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Can anyone explain this in plain English? The Asus site is unclear (to me).<br><br>
I want to update the BIOS, but first they say to update the chipset drivers, so I'm trying to figure out how to update the chipset drivers.<br><br><br>
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Go to the ASUS site and go to your motherboards download page. Here you should find chipset drivers. However if im correct that is an Nforce motherboard and you will have to get the Nforce drivers here : <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp" target="_blank">http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp</a><br><br>
Its a Setup file so just double click on the SETUP.EXE and off you go.
 

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OK, I went to NVIDIA. It gives me a lot of options to search for. I am starting at the "Platform/nForce Drivers", then it gives me a long list of choices for the next window and I honestly have no idea which to select after that. Can you guys give me a clue?<br><br>
Here's a pic of the page:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.creativesolutionsgrp.com/nvidiasite.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br>
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Here's my system info, if that helps:<br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.csgbenefits.org/systeminfo.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
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These are the drivers you need, <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_win2k_6.86.html" target="_blank">LINK.</a><br><br>
Do you need a BIOS too or do you have that covered?
 

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Cokker, many thanks. Is there any special trick to installing them?<br><br>
It says, "Uninstall any existing nForce networking drivers prior to installing this package." Arghhhhh, how the heck do I do that without ruining something?<br><br>
I don't mean to sound naive, but I know when you mess with chipset and BIOS drivers, it's easy to have a major problem.<br><br>
RE: the BIOS update. I wasn't too sure on that yet. I think I will use the "EZ Flash" utility that Asus has, but first, I'm just trying to get the chipset drivers updated without crashing my comp all to hell, heheh.<br><br>
Thanks man<br><br><br>
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No trick<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
It's just a matter of clicking the setup file and away you go, <b>but first!</b><br><br>
Download this <a href="http://www.drivercleaner.net/professional.php" target="_blank">LINKY</a> and install.<br><br>
1. Uninstall old drivers via the add/remove link in the control panel.<br>
2. Restart if needed (i would).<br>
3. Run driver cleaner with <b>"nForce"</b> in the box not nVidia, and wait till its finished.<br>
4. Restart.<br>
5. Install new drivers like normal.<br>
6. Big smile.<br><br>
I have found a BIOS mod that works great if you intrested <a href="http://www.overclock.net/amd-bios/119055-a8n-sli-non-deluxe-deluxe-premium.html" target="_blank">LINK</a>
 

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Cokker, thanks again.<br><br>
How do I prevent the system from automatically re-installing the drivers at each reboot?<br><br><br><br>
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Is this windows with the new hardware thing? If so just click cancel<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Jeez, I'm feeling stupid now, but when I look in "Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs", all I see is "NVIDIA Drivers", which would be my vid card drivers??? I don't see anything labeled "nForce" or "Asus" or anything like that.<br><br>
What am I supposed to remove?<br><br>
Christ, why can't they make this crap automatic, heheh.<br><br>
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Don't worry mate i was like "well where the hell have they gone?!"<br><br>
Click on nVidia's change/remove button, a box will appear with what you would like to remove.<br><br>
There should be:<br><br>
Remove all nVidias drivers<br>
Remove all nVidias drivers except display (sometimes this is blanked out, <b>but you want this one</b>)<br>
Remove only the following: (click this if the option above is blank), then untick the first (display driver) and leave the other 2 ticked.<br><br>
Click OK<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Cheers man!<br><br>
Thanks a bunch for the patient help. I'm gonna give it a whirl later on. Hopefully, I still have a working computer when done, LOL.<br><br>
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No problem mate, if you don't know the answers its best to ask<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Heya Cokker,<br><br>
I think I got the chipset updated OK. How could I confirm? Here's a screenshot. Is there any more places to look?<br><br><img alt="" src="http://csgbenefits.org/nforcedriver.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Also, there were a couple of things that I did not allow it to install; one was a IDE driver, I was worried it might crash my system. The other thing I did NOT install was nForce Network Manager. Am I ok with that?<br><br>
thanks man<br><br>
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SCREWED!<br><br>
I thought I had the chipset drivers all updated, so I used the Asus easy update and updated the BIOS, and now my comp won't start. Is there any way to revert back to old BIOS, using setup?<br><br>
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