Note 8 Display drivers?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by LeanLee, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. LeanLee

    LeanLee Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi, just bought a used vivotab note 8 that would not restore win8. I used the msoft media installer and created boot USB drive and it started up OK. I let win do it's updates and then went to ASUS and downloaded all the drivers and everything but one is working fine.

    Device Manager shows Display = msoft basic display adapter.

    After some research here it seems I need an Intel driver.

    I can't find anything on the ASUS download page.

    Where can I get the correct driver?

    Thanks.
     
  2. AnnAAyms

    AnnAAyms Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Under my Note 8's device manager for Display Adapter it has "Intel(R) HD Graphics"

    I'm not 100% certain but I think this is the one you need:
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24592/Intel-HD-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-8-1-32-bit
    atleast going by:
    http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-034493.htm
    since the Z3740 is Bay Trail to my knowledge. If that doesn't work maybe try:
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/do...ntium-Processors-and-Intel-Celeron-Processors

    You mentioned you download drivers from ASUS already so this is more for asking for confirmation from anyone else reading this but I vaguely remember that the graphics driver was part of the "SOC Driver Package" under "Chipset" at:
    http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/ASUS_VivoTab_Note_8_M80TA/HelpDesk_Download/
     
  3. LeanLee

    LeanLee Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks Ann,

    I appreciate the details you have provided. I had run the SOC and it had installed bunch oh things. But, I am downloading it again as I type and will run it again. If that fails, I will try the direct driver links.

    Thanks, again.
     
  4. LeanLee

    LeanLee Pen Pal - Newbie

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    OK, that (ASUS-SOC) seems to have fixed it. I got a message saying "You are about to overwrite the same or newer drivers," (something pretty close to that) but figured I had little to lose, so let it "downgrade" :)

    Around 85% through, the screen started flashing off and on so I knew I was in a good area. Intel have never been known for writing good software (been a programmer for 40+ years) so not surprised at the earlier warning message. Good to see little changes over time. LOL

    Upshot is, adaptive brightness is working better, Miracast now works perfectly.

    Gotta say, I AM impressed with this little thing. Wacom, WiDi - hell, it is now equaling my Surface Pro at 3-times the cost and a much better size and weight to deal with.
     
  5. jaekqubp

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    Hey there, congratulations on the new tablet. From what I have read, and from my experience with other Asus devices, the drivers provided by Asus should cover everything. I'm curious what the Note cost, and which model, if you feel comfortable sharing that information. I've been scouting for a deal on one of these for a while now, but am not sure what a fair price is for a used unit.
     
  6. LeanLee

    LeanLee Pen Pal - Newbie

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    64g

    As for the price, it was 80-bucks, but regarded as bricked. I took a risk believing I could revive it. Some 5-hours later I finally have it all running and Activated. Not for the faint of heart. :)

    Apparently ASUS wanted two-thirds the cost of a good used one to fix it. I think the guy said they wanted $180 +shipping each way.
     
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