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Vista 64bit and EVGA gear... whcih drivers to use?

post #1 of 8
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Just jumbled some parts around and now i cant install ANY drivers without a BSOD or just booting to black ness.... is there some special driver I should be using or a special sequence of driver installations?

PC1:
e8400
vista x64
4x250gb 7200.10 hard drives in raid 0
evga 680i LT SLI with newest bios
evga 8800gt
2x1gb OCZ ram (known good)
500w Ultra dual rail power supply (16A and 18A I believe)
Sound Blaster Audigy 4

Please help me get this thing set up!
Edited by bgbop15 - 5/30/08 at 11:50am
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post #2 of 8
You rig is stable hardware wise correct?

Install the chipset drivers first then your video.

Also, have you bumped up the SB voltage at all? That is a lot of drives for it to handle.
    
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Thread Starter 
no, i cleared the cmos . i will bump now..

it is all hardware i have been using for awhile now, save for the e8400
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I hope this is not insulting or anything in its simplicity but I always start troubleshooting these problems by making absolutely certain that the RAM is properly and completely seated and that all connections are tight.

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post #5 of 8
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no that's not insulting... i have had those problems in the past... this problem ended up being my crappy 22" acer monitor!

although, now i am concerned because i have installed the nvidia drivers, but this still comes up in windows update...



should i install these? I am nervous because I have heard people saying they could mess things up in vista 64

Edited by bgbop15 - 5/31/08 at 4:04pm
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post #6 of 8
I recommend doing a clean install of Vista. Also burn all the drivers to a DVD (if you can), so you can have them all ready to each be installed.
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post #7 of 8
Try 175.16

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvist...5.16_whql.html

It's WHQL certified, and no issues with overclocking so far...
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
well, if you look at the pic, you see that the concern is the raid/sata drivers... i have a 4 disk raid0 that will easily be screwed if i let MS install the wrong drivers..
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