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Old 11-12-2007, 02:39 AM   #1
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Who do you think make the best chipset for best overall PC performance?

Pretend AMD is Nvidia. Poll is messed up .
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what about VIA\SiS\nVidia?
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Lol, I got this poll confused with processors. It's late and I'm sleepy. I meant Intel and Nvidia chipsets, but there's no way to modifying the poll. Screwed up.

I'm not going to consider Via and the other one since they're not even close to Intel and Nvidia standards.
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they have been around longer, and they perform just as good, i see no reason why to not include them. also AMD makes chipsets too now.
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Well, which one are you voting for? Or are you not going to vote? I chose not to include the other chipsets because "I'm not" considering them. It's pretty simple and not hard to understand.
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Also ATI make chipsets,i have an ATI RS690 Chipset.
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Just have a mod lock this thread and make another one.
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i voted nvidia they have the edge IMO
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:37 PM   #9
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i have only used my brothers nvidia nforce4 sli chipset, i found it to be alot less stable than my 945/965 chipsets, but it might just be an unstable pc.

is there a good way to differentiate between graphics card drivers and mobo drivers when they are both nvidia? i get confused sometimes when uninstalling the graphics driver

i vote intel
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:06 PM   #10
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nForce series (nForce4, nForce 500, nForce 600 series) are typically the chipset drivers (Northbridge--as they are technically referred to) for Intel and AMD motherboards. The GeForce series (GeForce 6xxx, GeForce 7xxx, GeForce 8xxx) are referred to the level of GPU chipsets for Nvidia based graphics card.

I don't know if that's what you mean, but they both have "force" in them which can get confusing sometime for beginners. After awhile, it comes to you fairly easily.

SLI and things like that are video card technology patented by nVidia for dual GPU setups. Crossfire is ATI's video technology for the same thing (partnered with AMD now).
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what gets me is in add/remove programs, it just says "nvidia drivers" which i what gets me cos obviously i need nvidia drivers for mainboard and graphics card
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nvidia all the way
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Nvidia Drivers are the actual drivers for your video card. That's it. Once you uninstall that, your screen will look ugly . Well, it resorts back to default Windows resolution. It's not related in any way to the nForce chipsets (I can reassure you that---or I will pay you $100).

If you need motherboard drivers, you need nForce drivers from your motherboard's website or you can get it off of Nvidia's main website too--but usually the motherboard's website is easier because they bundle all you need for your PC.
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hahaha nice one cheers

so are the nforce mobo drivers not displayed in add/remove programs?
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I never given much thought to that since we never touch them. I'm assuming majority of them are stored in the System Folders and such, but if you go into the Device Manager, you'll see a chunk of nForce drivers installed.
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I vote AMD, ahem I mean nVidia. Lol
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when uninstalling graphics drivers, should you uninstall from add/remove progs or should you uninstall drivers from from under "display adapters" in device manager or should you do both?

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Recommended way is to do it in the Control Panel/Uninstall Program and click on the Nvidia Drivers (to uninstall).

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way ahead of you cheers man,

thanks for the info, you filled in a lot of gaps there
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Your welcome. I didn't know about those things either awhile back, but there are different ways to uninstall a graphics driver, but the best way according to Nvidia is to do that way in the Add/Remove programs (Nvidia Drivers). So I figured they have to know what they're doing . At least, I certainly hope so. But it's worked great so far doing it that way.

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