Graphics Card Drivers
Following are some graphics card drivers used by Vr Mapping. Unless noted, the following versions have been tested by Cardinal Systems or are currently in use by Vr Mapping customers. The Windows XP operating system is no longer recommended.
Most of the latest driver versions listed below can be downloaded from the NVIDIA web page.
See Monitors for information on LCD based monitor systems.
NOTE: Stereo display on the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 is not supported by the NVIDIA drivers for Windows 7.
The graphics driver may be downloaded from the NVIDIA web site. The following example shows entries in the fields provided that will display the latest graphic driver for download for the 64-bit version of Windows 7 for the Quadro FX 3800 graphics card.
Archived and older drivers may be downloaded from the NVIDIA web site by selecting "Beta and Archived Drivers". The following example shows entries in the fields provided archived drivers for the Windows XP version for the Quadro FX 1400 graphics card.
The driver file is typically downloaded into the Windows Download folder. It can be run from that folder by double clicking on the filename.
Extraction path definition
When the driver file is run, the user will be prompted for a path to extract the contents of the driver to for installation. The default path is typically used.
Once the driver is extracted, the installation process begins and the user is prompted for the Installation options. The Custom (Advanced) installation option is recommended.
Custom installation options
The Custom installation options include an option to "Perform a clean installation". Checking this option is recommended. A clean installation removes the existing driver before installation of the new driver. Once installation is complete the Video Card Configuration may need to be set again is it was previously set. If there are problems such as non-stereo after the installation of a new driver and the video card configuration then a cold start of the computer may be required. A cold start consists of shutting down the computer and removing power (pulling the power cord) then re-powering and re-booting the computer.
Document revised: December 2017