn't have an entry for 08A0.



Do you have any suggestions?



Thanks.

#6
Posted 06/23/2010 06:00 PM   
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1076992' date='Jun 23 2010, 11:00 AM']Hello z0nt21,

Thanks for the guide. In my case (using an Apple MacBook Pro 2010 with a GeForce 320M), this process breaks down at step 8. My hardware device ID doesn't show up at all in the INF file of the 257.21 driver. This is my hardware ID:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B

But the INF doesn't have an entry for 08A0.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks.[/quote]

Ok, now I'm registered in the nVidia Forums. I've been searching and searching for a way to get a driver installed on my 7,1 2010 13" MBP as well. Here is the solution I came up with and how I got there.

Using the guide given here [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=171525&st=0&p=1074205&#entry1074205"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205[/url]

and using the driver given here [url="http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2435407&tstart=90&start=0"]http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.j...=90&start=0[/url]

I took the PCI entry from that nvao.inf, taken from driver in the second link above and added it to the nvac.inf as described from the guide given by z0nt21(THANK YOU!!!!).

This allowed me to install the brand new 258.96 drivers released recently. Rebooting now to see if it worked!
**laughs maniacally**

Reboot was a success. It does not cleanly show the nVidia GT 320M as a device, but shows the hardware ID. Otherwise appears to be installed and working correctly.
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1076992' date='Jun 23 2010, 11:00 AM']Hello z0nt21,



Thanks for the guide. In my case (using an Apple MacBook Pro 2010 with a GeForce 320M), this process breaks down at step 8. My hardware device ID doesn't show up at all in the INF file of the 257.21 driver. This is my hardware ID:



PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B



But the INF doesn't have an entry for 08A0.



Do you have any suggestions?



Thanks.



Ok, now I'm registered in the nVidia Forums. I've been searching and searching for a way to get a driver installed on my 7,1 2010 13" MBP as well. Here is the solution I came up with and how I got there.



Using the guide given here http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205



and using the driver given here http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.j...=90&start=0



I took the PCI entry from that nvao.inf, taken from driver in the second link above and added it to the nvac.inf as described from the guide given by z0nt21(THANK YOU!!!!).



This allowed me to install the brand new 258.96 drivers released recently. Rebooting now to see if it worked!

**laughs maniacally**



Reboot was a success. It does not cleanly show the nVidia GT 320M as a device, but shows the hardware ID. Otherwise appears to be installed and working correctly.

#7
Posted 07/19/2010 09:42 PM   
[quote name='inverseflux' post='1090486' date='Jul 19 2010, 09:42 PM']Ok, now I'm registered in the nVidia Forums. I've been searching and searching for a way to get a driver installed on my 7,1 2010 13" MBP as well. Here is the solution I came up with and how I got there.

Using the guide given here [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=171525&st=0&p=1074205&#entry1074205"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205[/url]

and using the driver given here [url="http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2435407&tstart=90&start=0"]http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.j...=90&start=0[/url]

I took the PCI entry from that nvao.inf, taken from driver in the second link above and added it to the nvac.inf as described from the guide given by z0nt21(THANK YOU!!!!).

This allowed me to install the brand new 258.96 drivers released recently. Rebooting now to see if it worked!
**laughs maniacally**

Reboot was a success. It does not cleanly show the nVidia GT 320M as a device, but shows the hardware ID. Otherwise appears to be installed and working correctly.[/quote]

Hi i have a little problem , an error , the thing is wherer did you got that nvao.inf file and what's the PCI entry , is the only thing that i have to know to finish the procedure, can you help me my mail is jlrb6666@hotmail.com by the way i have th 15" macbook pro with 330m but i think is almost the same basis.
[quote name='inverseflux' post='1090486' date='Jul 19 2010, 09:42 PM']Ok, now I'm registered in the nVidia Forums. I've been searching and searching for a way to get a driver installed on my 7,1 2010 13" MBP as well. Here is the solution I came up with and how I got there.



Using the guide given here http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205



and using the driver given here http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.j...=90&start=0



I took the PCI entry from that nvao.inf, taken from driver in the second link above and added it to the nvac.inf as described from the guide given by z0nt21(THANK YOU!!!!).



This allowed me to install the brand new 258.96 drivers released recently. Rebooting now to see if it worked!

**laughs maniacally**



Reboot was a success. It does not cleanly show the nVidia GT 320M as a device, but shows the hardware ID. Otherwise appears to be installed and working correctly.



Hi i have a little problem , an error , the thing is wherer did you got that nvao.inf file and what's the PCI entry , is the only thing that i have to know to finish the procedure, can you help me my mail is jlrb6666@hotmail.com by the way i have th 15" macbook pro with 330m but i think is almost the same basis.

#8
Posted 07/23/2010 05:40 AM   
[quote name='inverseflux' post='1090486' date='Jul 19 2010, 04:42 PM']This allowed me to install the brand new 258.96 drivers released recently. Rebooting now to see if it worked!
**laughs maniacally**[/quote]

So, let me get this straight - you downloaded the standard 258.96 driver and ran the setup.exe with the modified nvac file? That is, you didn't use "yashijoe's" driver from the[url="http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2435407&start=15&tstart=90"] apple discussion forum[/url] post other than to get the PCI entry text, i.e.

%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B

Also, why did you install the 258.96 drivers and not the 257.21 drivers?

Just clarifying before going through the procedure myself.

Thanks!
[quote name='inverseflux' post='1090486' date='Jul 19 2010, 04:42 PM']This allowed me to install the brand new 258.96 drivers released recently. Rebooting now to see if it worked!

**laughs maniacally**



So, let me get this straight - you downloaded the standard 258.96 driver and ran the setup.exe with the modified nvac file? That is, you didn't use "yashijoe's" driver from the apple discussion forum post other than to get the PCI entry text, i.e.



%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B



Also, why did you install the 258.96 drivers and not the 257.21 drivers?



Just clarifying before going through the procedure myself.



Thanks!

#9
Posted 07/23/2010 01:25 PM   
Okay, this is what I did:

Followed the steps above, I copied two entries from the nvao.inf from yashijoe's driver that he posted on the apple forums:

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.0]
%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section034, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B

And then I downloaded the[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-258.96-whql-driver.html"] 258.96 driver[/url] and extracted it. I then added the entries above to the nvac.inf file. Each entry exactly as is at the end of the respective sections.

Then I uninstalled the current driver, rebooted and ran the setup.exe for the modified 258.96 driver. Windows said it couldn't verify the publisher of the driver, but I pressed on.

Restarting now and laughing nervously hoping I didn't hose my macbook...

Things are working so far, we'll see after we try another reboot. Also, my brightness controls stopped working - did that happen to you inverseflux?
Okay, this is what I did:



Followed the steps above, I copied two entries from the nvao.inf from yashijoe's driver that he posted on the apple forums:



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.0]

%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1]

%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section034, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B



And then I downloaded the 258.96 driver and extracted it. I then added the entries above to the nvac.inf file. Each entry exactly as is at the end of the respective sections.



Then I uninstalled the current driver, rebooted and ran the setup.exe for the modified 258.96 driver. Windows said it couldn't verify the publisher of the driver, but I pressed on.



Restarting now and laughing nervously hoping I didn't hose my macbook...



Things are working so far, we'll see after we try another reboot. Also, my brightness controls stopped working - did that happen to you inverseflux?

#10
Posted 07/23/2010 01:51 PM   
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1092309' date='Jul 23 2010, 06:51 AM']Okay, this is what I did:

Followed the steps above, I copied two entries from the nvao.inf from yashijoe's driver that he posted on the apple forums:

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.0]
%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1]
%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section034, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B

And then I downloaded the[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-258.96-whql-driver.html"] 258.96 driver[/url] and extracted it. I then added the entries above to the nvac.inf file. Each entry exactly as is at the end of the respective sections.

Then I uninstalled the current driver, rebooted and ran the setup.exe for the modified 258.96 driver. Windows said it couldn't verify the publisher of the driver, but I pressed on.

Restarting now and laughing nervously hoping I didn't hose my macbook...

Things are working so far, we'll see after we try another reboot. Also, my brightness controls stopped working - did that happen to you inverseflux?[/quote]

I sorta felt a bit mad scientist when I tried this, since I'd been looking for how to install new drivers for the card since dual booting the mac. There was no particular reason for the driver choice, it was just what had released recently.

That is very odd! There was some latency in the brightness controls, but think was true even on the old driver. My guess is that by uninstalling the previous driver(which following nVidia SOP is correct) some how removed the controls for the screen brightness. I installed the driver on top of the existing without issue, but that doesn't others won't have issues when installing the driver - it is Windows after all - and it retained brightness controls.

I would say roll back the driver to original using OS X disk or driver provided from other forum. Then make sure controls are working again. Then install again without removing driver.

I've been gaming on that driver since the install without issue, never looked back since I didn't think anyone cared...hah

I don't run benchmarks, etc... so I apologize for not having more specific information but I am definitely happy with performance.

@Ppluissz you need to hunt down your current hardware id by following @z0nt21 guide posted here [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=171525&st=0&p=1074205&#entry1074205"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205[/url]
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1092309' date='Jul 23 2010, 06:51 AM']Okay, this is what I did:



Followed the steps above, I copied two entries from the nvao.inf from yashijoe's driver that he posted on the apple forums:



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.0]

%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B



[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1]

%NVIDIA_DEV.08A0.02% = Section034, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_08A0&SUBSYS_00C2106B



And then I downloaded the 258.96 driver and extracted it. I then added the entries above to the nvac.inf file. Each entry exactly as is at the end of the respective sections.



Then I uninstalled the current driver, rebooted and ran the setup.exe for the modified 258.96 driver. Windows said it couldn't verify the publisher of the driver, but I pressed on.



Restarting now and laughing nervously hoping I didn't hose my macbook...



Things are working so far, we'll see after we try another reboot. Also, my brightness controls stopped working - did that happen to you inverseflux?



I sorta felt a bit mad scientist when I tried this, since I'd been looking for how to install new drivers for the card since dual booting the mac. There was no particular reason for the driver choice, it was just what had released recently.



That is very odd! There was some latency in the brightness controls, but think was true even on the old driver. My guess is that by uninstalling the previous driver(which following nVidia SOP is correct) some how removed the controls for the screen brightness. I installed the driver on top of the existing without issue, but that doesn't others won't have issues when installing the driver - it is Windows after all - and it retained brightness controls.



I would say roll back the driver to original using OS X disk or driver provided from other forum. Then make sure controls are working again. Then install again without removing driver.



I've been gaming on that driver since the install without issue, never looked back since I didn't think anyone cared...hah



I don't run benchmarks, etc... so I apologize for not having more specific information but I am definitely happy with performance.



@Ppluissz you need to hunt down your current hardware id by following @z0nt21 guide posted here http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...p;#entry1074205

#11
Posted 07/23/2010 04:57 PM   
Thanks for the help - I'll try your suggestion.

Any reason why you didn't install yashijoe's driver from the apple forums instead?
Thanks for the help - I'll try your suggestion.



Any reason why you didn't install yashijoe's driver from the apple forums instead?

#12
Posted 07/23/2010 05:01 PM   
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1092423' date='Jul 23 2010, 10:01 AM']Thanks for the help - I'll try your suggestion.

Any reason why you didn't install yashijoe's driver from the apple forums instead?[/quote]

I didn't remember the driver being the newest release. That was the only reason I can recall. :)
[quote name='gerardo_g' post='1092423' date='Jul 23 2010, 10:01 AM']Thanks for the help - I'll try your suggestion.



Any reason why you didn't install yashijoe's driver from the apple forums instead?



I didn't remember the driver being the newest release. That was the only reason I can recall. :)

#13
Posted 07/29/2010 09:49 PM   
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