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#421 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by DARK 09.04.2016 03:57

Hello from Bulgaria :)

I made a build with a ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Mobo nforce 570 SLI and MCP55.

Basically the last existing nVidia SATA drivers are crap (win7 64bit).In ATTO on a 1TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 there is very jumpy behaviour with them reaching peak write transfer speed of a 134MB/sec at 16KB size and then dropping and being unable to go beyond 60MB/s the read is ok it is reaching the maximum speed of the HDD 208~209MB/sec at 32KB size and stays consistend.On a modern SATA3 Mobo the HDD is reaching consistend 190MB/sec writing and 210MB/sec reading.

So now to the drivers listed here that i tried.
With the Special 64 bit pack the drive is in SATA I mode marked in the driver details of the SATA controller but it is behaving as smoothly reaching at 32KB size 110MB/sec writing and 125MB/sec reading keeping this speeds with any larger chunks pretty consistent.
The system feels much more responsive despite the obvious lower max speed of the SATA I mode.

With the latest 64 bit pack the picture is not very different compared to the original nVidia drivers i downloaded from nVidia.With the difference that i believe it is again in SATA I cause the max read is unable to get beyond 127MB/sec and the write speed tops at 16KB chunks 84MB/sec and then droping to the already upsurd 48~55MB/sec no matter the size from here on.
The system feels slugish and slow.

So now my question :) Is there any way with the Special 64bit driver pack to force SATA II mode ? I'm not using RAID.

#422 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by Fernando 09.04.2016 09:32

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@DARK:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your feedback!

Zitat von DARK im Beitrag #421
Is there any way with the Special 64bit driver pack to force SATA II mode ?
No, but you can try to install the attached 64bit nForce SATA driver v6.99 WHQL manually from within the Device Manager.
You have to update the driver software of the NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller and to force the installation ("Let me pick..." > "Have Disk").
Please report here about the result of your test.

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#423 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by DARK 09.04.2016 13:01

Yeees.
I nstalled it for all the IDE/SATA controllers and works perfectly.The HDD is corectly put in SATA II mode with all Rad/Write Caching and Command queuing Enabled.In ATTO it is able to pull out maximum speed at 64KB chunks 180MB/sec write and 200MB/sec read keeping around that speeds with larger chunks.Still system kinda feels lagy compared to the Special 64bit RAID driver pack but there is no way for me to measure that so it might be just a feel :) Thank you :)

#424 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by Fernando 09.04.2016 13:22

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@DARK:
Thanks for your report, which will be interesting for many other nForce users, who want a better performance.
It is absolutely surprising, that this old nForce SATA driver, which had been designed by NVIDIA for Windows XP, obviously runs better even with the latest Windows Operating Systems than all the newer NVIDIA and MS ones.
As a consequence of your test results I am thinking about the presentation of an additional nForce driverpack, which contains the nForce SATA_IDE and SATARAID drivers v6.99 and will be usable with all MCP51/55/61 systems.

#425 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by demetria 16.05.2016 10:41

hello

so i m new here ,my english was be terrible :_(
i m usung win 10 and nforce 680sli ausus stiker extrem,so i ave the problem the download speed max 1,5-1,7 mbit lan kabel or wlan ,i dont now what i can do?


thx

#426 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by Fernando 16.05.2016 13:26

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@demetria:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von demetria im Beitrag #425
i m usung win 10 and nforce 680sli ausus stiker extrem,so i ave the problem the download speed max 1,5-1,7 mbit lan kabel or wlan ,i dont now what i can do?
Unfortunately the support of nForce chipsets by the latest Windows Operating Systems is horrible and NVIDIA doesn't develop and release updated nForce drivers since 2010.
The only thing you may try is to replace the Win10 in-box Network Controller driver by an nForce Ethernet driver, which you can find within all nForce driverpacks, which I am offering within the start post of this thread.
Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#427 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by demetria 16.05.2016 13:52

so i mean ist not the network driver who slow down,i testet with w lan stick the same speed

#428 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by Fernando 16.05.2016 14:49

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Zitat von demetria im Beitrag #427
so i mean ist not the network driver who slow down,i testet with w lan stick the same speed
Maybe your internet connection is bad or has a very low bandwidth.

#429 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by demetria 16.05.2016 15:12

Oo not realy ist the only pc is so slow all another hast 80-90 mbit

#430 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by Fernando 16.05.2016 17:21

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Zitat von demetria im Beitrag #429
Oo not realy ist the only pc is so slow all another hast 80-90 mbit
In this case you should check your Network settings.

#431 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by m1hn3a 01.06.2016 20:59

Hello Fernando,

I have some problems with nforce drivers on Windows 10. I have an ASUS p5n32e sli plus with NVIDIA Dual X16 SLI (C55+MCP55P; a.k.a. nForce®650i SLI & nForce®570 SLI). I have installed "Special nForce RAID Driverpacks for Win7-10" with SATARAID Driver (v9.99.09) and I get random bluescreens (mostly when I'm playing, but also whe the computer is leaved alone).

My configuration is:

CPU: Intel Q6600
RAM: 4 x 2GB Kingmax
HDD:
- 1 SSD conected in Sata_1
- 1 HDD conected in Sata_2
- 4 x HDD conected in Sata_3 - Sata_6 in RAID 0
Video: ATI HD6970

With Windwos 7/8/8.1 everything run smoothly without problems. In Windows 10 I recived random bluescreen, like I said before.

What driverpack you recomand me to use? As I read in this forum, I saw another user that have the same problem, with windows 10, and RAID array.

Thank you,
Mihnea Theodor TUDOR

#432 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by Fernando 02.06.2016 00:11

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@m1hn3a:
Hello Mihnea Theodor,
welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von m1hn3a im Beitrag #431
With Windwos 7/8/8.1 everything run smoothly without problems. In Windows 10 I recived random bluescreen, like I said before.
Yes, the available NVIDIA nForce drivers were developed for being used with Windows XP and Vista, but not with Windows 10. Vice versa Win10 doesn't fully support old NVIDIA nForce chipsets.

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What driverpack you recomand me to use

Since your system obviously has problems with the nForce SATRAID drivers v9.99.09, you may manually install the nForce SATARAID drivers v11.1.0.43, which are within my "Latest nForce Driverpacks". You can find the exact procedure within >this< post. Most important: Don't reboot unless you have verified, that all related NVIDIA nForce SATA and RAID devices (even the usually hidden ones) have been updated.
If you should not be satisfied with the latest available nForce SATARAID drivers v11.1.0.43, you can try to get the much older nForce SATARAID drivers v6.99 WHQL installed. Although these drivers have been designed by NVIDIA for being used with Windows XP, they definitively work with the newer Windows Operating Systems as well. If you want to try them, please let me know the architecture of your Win10 (32bit or 64bit) and I will attach the related SATARAID driver folder.
Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#433 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by m1hn3a 02.06.2016 10:56

@Fernando
Hello,

In first place I want to thank you verry much for this forum, for answers and for your work

I have the same problems with nForce SATARAID drivers v11.1.0.43. I think Windows 10 just don't want to work with nforce BIOS RAID, so I will disable RAID form bios and I will try with software raid from Windows(I think there should bo no problems), but I nedd some advices:

1. What do you recomand me to use: RAID from Disk Management or Storage Spaces from Windows 10, and why? I read SS does a good job.
2. What driver recomand to use for sata controller (that I will not use nforce RAID): v9.99.09/v11.1.0.43/Windows default (that is v10.something)/Standard IDE (that I use for SSD - port Sata_1.0 and Sata_1.1).

Thank you again!
Mihnea Theodor TUDOR

#434 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by Fernando 02.06.2016 11:29

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Zitat von m1hn3a im Beitrag #433
I will disable RAID form bios and I will try with software raid from Windows(I think there should bo no problems)
It is not enough to switch the SATA mode from "RAID" to "IDE" mode from within the BIOS.
These are the required steps:
1. Do a backup of your RAID0 array data.
2. Enter the NVIDIA nForce RAID Utility (MediaShield) and delete the existing RAID array. Note: All existing data of the array will be lost.
3. Enter the BIOS and set the NVIDIA nForce SATA Controller to "IDE" (non-RAID) mode.
4. Create the desired Software RAID.
5. Optional: Restore your old RAID0 data.

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What do you recomand me to use: RAID from Disk Management or Storage Spaces from Windows 10, and why?

Since I don't have any own experience with both Software RAID options, I cannot answer this question seriously, but I probably would prefer the "Storage Space" one, because it seems to be easier and better supported by Win10. >Here< is a guide.

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What driver recomand to use for sata controller (that I will not use nforce RAID): v9.99.09/v11.1.0.43/Windows default (that is v10.something)/Standard IDE (that I use for SSD - port Sata_1.0 and Sata_1.1).

For nForce chipset systems, which are running Win10 in IDE mode, I recommend to avoid any nForce SATA driver and to use the generic Win10 in-box IDE driver named PCIIDE.SYS.

#435 RE: NVIDIA: Optimized nForce Driverpacks for Vista/Win7 by m1hn3a 02.06.2016 17:10

Hello again,

I have backup for all data from RAID Array. I will try with Storage Space and Standard IDE drives, I will test to see if I have BSOD's, and I will post again after.

Thank you!!! :)

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