GeForce4 420 Go on 2005 Laptop upgrade Need to upgrade to OpenGL 2.0 or later
I have an HP Pavillion zv5000 from 2005. It has the Nvidia GeForce4 420 Go 32M/AGP/SSE2/3D Now!.
I am trying to use graphic software for my photography from OnOne Software. I have downloaded the software and I get a message stating that it requires OpenGL 2.0 or later. My current GeForce4 420 Go is running OpenGL version 1.4.0

I have downloaded two update drivers from the Nvidia site which I thought would work but they do not.

I have also visited the HP web site and it seems the only driver they have available is the original one that is installed in the machine. I say that because the driver is dated from March, 2005. In other words, no updated driver.

Is there an update driver to my video card which will have OpenGL 2.0 or newer? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

-Koa-
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borikenwarrior@aol.com
I have an HP Pavillion zv5000 from 2005. It has the Nvidia GeForce4 420 Go 32M/AGP/SSE2/3D Now!.

I am trying to use graphic software for my photography from OnOne Software. I have downloaded the software and I get a message stating that it requires OpenGL 2.0 or later. My current GeForce4 420 Go is running OpenGL version 1.4.0



I have downloaded two update drivers from the Nvidia site which I thought would work but they do not.



I have also visited the HP web site and it seems the only driver they have available is the original one that is installed in the machine. I say that because the driver is dated from March, 2005. In other words, no updated driver.



Is there an update driver to my video card which will have OpenGL 2.0 or newer? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



-Koa-

www.borikenwarrior.com

borikenwarrior@aol.com

#1
Posted 06/28/2012 04:08 AM   
Not likely. If there is no update on the manufacturer website then the only option is to run the Nvidia scan at the link below; if it does not find anything then the driver is proprietary to the laptop, which was often the case with laptop manufacturers, not as much anymore.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx
Not likely. If there is no update on the manufacturer website then the only option is to run the Nvidia scan at the link below; if it does not find anything then the driver is proprietary to the laptop, which was often the case with laptop manufacturers, not as much anymore.



http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx

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#2
Posted 06/28/2012 04:19 AM   
[quote name='HollywoodPCRepair' date='27 June 2012 - 11:19 PM' timestamp='1340857182' post='1427455']
Not likely. If there is no update on the manufacturer website then the only option is to run the Nvidia scan at the link below; if it does not find anything then the driver is proprietary to the laptop, which was often the case with laptop manufacturers, not as much anymore.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx
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Thank you very much for your quick response.

Yes, I already tried the Nvidia scan and it stated it could not find my GeForce4 at all. I also tried to do it manually. Posting here was my last resort. I guess I am out of luck on this one. I do have several other computers I know the software will run on but this is my primary office computer so I guess I will just have to do without the software.

Again, thanks for your help.

-Koa-
[quote name='HollywoodPCRepair' date='27 June 2012 - 11:19 PM' timestamp='1340857182' post='1427455']

Not likely. If there is no update on the manufacturer website then the only option is to run the Nvidia scan at the link below; if it does not find anything then the driver is proprietary to the laptop, which was often the case with laptop manufacturers, not as much anymore.



http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx





Thank you very much for your quick response.



Yes, I already tried the Nvidia scan and it stated it could not find my GeForce4 at all. I also tried to do it manually. Posting here was my last resort. I guess I am out of luck on this one. I do have several other computers I know the software will run on but this is my primary office computer so I guess I will just have to do without the software.



Again, thanks for your help.



-Koa-

#3
Posted 06/28/2012 04:34 AM   
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