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    Nforce4 Drivers.

    Well it seems people update their graphics drivers all the time when a latest release pops out but MANY people forget that the motherboard drivers are just as crucial to the improvement in performance gains.

    Here I've Just installed the lastest nforce 4 standalone's and here they are compared to the previous on memory benchmarking ;

    OLDER nforce 4 Drivers


    New Nforce 4 Drivers


    Bit of a difference

    Nice improvement really and the system seems to load even faster now...

    Now for the graphics to be tested

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    That's really bizzar, as the NForce4 standalone drivers (or any other chipset drivers for A64 platforms) have absolutely nothing to do with the memory controler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oralpain
    That's really bizzar, as the NForce4 standalone drivers (or any other chipset drivers for A64 platforms) have absolutely nothing to do with the memory controler.
    I know seeing as the memory controllers built into the CPU. Maybe its down to optimisations and better coding of the audio and hardware firewall leaving more memory for other uses hence the better results using the later drivers.

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    Thats quite a change!

    Wildmonkey I think your probably correct
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    What's you CPU Wildmonkey ??

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    Think he runs a 3500+ winnie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    What's you CPU Wildmonkey ??
    At the moment I've got a 3500+ Winchester running between stock*(2.2 Ghz) and 2.6 Ghz depending on what I plan to do when the systems running.

    Maybe one day I'll get an FX-55 or even FX-57 but I'm going to wait for the dual cored before I upgrade the CPU any further for the time being.

    * Both tests done @ stock speed as I was only watching TV on MCE
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    That's quite impressive score at stock speed , i have to push my 3000 to ~2.4 to match up, think i'll get a 4200 when it comes out.

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    When were the latest drivers released? I'm not sure if I'm on them or not.
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    The latest i think is 6.53, i think. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    When were the latest drivers released? I'm not sure if I'm on them or not.
    6.53 standalone kit is the latest revision released on the 15th March if I recall correctly.

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    Well that was a success to the extent that my PC WOULDN'T BOOT once I put the new drivers on.

    Strange thing is I wouldn't normally attribute it to drivers, as it wouldn't even POST. Then for some reason it started working again. Crazy!
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    Unlucky Kez... *cough* user error

    Anyway I'm divulging from what I was going to say. I WAS going to do a memory test on the Nforce4 with differing CAS, RAS and T1/T2 timings but I've been beaten to it by the ever so nice folks @ CORSAIR.

    Here is the link for the lovely document they have produced to show the differences between various memory timings on the nforce4 architecture.

    http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair...erformance.pdf

    Happy reading Nforce4 users

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