Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:15
I upgraded my old and trusty HP Pavilion dv9085 with Windows 8 a while ago, but having a hard time getting it to run properly/stable with NVIDIA drivers installed.
It might run OK for a while, and then it's completely garbled screens, green dotted lines, dpc_watchdog bluescreens and/or video error bluescreens.
After being sure I had every last version of drivers for the laptop, I've tried almost all possible NVIDIA drivers out there, edited or not, but cannot get a stable system.
With the native MS monitor driver it's a stable as a rock, but locked to 1024x768.
Not really an option when the screen can do 1440x900. So I've been looking at a basic driver and monitor.inf for 1440x900, but it doesn't seem to exist.
Reading posts of people happily humming along with W8 on their older laptops, it seems possible to get it all properly working with NVIDIA drivers.
So any tips/help/workarounds will be helpful to get past the last stability hurdle.