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Windows 7: nForce 4 Chipset Driver

31 Dec 2009   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
nForce 4 Chipset Driver

I've tried installing nforce4_amd_winvistax64_15.00_english_whql driver on my secondary rig (A8N-SLI), and most everything appears to have installed properly, except the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Just as with my primary rig (A8N32-SLI Deluxe) was before driver installation, it lists 3 of 3 different items, for a total of 9. After installation on the primary, it consolidates these into just 5 items, with two of them relabled Nvidia nForce Serial ATA Controller. I've tried the installation 3 times with the same results. The two motherboards are so similar, I expected the same results on each. This leaves me wondering if it is a matter of driver version, or just some unchangeable difference in hardware?


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31 Dec 2009   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

So is something not working properly after install or are you just worried as to why it consolidates them after installation?
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31 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Just the reverse, I'm concerned why they are NOT consolidated. The fact that the controllers work doesn't mean that they are working as well as they should.
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31 Dec 2009   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Have you tried the Nvidia driver page to see if it finds anything more recent?
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
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31 Dec 2009   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Personally, I would use ATTO Disk benchmark or something similar for a pre and post install benchmark to actually see if the drivers are working as they should. That, and get the latest drivers straight from NVIDIA as suggested (if you haven't already done so).
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31 Dec 2009   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
That, and get the latest drivers straight from NVIDIA as suggested (if you haven't already done so).
You mean the non-existent due to being declared legacy NF4 drivers?

Can't speak for anyone else but I have an A8N-SLI SE with 7 x64 running on it with just the default drivers that 7 installed for it, and it runs just fine. About the best you're going to get is to try the last Vista driver or have a good read over here,

View forum - nForce Drivers • nForcersHQ.com

and see what if any re-mixes there are that work on the NF4 in Windows 7.
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31 Dec 2009   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, I have one downloading for VistaWin7, maybe it will do better. That is something about Nvidia that I wish hadn't changed. They used to be good about backward compatiblity and support for their old hardware...at least in video cards.
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31 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No joy. I installed the 1549-1551 driver from that forum, but the changes that it made didn't help. In fact it just made a couple of changes that I might have to fix. Even though it said nothing about a display driver in the setup wizard, it still install an older video driver than the current one. There was also something called an "away mode driver" which I went ahead and let install, because I had no idea of what it is?
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04 Jan 2010   #9
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
That, and get the latest drivers straight from NVIDIA as suggested (if you haven't already done so).
You mean the non-existent due to being declared legacy NF4 drivers?
To answer your rhetoric question, no. Latest as in the latest NVIDIA Legacy drivers they have for Vista, as you just mentioned.
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04 Jan 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[QUOTE=FliGi7;483018][QUOTE=stormy13;474612]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Latest as in the latest NVIDIA Legacy drivers they have for Vista, as you just mentioned.
Funny thing is that the last driver for Vista is also the same as the one that is included in Windows 7, or at least the version numbers all match what got installed on my old A8N-SLI SE.
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