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04 Nov 2010   #1

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Please help to get drivers for an Abit NF8....

HI there I have a Abit NF8 looked every were cant find the network and video controller drivers. And also for an Abit R8550-128CDT. Please and thanks


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04 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
HI there I have a Abit NF8 looked every were cant find the network and video controller drivers. And also for an Abit R8550-128CDT. Please and thanks
Have you looked on the Abit website?? Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia
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04 Nov 2010   #3

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks mate, just need to get the network driver isn't there like a default driver for that?
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04 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
Thanks mate, just need to get the network driver isn't there like a default driver for that?
A default/generic driver doesn't always work, and depends heaviliy on the chipset used in the device. Generic drivers are also in many cases is highly limited in capabilities, which is why I always recommend going to the manufacturer website.

Question: Are you looking for the driver of a plug-in network card, or the on-board network for your motherboard?

OT: Which part of South Africa are you from?
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04 Nov 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

No default driver. You will have to get the driver for the brand of hardware on each motherboard.

Can't find any drivers for NF8. You click on NF8 on the Abit site it brings up NF3. Nvidia and a Gigabyte version. NF8 and NF8V

R8550-128CDT Abit search- No data found. Google search only your post is listed.

Mike
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04 Nov 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For that motherboard,

Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

with its NF3 chipset on it you can pretty much forget about anything past XP as Nvidia never made any drivers for it. You might get lucky with the onboard ethernet if you can find out who made the chip that was used (Realtek, Marvell, etc), and hope that the reference driver will work on it.

As far as the video card goes pretty sure that is a typo and should be R9550-128CDT,

Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

of which there is a driver for it that will work in Windows 7,

ATI Catalyst

but unfortunately it comes back to that NF3 chipset, only this time it is the lack of a working AGP/GART driver. At best you might get the XP driver for it to install, but I don't think I have seen anyone that was successful running an AGP card with a NF3 chipset in Windows 7.
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04 Nov 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

since it is an nvidia chipset, you could try the auto-detect utility on their website. maybe something will turn up. if that machine isnt running, obviously you would have to search manually. hopefully one ofe the nforce drivers will work.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

i also found a picture of the ethernet chip, but i couldnt read the numbers:

Abit NF8 nVidia Socket 754 ATX Motherboard / Audio / AGP 8X / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID at TigerDirect.com
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04 Nov 2010   #8

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

All I need now is just the on board Ethernet driver
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04 Nov 2010   #9

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

What is NV RAID?
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04 Nov 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

nv raid is for when you have more than one hard drive, usually set up either for performance (raid 0) or redundancy (raid 1).

so the ethernet driver wasnt included in the nforce package?
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