8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2012 12:46 PM by MTF

    HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors

    MTF

      I have a Dell Studio XPS 1340 with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Intel P9600 Processor, 8 Gigs Ram, 512 Meg nVidia 210m Video Card.

       

      My problem is I can not install nVidia's Chipset Driver (nVidia MCP79 Chipset ver.2.11,A04)

      as it changes the timings of the SSD and changes it from ATA to SCSI. Also Intel SSD toolbox will not work (cannot connect to drive error).

       

      With a fresh install of Win7 and updates the SSD X-25 is reconized as ATA and Intel,s Toolbox works. I can even install all the lastest drivers

      and nVidia's display driver and everything is fine with X-25.

      But I have and error with the Coprocessor as I have not install the driver. I have used the laptop for weeks with the Coprocessor disabled so I do not get warnings but this is not the way I want to continue

      Installing the chipset driver just makes my laptop get Blue Screens with a couple of different error messages to many to list.

       

      Dell just tells me that Intels SSD Drives are not support by Dell so I cannot get help unless I BUY DELL's SSD built by Samsung

       

      nVidia tells me to contact Dell.

       

      Intel tells me contact Dell

       

      What am I to do? HELP INTEL HELP   SOMEBODY HELP

        • 1. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors
          graysky

          Your problem is that you're running windows.  Try it under Linux and you'll be a much happier person

          • 2. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors
            Fernando

            MTF schrieb:

             

            But I have and error with the Coprocessor as I have not install the driver. I have used the laptop for weeks with the Coprocessor disabled so I do not get warnings but this is not the way I want to continue

            What you need is an nForce SMU driver version, wich does support the "Coprocwssor" of your special chipset.

            You may try the 64bit SMU driver I have linked within this thread: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=173089

            If you should not succeed, please give me the HardwareID's of your device named "Coprocessor" (right click onto it > "Properties" > "Details" > "Property" > "HardwareID's").

             

            Regards

            Fernando

            • 3. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors
              MTF

              To Fernando,

              Sorry about not getting back to you I did try your SMB Driver but it did not help for my laptop. So I just just did another fresh install and did not install the driver for the chipset from Dell and their Dell System Software. I just left the coprocessor disabled. I have been using the laptop for 9 months and I have yet to run into any problems. Only one thing I've noticed is in Slingbox Player Desktop 2.0, "No video acceleration hardware detected" is grayed out.

               

               

              Here are my Hardware ID's for the Coprrocessor 

               

              PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AA3&SUBSYS_02711028&REV_B1

              PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AA3&SUBSYS_02711028

              PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AA3&CC_0B4000

              PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AA3&CC_0B40

               

              Message was edited by: MTF

              • 4. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors

                First, be sure you install Windows after the AHCI option is selected in the BIOS (instead of the ATA).

                 

                Download and install the latest nForce driver package from Nvidia for the 730i chipset (updated May 2nd!)...

                 

                http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce-vista-win7-64bit-15.56-driver.html

                 

                Deselect the option to install the storage driver (nForce IDE Serial ATA) since you need to use the driver for the Microsoft Standard AHCI Serial ATA Controller under the IDE ATA/ATAPI device group in order to have TRIM support on the Intel drive. Changing the driver from the NVIDIA nForce to the Standard Microsoft one will fix your problems with the Intel Toolbox not connecting to the drive. It's the only way to make the drive fully functional - and believe me, I've checked.

                 

                Wait to do the post-install reboot until after you switched the SATA driver back to the Standard Microsoft one.

                 

                Stay away from the latest Dell System Software update - if you install it, you will be in a big BSOD hell.

                 

                You should install Nvidia's latest graphic driver for the G210M...

                 

                http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-270.61-whql-driver.html

                 

                And... be sure to have the Ricoh chipset installed, as that was also a common source of an "Unknown Device" message in Device Manager for me...

                 

                http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&cs=rc967899&l=en&s=dhs&deviceid=15252&libid=27&releaseid=R227769&vercnt=2&formatcnt=0&SystemID=StudioXPS13&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=-1&dateid=-1&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&impid=-1&checkFormat=true

                 

                In fact, that Ricoh chipset may have been what fixed the co-processor problem for me.

                 

                Regards,

                Mike

                • 5. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors

                  Oh - and keep in mind that you need to install the Bluetooth software that Dell provides to make that device visible.

                   

                  I have your same setup and I am happily error free!

                  • 6. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors
                    MTF

                    Thanks for the suggestions Mike!

                     

                    I've tried the video driver from nVidia with bad results especially in turbo mode, but not in combination with the chipset driver you suggest.

                     

                    Have you ever tried installing the chipset driver last? I know it's not the right way

                     

                    My question is, I really do not want to do another fresh install at this time. Even though that only takes 7 minutes.

                    I have so to many programs customized just right. It takes hours to redo.

                     

                    My laptop runs perfect, Trim tool works, No error messages unless you look into the device manager for coprocessor.

                     

                    I have yet to come across anything that's this fast!   Desktop or laptop.

                    • 7. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors
                      MTF

                      It was time to try again, I use the suggestions and still had big problems!!!

                       

                      First I installed the nforce driver unchecking Drive support and then tried the lastest Video Driver from nVidia that killed everything. Back to the drawing board!!!

                       

                      I finally thing I got it now.

                       

                      First: I found out that there is a firmware update for X25 and a new verison of Inetel SSD Toolbox so I went ahead installed those, then did another fresh install of Windows 7 64bit.

                       

                      Second: then used the nFroce chipset driver unchecking the drive and the network boxes. leaveing only Chipset.

                       

                      Third: Install Dell's Video driver. DO NOT USE nVidia's Video Driver / DO NOT use Dell System Software or nForce AHCI

                       

                      and then install the rest from Dell

                       

                      So far so good, but it's been only one day.

                      ______________________________________________________________________

                       

                      I updated the Firmware to the lastest.

                       

                      Just ran the new SSD full test

                       

                      and error: mismatched data! Call Intel

                       

                      result:

                       

                      I will be getting the new replacement SSD in a week, under warranty

                      • 8. Re: HELP!: nVidia Chipset Driver and Intel X-25 160 G errors
                        MTF

                        I will forget about using this $500 SSD from Intel in this Laptop

                         

                        I bought a WD Black Scorpion 750 GB and I'm very impressed with the speed it only added about 8 seconds at boot up.

                         

                        By the way, I got sucker into buying the cross shipping fee $25.

                         

                        Don't fall for it, I in the heat of my problem with the SSD failing, just said OK to everything I did not know that this is non refundable.

                         

                        I'm ****** really ******!!!!!!!!!! I will never buy another Intel SSD their are plenty of others out there and cheaper and bigger and faster!!!!!!!

                         

                        The only one who loses more is Intel (a customer)

                         

                        I am done with my RANT