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Postby Blín D'ñero » 19 Nov 2008, 06:02

Useful drivers archive download site


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Re: ATI / nVidia alternative mobile drivers

Postby Blín D'ñero » 03 May 2014, 01:01

ATI: Mobility Modder [Driverheaven]

FINAL version released May 2009.

The new FINAL version is now 1.2.0.0 and has an installer. Discussion Forum

Changes:
- Added support for Windows 7 drivers
- Fixed problem in driver modification with the 9.2 and higher drivers


So what's the deal, what exactly is Mobility Modder?

Hopefully some of you coming to this page will already have used our older Mobility Modder for XP but for those of you who haven't I guess it is time for a brief history lesson. I know these things can be extremely boring, so i will keep it short.

ATI have for many years had their hands tied with laptop manufacturers (OEMS) who request that ATI do not offer support for their device in the Catalyst Driver. This may seem strange, however makers such as Dell may have implemented their own support system and they do not want their customers downloading "reference" drivers from ATI's home page.

Terry Makedon: AMD Manager for Software Product Management Graphics Product Group issued Driver Heaven with the following statement in April of 2007:

"AMD (formerly ATI) introduced the concept of Catalyst Mobility which is a generic driver that works decently for most laptops. The only way we are able to do this is through permission by a laptop manufacturer (OEM) to include their device in the Catalyst Mobility. We were the first company to provide graphics drivers for laptops to the general public, and we believe there is great value in this. At this point we only have permission from a few vendors and I personally wish more of them would let us. My suggestion is you contact your manufacturer and ask them to have your laptop included in Catalyst Mobility. As for Vista specifically we do not have permissions yet, but as soon as we do we look forward to releasing Vista drivers for laptops."

Mobility Modder, the evolution

Unfortunately if you have just spent a few thousand $/£ on a new laptop and you want to keep your graphics drivers updated this leaves you in a bit of a pickle and many people frequently are waiting for their OEM to furnish them with new drivers. Right now the only option is to keep emailing your OEM to request that they update their drivers on a regular basis. However, we all know in real life that this rarely makes a difference.

This is where Driver Heaven comes to the rescue and has done now for years with our FREE Mobility Modder for Windows XP. Over 8,000,000 downloads would suggest that many people wanted the newest ATI drivers on their laptop, with good reason.

With the release of Windows Vista, things have changed, our old mobility modder didn't work correctly as many people on our forums reported, so we have created a new release which is specifically made for VISTA. Currently this has undergone internal testing only so please if you are unsure about running beta software please wait a while until it goes to final build. We would however appreciate feedback on the application in our forums. With your help we can make it better!

The application is recoded in .net framework by the wonderful Ruud Ketelaars (author of the original DriverCleaner (not one of the copycats which are currently riding on the name success of our application) which is natively supported in vista and it is a very compact little program which will install no spyware, malware or anything we could class as dubious. We are enthusiasts just like you guys, so its a simple download with nothing remaining on your system.



Hardware supported:

Windows 7 / Windows Vista
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3430
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3670
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850 X2
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870 X2
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3470
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3650
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850
ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7200
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9550
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 SE
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 XL
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1350
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1900
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600 XT
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1100 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1200 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1300M

Windows XP
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3430
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3670
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850 X2
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870 X2
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3470
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3650
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850
ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e
ATI MOBILITY FireGL 7800
ATI MOBILITY FireGL 9000
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7200
ATI MOBILITY IGP 320M
ATI MOBILITY IGP 340M/345M
ATI MOBILITY IGP 9000
ATI MOBILITY IGP 9000/9100
ATI MOBILITY RADEON
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9550
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 SE
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 XL
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1350
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1900
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2300 HD
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600 XT
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1100 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1200 Series


Ok, let me have it, how do I use it?:

This is a step by step guide on how to run and use Mobility Modder on Win7/Vista AND XP, if you follow these instructions carefully in a step by step manner you will be fine. If you don't then you more than likely will end up with a driver that doesnt correctly work so you have been warned ! (Don't panic, even if you don't mod the driver correctly you won't hose your OS, the driver just won't install (like it did before you came to this page - so pay attention!))

BEFORE INSTALLING READ THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE
(see the excellent guide on their website :thumbup: )


Download http://www.driverheaven.net/modtool.php




NVidia: Laptopvideo2go

What is a modded INF? What is the Performance and Quality INF?, The untold story.

All drivers come with an "Installation INF(ormation) file".
This tells the installer how to install the driver.
The INF has the instructions to what files to copy and where.
It will also setup settings to install with.

The INF also has a list of products that it will install for.
nVidia provides UDA (Unified Driver Architecture) where the driver should work for all their released GPUs.
So the driver itself will support ALL GPUs, but the INF the driver comes with will only support a selected set of GPU

nVidia by default don't support laptop GPUs with beta and WHQL driver updates on their server.
This is left up to the OEM to organize. I assume nVidia must charge to have an OEM driver made or be included, as they are very rear for OEM to actually update a video driver.
So an OEM driver has specific instructions for that laptop (ie model specific) and will only work with a select few laptops.
So a Toshiba OEM driver with a toshiba INF (nvts.inf) will only work with the models included in that INF.
For an constantly updated overview of ODM/OEM INFs found by us in drivers go HERE.



This is where we come in.
We have made up a database of all the GPUs that nVidia have made or are about to make (or were going to make but abandoned).
This database we then split up into sections, Mobile, TNT, Desktop, and Quadros.
We then added the tweaks that are needed to make each of those work.

Then as part of another project we collected the settings to enable everything that is hidden inside the driver.
You can now overclock, use VMR and many other little tweaks, that nVidia normally keeps hidden or only makes available to OEMs.
We combine the 2 sections above to enable all tweaks to all GPUs.

And what you see then is the modded INF that you download seperately.

The modded INF will install on any machine, it should work normaly most of the time.
Some machines may need additional tweaks or different settings, there are 1000's of possibilities.
So sometimes a feature may not work unless you fiddle with the driver or the INF settings.
I have in the INF many possible fixes included that may need to be enabled if you experience problems.


Now, you will need a modded INF if you have a:

Laptop and want to install any other driver other than the driver specific for your machine.
Desktop or Quadro and you want to try a OEM laptop driver.
TNT based desktop and want to try a 8x.xx+ driver.
Laptop or Desktop and you want to try a Quadro based driver.


I hope this explains what INFs are and how they work and what is changed to make them work for everybody.


Forcewares update's Quickstart
HERE


Go straight to their drivers page
HERE


General FAQ
HERE

And then a quote, don't know from where, i lost the source...
The files are the same as the WHQL ones, but without the WHQL certification. As soon as you change the inf, you invalidate the WHQL certification anyway, so using the actual WHQL file usually isn't a big deal.

There's one very large exception, as some of you have discovered. The new DRM copy protection on Blu-Ray and HD-DVD disks requires an intact WHQL driver with an unmodified inf. If you replace the original inf with one of ours, you'll get a black screen. I doubt there's anything we can do about that.

We usually do replace our WHQL-candidate drivers with the final WHQL versions, but if you don't want to wait you can grab it from nvidia's site, or from the computer maker that published it.
Gaming PC: * Intel i7 4790K * Noctua NH-D15S * Asus Maximus VII Hero * 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 * 2× Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X in crossfire * Dell U3010 @ 2560 x 1600 / 60Hz * Corsair AX 1200W * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Asus DRW F1ST * Corsair K95 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S530 * Sennheiser HD598 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *

Workhorse PC: * Intel i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz * Noctua NH-D15 * Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z * 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 * Sapphire HD7970 crossfire * 3 x Dell U2410 @ Eyefinity 5760 x 1200 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 1000i * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Imperator 2012 * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S730D * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *

Workhorse PC 2: * Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz * Zalman CNPS9900A LED * Asus Sabertooth x58 * 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 * Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X * 2 x Dell U2412M @ Eyefinity 2400 x 1920 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 850W * 7 x WDC WD1002FAEX * Creative Soundblaster Z * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Mamba TE * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Logitech Z-2300 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *
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