VIA chipsets and Nvidia drivers ?

By Dracool ยท 15 replies
Mar 4, 2002
  1. I seem to be having problems with my USB ports and Nvidia drivers for my GF3. The only ones that are working well with my USB prots are the 27.42 Is this common on a VIA mobo under Win XP ?
  2. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Funny you mention that, I'm not running those but I am running the 22.80s and I have noticed my USB add on card seems to have quit working. I have a GF2MX and a VIA chipset on my mobo.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    There's a VIA compatibility mode with nVIDIA drivers now. You can enable it with a tweak program such as GTU. You can find it here Guru3D.

    It's a very practical program. It can enable Anisotropic filtering for D3D for example.
  5. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 156

    There are problems between via and nvidia (read it in the faq's of Diablo II). There are patches on both servers. Check out the one of nvidia.
  6. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    u do have the via 4 in 1 4.37 drivers right? if u don't then go here and get them :):)
    download other patches as well such as the pci patch by george and the interleave enabler
  7. Dracool

    Dracool TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks everyone. Very helpful indeed.
  8. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    so, have u fixed the situation??
  9. Dracool

    Dracool TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am only able to us my USB ports with the 27.42 bata drivers.
    I downloaded the Gforce tweaking program Didou mentioned. (Thanks) Haven't decided if I like it more than NVmax though. Seems to offer alot of options for tweaking a GF. I'll have to play with it some more before making up my mind.
    Seems VIA has a USB driver update of some sorts. Haven't tried it yet.
  10. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    well... don't mess with them unless u r sure u want to do so and u know how to :):)
  11. land

    land TS Rookie

    Hi! Have you already installed the latest via 4in1 drivers. In my case, they were crucial for using the USB.
  12. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    well... in my case they were vital to using my pc at all... for some reason the 4 in 1 that came with the soyo cd of my mobo didn't work
  13. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    I don't seem to have any problems with VIA chipset + NVIDIA card, even though I am using "problem" drivers
  14. Dracool

    Dracool TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I updated the 4in1 to 4.37 with the new USB filter fix and all seems well on the 27.42 drivers. I have yet to try a different versoin though. Any recommendations ?
  15. Xerak

    Xerak TS Rookie Posts: 20

    23.xx dets seem good for me
  16. land

    land TS Rookie

    As a matter of fact, if you own a GF3 I do not see the benefits of the 27.xx series over the 23.xx series either. Choose whatever works best.
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