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02-23-2010 02:38 PM
Dude I won't be home until this evening, then I can help. I'm not sure why either but for some reason my "SwSetup" folder has both the 32 and 64 bit versions. According to the uninstall program feature in the control panel, the drivers are a "windows compatible" version...meaning they are not "offical drivers" for the card...just as I thought. So they do work, but they don't work as good as the offical ones will...whenever that happens lol.
But like I mentioned above a few minutes ago, if you check out my particular system's page for the drivers: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=4063&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=4121361 you can clearly see where they have updated the name of the card to the 320M however when you click on it the description reverts back to the 230M and the date it was released still goes back to the December...so I know that driver is not for the 320M. Not sure if HP is in the middle updating everything, and they haven't finished or what but it's quite suspicous if you ask me. People are now going to think "oh great they finally updloaded the correct drivers", they will download and attempt to install and run into the same issue again...
I'll need an E-Mail address so I can send you the file via sendspace.com when I get home. Be creative with how you list it here so spammers can't grab it.
02-24-2010 09:42 AM - edited 02-24-2010 09:43 AM
Good news guys, I just got an email followup from a chat session I had with HP. Check the drivers page, the 320M driver is up! It's not the 230 anymore!
Haven't personally tried it, but hopefully this solves our problem 🙂
Edit: Crap, apparently this isn't right... DAMNIT HP.
02-24-2010 10:08 AM
I take it you didn't read my post from last night? On the main page it's listed/changed as the 320M but it's not the 320M...it's still the 230M! When you click on the driver link to take you to the page for the driver, if you read in the description, it shows it's still the 230M. I tried to install it lastnight just out of curiousity and indeed it will not install.
HP is trying to pull scams...
02-24-2010 02:35 PM
Yup I failed to read your post, was just too excited about the possibility of HP actually giving us a driver that works.
I was looking at the Envy 15 as an alternative, and even THAT video card is a rebranded card. At this moment, I'm not even going to bother with HP anymore, I'm going for the Dell Studio XPS 16. Just waiting for a good deal or coupon.
02-24-2010 11:18 PM
I would strongly reconsider dismissing HP's high end notebooks. They are the best looking/loaded ones out there! I'm a former Dell customer of 10 years and I'm glad I switched, despite the video driver issue right now. Dell is lacking big time with hardware, availability, etc...there are drivers for the 320M card that come preinstalled on the system (just make sure you back up the swsetup folder before wiping the drive and then you can reinstall them. They are not "offical" drivers for the card, but they are NVidia and my display is breath taking! The offical drivers for the card will come out eventually. According to NVidia (I contacted them via E-Mail) they 320M card drivers will be out in March (which is their next quarterly update.)
Don't get Dell...and I never thought I'd ever say that lol.
02-25-2010 06:22 PM
That is not an offical driver for the card, it's a driver HP edited to make work with the card for now (that is available in the swsetup folder on the C drive.) According to NVidia there has been no offical driver package released yet for the card to any pc vendor and won't be until March.
03-03-2010 10:04 AM
We will have a new driver available hopefully by the end of the week to support the 320M video
the originally driver is located in the SWSETUP folder if you did a recovery or Win 7 upgrade.
The driver will be posted on our FTP site first and then translated onto the Support page.soon after that.
The softpaq release number is SP47611 / to supersede current driver SP46506 which can support 320m and backward compatible to 230M.
It will be located in this folder when released.
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