View Full Version : What driver for Tyan K8WE?

01-05-2006, 08:50 PM
When I go to nvidias site and search for that motherboard driver which one do I select for this MB http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html

I mean is that nforce4 chipset? It says nforce profesional, and there are a lot of options on nvidias site, but none of them say "profesional"


01-05-2006, 09:28 PM
nforce 4, amd.
im running 6.66 which seems to be good. i think theres a newer one though.

01-05-2006, 10:07 PM
I already asked this but here I go again, I mean just out of curiosity, what are this other ones?

I mean, should I get nforce 4, or nforce 4 AMD? Or that one with Intel too :)

01-05-2006, 11:18 PM
Obviously you would not get the intel one as you have an AMD system :P use the AMD NF4 drivers. The X16 drivers seem to be buggy on the K8WE

01-06-2006, 09:59 AM
hehe I know, but it also says AMD on that Intel one. And what are those 430/410 for? I just think there shoul be an explanation after you click each one of those.

01-06-2006, 03:47 PM
When it comes to vidoe cards, i always go straight to nVidia for the drivers, however, I don't think I would do that for a motherboard. They are a lot more complex and I trust Tyan to have good drivers.

You should look here, IMO:


01-06-2006, 04:29 PM
tyan just gives you basic nvidia drivers, whichever is newest at time of shipping.
ive had all manner of issues with nvidia drivers, and find 6.66 to be the most reliable. for now.

as for the "whats all these other drivers"
well, the 430/410 is for the integrated vido nforce 4's. the x16 driver is for the new x16 chipsets (which the k8we sorta is, but isnt so you shouldnt use it)
the intel one is obviously for intel :)

01-06-2006, 04:36 PM
I see. Well so far, they have some 6.66 beta drivers for nvidia chipset. I hope that'll change soon.

01-06-2006, 10:54 PM
6.66 isnt beta... they are pretty old. 5-6 months.http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_winxp64_amd_6.66.html

01-07-2006, 08:15 AM
Yeah, but that's what it says on Tyans site. I don't know why they are not updateing it.

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