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Under device manager I couldn't find the mobo chipset. I was thinking of updating the driver for it to a newer one(NF4w2k666E) to improve stability but couldn't locate the actual device under device manager.


So my question is: Where under device manager do I find the chipset? Is it referred to as something else?


Thanks in advance,


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The chipset drivers are not one driver they are..........


* Audio Driver (v4.65) "WHQL"

* Audio Utility (v4.51)

* Ethernet Driver (v50.25) "WHQL"

* Network Management Tools (v50.19)

* SMBus Driver (v4.57) "WHQL"

* Installer (v4.89)

* WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"

* WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"

* WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.63)


This is a paste and copy of the 6.86 NF4 chipset drivers the newest out for the XP/2000 OS



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Thanks Logan!

Under add remove programs there were only 2 nvidia entries

1: Nvidia drivers (no size given)

2: Nvidia WDM Drivers (they were only .8 mb)

**There were no NForce enties at all.


A little further below I list every device and driver under device manager.


**I am trying to figure out what drivers should be installed on my system so that when I do a fresh O.S. install it is done right from the beginning. I have noticed alot of microsoft drivers for devices that I figured would have their own drivers. I have installed all the drivers that came with all my hardware when I built the comp, and for every device I have since added. But I am no pro so thats why I am asking for help so I can wrap my head around what should be installed next time I do a fresh O.S. install which hopefully will be this weekend.


I built my system about a year ago and have been very satisfied with it. I use it mainly for gaming. What bothers me is that there are always one or two games that cause me to get nv4 display errors. I have tried a bunch of nvidia drivers and no matter what one I use I always have one or two games that give me that error.


I am using the nhancer sli profile tool, and my friend who is a computer tech told me that it can really mess with the registry. He said there is a chance that could be affecting my stability and recommended uninstalling it. He also told me that installing an updated chipset driver might help. So I guess I am going to try those and see if they help.


I made a list of just about all the drivers on my system and was suprised by how many were microsoft drivers instead of the company who made the hardware. Please let me know if you can see any possible issues with my drivers?


ACPI uniprocessor M.S. 5.1.2600.0

Gainward 7800 GT Nvidia 91.47

Hitachi H.D. M.S. 5.1.2535.0

Nec Dvd-rw M.S. 5.1.2535.0

Floppy disc controller M.S. 5.1.2600.0

Floppy disc drive M.S. 5.1.2600.0

HID compliant consumer control device M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

HID compliant device M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

Logitech cordless rumble pad Logi 4.60.345.0

Logitech freedom joystick Logi 4.60.345.0

Nvidia networking controller Nvidia

Amd Athlon 64 3700+ cpu M.S. 5.1.2600.0

Creative SB Audigy 4(WDM) Creative


ACPI fixed feature button M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

ACPI thermal zone M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

ISAPNP read data port M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

Logitech virtual bus enumerator Logi 4.60.345.0

Microcode update device M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

Microsoft ACPI compliant system M.S. 5.1.2535.0

Microsoft system management bios driver M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

Nforce4 hyper transport bridge M.S. 5.1.2600.445

Nforce4 PCIE root port M.S. 5.1.2600.445

PCI bus M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

PCI standard host cpu bridge M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

PCI standard ISA bridge M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

PCI standard PCI to PCI bridge M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

plug and play software device enumerator M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

programmable interupt controller M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

??***system board***?? M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

system CMOS/real time clock M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

system speaker M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

system timer M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

terminal server device redirector M.S. 5.1.2600.2180


Standard enhanced PCI to USB host controller M.S. 5.1.2600.0

Standard open HCD USB host controller M.S. 5.1.2600.2180

USB composite device M.S. 5.1.2600.0

USB printing support M.S. 5.1.2600.0

USB root hub M.S. 5.1.2600.2180


Message : “No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device” for the following devices:

ACPI fan

Numeric data processor

Nvidia nforce pci system management controller

Direct memory access controller



**One weird thing is that I was double checking Manager today and there were at least 3 devices that weren't there yesterday...

VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394...

Lexmark x6100 series

Built in infrared device


Kinda weird...



I don't know if you can tell anything from these or not.


Thanks in advance,


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Guest thespin

Some PnP device drivers aren't loaded unless the device is attached and powered on ...


If you click on the 'View' tab and select 'Show Hidden' you will drivers for inactive devices ...

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