NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M driver on Vista Beta 2


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Guest

Hi,

is there some information about the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M video card
support for Windows Vista Beta 2? I installed Windows Vista Beta 2 yesterday
and jsut got the basic standard VGA driver installed, which isn't a great
thing on a high end notebook.

Dell Precision M90
Duo Core @T2600
2GB RAM
100 GB 7200 HardDisk
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M

Does Microsoft have any beta WDDM drivers for this video card available for
early adopters?

Any hint would be a grear help.

Regards,
Andreas
 
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Guest

Sorry, bad info, for some reason the FX 2500 is not included in the supported
hardware. I'll post back if I find another option for you.
 
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Guest

Hi Cyanna,

thanks for the first info! I'm burning to get this solved, I got to do some
evaluation work to plan a software projects new UX! Pleas remember this is
the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M.

Regards,
Andreas
 
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Guest

Hi Cyanna,

there is even a ForceWare Vista Beta 2 update on the nvidia site

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_88.61.html

But the update there doesn't have the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M driver either!
This is a real bad supporting issues from NVIDIA since I particular bought
this new high end machine for the Windows Vista evaluation and solution
architecture scenarios. So the Dell Precision M90 has the logo "Windows Vista
Capable" but can't run with a resulution higher the 1200 x something on a
standard VGA driver even though the pc can do 1900 x 1200 this is great isn't
it?

Thanks for you assistance.

Regards,
Andreas
 
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Guest

Hi Andre,

where do I file such a hardware driver request?
Aou know the strange thing though is this machine is labeled with "Windows
Vista Capable" logo! Could you give me some idea of how to file this driver
request?
I called Dell support today and they had no idea what so ever when there
would be Vista driver for this card awailable.

Regards,
Andreas
 
G

Guest

The limitation to 1600x1200 screen resolution in VGA mode is in the specs for
the video card.
"Vista capable" doesn't mean much, essentially that you will be able to load
the OS, period. It is in no way a guarantee that you can have aero and other
fancy stuff. Just out of curiosity, how did the machine rate?
Any way, I'm not saying that your machine will not be able to run Vista with
aero, it's just that this version of the OS is a beta and the manufacturers
are not quite ready with drivers for all the different hardware. Look at the
situation for all the 64-bit systems. Although Vista is meant to run on a 64
platform, there are even less drivers available for that platform then for
the 32-bit. It's just a matter of not enough customers screaming loud
enough....yet.
 
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Guest

Hi Andre,

I posted a driver request to the Vista feedback channel. I contacted NVIDIA
and they said that the card is on the Vista supported list but that I had to
wait until Dell would ship a driver. Well, I have to do evaluation work and
start with a UX prestudy for a new software project that runs on Vista and
utilizes the AERO interface. So if I have to wait until Dell ships a driver
than I have to wait until end of the year and I can't do this. So there must
be a way to get a beta driver from someone or what do you advice? (I can't
buy another notebook that's for sure)
 
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