Neue offizielle nForce-Treiber erhältlich

Volker Rißka
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Passend zum heutigen Start des nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCPs hat nVidia endlich wieder, ein halbes Jahr ist vergangen, neue nForce Treiber zum Download bereit gestellt. Das umfangreiche Treiberpaket bringt eine Menge Dateien auf den neuesten Stand.

Das Paket beinhaltet die nachfolgenden Komponenten:

  • Audio driver version 4.31 (WHQL)
  • Audio utility version 4.31
  • Win2K ethernet driver version 4.16 (WHQL)
  • WinXP ethernet driver version 4.16 (WHQL)
  • Win2K ethernet NRM driver version 4.16 (WHQL)
  • WinXP ethernet NRM driver version 4.16 (WHQL)
  • Network management tools version 4.16
  • GART driver version 3.77 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
  • Memory controller driver version 3.38 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
  • SMBus driver version 4.04 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
  • Installer version 4.38
  • Win2K IDE 2.5 driver version 4.15 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
  • WinXP IDE 2.5 driver version 4.12 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files

Auf der Homepage von nVidia sind die Treiber noch nicht verlinkt, dort ist noch Version 3.13 vom November letzten Jahres erhältlich. Die Treiber sind nur für Windows 2000 / XP geeignet. Weitere interessante Informationen gibt es in den Release Notes.


Es gibt nun doch auch Treiber für Windows 98 / ME. Diese sind allerdings unter Version 4.20 auf dem nVidia-ftp zu finden. Wir haben die Links in unser Archiv aufgenommen.

  • WHQL certified kit
  • Unified drivers with support for nForce, nForce2, and nForce3 products. This package does not include support for dual-processor systems.
  • General compatibility fixes
  • Audio Driver Improvements
    • Introduced NVMixer - replaces SoundStorm Control Panel for all audio configuration tasks. Note that NVMixer operates best when run at 1024x768 16-bit color
    • Introduced improved AC “97 / Soft Audio driver - adds EQ, speaker cloning, and speaker wizard support
    • Introduced Speaker Wizard - incorporates all NVSwap features, ensures correct speaker setup on analog or digital speaker systems
    • Introduced Cinesurround - virtual 5.1 mixdown to headphones or 2 speakers
    • Introduced new Environments - simple, preset driven sound environments
    • Enhanced ASIO support and added support for AC “97 / Soft Audio systems
    • Added user adjustable “rear channel creation“ support - adds off, clone, reverb and delay
    • Added support for Realtek ALC655 codecs, Realtek ALC658 codecs, and 7.1 support for Realtek ALC850 codecs
    • Added support for WMV-HD audio streams and WaveFormatExtensible calls
    • Improved playback of mono content
    • Addressed audio issues in numerous games and applications
  • Storage Driver Improvements:
    • Support for Serial ATA controllers
    • Full NVIDIA RAID functionality on supported platforms
    • Improved compatibility with 3rd-party drive management, CD ripping and recording software.
    • Automatic DMA-mode fall-back when data errors are present due to poor cabling
    • Improved handling of various storage devices
Release Notes