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sk545
02-12-06, 12:52 PM
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).

Kakaru
02-13-06, 01:33 AM
there are the drivers for chipset and ide.
You should install them.

newls1
02-13-06, 07:03 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.

rewt
02-13-06, 07:08 PM
I've always installed the nvidia storage drivers without issue.

Riptide
02-13-06, 07:24 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.

retsam
02-13-06, 09:49 PM
aaahh the power of scsi ...i have no TCQ problems what so ever.... nice mature technology :D .... sata and pata suck...:firedevil

rewt
02-13-06, 11:08 PM
scsi ultra320 perhaps? :drooling:

SLippe
02-14-06, 04:05 AM
I've always installed the IDE driver as well without any problems.

Demigod
02-14-06, 09:22 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.