View Full Version : What is SMBus and Storage driver?

02-12-06, 11:52 AM
I want to make sure i don't install things i don't need or ones that cause problems/conflicts. After launching the Nvidia chipset driver (forceware AMD), it has check marks next to SMBus and Storage driver. Just what exaclty are these for and do i need them? I have a PCI-e mobo (non-sli) and IDE/SATA ports on it.

Do i have to use these two above drivers or should i uncheck them?

Thx. My mobo is a MSI k8n neo 4 platinum (non-SLI).

02-13-06, 12:33 AM
there are the drivers for chipset and ide.
You should install them.

02-13-06, 06:03 PM
there are the drivers for chipset and ide.
You should install them.
just take caution when installing the IDE drivers, they have been known to cause lock-ups and many other "LITTLE" issues. I think most people here and myself included use the standard microsoft ide driver.

02-13-06, 06:08 PM
I've always installed the nvidia storage drivers without issue.

02-13-06, 06:24 PM
If you use the standard MS IDE driver you can't turn NCQ or TCQ off. This is a negative as you want to be able to turn that off on newer SATA drives in a desktop situation.

02-13-06, 08:49 PM
aaahh the power of scsi ...i have no TCQ problems what so ever.... nice mature technology :D .... sata and pata suck...:firedevil

02-13-06, 10:08 PM
scsi ultra320 perhaps? :drooling:

02-14-06, 03:05 AM
I've always installed the IDE driver as well without any problems.

02-14-06, 08:22 AM
I only ever had problems with the nv ide driver on my old nforce 2. On the nf3 and 4 I only have problems with active armour(currupt files). The ide drivers work fine.