Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Stray_Bullet, Sep 12, 2008.
You can find a readme file in c:\NVIDIA\nForceWinVista\15.23\IS\Awy
Unless you like reformatting DO NOT install these.... especially if you have a raid setup.
I have no problem with them whatsoever
nForce 15.23 on Vista 64
Me neither. My system run flawlessly. Of course a pair of Samsung F1 or Velociraptors would bring more than my actual Seagates. I don't have any problems with nVidia Raid controller and I never had any since I use nVidia boards.
oh, and and don't get confused by my name, I didn't changed it over the years because I like it
here is my latest info
Vista sp1 updated everything with windows update.
it updated me to nvraid to 9.98
4 sata 80gigers in a raid0 (4k cluster from windows vista format during install and 16K stripe width/size in my nvraid bios settings)
my avg speed looks great
my BURST and CPU USAGE is terrible.
in my prev windows installs i had the normal 4k cluster vista sp1 does and in my nvraid bios i had the settings of a 4k stripe width/size
with that i was getting around 90MBs avg and 40% cpu usage.
i wonder if i need to make my stripe width/size = 32K in nvraid bios.
that cpu usage and my burst rate are both TERRIBLE.
The smaller the stripe size, the higher the load because it has to work WAY more.
I would even suggest 64k because of todays average filesize.
yea i know that.
the problem is vista is using 4K clusters which is stupid imho.
with winxp it used 16K clusters and i would set my raid stipe to 16K also and everything FLEW....i mean it was fast and low cpu usage.
i just tried a 32k stripe with vista 4k cluster and cpu usage went to 15% and my avg aspeed also fell to 136MB`s
i want to have both 16K stripe and 16Kcluster.
with acronis disk director 10 i changed cluster size from 4K to 16K and vista wouldnt boot.
so i had to change it back and it booted ok
if someone knows how to get this done please let me know.
i dont care about anything being compressed or even restore images that vista creates....i use acronis true image already for my restore so i dont have to use vista.
16k stripe with 4k clusters using hdtach for benchmark.
windows update drivers which were 9.98 for the raid
it showd 33% cpu but avg rad = 176MB`s and 270MB`s burst.
guess i will stick with this.
here is the 15.23 forceware from nvidia site
Weird, does the performance pack here for XP 32bit or the 14.10 630a driver work better for gaming?
im running vista 32bit
15.24 is out
15.24 is out on Nvidias site
Installed version 15.24 over 15.08 on an ASUS Crosshair II and so far...
no problems! (Seems stable and performant)
Create backup before install !
when i installed 15.23 on a Nvidia 520 board it didnt ask me to install the "Network Management Tools" anyone else get this...
Anyone seen any change notes somewhere for these drivers?
installed 15.23 without using driver cleaner
should i have uninstalled with driver cleaner or driver sweeper b4 i installed new drivers?
im not able to O\C my cpu or GPU as hi as i used to and am getting BSOD lately when i do push them. is it necessary to use the cleaner and if so what do i remove everything? im running MSI K9N sli palt with AMD 5800 brisbane cpu. so should i take out everything except the video driver?(i have 178.13 installed).
any help appreciated gurus...
I installed the 15.23 on my Rig after removing all the other Drivers and now all I get is BSOD every time it gets to loading Windows, even when trying to get in through Safe Mode. any thoughts guys or am I screwed and have to format? I would prefer to not have to format considering my GF is a doofus and put all our pics on the C drive instead of on the Storage drive like i told her to. Oh well. Thanks in advance.
You'll probably have to reinstall, I'm afraid. Updating/changing motherboard drivers on a running and stable system is generally not a good idea, imo.
You can try a previous restore point, though...
p.s.: Welcome to Guru3D, wussyness.
Possible reason for slowdown
Anyone who has the older x-fi cards, vista, and an nforce 4 mobo know of thoe popping issues caused by 'pci latency issues'. Well, I've been having that problem for 2 years now and have been trying to figure out the ACTUAL cause of the popping/gapping in my audio and I found that it points to the access of the HDD. Every time I run a game or anything that uses audio and access the hdd to load a level or cell or something, I get a crap load of pop noise and minor dropouts because the hdd controller is hogging the cpu/HT bus. Ever since I've updated to the 15.23 nforce drivers, hdd access speed has been reduced a bit, but I don't get ANY of the audio problems that I've had in the past. It makes sense right?
Interesting. Thanks for mentioning this, g4s4mx440seman, and welcome to Guru3D!
I`ve had horrendous problems with 15.23 as I had described in another thread about the "nvlddmkm" debacle. http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=229865&page=21
Constant random lockups and crashes all having to to with the "nvlddmkm" thang. I must've re-installed Win Vista at least a dozen times because of it! For the good of all humanity, I'll repeat my findings here:
Using RAID drivers from nforce 15.23 is a very baaaaaaaad idea! It`s really weird that a RAID driver would have anything to do with the vid card driver but it is what it is... Using F6 drivers straight from the cd is what I had to do. Installing 15.23 over top after is fine afterward but using raid drivers straight from 15.23 is not good. The only way to get rid of a bad chipset driver install is to redo your windows install. No other way.
Updating BIOS willy nily is also a baaaaaaad idea. Ya, I know, we`ve all heard it; but it`s so true. Ya gotta watch which version you use with what proc. I had to figure out which BIOS worked properly with my q6600. Only use newer bios with newer chips.