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No supported Geforce 6800 drivers for Windows 98?

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Hi

I have put in a Geforce 6800 AGP video card on my Windows 98SE computer, but I haven’t been able to find any supported drivers for that card on the Nvidia site.
If you select GeForce 6 and Windows 98 on the Nvidia site the drivers listed don’t have GeForce 6800 listed as a supported video card in the readme file.

I’ve tested these driver versions: 81.98 71.84 66.94, 66.42 61.76 61.21 60.86

It is possible to install the drivers but they give a lot of problems. Windows protection error, games don’t work, programs don’t work, Dxdiag errors etc.

Are there any supported or usable Windows 98SE drivers for a GeForce 6800 video card?



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Perra

Edited by Perra, 19 May 2009 - 04:17 AM.



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According to NVIDIA's site, there are Windows 98 drivers for the GeForce 6 series.

The Link below is the download site that appeared after choosing GeForce 6 series and Windows 98 as my operating system.
The version number is 81.98, so it seems that the card is officially supported.

http://www.nvidia.co...in9x_81.98.html

Have you tried installing the latest DirectX and .NET Framework?

.NET Framework 1.1

.NET Framework 2.0

DirectX End-User Runtime Installer

I guess it's worth a try to see if it helps, even though the problem may be related to other issues.

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No GeForce 6 cards are not listed in the 81.98 readme file:

================================================================================
NVIDIA Display Driver for Windows 9x version 4.14.10.8198, 12/10/2005
================================================================================

Operating systems supported
---------------------------
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)


Adapters supported
------------------
NVIDIA RIVA TNT
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Pro
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra
NVIDIA Vanta
NVIDIA Vanta LT
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 Pro
NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2
NVIDIA GeForce 256
NVIDIA GeForce DDR
NVIDIA Quadro
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 200
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR
NVIDIA Quadro2 EX
NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro
NVIDIA GeForce2 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce2 Integrated GPU
NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440-SE
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460
NVIDIA Quadro NVS
NVIDIA Quadro4 500 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 550 XGL
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X
NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS with AGP8X
NVIDIA Quadro4 380 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 580 XGL
NVIDIA GeForce3
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500
NVIDIA Quadro DCC
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE
NVIDIA Quadro4 700 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 750 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 780 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000

I have DirectX9.0c installed.

Has NetFramework anything to do with the graphics?

Cheers

Perra

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It is the right driver Nvidia just forgot to update the readme file.
If you want to be sure look in the NVAGP.inf file (in the driver package) your graphics card name should be under strings.

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No GeForce 6 cards are not listed in the 81.98 readme file:

================================================================================
NVIDIA Display Driver for Windows 9x version 4.14.10.8198, 12/10/2005
================================================================================

Operating systems supported
---------------------------
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)


Adapters supported
------------------
NVIDIA RIVA TNT
...
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460
NVIDIA Quadro NVS
NVIDIA Quadro4 500 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 550 XGL
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X
...

...

Perra


Nvaml.inf

...
NVIDIA&DEV_00F1.DeviceDesc="NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT"
NVIDIA&DEV_00F2.DeviceDesc="NVIDIA GeForce 6600"
...

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OK, in that case have they forgotten in all Readmes for the Win98 drivers I've tested.
I checked driver 81.95 for WinXP and no ones from the Geforce 6 series where mentioned there either. :blink:

The strange thing is that I have problems running all games I've tested and the previous video card worked perfectly.
The games I've tested work with these games in WindowsXP AFAIK.

Any clue what I can do?

Cheers

Perra

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Has NetFramework anything to do with the graphics

None whatsoever, at least directly. Myself, I don't see how it'd be of any help. Try the 77.72. Multibooter says it's the latest bug-free driver for 9x/ME. And he uses it with a nVIDIA 7800 GS OC (256 MiB; AGP 8x). If you have time, read the full NVidia drivers 82.69, suddenly!. I'm sure you'll find it most instructive.

Edited by dencorso, 12 May 2009 - 09:12 PM.


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Do you have more than 1152 mb of ram installed?
even with the right values for MaxPhysPage and MaxFileCache there can still be trouble with your graphics card.

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I have 1024MB RAM installed since 1 ½ year, and it has never been a problem with the old video card.

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Perra, do try the nVidia drivers 77.72. But don't remove nVidia drivers with add/remove or unistall. Do it using the great freeware Driver Cleaner Pro Version 1.5 (*NOT* Driver Cleaner .NET !!!). The Add/Remove applet or nVidia's own uninstallers don't do quite a perfect job in removing previous nVidia drivers, only Driver Cleaner Pro is able to remove them completely.

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Yes I have tested 77.72, but it was the same as the others.

According to that link is Driver Cleaner Professional 1.5 not for Windows 98.
OS: Windows 2K/XP/2003

I've run a uninstaller program called Trash it which scans the HD and registry first. Then I install the drivers and scan again and save the result.
The Nvidia uninstaller does a rather good job though. Then I clean the registry manually.

Cheers

Perra

Edited by Perra, 14 May 2009 - 01:32 PM.


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Now I'm begining to suspect your problem does not lie with the drivers, for 77.72 at least is known to work OK with even higher model cards. Do you perchance have more than 256 MiB RAM on your Geforce 6800 AGP? If so, your problem is too much RAM and has no known solution. :( Except for exchanging the card for one with less RAM, of course.

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Hi

It's a GALAXY Glacier GeForce 6800 128MB video card.

Thanks for trying to find the problem!

Cheers

Perra

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Hi

Installed Windows XP and driver version 66.93 and problems solved. :thumbup

I tried all these Windows 98 drivers:
81.98 77.72 71.84 66.94, 66.42 61.76 61.21 60.86
And they all gave problems when running games. I guess that Nvidia never was too concerned about making good Windows 98 drivers for the GeForce 6800 video card. :angry:

Driver Cleaner Professional 1.5 can also be used in Windows 98.
I downloaded and checked the readme file.

Cheers

Perra




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