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AthlonXP1800
09-14-08, 03:54 PM
New nForce 15.23 driver released 12 September 2008.

•Ethernet Driver (v67.89) WHQL
•Network Management Tools (v67.91) "Sedona"
•SATAIDE Driver (v10.3.0.42) WHQL
•SATARAID Driver (v10.3.0.42) WHQL
•RAIDTOOL Application (v10.3.0.42)
•SMU Driver (v1.61) WHQL
•SMBus Driver (v4.69) WHQL
•Away Mode Driver (v6.0.6000.107) WHQL
•Installer (v6.14)

XP32: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_winxp_15.23.html
XP64: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_winxp64_15.23.html

Vista32: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_vista_15.23.html
Vista64: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_vista64_15.23.html

Chipsets supporting...

nForce 790i Ultra SLI
nForce 790i SLI
nForce 780i SLI
nForce 750i SLI
nForce 680i SLI
nForce 680a SLI
nForce 680i LT SLI
nForce 650i SLI
nForce 650i Ultra
nForce 590 SLI Intel
nForce 590 SLI AMD
nForce 570 SLI Intel
nForce 570 SLI AMD
nForce 570 Ultra AMD
nForce 560
nForce 550
nForce 520
nForce4 SLI X16 Intel
nForce4 SLI X16 AMD
nForce4 SLI Intel
nForce4 SLI AMD
nForce4 SLI XE Intel
nForce4 Ultra Intel
nForce4 Ultra AMD
nForce4 AMD

nekrosoft13
09-14-08, 04:04 PM
haha, 3 days ago i i send mail to nvidia asking what gives not releasing any nforce drivers

crainger
09-14-08, 04:40 PM
You just stirred up a hornets nest nekro. I pray you didn't make them rush these drivers and cause SATA RAID issues again. ::D::

nekrosoft13
09-14-08, 04:57 PM
just send it to about 10 address, found some names and press send ;)

Phillychuck
09-14-08, 06:13 PM
Some reason in Vista 64 (using this and even the stock drivers) I can't access the SMART data on my drives, it thinks they are SCSI. This kinda sucks because I had dropped my PC and am concerned with drive issues before a total failure.

nekrosoft13
09-14-08, 06:43 PM
nvidia changed/upgraded the way SMART works on nforce boards

there is one program that supports this new "change"

here you go
http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en

Phillychuck
09-14-08, 07:58 PM
Thanks Nekro!

Vasot02
09-15-08, 09:03 AM
Works fine :)

But what is "Away Mode Driver inf" ???
I did not install it

AdamK47
09-15-08, 01:04 PM
Does this fix the issue with hard locks when using the Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB hard drive? I've been using an old SATA driver because of this.

RAY16
09-15-08, 03:14 PM
The Ethernet driver is this pack doesn't work with my nForce 405 (MCP61) board...even though the nVidia driver page recommended this driver for nForce 405 chipsets. I had to rollback the network driver to a previous version (v67.80, the driver in this new pack is v67.89) in order to get it working again. The rest of the drivers in the package seem to work fine, though.

I guess they aren't as unified as they're supposed to be... ¬_¬

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 03:41 PM
what is your hardware ID?

ethernet driver sometimes won't install correctly if previous driver version is already installed

RAY16
09-15-08, 04:02 PM
what is your hardware ID?

ethernet driver sometimes won't install correctly if previous driver version is already installed

Not sure.

I used the uninstaller in add/remove programs to remove the previous drivers before installing the new ones but I guess it didn't do a good enough job at removing them. After reading your post I uninstalled the driver from the device manager and told vista to delete the driver files as well. I've installed the new driver and it seems to be working.

False alarm, it seems.

nekrosoft13
09-15-08, 04:05 PM
glad it worked ;)

AthlonXP1800
09-15-08, 07:07 PM
Works fine :)

But what is "Away Mode Driver inf" ???
I did not install it

Found the Away Mode readme...

==========================================
Nvidia AwayMode Driver

Copyright (C) 2008 NVIDIA Corporation
==========================================

Introduction:

Away Mode is an OS feature originally introduced with Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Away Mode was conceived as a new power management
usage model for media PCs that allows the computer to appear off to the user while the
system continues to perform tasks that do not require user input, such as recording
television and viewing Media Center Extender sessions.

Requirements:

The Away Mode Device will appear after BIOS has defined the Away mode device and ACPI
control method in the ACPI namespaces.

For the platform which Away Mode device has been defined in BIOS, that means the Away Mode
is ready to work on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2
and Windows Vista, for the other operatiing system like Windows XP or Server 2003, a null
INF is needed to remove the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG!).

1. For Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2,

Microsoft has inbox Away Mode Driver included, Nvidia Away Mode Driver is not needed.

2. Windows Vista will provide much of the same functionality that Away mode provided for
the Update Rollup 2 of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, with one notable exception:
the computerˇ¦s power LED no longer toggles when the computer transitions in and out of
Away mode.
To retaining the LED toggle, we need the Nvidia Away Mode driver to be installed which
will notifies the BIOS when the operating system transitions in and out of Away mode by
Away Mode Set Mode (SMOD) control method.

3. For the other operating system, Away Mode is not supported so the user has to disable
the Away Mode device in BIOS, but for the BIOS that didn't has an option to disable the
Away Mode device,

An null Away Mode INF is needed to remove the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG!)
in Windows Device Manager.

Installation Instructions:

1. Right click on "My Computer" then select "Properties".
2. Select tab "Hardware" and hit the "Device Manager" button.
3. Find the "Unknown device" which has the "Device Instance Id" starts with "ACPI\AWY0001".
4. Right-click on this "Unknown device" and select "Properties".
5. Click tab "Driver", then click the button "Update Driver...".
6. Select "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)".
7. Click "Next" to continue.
8. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install".
9. Click "Next" to continue.
10. Click on "Have Disk".
11. Specify the directory location of the inf file.
12. An entry "Nvidia AwayMode" should appear under the "Model" section.
13. Select that entry and click "Next" to continue.
14. Click "Finish" to complete the installation.

Uninstall instructions:

1. Delete the "oem*.inf" file from the "%windir%\inf" directory that contains the header
"Nvidia Away Mode Inf".
2. Right click on "My Computer" and select "Properties".
3. Click the tab "Hardware", then click on the button "Device Manager".
4. Find the Nvidia Away Mode device under "System devices", then right-click on it to select
"Uninstall", follow the dialog boxes to complete the "uninstall" process.

Absolution
09-16-08, 12:55 AM
nvidia changed/upgraded the way SMART works on nforce boards

there is one program that supports this new "change"

here you go
http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en

I've been looking for a program like this for far too long. Thanks much.

Absolution
09-16-08, 01:03 AM
This is the first driver to allow me to control NCQ. I didn't mess with any of the settings, but this is a pic for anyone wondering.

It didn't allow me an option for acoustic management for my seagate drives though.

nekrosoft13
09-16-08, 06:16 AM
It didn't allow me an option for acoustic management for my seagate drives though.

most seagates don't have that feature

AdamK47
09-20-08, 11:50 AM
Does this fix the issue with hard locks when using the Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB hard drive? I've been using an old SATA driver because of this.

To answer my own question... no. It does not fix the SpinPoint F1 lockup issue. The system still locks on heavy transfers. Reverting to the 5.10.2600.992 driver fixed the problem again. nVidia really needs to get around to fixing this.