Nvidia nForce v. 4.27 (Windows 2000/XP)

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Date: July 19, 2004
File Size: 20.2 MB
OS Support: Windows 2000/XP
Downloads: 1,958

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Installation Notes

  • Windows XP users must install Service Pack 1 prior to attempting to install this package. Failure to do so will result in the inability to support USB 2.0.
  • Audio drivers will not install on the following nForce2 products: Chaintech 7NJS. Please use the drivers that come with these products to enable audio functionality.
  • Installation of DirectX 9.0 or higher is required in order to use NVMixer.

Release Notes

  • July 16, 2004: Updated kit to add support for International Languages

  • Unified drivers with support for nForce, nForce2, and nForce3 products.  This package does not include support for dual-processor systems.
  • General compatibility fixes
  • Audio Driver Improvements
    • Introduced NVMixer – replaces SoundStorm Control Panel for all audio configuration tasks.  Note that NVMixer operates best when run at 1024x768 16-bit color
    • Introduced improved AC ’97 / Soft Audio driver – adds EQ, speaker cloning, and speaker wizard support
    • Introduced Speaker Wizard – incorporates all NVSwap features, ensures correct speaker setup on analog or digital speaker systems
    • Introduced Cinesurround – virtual 5.1 mixdown to headphones or 2 speakers
    • Introduced new Environments – simple, preset driven sound environments
    • Enhanced ASIO support and added support for AC ’97 / Soft Audio systems
    • Added user adjustable “rear channel creation” support – adds off, clone, reverb and delay
    • Added support for Realtek ALC655 codecs, Realtek ALC658 codecs, and 7.1 support for Realtek ALC850 codecs
    • Added support for WMV-HD audio streams and WaveFormatExtensible calls
    • Improved playback of mono content
    • Addressed audio issues in numerous games and applications
  • Storage Driver Improvements:
    • Support for Serial ATA controllers
    • Full NVIDIA RAID functionality on supported platforms
    • Improved compatibility with 3rd-party drive management, CD ripping and recording software.
    • Automatic DMA-mode fall-back when data errors are present due to poor cabling
    • Improved handling of various storage devices

Windows XP Driver Versions

  • Audio driver 4.42 (WHQL)
  • Audio utilities 4.44
  • Ethernet driver 4.42 (WHQL)
  • GART driver 3.77 (WHQL)
  • Memory controller driver 3.38 (WHQL)
  • SMBus driver 4.04 (WHQL)
  • Installer 4.46
  • IDE NVIDIA driver 4.12 (WHQL)

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