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Old 05-22-2005, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default i have a gigabyte

k8nsc motherboard with the nforce3 chip and i am wondering how i would find out if the driver is installed, what this driver does and should i download it if it is not installed

i have a amd 64 3200+
768 mb ram
2 x 40 gig hardrives



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Old 05-22-2005, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if there is a driver for your motherboard that has not yet been installed, it may show up in....

/start/settings/control pannel/system/hardware/device manager (any device listed there with a BIG "?" (question mark) is a component that doesnt yet have its drivers installed.

if you need motherboard drivers you can just go to the manufacutrues web site and download the paropriate ones for your model.

Note - if there isnt any "?"(question marks) in device manager that doesnt nessesarily mean that all your mobo driver are installed... windows could have installed default drivers that arnt as good as the drivers provided by the manufacturer.

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Old 05-22-2005, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well the driver is installed if you put it their...

And the driver makes stuff work right
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i never put a driver into it yet, the only driver i have downloaded is for my viedocard and there is a question mark beside the "muiltimedia audio controller" and it says a driver is not installed, should i go to the baord website or to nvidia.com and download the nforce 3 driver
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Old 05-22-2005, 11:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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get the unified driver package off nvidias website..
AMD 64 x2 3800 Venice @ 2.0
Zalman 7700 @ 28c
Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI
2 x Samsung 1gb DDR400 CL2.5
2 x eVga 6800 256mb GT
430mhz Core / 1.1ghz Memory
M-Audio Firewire-410
Sandra Memory Bench:
Sandra Cpu Arithmetic:

Eat your heart out intel.
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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while your at it, you might as well update all of your drivers.
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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that's your sound card.
just find out what your sound card is - your motherboard has onboard, but you might be using a PCI sound card
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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try downloading the unknowndevice identifier this is a free ware and once you run it it would display all the models of the hardware that you are using..... try to go to driverguide.com and use username"drivers" password "all" to look and to download your device drivers... one more thing should your pc come with its bundled drivers?

another one to check if your unit has uninstalled drivers right click my computer select properties go to hardware and then device manager....
the devices with question mark icons on its side means that the driver for this device is not yet installed

hope this helps
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There you go buddy. I recommend you do every single driver that works with your OS (probably WinXP). That way you can be sure.

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