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08-13-2009 05:43 PM
I have a HDX 9000T CTO notebook and have noticed that the video drivers in the driver download section have not been updated since January 2008.
Is there going to be an update for windows 7 or do we still use the old version?
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08-13-2009 06:53 PM
Your Vista driver should work fine in Windows 7. HP will likely release some Win 7 drivers, but not sure for which or how many models. HP's statement is as follows>
"HP Software & Driver downloads will be available closer to the official release of Windows® 7, which is scheduled for October 22, 2009".
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08-14-2009 02:46 AM
if you want to use your HDX for what its meant to be used - entertainment, to its full potential, then dont use the drivers provided by HP, but official gpu vendor's drivers.
if you have an ATI gpu (i think its mobility hd2600xt on your hdx), use this driver:
if you have an Nvidia gpu (i think 8800gt/s m), use this:
08-14-2009 06:49 AM
I tried to do that but when I install the current nvidia drivers the video card switches from using the PCI Express 16x pipe to the 1x pipe. So instead of making everything better it just slows everything down.
If you know a way to use those drivers and keep running with the 16x pipe I would be a very happy camper!
08-14-2009 07:14 AM
check whether youre running the power save mode (or balanced mode) in windows power settings. it is possible that the OS's power saving mode switches your gpu to x1. also check whether you have the latest bios version and check the bios settings.
best would be to run cpu-z (http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_152.zip just run the .exe) once while just inside windows and then while inside a game (just alt-tab or alt-escape or press the windows button to get to the desktop). while a game is running it should get up to 16x.
08-14-2009 08:22 AM - edited 08-14-2009 04:42 PM
I did not try running cpu-z it while playing a game. I will give those suggestions a try and report back.
Necrophyte, you were correct! I installed the current nvidia driver, started a game, and gpu-z reported x16!
I am a happy camper, thanks!