Fido-X

I need drivers for nVidia GeForce 6200, Gigabyte K8T800

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Hi all. i just bought a used PC.

System specifications:

Processor: AMD Sempron 2500+
Motherboard: Gigabyte K8T800-8237
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 128 MB
RAM: 1024 MB now (can be upgraded up to 3072 MB - 3x 1024 MB sticks)
Hard Drive: Maxtor IDE 40 GB 
CD/DVD:SONY CD-DVD ROM DVD-RW
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (i bought the hardware to build a Windows 98 Second Edition with unofficial upgrades to year 2016).

I'm looking for proper drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6200 for both Windows 98 SE and for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. 

I'm also looking for motherboard drivers for Windows 98 SE.

Thanks in advance.

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Are you sure of the model ?

K8T800 and 8237 are just the chipsets by VIA, the motherboard model from Gigabyte should have a different name, a Gigabyte should be something like GA-K8VT800:

http://www.gigabyte.sg/Motherboard/GA-K8VT800-rev-2x#ov

anyway the "base" drivers should be the VIA 4 in 1 drivers, but before using them it is better to double check the motherboard model.

As well the 6200 is officially supported AFAICT:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win9x_archive.html

most probably these would do:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win9x_81.98

jaclaz

 

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Gigabyte K8T800-8237? Funny, there are many places calling the MoBo like this... i second jaclaz finding, though, of course.

Drivers for the MoBo for both XP and W98SE are provided by GigaByte themselves:

http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-K8VT800-rev-2x#support-dl

6200: I'd still suggest using the older 77.72 driver for the card, as it is a bit more stable (no shutdown problems)...

...unless you use a widescreen-Monitor, whereas you should read about the unofficial driver provided on msfn.org (ask for it here, if need be).

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9 hours ago, jaclaz said:

Are you sure of the model ?

K8T800 and 8237 are just the chipsets by VIA, the motherboard model from Gigabyte should have a different name, a Gigabyte should be something like GA-K8VT800:

http://www.gigabyte.sg/Motherboard/GA-K8VT800-rev-2x#ov

anyway the "base" drivers should be the VIA 4 in 1 drivers, but before using them it is better to double check the motherboard model.

As well the 6200 is officially supported AFAICT:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win9x_archive.html

most probably these would do:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win9x_81.98

jaclaz

 

Hi jaclaz, what's up? I used AIDA 32 to figure out what hardware i have in that new rig. You were right, i went to GIGABYTE'S website and found that my board is 

K8VT800, rev 2.x with 8237 chipset. 

Also have tried 93.71 driver for Windows XP, they don't work properly. Right now Windows XP Service Pack 2 is on it, i'm keeping it maybe for 2-4 days more, to test it. 

Thank you for the effort.

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5 hours ago, ragnargd said:

Gigabyte K8T800-8237? Funny, there are many places calling the MoBo like this... i second jaclaz finding, though, of course.

Drivers for the MoBo for both XP and W98SE are provided by GigaByte themselves:

http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-K8VT800-rev-2x#support-dl

6200: I'd still suggest using the older 77.72 driver for the card, as it is a bit more stable (no shutdown problems)...

...unless you use a widescreen-Monitor, whereas you should read about the unofficial driver provided on msfn.org (ask for it here, if need be).

Hi ragnargd. Tried the 77.72 driver for Windows XP, (it's got Win XP Service Pack 2 installed). The driver froze the system immediately after loading Desktop.

I have also tried 93.71 driver and this one doesn't freeze, it turns monitor on and off and the screen is often unreadable so it's useles.

I'm not using widescreen, i'm using Samsung Sync Master 753s, 1024x768, 32 bit color.

Any other ideas?

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The drivers for XP and the drivers for  9x/Me are very different, it is entirely possible that for *whatever reasons* the XP version of a same release is crappy and the 9x/Me version of the same works fine, the Nvidia drivers are AFAICR a huge PITA, but they should have at least basic ffunctionalities (even in versions that are otherwise crappy).

The 77.72 havng issues with XP SP2 is strange (in the sense that the driver is 2005 whilst SP2 is 2004). :unsure:

In any case do try the 77.72 driver in Windows 98 as ragnarol suggested, and see what happens.

jaclaz


 

 
 

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@Fido-X: Sorry, the 77.72 was for W9x only - i wasn't stating this clearly, so: Mea culpa.

There is a legacy driver for XP, have a look here: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/57493

Version 307.83 - WHQL

Release Date Tue Feb 26, 2013

Operating System Windows XP

Language English (US)

File Size 148.55 MB

Caveat: I use this driver on three machines, but on XP SP*3*... with SP2, ummm, is there a reason not to update to the latest service pack?

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