CUDA on Dell M6300 with Quadro FX 1600M


I have a Dell M6300 with Quadro FX 1600M card in it. but I can not install CUDA 2.0 or CUDA 2.1 Beta on it.

As far as I know the Quadro FX 1600M is a CUDA Enabled product, accourding to NVIDIA website:

I installed the new driver from Dell website.…n&TabIndex=

But Still I can not install CUDA on my laptop.

Any help will be appreciated.



You have to be clear what “Cannot install” means.

Also, you can’t install the latest CUDA 2.1 because that driver doesn’t support it.

I am getting this Error :


“the nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will exit now.”[/b]

Hi everyone,
I had the same problem with Quadro 100FX, I solved in this way (I use Windows Vista 64 bit):

  • First download and install the updated driver from Dell support (ver. 175.75 ISV, A01) (from…mp;file=259556)
  • Then download the CUDA drivers from NVIDIA’s CUDA download page (
  • Execute the driver installer until the signaled error; so the installer will create a directory with some video card drivers (in my PC: C:\NVIDIA\WinVista64\181.20\English)
  • open Device Managed (Control Panel->System Management->System), selected Display adapter, right click on NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 and choose Update Driver Software
  • Select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’
  • Select ‘Let me pick from a list of device…’
  • Click ‘Have a disk’ and point to the directory previously created by driver installer (in my PC: C:\NVIDIA\WinVista64\181.20\English)
  • From Model List select NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700
  • Windows will inform you of a possible incompatibility, click YES and cross your finger…

I hope this may help.