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nvIdia on Intel??

  1. #1


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    nvIdia on Intel??


    The laptop has Intel HD 4000 graphics. When I go to Toshiba's website to update drivers, I enter my product and everything available comes up. Not only are 'Intel Display Drivers' available, but 'nVidia Display Drivers' are as well. I'm confused because I thought these were 2 totally different things, and that a laptop has either one or the other.

    Should I download both?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    You already stated that it is an Intel GPU, so why are you looking at nVidia drivers. And yes, the OEM could use different GPU's/APU's on different models, but still use either an Intel or AMD CPU.
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  3. #3


    The Deep South
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi C1217,

    I don't think you want the nVidea drivers, so just download the Intel ones from Toshiba. Or I would suggest downloading your display drivers from the Intel site. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...24328&lang=eng

    Please refer to posts #5 and #6.

    -Chuck
    Last edited by Chuck38; 14 Oct 2014 at 08:52.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for clearing things up. What was throwing me off was, Toshiba makes it seem like they are showing you the exact drivers you need for your particular laptop. So I choose my machine and my version of Windows and such, and both Intel drivers and nVidia drivers showed up.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 123
    Windows 8.1


    I'm afraid those are wrong answers.
    The 2 drivers the Toshiba website gives you are correct when you enter the specific model number. You install the Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers first, and then the NVidia Graphics Driver.

    You can double check with the specification.

    They also should have a download that tells you the installation order for drivers, if you look in there the Intel Graphics Driver is always before the NVidia Graphics Driver.

    Not just Toshiba, but most Laptop manufacturers produce some Laptops with an NVidia or AMD graphics card in addition to the Intel Integrated HD Graphics.
    You should always download the ones from Toshiba not directly from Intel or NVidia, Toshiba may have done some customisations so they are the first port of call.
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  6. #6


    Helmut is totally correct. The motherboards used in these notebooks are used in different notebook models featuring different features and supporting different capabilities - including CPUs with integrated graphics support, and CPUs without integrated graphics support. This is necessary to support standard graphics features (for things like Safe Mode, editing the BIOS Setup menu) and for advanced graphics features - like HD resolutions.

    And pay particular notice to his last sentence about getting drivers from the computer maker and not graphics device maker. While this is most important with notebooks because they tend to be very proprietary, the same advice applies to graphics cards. While NVIDIA or AMD may have made the GPU and supporting graphics chipset, the various board makers using that same GPU may customize and tweak the board to make their version, enhancing this feature or that feature - depending on how they plan on marketing and branding the device.
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  7. #7


    Intel warns about the potential problems of using their drivers on OEM computers. This warning is often unnoticed but it is there. These computers often have customized hardware that may not be fully compatible with their drivers. Always use the drivers from the manufacturer, even when Intel has a more recent version.
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  8. #8


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    In my case the latest Intel drivers from Intel work fine on my Intel/Nvidia laptop along with the latest Nvidia drivers. Intel has been good about putting the hybrid capability in their recent releases for laptops.

    Is true some makes will only work correctly with the OEM drivers, especially Dell. Don't know for sure about Toshiba.
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  9. #9


    In my case the latest Intel drivers from Intel work fine on my Intel/Nvidia laptop
    And in most cases, you won't have a problem. But because
    some makes will only work correctly with the OEM drivers
    ...it is typically best to go with the OEMs.
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  10. #10


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
    In my case the latest Intel drivers from Intel work fine on my Intel/Nvidia laptop
    And in most cases, you won't have a problem. But because
    some makes will only work correctly with the OEM drivers
    ...it is typically best to go with the OEMs.
    I've had Acer hybrid laptops for about 5 years now and always go with the latest Intel/Nvidia drivers besides the ones on Acer site are a year old. The newer Intel drivers alone give me updated OpenCL and OpenGL.

    Not saying the OP should use anything except the OEM drivers. Just providing my experience and saying one is not always locked into OEM drivers.
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