On May 10, 2007, Nvidia announced the availability of their GeForce 8 notebook GPUs through select OEMs. So far the lineup consists of the 8200M, 8400M, 8600M, 8700M and 8800M series chips. It was announced by Nvidia that some of their graphics chips have a higher than expected rate of failure due to overheating when used in particular notebook configurations. Some major laptop manufacturers made adjustments to fan setting and firmware updates to help delay the occurrence of any potential GPU failure. In late July 2008, Dell released a set of BIOS updates that made the laptop fans spin more frequently. As of mid-August 2008, nVidia had yet to give further details publicly, though it had been heavily rumored that all or most of the 8400 and 8600 cards had this issue.
The GeForce 8600M was offered in midrange laptops as a mid-range performance solution for enthusiasts who want to watch high-definition content such as Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD movies and play then-current and some future games with decent settings. Versions include the 8600M GS and 8600M GT(GT being the more powerful one), and provided decent gaming performance (due to the implementation of GDDR3 memory in the higher-end 8600M models) for then-current games. It is currently on the Dell XPS M1530 portable, Asus G1S, Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21Z, in selected Lenovo Ideapad models, some models of the Acer Aspire 5920, Acer Aspire 9920G and BenQ Joybook S41, also available on the MacBook Pro, and some models of Fujitsu Siemens. The common failure of this chip in, amongst others, MacBook Pro's purchased between May 2007 and September 2008 were part of a class-action suit against nVidia which resulted in Apple providing an extended 4 year warranty related to the issue after confirming that the issue was caused by the Nvidia chip themselves. This warranty replacement service was expected to cost nVidia around $150 to $200 million  and knocked over $3 billion off their market capitalisation after being sued by their own shareholders for attempting to cover the issue up.
The GeForce 8700M was developed for the mid-range market. Currently the only version is the 8700M GT. This chipset is available on high-end laptops such as the Dell XPS M1730, Sager NP5793, and Toshiba Satellite X205. While this card is considered by most in the field to be a decent mid-range card, it is hard to classify the 8700M-GT as a high-end card due to its 128-bit memory bus, and is essentially an overclocked 8600M GT GDDR3 mid-range card. However, it shows strong performance when in a dual-card SLI configuration, and provides decent gaming performance in a single-card configuration.
The newest nVidia GeForce 8600 series also has support for 128-bit floating point texture filtering for high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting effects. With HDR, twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects. While the nVidia Intellisample 4.0 technology provides outstanding visual quality through gamma correction rotated grid antialiasing and advanced anisotropic filtering, its support for normal map compression enables more lifelike characters and environments.
For the most complete and accurate listing of supported GPUs,please see the Supported Products List, available from the NVIDIALinux x86_64 Graphics Driver download page. Please go to , follow theArchive link under the Linux x86_64 heading, follow the link forthe 410.104 driver, and then go to the Supported ProductsList.
Note that the list of supported GPU products provided below andon the driver download page is provided to indicate which GPUs aresupported by a particular driver version. Some designsincorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIALinux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktopdesigns with switchable (hybrid) or Optimus graphics will not workif means to disable the integrated graphics in hardware are notavailable. Hardware designs will vary from manufacturer tomanufacturer, so please consult with a system's manufacturer todetermine whether that particular system is compatible.
Engineered specifically for Apple products, AirPrint-enabled printers are the answer to your wireless printing wishes. Without any need to download drivers or install printer-specific software, AirPrint allows you to print computer quality photos and documents from any of your Apple products.
Thanks to Google engineers, Google Cloud Print was created and designed to deliver seamless cloud printing. The app allows you to print from your Android phone or tablet and is even downloadable on your laptop.
Available in the Android app store, users will need to download Google Cloud Print in order to wirelessly print from their handheld devices. There are many steps to complete the printing process, but we will break it down for you.
I do not recommend downloading the BIOS update from Dell Drivers and Downloads because sometimes BIOS updates require older BIOS as a prerequisite. e.g. the attempted update from A03 to A12 may state that A06 should be installed before A12. Dell Drivers and Downloads only lists the latest revision whereas the Dell FTP website lists all the revisions for the model.
Select the download button and then select Save. Do not select run as you shouldn't have background programs when running the BIOS update. In most cases it will not work anyway as the BIOS update needs elevated permissions. I advise moving the downloaded update from Downloads to the Desktop.
Sir i was upgrading bios in my PC DELL N5010A15 after upgrading os from windows 7 to 10 but PC switched off and now when i press power button it is not booting and screen is also blank, only a single beep sound is coming after every 3 minutes and it's also not getting after using various combination of keys.Plz help me sirThanks.
I'm having a similar problem installing a11 bios with an optiplex gx620. I've already installed windows 7 64 bit. I can't find in dep Winplash.exe to turn off, is there an alternative file for this machine?
You should have a Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth card but I'll need hardware IDs to identify the wireless card and graphics card: -drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-and-installing-dell-system-drivers-in-the-correct-order/checking-hardware-ids-in-the-device-manager/
After several attempts to run (the download file will run, but extracts the actual flash program to c:\windows\temp\winphlash, and the winphlash.exe is a 32-bit only app), I found a place to download the 64 bit versions of the installers. No matter what version I tried, it failed for various reasons.
hi i have dell laptop 1525, i formatted it and installed a windows 7 installation for dell laptop 32 bit, everything wend fine i have A13 bios on it so i don't know if i need to update it or not?Intel core 2 due 2 GHzand 2 GB ram200 GB HDDnow my question is, after windows come up i have all drivers updated wireless working sound camera touch pad and even modem got the driver but there are 3 unfamiliar hardwares on the computer manger that i don't know what are they, and Bluetooth is not working (no any driver installed on it during the windows 7 installation).what can i do?and if i need this pc only for some programming in c language and some hd movies to see (i have a hdmi output never tried it yet) is it enough? or should i buy more RAM? (i have another external HDD of 1TB so nvm the HDD).thanks,elad.
You are best to create a new post on the Microsoft OS Forum as its hard to address questions on these comment pages: -forums/Software-OS/default.aspxProvide the hardware IDs of your wireless card and unknown devices: -drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-and-installing-dell-system-drivers-in-the-correct-order/checking-hardware-ids-in-the-device-manager/One of your unknown drivers will likely be the card reader. See my unofficial driver set here, you should upgrade to BIOS A17 and install the rest of the drivers in order: -sets/inspiron-laptops-windows-7/inspiron-1525-windows-7-32-bit/
thanks for fast replay,i saw that i have all drivers installed also the sd card reader and the wireless lan card and the 3g modem tochpad and camera only the bluetothe is missing but what are the other 2 devices?i dont know if i want to update the bios im afraid it will fuck the computer upthank you.
Please help me.I have Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 with Windows 8.BIOS is A6, I downloaded BIOS A13. But when I run it by administrator user, my laptop is not run and I hold power button to shutdown my laptop.
Hii have dell vostro 1450 ,i did not found UEFI option in bios seems dont support UEFI,bios version is showing alreadyA12, along with legacy option in msinfo32 .is this anyway possible to enable UEFI in my dell vostro 1450 laptop to boot faster as i just now upgraded to SSD fromm HDD but its still booting slow. 2b1af7f3a8