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 Post subject: Reformatting, Stable Driver Installition Order?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:25 pm 
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I read in the July Issue (pg 37) that the most stable order after reformatting is OS, Sp1, Mobo chipset, DirectX, Video. It sounds good but I have more drivers than that which I need to install, and am not sure what order to do them in. (I've been getting a bit unstable lately so I'm upping my PSU, putting in some new thermal paste and reformatting). Heres my specs:
Shuttle SN45G (FN45 mobo, onboard sound & nic, nForce2)
2x256 DDR @ 400mhz
PX-708A
WD-120GB w/ 8mb cache
4x AGP GeForce 3

So the drivers I have are:
Mainboard Drivers from shuttle (I think its like sound, nic, etc)
USB2 Drivers From Shuttle
nForce2 Chipset Drivers from nVidia
Latest GeForce Drivers from nVidia
Then I have WinXP/SP1/DirectX/& Critical Updates to install.

I think I'm mainly confused when it comes to the Mainboard drivers, which the article doesn't mention, since I have both nForce2 Drivers and mainboard drivers. Any help?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:31 pm 
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use this order:

1) Install XP
2) Install SP1
3) Motherboard Drivers
4) DirectX
5) Video drivers


after that the order really doesn't matter. you can do pretty much whatever you want.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:52 pm 
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Does MotherBoard Drivers mean Mainboard Drivers or nForce drivers or both, and which first?


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yes motherboard drivers, nforce drivers same thing. overall that is the chipset drivers their talking about.


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ehhh, I wouldnt worry about it too much.

I never install in the same order and I rarely have problems. I just go in order of what I need...ie, ethernet controller drivers go first so that I can get online and download windows updates, video card drivers, firewall, etc etc etc...

Theres really no right or wrong order to do it (IN MOST CASES). Its basically just a matter of which you need in order to get the others installed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:45 am 
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My last computer gave me problems with the video after a fresh install of the OS. The vid drivers were the first thing i installed after the OS, then everything else. I reinstalled the drivers and they worked fine. Weather that was the problem or just coincidence, i now install video last. I also remember reading something like that in the mag, just didnt think about it till it happened.


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runnermike wrote:
Does MotherBoard Drivers mean Mainboard Drivers or nForce drivers or both, and which first?


the nForce drivers are your motherboard drivers. if you have a motherboard based on, say a KT600 chipset, then your motherboard drivers would be the VIA 4-in-1 drivers.


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i think the only thing that really matter is to get the DirectX in before the video drivers, since some video card drivers req DirectX first.


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Runnermike,

Just install the motherboard chipset drivers, don't install Nvidia's drivers on top of them or things won't work right. Conflicts.

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