Acer Aspire 5742G Nvidia GT 520M/GT 540M graphics driver problem fixed for Windows 7 updated

Solution for the Acer aspire 5742G Nvidia GT 520M driver problem

If you have an Acer aspire 5742G laptop with a Nvidia Geforce GT 520M than you will have troble installing the Nvidia garphics driver, the problem is that there is no driver currently for this version of GT 520M GPUs chipset reference with different DevID "PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF7&SUBSYS_04881025", I've tried all Nvidia drivers from Acer support website and Nvidia download section page and all of them are not compatible with the Nvidia graphics chipset on this laptop, strange heh?


The reason for that is that the Nvidia graphic device that come with the Acer aspire laptop has a different device ID from current available chipsets, may be it will be fixed on the next Nvidia driver version.

Solution:
For now I've managed to modifies the current driver for Windows 7 and update it to support the current Nvidia chipset on the Acer aspire laptop, so all you have to do is just download our driver and install it and it will work.
Update 29/09/2013:
Hello again Im back to this old article tutorial for good updates, here are some new drivers from Acer and Nvidia with new GPUs update including the Geforce GT 540M, try'em first:

For Windows 7/8 32bit:
For Windows 7/8 64bit:

Modified driver:
Download our modified Nvidia GT 520M driver now.

Note: After installing our modified driver, just install the Intel integrated graphics driver  which is located HERE or here.
note: this driver work only with Nvidia GT 520M with DevID:"PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF7&SUBSYS_04881025"

"SUBSYS_05051025" Users:
For those who have an Nvidia GT 520M with the folowing device ID "PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF7&SUBSYS_05051025&REV_A1" just download this inf file and paste it to the Display.Driver folder on 32 and 64bit driver.

Update:
Here is an alternative solution to try from Nvidia forum for those who face some problem, just :
  • Download this inf file over HERE .
  • Then download latest GT 520M driver from Nvidia download page.
  • Extract the Nvidia driver using winrar.
  • note: if the Nvidia driver inf file include "CatalogFile = xxx.CAT", copy that line to the inf file instead of the "CatalogFile = NVAC.CAT" line.
  • And finally copy the .inf files from the zip file into the "Display.Driver" folder in both 32 and 64bit drivers and replace the old one.
  • Run the installer.

Configuring GPU priority:
If games use Intel GPU instead of Nvidia, then you must force hem to use of the GT 520M in the Nvidia control panel:
  • Go to Nvidia control panel using right click on the desktop.
  • Click on "Manage 3D settings", Program setting and select the game .exe file. 
  • Select "High speed nvidia processor" for every game you want to force it to Nvidia GPU or on global settings tab (check the snapshot below).
Please comment if you have any problem.
Acer Aspire 5742G Nvidia GT 520M/GT 540M graphics driver problem fixed for Windows 7 updated Acer Aspire 5742G Nvidia GT 520M/GT 540M graphics driver problem fixed for Windows 7 updated Reviewed by Mhr on 14:21 Rating: 5

27 comments

  1. Anonymous20:55

    Nice it workkk ! big thanks man and excellent work

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  2. Anonymous20:39

    For me it's write: Required files missing.
    Please help me!!

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  3. Anonymous11:05

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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  4. Try to update the driver manually from device manager, if you, could provide me with missing files ..

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  5. Anonymous07:59

    Can this be updated with the most current drivers? I read something about a big increase in performance on the new drivers.

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  6. Note: After installing our modified driver, just install the Intel integrated graphics driver which is located HERE. error :(

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  7. Intel driver link fixed :)

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  8. thanks, but how do I change my laptop display is working with GT520M drivers, not with Intel HD graphics driver???

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  9. is that driver for x86 or x64 ? can you help ;?

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  10. The driver file include both 32 and 64 bit , we tested the 32bit .

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  11. I used the alternative solution and the driver installs just fine. BUT nothing will run under the nvidia. Any thoughts?
    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=202433&view=findpost&p=1344078

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  12. check up again :)

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  13. Anonymous10:02

    Hey guys, i got an acer aspire 5742g, with a gt 520m, and it doesnt seem to be working. the modified driver installs, but it wont use the nvidia card for games, any other driver i cant partch up.

    if u got it right, could u pls upload more, newer modded drivers, thanks in advance, merry christmas

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  14. I have ASUS notebook, but the same problem, what should I do? my card is PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1050&SUBSYS_16821043&REV_A1

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  15. @tami could you give me your email and I will send you a modified file for your laptop :)

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  16. Anonymous21:29

    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF7&SUBSYS_05051025&REV_A1

    THIS IS MY CARD COULD YOU PLZ PROVIDE ME THOSE FILES FOR MY DRIVER?

    mY E-MAIL IS DANYEL_SLM91@YAHOO.COM

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  17. Anonymous15:54

    Hi. I have acer 5742ZG
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF7&SUBSYS_04881025&REV_A1

    can you help me?
    hopewins_srl@yahoo.com

    thank you

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  18. Anonymous22:24

    I have :
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF4&SUBSYS_04881025&REV_A1


    Please help !!

    fjaeran ( a ) gmail.com

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  19. Done fjaeran .. anyone else :)

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  20. acer 5750 i tried to do but it saying required files are missing help please

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  21. didn't work on my acer 5742g

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  22. please provide the HWID of the card

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  23. these are hwids

    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF4&SUBSYS_04881025&REV_A1
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF4&SUBSYS_04881025
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF4&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF4&CC_0300

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  24. Hello again,

    Please try these drivers:

    note that these are for 32bit OS

    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/VGA/VGA_NVIDIA_v9.18.13.717_W7x86_A.zip?acerid=634981527172894063&Step1=Notebook,%20Ultrabook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%20V5-431&OS=702&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_7

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/310.70/310.70-notebook-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe

    if you want 64:
    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/VGA/VGA_NVIDIA_9.18.13.0717_W7x64W7x86W8x64_A.zip?acerid=634981651920252347&Step1=Notebook,%20Ultrabook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%20E1-531&OS=701&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_7

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  25. Stanislav Atanasov12:08

    I`m also having problems with my GT520m drivers on Acer Aspire 5750G (Windows 7 64bit).


    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1050&SUBSYS_05051025&REV_A1
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1050&SUBSYS_05051025
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1050&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1050&CC_0300

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  26. Please try these drivers:

    note that these are for 32bit OS

    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/VGA/VGA_NVIDIA_v9.18.13.717_W7x86_A.zip?acerid=634981527172894063&Step1=Notebook,%20Ultrabook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%20V5-431&OS=702&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_7

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/310.70/310.70-notebook-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe

    if you want 64:
    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/VGA/VGA_NVIDIA_9.18.13.0717_W7x64W7x86W8x64_A.zip?acerid=634981651920252347&Step1=Notebook,%20Ultrabook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%20E1-531&OS=701&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_7

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