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graphic card driver, lenovo laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jeff schumpert, Dec 14, 2007.

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    jeff schumpert Thread Starter

    Nov 9, 2007
    I'm trying to get autocad to recognize the graphics card of my new laptop. autocad tests numerous cards for compatibility, and on their website, my card is listed as a certified recommended card. But when I run the autocad tunelog, it lists:
    3D Device
    Name :
    Manufacturer :
    Chip set :
    Memory :
    Driver :
    Your machine contains a 3D Device that is not certified.

    The driver that autocad tested the card with is different than my laptop’s graphics card drive. Perhaps that's the problem. The comments section for my particular card says: “This driver is supported on HP Compaq 8510w laptops and can be downloaded from here.” Now I wonder if I should actually install this driver... if that driver would work with a different laptop? I'm afraid that might be a problem because (from what I understand), it is only recommended to use driver updates provided by the laptop maker. Does installing a different graphic card driver void warranties on laptops? is it reversible by a restore point?

    My notebook specs:
    Lenovo T61p
    Windows XP professional
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz
    2GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive space
    Nvidia Quadro FX 570M
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