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#1 NovaPulse

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:33 PM

I wanted to right click my computer and go to the device manager and found a yellow warning system next to my Nvidia geforce 8600m gt. Well i have "supposedly" updated my driver as said by the automatic detection. Well, apparently when i go to control panel and click on "Hardware and Sound", and click the Nvidia control panel, i get an error stating "Nvidia display settings are not available: you are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia gpu". I don't know what this means and i would like to fix it so i can play games and so on. Thanks.

**Solved**

Edited by NovaPulse, 17 June 2010 - 05:38 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:49 PM

<<Nvidia display settings are not available: you are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia gpu.>>

From looking in nVidia forums...that's the kiss of death for that GPU.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:13 PM

oh...lovely...so i need to get a new one installed then?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:24 AM

Well...tell us what your system manufacturer and model are...and someone will present some ideas.

Knowing the current video chip/card doesn't do much good when considering possible replacements.

Might as well ask now...what games do you intend to play?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

Well i have a Alienware M15x laptop with the 8600m gt graphics card. I mainly play around with emulators and a few pc games, mostly older pc games and not newer ones that just recently came out.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:41 PM

I don't game...but I would say your options are very limited by virtue of the fact that it's a laptop you have.

Better wait for some opinions from the persons who actually work on such.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 05:37 PM

ok i did some more research and then i actually tried that live help option on the Nvidia website. I talked with some guy and told me to uninstall the driver, go into safe mode and he gave me a link to a driver he recommends me to use. So i go into safe mode and install that drive and restarted and now it is working. I guess this thread has been solved but thanks for trying to help.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:55 PM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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