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Windows 7: my discontinued nforce 4 and windows 7

02 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
my discontinued nforce 4 and windows 7

hello guys, i think i need help understanding some things

im a bit worried that i couldnt run my motherboard driver cd, however ive done enough digging on various forums to know that windows 7 comes with damn near every driver you could want.

i went through device manager and there are some things in the system devices section that windows ( and I ) cant seem to find a driver for...technically

i say technically because under the "general" tab when you click properties, it says "there are no drivers installed for this device". however when i go to the "driver" tab is has a driver listed with a

driver date: 6/21/2006
driver version:6.1.7600.16385
digital signer: Microsoft Windows

nearly everything in my device manager has this same driver version, date, and signer, however they say "this device is working properly"

these are the system devices that say they dont have a driver, but it seems windows installed one for it

-system timer
-system speaker
-programmable interrupt controller
-pci standard RAM conroller (8 entries)
-nvidia nForce4 hyperTransport Bridge
-nvidia nForce PCI system management
-numeric data processor
-Direct memory access controller


im just confused, can anyone help me out please before my head explodes? im extremely worried about the hypertransport bridge and ram controller's

click my profile to see my system specs


thank you

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02 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

so you dont have to look at my profile

OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64

CPU: AMD x2 socket 939 4800+

Motherboard: Asus A8N32-SLI-deluxe

Memory: 2gb ddr(lol) pc3200 dual channal

Graphics Card(s): 2X BFG 8800 GT

Sound Card: X-Fi soundblaster extreme something

Hard Drives: 80 GB Sata

PSU: antec 550w true control 2.0
 
not exactly uber by todays standards but it could chug along pretty good back in its day =)
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02 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Those are all mostly chipset drivers and I don't find any drivers other than for win XP 64 bit. Under utilities version V6.82 ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- You can try compatiblity mode for install or try windows update. ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- good luck. Fabe
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02 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've found these from NVidia. They are Vista drivers, but they should work.

32-bit NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.23 WHQL
64-bit NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.23 WHQL
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02 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Sweet, If they work they will help a lot of Nforce 4 useres.
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02 Dec 2009   #6

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

IMHO, the best source of drivers, and driver-related information for your board is the nforcershq forum. Not only do they post vanilla and modded drivers, they also have forums where folks post the results (good and bad) of using those drivers.

BTW, nforce drivers for Windows 7 are up to 15.51 -- but the drivers are chipset-specific. So, it's best to check in the forums to find out which latest version applies to your chipset before attempting to install it.
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02 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

thank you for all the help guys.

dwarf i tried the drivers you linked and the first installer package went all the way through then it asked me if i wanted to install nforce something network it tried than aborted.

anyways the nforce4 hypertransport bridge has changed names to nforce hypertransport bridge and has a driver date of 8/21/2008. i dont know if that bad or not lol i know that nforce 4 sli / amd motherboards only support 1000 hypertranport and that by 2008 they were at 2000.

however the "driver tab" in device manage has updated, the "general" tab still says there no driver installed. is this normal? it doesnt do it for any other device except the ones in the system devices tab that i listed in my first post. this is the main thing im worried about as when i start overclocking i dont want my computer to explode.

thanks again guys let me know if i should roll back the nforce 5 drivers i just installed
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02 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

I spent a couple days trying to find drivers for a DFI board with Nvida chipset. I never got it done because everywhere I went stated that Nvidia would not produce Windows 7 drivers for nForce 4, and I couldn't get the Vista drivers to work.

I gave it up concluding that Windows 7 is not going to support this chipset.

Luck-
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03 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Windows 7 is not going to support this chipset.

Luck-
the ebb and flow off technology....my machine was a monster three years ago. and now its considered obsolete, its disheartning. im not building another computer, im tired of trying to keep up. i could afford it when i was 18 and had no kids


listen to the old man rabble on, anyways. should i be fine? i still havnt had time to mess around with games yet, this installs only 2 days old. please get back to me before i **** up my computer
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