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August 20, 2013 10:38:55 AM

Hi friends,
I have Lenovo G580 laptop. I used to have the NVidia drive installed but I had a problem with the windows and I reformatted it now I only have the Intel HD 4000... I have tried to install the NVidia drive but it’s telling me that it’s not compatible ( I have win 7 64 bit , please help me .. how can I get my NVidia GPU to work .) i have tried to check in the bios but it doesn't show anything there
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August 20, 2013 10:46:15 AM

Hi,

Go on lenovo website and download the driver from there or get the mobile nvidia driver
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August 20, 2013 10:49:38 AM

Thx i have tried that and i even went to NVidia website its not working it still give me not compatible

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September 5, 2013 8:40:27 AM

Make sure you are installing the 64 bit drivers of nvidia and 64 bit driver of your chipset. Ok, all the drivers you install after installing your windows should be 64 bit otherwise it will show problems. Nvidia automically detects and gives you a compatible driver for download but just cross check it that its for your windows only and is 64 bit too.
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September 15, 2013 10:21:20 PM

i did that but still the same problem i have even tried to contact the customer service of lenovo but they didnt answer me yet
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September 24, 2013 7:39:37 AM

kay try uninstalling onboard intel hd video driver and then install the nvidia graphics card driver. If you've a graphic card the onboard video should not be connectedwith the monitor of your laptop and so should not be detected at all. I think there's a manufacturing defect and they have hooked up the screen/monitor of your laptop with the onboard graphics. If thats tjhe case throw it at them have it fixed or replaced. Even though any good laptop repair personnal can do it for minimal charges as its a small job like unplgging the monitor from onboard video and plugging it into the video card vga output instead. Then only you'll be able to install nvidia drivers with success.
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October 13, 2013 9:41:13 PM

Hi, i have the same problem with the same laptop..
So you want to say, that the laptops monitor is pluged in onboard video card, not video card(nvidia card) so i cant detect it? O.o I am sorry for my bad english, i have tried to uninstall intel graphic and than install nvidia driver as u mentioned, but it didnt work for me..
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October 15, 2013 3:06:30 AM

Is there any yellow question mark in device manager? Or is the graphoics card detected in device manager. Open up device manager and right click on computer and then click on "scan for hardware changes" and see if there's any yellow question mark?
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October 16, 2013 9:09:52 AM

Presler said:
Is there any yellow question mark in device manager? Or is the graphoics card detected in device manager. Open up device manager and right click on computer and then click on "scan for hardware changes" and see if there's any yellow question mark?


Theres one yellow question mark at device called "Unknown device", but i searched and its " Lenovo Energy Management.", there are no other unknown devices or not updated devices at all..I also tried to download older version of nvidia drivers, still could not found compatible hw...
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October 16, 2013 9:35:39 AM

Start your pc in safe mode or safe mode with networking and then I think the nvidia drivers should definitely be installed. If not, give me the complete make and model number of your graphics card.
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October 16, 2013 10:11:09 AM

Presler said:
Start your pc in safe mode or safe mode with networking and then I think the nvidia drivers should definitely be installed. If not, give me the complete make and model number of your graphics card.


I tried to install few versions of drivers (from Lenovo website, nvidia website), still doesnt work, graphic card didnt even show in device manager (also scanned for hardware changes).

Laptop is Lenovo g580 (20150), graphic card should be nVIDIA GeForce 610M Optimus 1GB - switchable
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October 16, 2013 10:45:31 AM

Even though this doesn't really resolve the problem, but the Intel HD 4000 gpu is probably actually better than the 610M...
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October 16, 2013 10:49:05 AM

trogdor796 said:
Even though this doesn't really resolve the problem, but the Intel HD 4000 gpu is probably actually better than the 610M...


I would not say.. i mean when i play some game, now with intel 4000 its kinda laggy, not exactly FPS lags but... animations are just laggy... i was using 650M before i gave laptop to into servis... and it was amazingly smooth..
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October 16, 2013 12:51:32 PM

Oh that makes more sense. 650M is for sure better. Thought it was a 610M due to previous post. Sorry :( 
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October 16, 2013 2:03:53 PM

trogdor796 said:
Oh that makes more sense. 650M is for sure better. Thought it was a 610M due to previous post. Sorry :( 


I am not sure, some sources says its 650m and some its 610m, im kinda confused, but with experiences i have before service, im quite sure its 650m, no mate, its also my fault, i wrote 610m in previus post...
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October 16, 2013 10:11:12 PM

If this is your laptop model :
http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/product-and-parts/detai...
Then you don't have either intel hd 4000 series onboard video nor you have 610m nor you have 650m. If you still feel confident about them in your laptop, just give me the link from where you got that information. Your laptop has an onboard graphics as Nvidia N13P-GL which is NVidia 630m and not the intel hd 4000 series. You need to go to the NVidia website and download drivers for gt 630m and see if this installs successfully.

For more information on your graphics card, Check the table column below in this link:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-630M.637...
Check the table column for quick reference guide.
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October 16, 2013 11:46:40 PM

Presler said:
If this is your laptop model :
http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/product-and-parts/detai...
Then you don't have either intel hd 4000 series onboard video nor you have 610m nor you have 650m. If you still feel confident about them in your laptop, just give me the link from where you got that information. Your laptop has an onboard graphics as Nvidia N13P-GL which is NVidia 630m and not the intel hd 4000 series. You need to go to the NVidia website and download drivers for gt 630m and see if this installs successfully.

For more information on your graphics card, Check the table column below in this link:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-630M.637...
Check the table column for quick reference guide.


Ok, now im.very confused about the version of my laptop and graphic card.. for sure my laptop is Lenovo g580 (20150) .. motherboard graphic card is FOR SURE Intel HD 4000 ... with version of nvidia card im not sure.. anyway i downloded invidia drivers from Lenovo website, for my version of laptop and OS (windows 7 64bit) but as i siad it doesnt work..
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October 31, 2013 5:21:57 AM

Hi, i have the same problem with Video Graphics ..my laptop is Lenovo G580 Notebook, 20150
it came with FreeDOS Then I installed a Windows 7.it was fin. the Video Graphics was Nvidia Video Driver ...
But now I have installed Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 video card reads as Intel Video Driver !!!!
I used to have the NVidia drive installed in win 7 64 bit ..but now I had a problem with the windows 8.1 and I reformatted it now I only have the Intel HD 4000... I have tried to install the NVidia drive but it’s telling me that it’s not compatible ( I have win 8.1 64 bit , please help me
plz see this
1-- http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/product-and-parts/detai...
2-- http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series...
3-- http://shop.lenovo.com/eg/en/laptops/essential/g-series...
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