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Tux
10-26-05, 12:14 AM
It appears that driver version 6.70 is now listed on nvidias ftp server. nothing there yet but hopefully soon :)

http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_winxp32_amd_6.70.html

Knacki99
10-26-05, 09:00 AM
that can take days...

vmsein
10-26-05, 05:56 PM
The English and International versions are now available for download at the link above.

saweetnesstrev
10-26-05, 05:57 PM
wonder if any work on nforce2 board hopefully updated ide smbus or something i could use :P

vmsein
10-26-05, 05:58 PM
These are now also available from the nVIDIA main website:)

OWA
10-26-05, 06:14 PM
Dangit, I just got through reinstalling the OS, apps, games, etc. If I would have waited just a couple of more days I could have gone straight to the newest driver. Oh well.

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll be checking these out along with the new beta video drivers.

saweetnesstrev
10-26-05, 06:19 PM
Anyway to install the Ethernet Drivers for Nforce 2 i have 4.7.1.0 one on the nforce4 thing is 4.9.x so its later :P

newls1
10-26-05, 06:38 PM
any good news with this update yet?

fatal1ty
10-26-05, 06:43 PM
Dangit, I just got through reinstalling the OS, apps, games, etc. If I would have waited just a couple of more days I could have gone straight to the newest driver. Oh well.

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll be checking these out along with the new beta video drivers.


Haha, same here they always get me by a few days!!

OWA
10-26-05, 06:58 PM
Heh, yeah, it never fails.

It doesn't list an IDE driver. It says Nvidia Storage driver instead. Is that the same as the IDE driver and they've just renamed it or is it something different?

vmsein
10-26-05, 07:21 PM
These drivers installed a new program called Media Sheild in my All Programs menu. Perhaps this addresses the corruption issue many have experienced with nForce 4 chipsets. Anyone else have this installed? Also, the driver I downloaded from the ftp site was not whql certified.

OWA
10-26-05, 07:29 PM
I found this when searching for what that was.

Media Shield
Just like the way that everyone has their own name for their storage technology, NVIDIA is no different and has gone with Media Shield as the all encompassing label for some of the value added features including RAID, Disk Alert (a visual representation of which exact disk has failed), and a revamped, more user friendly interface.

I cancelled the install when it didn't have the IDE driver listed and had the storage driver instead. I wanted to see what that was before installing them. I guess I'll go ahead and do it now.

Edit: more...

Every single chipset will support NVIDIA's Media Shield which is useful for safely managing hard drives installed on the system. The feature set goes from supporting SATA 2 to having a simple interface for configuring RAID (0,1 for nForce 410 and 0,1,5 for nForce 430).

Edit 2: I installed them over the 6.66 drivers. I didn't get a media shield application installed. Are you using RAID? Also, I selected the Nvidia Storage Driver but for me, I guess that ended up just being the IDE driver since it brought up the familar install dialog for the Nvidia IDE SW driver. They seem fine so far but I just got them installed.

firestartar
10-26-05, 11:32 PM
Owa, have you installed these on your neo2 platinum board that i see in your sig? I ask bcos i have a neo2 too..am planning to try. Just wanted to check with you first.

Thanks.

tutu
10-26-05, 11:45 PM
AMD/Intel x16 6.82 (32-bit and 64-bit)

ftp://download.nvidia.com/Windows/nForce/standalone/6.82/

I am not sure if they are "safe" for nForce 4.

Tux
10-26-05, 11:54 PM
AMD/Intel x16 6.82 (32-bit and 64-bit)

ftp://download.nvidia.com/Windows/nForce/standalone/6.82/

I am not sure if they are "safe" for nForce 4.


I have been using these for about 2 weeks now and they work perfect on my board. Im not going to use the 6.70 drivers since they didnt update NAM or the network driver in that release. The 6.82 drivers dont currupt my downloads and NAM works great.

AthlonXP1800
10-27-05, 01:40 AM
I installed the new 6.70 driver and everything worked perfect. :D

tutu
10-27-05, 08:52 AM
Does NAM still cause a BSOD with p2p software?

starfury6
10-27-05, 09:16 AM
Whats the best way to upgrade older drivers with the nforce4 stuff? Uninstall first like the gfx forcewares? Or just over the top?

Peacemaker
10-27-05, 09:28 AM
I think just override. Becouse if you uninstall first, then your system will not be able to run (in my case, when using Raid0)

P.

Zandig
10-27-05, 09:30 AM
Whats the best way to upgrade older drivers with the nforce4 stuff? Uninstall first like the gfx forcewares? Or just over the top?

I installed this version directly over the older 6.66 version and its working fine. I don't trust un-installing the platform/nForce drivers before installing a newer version. I know some people that did that and hosed their system.

starfury6
10-27-05, 09:32 AM
Things used to screw up on the old nf2 platform for sure. But only when you removed the IDE driver. You needed to uninstall and reinstall the m$ IDE driver before restarting or no boot.

Guess I'll go for the overwrite method.

Thanks guys.

carage
10-27-05, 10:54 AM
Does NAM still cause a BSOD with p2p software?

I was thinking about asking the same thing.
I hope they got the NVraid service fixed too.
NVraid service pops out everytime I start Windows even if I am not using any RAID arrays at all.

Tym
10-27-05, 11:41 AM
I don't know about P2P, but they finally sorted out ActiveArmor -- no more corrupted downloads.

Tux
10-27-05, 12:04 PM
I can run eMule and i dont get a BSOD.

Tux
10-27-05, 01:21 PM
I noticed they removed the PATA Raid driver from both 6.70 and 6.82. Now the only IDE drivers it installs is the serial ata drivers.

The pata ide driver is now just the standard microsoft driver.