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Motherboard drivers

By eyemfedup2
Sep 15, 2008
  1. hi all
    i'm trying to find driver updates for my motherboard with bad luck
    seems the only way is to purchase software.
    is this the only way
    driver agent scan says i need
    pci standard isa bridge update

    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller update

    HID-compliant mouse update

    another says i need this and more
    if i do have to buy software for this which one would you guys recommend?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So what is your motherboards make and model number? You give us this info and we can point you to free drivers
     
  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    mobo drivers

    VIA Technologies, Inc: KT333-8235
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 01/24/2003

    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller

    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 [Display adapter

    NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (3x)
    VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller

    ( 20.01 GB 4.40 GB free )

    i also think i need to clean up registry. alot of install/ uninstall
    experimentation of software and hardware.
    in the past Ive really never had anything i couldn't do without,so
    i would reformat and do a clean
    install and go from there.

    messing with the registry has always scared me but what kind
    of geek would i be to never learn.

    Ive built this computer from scrap
    bits and pieces from other computers and such.so im sure i
    have allot of garbage left over
    taking up space and slowing it down.

    thank you for your time i appreciate you takeing your time
    and effort to help me. especially to look up things.
    im not used to it. so far most of the time people dont like to share
    knowledge that they had to work hard for. by far this is the coolest site I've come across.
    next time i wont be so lengthily. just thought i should put things in perspective.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  6. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    thanks
    went to viaarena.com found good info but they all look the same to me?
    help i dont know which one to choose.
    i dont think i want 4in1 because i intend on learning raid in the future.
    if anyone can clear this up to me i would appreciate it.
    thanks again
    Mobo: KT333-8235 BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 01/24/2003
     
  7. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    how do i choose which one confused i don't know which one to use
    i guess i could try them all one at a time and restore optimized defaults
    if it doesn't work
    they all seem to be the same
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    You've given the motherboard chipset but if you want the specific drivers for your motherboard, you still need to give the BRAND of the motherboard. Is it Biostar?
     
  9. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    duh where do i look on this board I've read of others on the list that have this board maybe someone could tell me where to look i have plenty that will tell me where to go:)
    when we figure this out i would really like to find a manual everyone wants bucks.
    I've built this thing out of scrap so no literature again thanks
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  11. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    hows this mvip ver. 1.0
     
  12. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

  13. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    'went to viaarena.com found good info but they all look the same to me?
    help i dont know which one to choose.
    i dont think i want 4in1 because i intend on learning raid in the future.
    if anyone can clear this up to me i would appreciate it.
    thanks again
    Mobo: KT333-8235 BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 01/24/2003'

    That chipset uses 4-in-1 drivers - they offer a couple sets, 1 without Raid support and 1 with it.

    Initially, try the set without.

    You can always download and copy to disk BOTH sets.
     
  14. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    i plan on using raid 0 for performance.
    A: do i have to buy a card or if on mobo how do i find it? or does it just use ide 1 & 2

    B:can i use regular ata drives?

    c:i have a couple ultra 133 ata cards will that do or is that the wrong thing also think i have
    ultra 100 or some thing like that have to look

    D: where can i down load manual for free cant find one any where
     
  15. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    where did you find them i went to http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...tID=1070&Old=1
    and found 3 choices
    they all say that it will only install what i need
    you say board supports raid
    does that mean it will detect it automatically

    you found 2 sets where did you find them and where did it say it supported raid
    thanks im almost ready as soon as i find out :)
     
  16. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    'you say board supports raid'

    Bah! I said no such thing.

    You said - 'i dont think i want 4in1 because i intend on learning raid in the future.'

    I have no idea what mobo you have except the chipset or if it supports Raid or not. I simply said that that site has 4-in-1's that support 1 or the other.

    Since you cannot/will not go through the work to identify your mobo, just try them.

    That site says, in part

    "
    There are three main differences between a VIA Hyperion 4in1 driver package and a VIA HyperionPro package, detailed below. All other recommendations remain.

    1) The HyperionPro package includes SATA/RAID drivers whilst the Hyperion 4in1 package does not."

    Read the material they post.
     
  17. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Looks like your board supports Raid already
    Therefore you just need two same size HardDrives
    You may need to download your Manual to see which Sata ports are the Raid ports on your Motherboard

    Plug the two HardDrives in to the respective Sata ports on the Motherboard
    Go into your CMOS Setup (DEL or some key on system startup)
    Enable Raid
    Go from there

    sorry i thought i was talking to the same persn my bad i went to web site and sent what seemed by info to be it maybe i just got the wrong #
    hows this mvip ver. 1.0 if thats not it just let me know maybe stupidity butdeffinately not a lack of effort
    i did read what they posted even compared pics thats where i got this #mvip ver 1.0
     
  18. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    cct got anything else to say about my lack of effort ouch that realy wasnt nessesary :(
     
  19. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  20. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    believe me Ive google my brains out
    Ive only been doing this for a little over a year sometimes i can get a little snowblind
    if i missed something obvious i apologies, but there is no reason to get tacky.
    remember with your experience what is obvious to you can be Greek to me.
    lets chill if you feel I'm asking something irritating simply don't reply.
    i don't need that kind of help. but if so it would be a shame because I'm sure i could learn allot from you. remember don't criticize the person and remember i am
    a beginner. don't assume; you know what that does right :) please don't yell bad bad geek
     
  21. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    thank you very good info :) appreciate your time and effort newbies are always a pain in the
    ...
     
  22. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

  23. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You are now MUCH stronger in the Google grasshopper!

    You may graduate when you can snatch the chipset from my hand!


    LoL


    :)
     
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