Updating K8N Neo4 Plat drivers - MSI or Nvidia?

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Don Burnette, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Don Burnette

    Don Burnette Guest

    I am looking at updating my current motherboard drivers for my new K8N Neo4
    Plat mb.

    Currently, I have the MSI mb drivers installed from the cd, which appear to
    be version 5.10. Live Update did not find any newer mb drivers, however on
    the MSI website it appears there is a later version, 5.34, dated July of 05.

    I also looked at the Nvidia site, and it shows a version 6.70 released Oct
    of 05.

    Would it be better to just install the Nvidia drivers, or should I stick
    with MSI?

    I have a slight stability problem I am trying to solve, and updating the mb
    drivers and bios are my next steps.


    Thanks for any tips,
     
    Don Burnette, Mar 3, 2006
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  2. I am looking at updating my current motherboard drivers for my new K8N Neo4
    I think you sould try the latest drivers first.
    Imcompatible hardware could also cause stability problems, like DIMMS
    that are not supported with your motherboard.
    One point of attention is if the hardware (like AGP and fax-modems etc)
    installed has no driver problems, check your hardware-management and
    look for the yellow '!' mark.
    An other issue is the powersupply, if you use a cheap one, you might
    run in stability problems.
    This happened here with my system (have a MSI KT6-Delta moherboard,
    Athlon XP 2600+)
    The last thing to do is flashing/upgrade the BIOS.

    Good luck with it.

    André
     
    André, PE1PQX, Mar 3, 2006
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  3. Don Burnette

    Don Burnette Guest

    Thanks Andre'

    There are not conflicts in device manager.
    Would you use the latest MSI drivers, or Nvidia drivers? The Nvidia drivers
    seem to be more current than the MSI.
     
    Don Burnette, Mar 3, 2006
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  4. Then try the NVidia drivers, these are devolped for your hardware, in't
    it?!!?

    André

    PS.: I think it is best to always use the latest drivers in case of
    problems etc, but always check the bug list!
     
    André, PE1PQX, Mar 3, 2006
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  5. Don Burnette

    dino Guest

    some of the instability could be from several things...BIOS settings...the
    Nvidia IDE driver...shared IRQ's..at the least check BIOS settings first..
    CELL Menu Disable Spread Spectrum , Disable CoolnQuiet..Disable the auto
    Overclock feature..download Memtest and make the bootable floppy and test
    your ram.
    http://www.memtest.org/
     
    dino, Mar 4, 2006
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  6. Don Burnette

    don Guest

    MSI's 5.34 may be the version of the MB drivers installer pkg. It may very
    well include NVidia's latest drivers. there is usually a version explanation
    on the web site.

    Also I stopped using Live update quite a while ago. At that time it only
    checked for newer bios updates, does it now look for Driver updates as well?
     
    don, Mar 6, 2006
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  7. Don Burnette

    Don Burnette Guest

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    Don Burnette, Mar 6, 2006
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  8. Don Burnette

    Don Burnette Guest

    Yes, it will also search for driver and utility updates as well.

    Thanks,
     
    Don Burnette, Mar 6, 2006
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