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Dell latitude D620 display driver problems finally fixed with a driver older then Vista itself

Today I finally got totally fed up with the problems I have with the display drivers provided by NVidia.

As you might know I do give a lot of presentations throughout the year and connecting to a beamer is something I do almost on a weekly basis. Since I own a Dell Laptop D620 I constantly got problems when I connect to a External display or video projector. For some reason The screen will start flickering and the machine becomes almost unusable. For a long Time I thought this was caused by an hardware issue in the laptop especially since I got a special tweaking device from one of our folks from IT Services that solved the problem. (See here for more info) Today I needed to give a presentation again, but I lost a part of the VGA device I could place between the laptop and the video projector, resulting in the fact that I could not give a proper presentation since the laptop constantly switched the external display adapter on and off.

But it all appears this is caused by a driver issue!

I started to uninstall the NVidia display drivers and reverted back to the most basic driver there is in windows vista. Then I went to the Dell Support Site and downloaded the one and only supported driver available for the NVidia Quadro 110M display adapter. This is a driver is older than Vista itself (8-22-2006) but it appears this one is working properly J

So the one and only display driver working for a Dell latitude 620 with NVidia Quatro adapter is the one provided by dell itself. (click here to download)

So for all my Info Support buddies with the same laptop, I would recommend to revert back to this driver to avoid problems. You never know when you might need to do a presentation and finding out at that moment you have this problem is very painful.

CTO at Xpirit, Microsoft Regional Director, Visual studio ALM MVP, Speaker, Pluralsight Author and IT Architect Consultant

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