NForce2 Mobo Driver question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I am part of another site, NforceHQ, and twice now I have posted a question there that no one is able to answer me. Of all the downloaded Mobo drivers that I get from Nvidia website, I always resort to rolling back to my original CD version as the new ones always have something wrong with them (Usually the IDESW driver, whatever that stands for. I do know that the CDrom drives don't work properly anymore after a NForce2 driver install). Now, I see that there is yet another driver update (Ver3.14). Should I even bother? I mean, everything works fine right now. What do you guys think?

    BTW, some of the speeds those guys have the 2500+ running at are outright insane. Alot of them have their settings at 235x11(2585)


    Heeter
     
  2. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    i have the new nforce2 drivers for my motherboard and its working just fine havent run in to any problems with it.
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    IDESW is the IDE driver. i know previous nforce versions didn't install them right and had to be manually installed correctly.

    in device manager are your harddrives and cdrom drives picked up as scsi drives? can you show a printscreen with your harddrives, optical drives, and ide controller trees expanded?

    [edit] and where did you find 3.14?
     
  4. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    I don't know whether I have the same problem you do, but whenever I install any nForce2 drivers, my cd-roms stop working. So whenever I install a new nForce2 driver set, I choose not to install the IDESW drivers (you have the option whether to install or not). Everything works fine for me without the IDESW drivers. Hope that helps. :D
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Here is a screenie of my device manager.
    This is the original CD drivers installed.
    The AXV listed is a virtual drive installed by Alcohol120%.
    All other versions of driver packages gave me SCSI drives.
    I found that driver package in a link from NforceHQ to NVidia. The guys in there then offer "remixes" as the drivers are always out of whack, especially the IDESW. It always listed the CDDrives as SCSI devices. And just like Ragnarok, I too have problems with my CD Drives. I personally have given up even trying the new driver packages coming out. But Really, what is the difference between the new ones and my CD version? Was it to fix bugs?

    Heeter
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    well, like i said, install them manually. do 'update driver' on your ide controller and point it to the right folder: C:\NVIDIA\nForceWin2KXP\3.13\IDE\WinXP

    and nvidia lists the fixes plainly on the page you download the driver from: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_udp_winxp_3.13

    those are just the fixes since 2.45. to see all the fixes since your cd version, go to the driver archive and check each version since.
     
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    If you actually read what it says on most update web sites...

    "If your computer is working fine do not install updates. They are to fix specific problems."

    If the computer works fine with an old driver leave it alone. I'm running a catalyst 3.4 right now because one game is quirky with the newer ones.
     
  8. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    I think if you told us where to find the 3.14's so we can test them out, we would be able to help you out a little more ;)
     
  9. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Leedog,

    This is where I D/L'ed from:

    http://www.sonycrx2xx.org/files/nForce3.14jRemix.exe

    I have not installed it yet. This link is found in the Drivers thread at NforcersHQ.com.

    Thanks Taurus,

    Looks like it is mostly audio fixes since the summer.

    Heeter