Nvidia INF driver modding (Guide)

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Cyberdyne, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. ice69

    ice69 New Member

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    okay i gave it another try
    with this driver
    https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/161528/en-us
    and i took a picture
    https://ibb.co/q96Pcfv
    before i made the ini edits i get error
    This nvidia graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows
    This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware
    are these normal errors?
    i use to use a standard gaming driver prior to nvidia blacklisting windows server
    in C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\451.48-quadro-winserv-2016-2019-64bit-international-whql\Display.Driver
    i edit nv_dispswi
    https://ibb.co/HxcQMS7
    i decided to take pictures encase i did anything wrong
    this is from dxdiag
    Operating System: Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release.161220-1747)
    i added
    %NVIDIA_DEV.1B06% = Section094, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1B06
    to
    [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0...14310]
    [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0...16299]
    [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0]
    [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0...17134]
    then i add
    NVIDIA_DEV.1B06 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti"
    to
    [Strings]

    after all of these edits both errors vanish i wasn't sure what one to add the keys to i am guessing those are os build versions and i would most likely need the oldest for server 2016 server 2016 is build 1607
    words cannot explain how frustrating it is buying a $1500.00 graphics card and nvidia turning around right after purchase of sale and blacklisting the graphics card from your computer bait and switch
    i went into settings clicked recovery disabled driver signature enforcement at boot up and during install you get one red pop up i didn't write it down likely about it not being signed or trusted i clicked yes and eventually driver says failed in nvidia window
    i also tried ddu with intel option amd option nvidia option and leadtek option in safe mode
    i currently have this driver from here installed i could not find the official version
    https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/G...cs-Vulkan-1-2-Driver-441-99-Beta-64-bit.shtml
    i think nvidia calls them game ready drivers they all work on windows server until
    https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/156778/en-us
    anything released after this game ready driver and that vulkan beta driver won't install on windows server
    information about the vulkan beta driver can be found here but nvidia doesn't provide any links for previous drivers
    https://developer.nvidia.com/vulkan-driver
    i can uninstall and reinstall these old drivers no problem without modifying them in anyway and without touching the ini file and system memory and ssd have no errors
    i tried nvidia live chat support was like talking to a bot only linking to download page for drivers without a solution this link was all nvidia provided
    https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    right now i honestly see no solutions besides switching over to linux and abandoning windows
    do you think it could be this bad on linux?
    on windows server i run the beta over the game ready driver because the game ready driver is vulkan 1.1 and the beta is vulkan 1.2 even though the game ready driver has a higher model number revision the insides are dilapidated and obsolete only the newest game ready drivers are vulkan 1.2 but i cannot seem to get them to install even with this ini guide

    any other ideas for drivers?
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2020
  2. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    Use Windows 10.
     
  3. bluedevil

    bluedevil Master Guru

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    Any way to lower shared gpu memory for a rtx 2060 or disable it by modding drivers?
     
  4. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    GPU shared memory is the GPU's ability to use system RAM. Good for 3D accelerated programs that don't need speed, saves VRAM. Or if you run out of VRAM. Something you're definitely gonna want with that 6GB on the 2060.
     

  5. bluedevil

    bluedevil Master Guru

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    I know what shared gpu memory is . My problem is with Warzone . It alocates about 1.2 gb shared memory RAM even tho it only uses only about 3.5-4 gb of the 6 GDDR my gpu has. I wanted to force it to use more GDDR instead of RAM because i am low on ram at the moment only 8 gb.
     
  6. 007licensed

    007licensed New Member

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    so can i make a 452.06 support the rtx 3080 with that inf modding?
    since all 30X0 drivers (456.XX) give me random idle resets, while games are rock stable.
    452.06 was my last driver before upgrading to 3080 card and was running flawless.
    so hope there is a way to test that driver on new 3080 card to proof thats a driver issue...
     
  7. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    It probably wont work. But it's easy enough to test it, there's no repercussions for that. The device ID and string can be copied from the newest driver (the reverse from what the guide tells you).
     
  8. 007licensed

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    ok, will give it a try.
     
  9. 007licensed

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    unfortunatelly it did't work...

    i added both device ID: NVIDIA_DEV.2206 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080"
    and string: %NVIDIA_DEV.2206% = Section182, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_2206


    but during installation, seconds after agreed to Driver Signature Enforcement installation was canceld...
    so no way to get pre 456.XX drivers working on 30X0 cards? or is there another way?
     
  10. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    I'm not aware of another way. If you passed the initial hardware check then that's all you can do. Did you try booting into Windows with Driver Signature Enforcement disabled?
     

  11. 007licensed

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    yes, started in "Driver Signature Enforcement disabled mode"...
    so i have to hope nvidia fix my issue with a upcomming driver
     

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