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Old 12th December, 2003, 11:39 AM
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Question 8RDA+ v2.1: NForce Drivers - update - yea or nae?

As a Epox and NForce2 newbie, is it worth updating the individual drivers for the onboard sound, lan, etc or just sticking with the NForce 3.13's? When I put together the system, I just used the NForce 3.13's rather than the driver program on the cd accompanying the mobo. This is running XP.

Any problems, stability issues, improvements, etc?

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The 3.13's are great, if it aint broke, dont fix it.
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I'd just check your CPU utilisation. On my 8RDA+ v1.1 the 3.13 NIC drivers caused a fairly constant 4-5% CPU utilisation. I had to revert back to the previous NIC drivers.
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The 3.13 drivers work perfectly. I don't use a NIC so I am not sure if it's really taking up that utilization.
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I did a fresh install with WinXP Pro and SP1 then installed the 3.13's and after the reboot, my system BSODed on me. I tried it again and it same thing. The error message contained something about HDD failure, I forget exactly. I use the 2.45a Mwarhead rewrites and they are awesome.
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