Sherry 1.3 for GMA 3150 is here, Better late than never :D

The time has come, although a little late, sorry for that, but it is finish.

Firstly, Thanks to the 9xxSSF team which made what I am today, and also their support throughout the development process, and keeping the trust in me to finish this project. Special thanks to MAD_BEAST (leader of the 9xxSSF community), KinGPin, Tribaljet who helped me a lot, NeoDragon for support and development advice, Haze, and others who have supported all the way.

Finally the official driver and support for GMA 3150 is here. The release will mark the beginning of Sherry Project support for the GMA3150, as you all know, this is the first time that the project is developing for chipsets other than the 945 and 965 family. It’s all thanks for you suggestions and support throughout the development process :)

First of all, here’s the change log for the GMA3150 release (built 1990.1.3.0.0, x86 release) :

  • For full features and info about the Sherry 1.3, visit here
  • Compared to the main release for the 945, The GMA3150 release will not support MSI-X and IFS (IncreasedFixedSegmentation) technology
  • Added new core exclusive for the GMA3150 including better Software TnL performance.
  • Better crash control thanks to improved user mode driver (Windows 7 only)
  • Better openGL support (the same use with other Sherry 1.3 release)
  • Better video playback control and quality, fluid H.263 and partial H.264 support
  • Better Flash video support (theoretically)
  • WebGL support
  • HTML5 partial acceleration (still work in progress)
Feedbacks are welcome, visit the 9xxSSF forums for feedbacks and notification.
For advance users, bug reports is highly recommended, visit the forum thread here to do so.
Help the project by feedbacks to ensure better experience, I don’t have the hardware to test it so results may vary. Also to show appreciation, and keep the project alive, donations is recommend, help build the page own domain name by donations (if you think it is worthed) and/or fold for the 9xxSSF team, more info here

Again I am sorry for the delay, I know some of the users are anxious with the delay, I have my reasons, which some of you may have already know, but fear not, I will try my best to work out my time and finally make the project fully finish , hopefully.

Without further a do, here’s the download link.
Cheers :D
Update :
A new fix is already for download, changelog :
  • XPmodel code fix
  • Youtube performance degrade fix
  • Some minor bug fixes
Thanks Mikey91 for the feedback :)
Update 2 :
For those who still experiencing problem, please do try the 2nd fix with minor tweak and core change. Thank you for your feedback and help on making the driver better. :)

120 thoughts on “Sherry 1.3 for GMA 3150 is here, Better late than never :D

  1. Shad says:

    Windows 7 index Graphics part went down to 2.7 from 2.9 !! Gaming graphic is same 3.0.

    My netbook is Acer D255 2GB ram. JE02

    • AngelicTears says:

      The index point should not be trusted at least in most cases and system.
      Overall experience should be better or at least the same.
      The cause for the drop may be as the GMA3150 version still don’t have the more “reliable” reading method for windows 7 as featured like the Sherry 1.3 for 945.

      For the time being please post real time benchmark for further improvements :D
      thanks for the support :)

      • Shad says:

        oh I see. I just ran one game and felt improvement in performance. Is there any other way to test graphic performance except Windows index ?

      • Shad says:

        By the way, I’m using Windows7 Starter. Does OS affect graphic performance?

      • AngelicTears says:

        In some way it does effect a little, as Sherry 1.3 depends on the Windows 7 GDI for improved rendering which only have in Ultimate or any other Win7 Os that have aero enabled.
        There are some ways to test it’s performance, the most common is to use it for a couple of days and list down what’s different from the stock driver.

      • zoomer says:

        Preformance fps dropped alot in minecraft 1.9pre after i installed the 1.3 for 3150 on acer d255 netbook running win 7 starter

  2. Heh says:

    Performance in games has decreased (wow, from 25 to 18 fps; JD from 20 to 14), WebGL aquarium stable – 3 fps. Lenovo s10-3c.

    • AngelicTears says:

      Does it applies to the fixed version or the first one?
      I will look in to the problem as the driver core is switch from igdumdx32 for the first one to igdumd32 for the fixed one.
      Curiously what games that have slow downs? Is software vertex enabled for the games? as the Sherry 1.3 reset all the setting that stock drivers have.

    • Eparg says:

      Hi! I want buy Dell Inspiron Duo, with GMA 3150. The same graphic card is in your Lenovo.
      Do you really have 18-25 fps in WoW?

  3. Matthew says:

    http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark06/introduction/ – I guess 3Dmark06 is about the only version of the test which would be possible – the first to support Windows 7 and the last to support DirectX9.

    I must try running it on mine, pre & post Sherry, but I suspect it won’t be pretty either way.

  4. Bartek says:

    Work very well on my Toshiba NB520:) thanks!

  5. worried says:

    thanks a lot for this bro! its great to have a modded driver for GMA 3150 all thanks to you.

  6. batuzai12304 says:

    What a great improvements, Congrats!!!! gonna download this to see its power, can’t wait THANKS!!!

  7. Nic says:

    thank you angelic for the modded driver. it sightly improved my computers performance. keep up the good work and i have to agree with worried that it is nice having a modded driver for gma3150.

    • AngelicTears says:

      Thanks for the feedback :D
      It’s good to finally released it, some users might wanting to start a riot with all the delay, I am sorry though for that :(. Also I will still make some improvements and bugfix for days to come for all the variants of Sherry 1.3 release, including the GMA3150 :) , you can be sure of that :)
      Keep up the support :D

  8. worried says:

    @angelic i don’t care about the delay as long as you would keep making modded drivers for gma 3150.

  9. Matthew says:

    Well, on a standard N450 Atom with the latest Intel driver, balanced (+mains power)

    3Dmark06 scored 150 (SM2.0 = 69) , and was a slideshow!

    Also, to run 3Dmark06 on Windows 7, some DX9 components must be updateed – I feel safer using the MS DX9 websetup (which has Windows 7 listed as supported) than the version built in to the download – and it then adds all the interim release d3dx9_??.dll files. Dxdiag was still happy with the result.

    Unfortunately, Older versions of 3Dmark, where realistic performance levels might be seen, do not list Windows 7 as supported, though I have seen videos of 3Dmark 2001SE running in Windows 7

  10. RAM says:

    @angelic, bro i have a problem with running crysis on my netbook. it supports shade 2.0 so its should run on gma 3150 but it says your video card unsupported and it crashes.
    i tried running it with swiftshader but very low FPS. then i tried running it with swvp the game was really good (like the intro movies and loading screen of EA it ran without lag) but when the game starts, you know where that doctor helena rosenthal starts talking, the whole screen gets black and white like the sky is all white and rest is black so you can make out the trees shape and its stays like that even when the mission starts.
    There is no problem with audio its clear and no stuttering or lagging but i cannot see anything except white and black all over the screen.

    spec:
    intel atom N570
    2gb ddr3 ram
    intel gma 3150 – sherry driver 1.3 installed

    any help would be great.

    • AngelicTears says:

      Hey there, try to use IGRM, made by Haze, one of the veteran member of the 9xxSSF community.
      IGRM will enable you to have software vertex processing enabled for the game, and will provide you with SM2 support.
      for more info visit here : http://forum.9xxssf.info/index.php?/topic/9-how-to-use-the-igrm/page__p__9__hl__igrm__fromsearch__1#entry9

      And I don’t guarantee on the performance. The max fps recorded for the 945 is 20fps, that with the most lowest custom config for crysis and with a proper dual core CPU.

      • RAM says:

        oh ok thanks. ill try that and give you feedback.

        btw your driver is quite good. i tried playing L4D2 before and it used to lag a lot almost unplayale even at the lowest settings but now i play it at medium but with v-sync off and i get playable FPS. it still lags but i can play it now.

        thanks for the driver! hope you come out with many more.

  11. Sailesh Patel says:

    Great work! However, the driver has issues when connected to external displays. Previously I was able to connect to my Dell SP2309W with no problems (*), however at resolution of 1400×900 an additional approx 10 pixel blurred border is present around the bottom and right of the image, where previously the image was clean. Also, the aspect ratio is slightly narrower than it used to be with stock drivers.

    * Nonetheless, output resolution is limited to 1680×1050 which does not match native of 2048×1152. Hoping later Sherry drivers help upgrade this artificial Intel restriction!

    HP Mini 5102 – Win 7 Professional – 1366×768 internal display – Atom N450 1.6GHz

  12. Tony says:

    Any chance for an OS X port in the near future?

    • AngelicTears says:

      There will be an open source project for the Linux Driver first, and it all depends on how it is flexible enough to actually be ported to the OSX, if that fails then the back up plan will be launch, making the driver from scratch :D

  13. piscesa says:

    When X64 Driver Released…?

  14. Alexander says:

    What does “partial H.264 support” mean exactly? What has been accelerated?

    • AngelicTears says:

      Simply it means that in higher resolution H.264 videos, the acceleration would be heavily depends on your CPU power. The GMA isn’t actually design to effectively process H.264 streams but with the help from CPU, it can partially :)

  15. manik says:

    hmmmm…. no drivers for windows 7 64 bit?? :(

  16. Minh says:

    Could you creat a version moded driver GMA 3150 for windows XP?

  17. Minh says:

    ….windows XP 32bit.
    Tks so much!

  18. Slick says:

    Waaa..thx .. mine desktop performance for windows aero have been increase from 2.4 to 2.7!! ur work really make me proud la .. hahah keep it up ..!!

  19. Nick says:

    Sorry, will there be an xp 32bit driver? Maybe I missed something in the discussion. Shall I expect to test this driver on my win xp?

  20. david says:

    hey angleic!

    is it possible to make a shader model 2.0 game patch for every game, like there was one for bio shock 2. if so, can you tell me the stuffs or coding/languages required to make such patches/drivers. im really interested in knowing how to make such patches.

  21. Shaunuss says:

    Hey man, nice drivers, thanks! Problem: Using your drivers, my tablet PC can no longer auto-rotate using the G sensor. I assume you have not programmed this feature into the driver. Any chance you could please update to include this feature? Cheers!

  22. wackygamer says:

    Hello! I tried to use these drivers with windows xp, and I get hardware errors.. are they only for Windows 7?

    ~Thanks, Chris

  23. michal says:

    Hi,

    I have problem with installation on win XP, is there version dedicated to this OS?

  24. serj says:

    port to xp will or not ? thx

  25. Pankz says:

    please do this 4 g31….thank you

  26. Bart says:

    Good drivers on netbook with atom n570 youtube playback 720p is smooth.

  27. Shad says:

    Hey, when would be the next update release?

  28. Alex says:

    Hi I cannot install sherry 1.3 GMA 3150 on my samsung n143plus. I just get the message: “the driver being installed is not validated for this computer…” How can I get around this? Thnks in advance.

    • Alex says:

      Sorry to waste your time, I figured out the workaround! It’s installed – now lets see what ti can do. Thank you very much!

  29. Hackvize says:

    i have some problem here….
    when i run the setup.exe an error come out :
    the driver being installed is not validated for this computer.
    please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer manufacturer.

    can anyone solve this problem…???

  30. pedro eleazar says:

    thanks, i’ve been looking for this for like a month :D

  31. jairo says:

    dwmapi.dll error and some others pop up when I try to install the driver, Im using windows xp sp3 on a gateway netbook, HELP!!

  32. Sammy says:

    I was also hoping that this driver would allow screen rotation. I wish I had known this feature was missing from my netbook before buying (Acer AOD260). 1 of 2 main reasons for the purchase was to use it as an ebook and now I feel foolish and am out of luck. I didn’t even know they made cards that didn’t support rotation these days. Seems like such a basic feature.

    • AngelicTears says:

      I have to admit till now for all intel GMA drivers haven’t support rotation properly yet. Until now, I still am working other important stuff about the driver to further improve the performance and features, rotation is one of them. For temporary workround, you can dual boot with linux distro, for first time users and average users, I recommend getting the new Ubuntu, Linux driver are far more usable in terms of features, including rotation. I also recommend dual booting Ubuntu via Wubi, saves you from all the repartition work. There are also great e-book software plus free books that you can find via Ubuntu Software Center. Netbooks for average use are far more versatile when using linux distros.
      For now, while waiting for me to work on the driver, give Ubuntu a try, I believe it would be worth :D
      Good Luck. and keep up the support :D

      • Sammy says:

        Thanks for your help and the quick reply. I’ve used Unix and Linux for years and am a software developer so I know the benefits. But the majority of the apps I like to use have a Windows version whereas many don’t have a Linux version. Since I’m limited in terms of space I’m sticking with Windows for now.

        If you ever get rotation happening, let me know. My understanding is that it may not even be a driver issue since the following thread and others suggest Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t can do it:
        http://communities.intel.com/thread/11958

        It looks like the issue is that the feature may be locked in the BIOS.for the Acer. I’ve read on the Intel site that the video VBIOS software is embedded by the manufacturer into the main BIOS for GMA3150. And to top it of the BIOS is a InsydeH20 BIOS not Phoenix or something else that is commonly hacked and modded.

        So I may be stuck. Thankfully it’s not my only machine, I don’t particularly like portrait mode for much other than the odd ebook, and some Ebook readers have their own rotation built in. Still it is very annoying to be locked out of functionality that the hardware is capable of. Who knows or cares what the commercial reason for Acer’s decision is.

        In t

  33. bl4c says:

    Heya! I try to install this on my netbook Acer Aspire One D257 with intex 3150 and always get this error “The driver being installed its not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer’s manufacturer”. Can you help me or give me some suggestion, how to install it properly.

    • AngelicTears says:

      Hi there :D
      The issue have been taken note, so it will be fix in the next release.

      • zoomer says:

        simple uninstall the current intel driver first in add remove software so you get low deff standard vga then install the sherry 1.3

        the intel software its self comes up with the valdated msg tested on 2 pcs but above fixes

  34. Mich says:

    Is there a way to install these drivers on windows xp??? , sorry to bother

  35. Wan Fahmi says:

    Im waiting for WindowsXP driver .

  36. renato says:

    a little support for xp users pls nothing ever works in xp :(

  37. Stephen says:

    When I play age of empires 3 using the latest intel drivers from there website I get between 5fps and 15fps and when I use sherry 1.3 I get between 15fps and 30fps :D, I have everything set to low, 1024×600 resolution, v-sync on. Thanks, Keep up the good work :)

  38. JonukasLIETUVA says:

    Maybe it would be possible to make an WINDOWS XP version of sherry for gma3150 ? I think many user would be thankful

  39. Pand says:

    I’m waiting for 64bit release:)

  40. Sangram says:

    will it work with Intel GMA 3100 ?

  41. Ismael says:

    Without this driver my 3DMark 03 score was 768 the better. Now is 1049.
    I know is not a big difference, but at least the games are a little more enjoyable.

  42. migdal says:

    Hi,
    I found what’s wrong with my netbook.
    I realised that acer have it’s own versions of drivers, and users can’t install, a driver which isn’t certificated by acer.
    Do you have any advice what to do with that?

    my acer is: aod255e
    atom n550
    gma3150(ofcoz:))
    2gbram

    thanks for your work angelic

  43. adewale says:

    When will the driver for the 64bit windows os be released?

  44. Meeekolet says:

    Hi, after installing Sherry, device drivers show as Standard VGA Graphics adapter. is this normal? Do i have to install everything inside the file? Thanks.

    Hp Mini 110
    Windows 7 Enterprise

  45. Mark Bunds says:

    Impressive work, and I can’t thank you enough! (Substantial donation to follow)

    I have installed Sherry on a Dell Inspiron Duo, and it certainly has improved the graphics capabilities, especially the WebGL performance. I have yet to observe the power savings, but I can say I have had no issues at all with the applications I have installed on this machine. I regret that I didn’t run benchmarks that prove the performance improvements, but the difference is noticeable all-around.

    Specs:

    Atom Dual Core N570 (1.6 GHz, 512K L2 Cache)

    2GB DDR3 SDRAM

    Intel NM10 Express Video (GMA 3150)

    10.1″ Touch Screen (Multitouch) 1366×768

    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

    320 GB 7200RPM SATA HDD

    802.11 B/G/N WiFi, Bluetooth

    JBL Docking Station

    Software:

    Solidworks (Basic Editing since Intel Graphics has weak OpenGL support)

    Autodesk Inventor (Works very well, but lacks the real-time eye candy, again, because of Intel Graphics)

    Microsoft Office 2010

    Adobe CS5 Master Collection (Minus Premiere Pro and After Effects which require 64-Bit OS)

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

    Expression Blend Studio 4

    Siemens Step 7 5.5

    Siemens Win AC RTX

    Valve Steam (Half-Life 2, Garry’s Mod, etc. With stock graphics drivers, these games were unplayable. With Sherry, these games were very playable using very-low graphics options settings)

    Various games by GameHouse, BigFish, etc. (Much better performance with Sherry, but Bejewelled 3 must be poorly written because it performs poorly on all but the best high-end graphics cards)

    • Eparg says:

      Hi!
      I loved your description. :)
      I want ask you a question? Do you have loaded, or if you can run on Inspiron Duo World of Warcraft? I’m thinking of buying the Inspiron Duo and it can be very helpful.
      Thank you very much for respond and your time! :)

  46. alien3z says:

    64bit pleeeezz…

  47. sam says:

    hi ive got a emachine em350 64bit windows 7 2gb of ram and a atom n450 inside and it says i dont meet the minimum requirement help!!

  48. Rodrigo Lorena says:

    Please Driver Mod Windows Xp!!!!!!!!

  49. gamer says:

    can some1 tell us the games that sherry 1.3 could run … by the way it helps me a lot :))

  50. gdsffs says:

    FPS was decreased on non-DirectX games after installing fix2(Before was installed official intel drivers). Does windows 7 ultimate is better for perfomanse than home premium?
    P.S. sorry for my bad english

  51. maur1c10 says:

    will you make a driver for windows xp?

  52. Wardsotreck1411 says:

    Can I play Left 4 Dead2 if, I Install it on my AOD257 nettop,Intel GMA 3150??

  53. Wards says:

    better fps for l4d2 in my AOD257. playable at my own experience. thanks for this driver. good luck for other drivers. Can’t wait for the next 3150 driver. Keep up the good work.

  54. Dorcas says:

    There is a problem for the screen resolution. Its always fix at the aspect ratio resolution, I can’t get into full screen. Any further update for this problem? or any solution?
    Thanks =D

  55. giallone says:

    Thank you really a lot for making this 3150 version. It works really stable on my AOD257
    Looking forward to see an updated version soon =)

    • Keron says:

      sir how did you install it? because when i try to a message show ““The driver being installed its not validated for this computer. please help sir..

      my computer is aspire one d257
      intel GMA 3150 version…

    • tikboy says:

      hey giallone. good day! =D
      how did you install sherry on your AOD257? please help me because it says my system is not supported. did you got this problem too? i have AOD257 too with GMA3150

  56. Spartan341 says:

    May I ask what exactly does this driver do? Does it increase power consumption?

  57. lhequatro says:

    how can i install it ?

  58. Argenis says:

    Works in XP?

  59. hafizysyafiz says:

    went 3.0 to 2.7..window aero performance..

  60. kimLJT says:

    wait is this for WINDOWS 7 ONLY?

  61. rory says:

    are you going to release one for x4500?

  62. hafizy syafiz says:

    cant i play call of duty 4 modern warfare on sherry for gma 3150??

  63. Berkin says:

    i do have an intel GMA 3150 graphic card. I downloaded all 3 of the links provided but none of them let me set up, it says that this driver is not supported?
    i have an Acer aspier one happy, Windows 7 Home premium, why does it say this?

  64. x64 driver says:

    is there a possibility for you to make a x64 driver of this??

  65. Albert H. says:

    Been having issues with this driver for a few games. Old goldsource Valve games, for starters. Maybe it’s a problem w/ the executables; I’m not sure. T_T

    Otherwise, this is a fine driver. I noticed slight performance gains in a few areas. Hoping for further updates.

  66. djukerzin says:

    does this software works on my gma 3150??

  67. Hello. Compared to the standard driver, on my EEEPC, performance in actual games is improved, but youtube performance is decreased, for reasons completely oblivious to me.

  68. Wojtek says:

    Hi everyone! I have a problem. I have installed the latest Sherry drivers(1.3) for the Intel GMA 3150 on my samsung N150, after the uninstallation original DRIVERS from Intel, and now I can’t change the brightness of the screen, Have anybody know a solution of my problem?

  69. Dave says:

    Works good for games on the latest version, but seems to cause youtube and other streaming videos to lag then quickly fastfoward to catch up. Is there a fix planned for this? Would be awsome if this was fixed as I use youtube more than i play games so have installed the original drivers for now.

  70. Dave says:

    You tube and streaming videos seem to be fine now for some reason, could have been just a coincedence, so everything works great. Just tried running a 3d game with the original drivers was barely playable, then installed sherry again it’s running smooth. Thanks

  71. Erick says:

    Wait, how do I apply this? What do I install? What do I edit? Please I really want to play GTA SA on my Aspire One netbook. I have this GMA 3150 on it. I’ve been searching for solutions til I found this. But then I don’t know what to do. PLEASE HELP! :(

  72. dhemas says:

    Waiting for the update.. I already tested the driver and work better than the stock driver.. keep up the good work

  73. Chuck_89 says:

    hello….everybody who got a samsung netbook/notebook with gma 3150 should be happy now. I remember there was still a problem with adjusting brightness.

    Someone found out that there is a option in registry . I try it myself on my NF210 and i see…..it works!!!!!!

    Source: http://blog.ic3man.gr/?p=73

    Thanks for him….but lots more thanks to AngelicTears who made speedy custom driver for gma 3150 available ;)

  74. Randy says:

    for WINDOWS XP plisss!!! BTW good work :D

  75. Saurio says:

    Amazing, just amazing, you really made my netbook much useful because just browsing now is so smooth, maybe for gamers more woud be great, but this tweak is great

  76. Jethro says:

    when clicking setup.exe this always pop out “this computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for installing the software” im using acer aspire one d257.. please help..

  77. Blue says:

    sir, is this compatible with windows xp?

  78. Alex G. says:

    Will the X86(32Bits) drivers compatible with the X64(64bits) Windows 7 system? I know that a x64 is compatible with x86 application, but for a video driver, i’m not sure.

  79. DattDude says:

    Is it safe for me to download and install a chip set update for my HP mini on their support and drivers page even though I already had sherry driver installed in it??? I’m just unsure can someone confirm if its safe? I just wanted to be up to date you know. This drivers awesome BTW it really boosts my net book!

  80. mouataz says:

    please can i play gta 4 in my asus 1001pxd
    1gb ram
    intel atom n455
    intel gma3150

  81. Devin says:

    I keep getting an error that says the driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the driver from the manufacturer. Setup will now Exit. I have an Acer Aspire One AOD257 with the GMA 3150

  82. tikboy says:

    can you help me with my problem?
    i have AOD257 and 3150,GMA..
    when i tried to install it, it says “this driver does not support your current system”

    please help me with my problem, I’ve been searching all the way long just to overclock my graphics.

    thank you in advance.

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