Windows 10 on Aspire 7720G


  1. web
    Posts : 6
    win 10 professional
       #1

    Windows 10 on Aspire 7720G


    hi just upgraded my old laptop to windows ten from win 8.1, its a Acer aspire 7720G, had trouble with graphics drivers in 8.1, same problem on win 10 seem to be on a basic windows driver but does work but not good.

    built my own desktops before, but not so much laptops, searched for new drivers online but cant find, plus slim drivers free addition says I'm up to date, but device manager says I have "other devices ... base system device" haven't got drivers ???

    does anyone know if I can now buy, or update my graphics card?, or is it on-board and cant?, is there a slot if on board?, or any information I can find this all out?, plus been old laptop rarely used could I update processer cheaply now ?, use laptop mainly as a second pc to fix my main desktop

    any help advice welcome
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  2. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #2

    Do you know what type of graphics processor is in the laptop?

    A little quick Googling suggest that it may be an nVidia 8400m. (m as in mobile.)

    What drivers show in Device Manager? If the laptop is using the Microsoft basic drivers, download and install the drivers from Visual Computing Leadership from NVIDIA. I have done that for the 8200m device in my cheap old (2008) Compaq laptop.

    These are the 64 bit drivers:

    Drivers | GeForce

    There are also 32 bit ones.

    It's unusual for a laptop to have a discrete graphics card, but yours may be one of them. However, you won't find a replacement card at retail. Maybe you could get an RFE (removed from equipment) one on eBay. If you have 8400m graphics, though, I'd try to get those working before contemplating major surgery on the laptop.
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  3. Posts : 132
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    Um, not unusual for a laptop to have a discrete graphics card, chip actually, but yes you should have the 8400m GS graphics. Many confuse discrete graphics in a laptop for an actual removable card but they are really a chip soldered to the motherboard. There was a period where high end gaming machines did have removable mini cards. I think it is a semantics issue mostly. Card, chip, it is still discrete graphics instead of just CPU based graphics and doesn't really matter how you refer to it.


    Here is another link for drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...px/87987/en-us

    Laptop info here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Short-R...ok.8225.0.html
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  4. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #4

    popeye said:
    Um, not unusual for a laptop to have a discrete graphics card, chip actually, but yes you should have the 8400m GS graphics. Many confuse discrete graphics in a laptop for an actual removable card but they are really a chip soldered to the motherboard. There was a period where high end gaming machines did have removable mini cards. I think it is a semantics issue mostly. Card, chip, it is still discrete graphics instead of just CPU based graphics and doesn't really matter how you refer to it.


    Here is another link for drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...px/87987/en-us

    Laptop info here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Short-R...ok.8225.0.html
    I tend to use, or misuse, "discrete" for everything socketed.

    The 8200m g graphics on my old 2008 Compaq laptop aren't socketed. I was mildly shocked that nVidia still supports them. I wish nVidia was as considerate for the MCP77MV chipset (AMD QL60 CPU).
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  5. web
    Posts : 6
    win 10 professional
    Thread Starter
       #5

    popeye said:
    Um, not unusual for a laptop to have a discrete graphics card, chip actually, but yes you should have the 8400m GS graphics. Many confuse discrete graphics in a laptop for an actual removable card but they are really a chip soldered to the motherboard. There was a period where high end gaming machines did have removable mini cards. I think it is a semantics issue mostly. Card, chip, it is still discrete graphics instead of just CPU based graphics and doesn't really matter how you refer to it.


    Here is another link for drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...px/87987/en-us

    Laptop info here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Short-R...ok.8225.0.html
    third time lucky win 10 keeps stalling on me don't know if its win ten or laptop ?

    Windows 10 on Aspire 7720G-nvidia.png

    cant get any drivers to install all end up at above attachment picture, most likely my graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce 8400 Gs 32-bit but cant find a win 10 driver for it ...... been trying to source a 9600 GT MXM-ii but there about 60 might be better off buying new laptop
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  6. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #6

    web said:
    third time lucky win 10 keeps stalling on me don't know if its win ten or laptop ?

    Windows 10 on Aspire 7720G-nvidia.png

    cant get any drivers to install all end up at above attachment picture, most likely my graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce 8400 Gs 32-bit but cant find a win 10 driver for it ...... been trying to source a 9600 GT MXM-ii but there about 60 might be better off buying new laptop
    These don't work?

    Drivers | GeForce

    I suppose that you might be affected by an unfortunate practice of some notebook manufacturers: a custom device ID. Ih they did that, a driver package from nVidia may not recognize your card.

    You could try the latest drivers Acer posted. They're for Windows 7 32 bit, from 2010.

    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...E&Step3=ASPIRE 7720G&OS=712&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=EMEA_27

    Good luck.
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  7. Posts : 2,767
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    Can you post your VENdor ID and DEVice ID? Go to hardware manager and double click your graphics card -> Details tab -> Hardware ID.

    MIne is PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13C2&SUBSYS_367B1458&REV_A1

    Then you can check PCI Vendor and Device Lists to check for Vendor and Device IDs.

    In my case: 10DE = nVidia ; 13C2 = NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

    OR

    You could use the nice util GPU-Z to find a lot of info about it.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
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