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Digital_Trans
11-04-05, 07:43 AM
I was wanting to know if I had to install the IDE Drivers that are offered by Nvidia's nForce4 chipset drivers set? Since I have SATA this wouldn't apply to me?

Windows XP Pro SP2
GIGABYTE GA-8NSLI ROYAL ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Pentium D 830+ 3GHz Dual Core
CORSAIR XMS-2 2GB (4 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel
BFG-OC 7800 GTX SLI
Sintek600+ SLI Power Supply
Western Digital SATA-36GB Raptor 10,000 RPM-HDD
Western Digital SATA-76GB Raptor 10,000 RPM-HDD
Western Digital SATA-250GB Caviar SE 7,200 RMP-HDD
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Dell Ultra Sharp 24.3" LCD Monitor (Black) Supports: Digital/HD/Analog
Logitech Z-5500 THX (505Watts) 5.1 Speakers

wheeljack12
11-04-05, 10:44 AM
yes you do have to install the drivers. The nforce IDE drivers also install drivers for the SATA controller too. Especially if you are using raid.

Digital_Trans
11-05-05, 03:26 AM
yes you do have to install the drivers. The nforce IDE drivers also install drivers for the SATA controller too. Especially if you are using raid.


I don't use raid. So, does this mean that I still need to install the IDE drivers? :)

wheeljack12
11-05-05, 09:05 AM
yes, for SATA functionality in general, I would install the IDE drivers. What I meant to say is the IDE drivers also contain SATA (both RAID and non-RAID) ones too. They combined the .inf or something to that effect where the IDE also installs SATA rather than splitting storage drivers.

JonathanM
11-06-05, 06:42 PM
Ya go ahead and install the NVIDIA IDE drivers. They have optimizations in them that improve the HD performance when compared to the default Windows DIE drivers on nForce 4 mobos.