nVidia has released a new set of Win2K/XP forceware drivers for the nForce chipset series. And this set includes a new version of the often cursed at SW IDE drivers. Let's hope they got those CD burner and hard drive issues cleared up. A list of the fixes and improvements.
- WHQL certified kit for nForce, nForce2, and nForce3
- First release of NVIDIA IDE driver for Windows XP and Windows 2000
General compatibility fixes
- Realtek ALC655 codec support added
- Fix for BSOD on loading DLS files
- Reduced susceptibility to audio glitches under heavy system load; additional fixes for 6 channel GetPosition glitches
- ASIO support for recording at sample rates other than 48kHz; lower and more predictable latency
- Fixes for NOLF. The 3D minimum and maximum distance and the roll off factor were not being taken into account for air absorption. Also modified reverb gain so that the max distance was taken into account
- Fix for EAX reverbs; initialized EAX reverbs to off when querying for the EAX listener interface; updated EAX property handlers to ignore invalid parameters instead of range limiting -- this matches Creative EAX behavior
Are there chilly winds blowing about the Wintel alliance these days? Might be as I would have never thought that IBM would sign a deal to supply it's PowerPC cpu's to power Microsoft's Xbox 2. Whereas Intel probably doesn't make much in profit supplying older P3 tech cpu's to make Xboxes, this has got to be a blow to Intel's reputation.
Problems and problems, this is the second time something has been DOA sent to me . Ohh well, I have other reviews to post today, I'm hoping to finished the MX Duo review, and a very small case review. Maybe even a third item! Yes, I'm very behind on reviews.
Ever wondered how a CPU is made? A layman's version of how the process goes from converting the raw materials into the brains of your PC are explained in this short article over at The Inquirer guide to making CPU's.
Warp2Search has posted a linky to Nvidia's new System Utility. This utility can be used to monitor your Nforce2/3 based system's voltages and even over/underclock your box all from within windows, without having to reboot your system.
OnlyNewz has posted a pile o' links for motherboard bios updates from Tyan, Gigabyte, Soltek, Epox, MSI and Asus, as well as a new Realtek RTL8139/810X series driver to make surfing the web a little easier.
Apparently AOL is going into users system settings to make adjustments to close the port which windows messenger service (this isn't the same thing as the MS Messenger IM client) uses, without the users permission due thier efforts to combat popup spamming. Is this a violation of the the The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?
"They are trying to do the right thing ... but you sort of feel dirty after you hear it," said Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer for Counterpane Internet Security Inc. "It's a very dangerous precedent in having companies go into your computer and turn things on and off."
For those users (at least in XP. W2K too?) who wish to turn the service off themselves just go into the control panel > admin tools > services > messenger. Right click on the service, then properties and choose disabled from the 'startup type' box and click apply. You can also choose to stop the service from the same menu.
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nVidia has released their official version of the 52.16 video drivers which are no longer called Detonator. The new name is now called Forceware. These new drivers add several features -
- Enhanced image quality for both anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing
- New nView 3.0 Multi-Display Setup Wizard?to easily configure your multi-display settings
- nView Grid lines to section off the display to help organize your various Windows
- Customized user profiles to save display settings and image quality settings on a per application/game basis
- A new user friendly interface
- Microsoft® DirectX® and OpenGL® support
- Support for GeForce 5700, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, and GeForce FX 5950