Thanks for the suggestion. I'm currently using the 6.39 standalone driverset (supposedly for NF4 only, but who are they kidding) directly off nVidia's WWW/FTP site. It's different (more up-to-date) than e.g. the MSI NF4 driverset, although the overall component versions seem to be the same. I'm not aware of any newer version?Originally Posted by locutusx
Alas, the bugs remain the same. High volume traffic like Bit Torrent makes the connection die within minutes if anything else than the "Off" setting is chosen for the firewall (even a removal of *all* rules, i.e. a total blank firewall setting will kill traffic). Also, and this is probably even more serious, all custom rules are more or less "forgotten" by the chipset (or the drivers?) unless they've been applied twice in a row. By "forgotten" I mean that your system is uncloaked/unstealthed with random ports open. You might want to check that with ShieldsUp. Select the All Ports Scan for that. At least one bug has been fixed in the NAM, or rather in the "Intelligent Application Manager". I've previously had a weird bug with namely Valve's Steam, which would leave an unclosable taskbar button upon launch. That bug's gone now. Apart from that everything else seems the same.
As for CnQ and games, ChrispyCrunch, it works perfectly here. I've not had a single crash because of it with this rig. Actually, the only real crash(es) I've have been due to Explorer (as in the Windows shell) not responding, but I lay that one on Microsoft since I've had that from time to time on my old P4 rig as well. That said, I'm not overclocking either which might figure into it. Also, I'm using a reasonably well-built PSU, namely the Antec TruePower 430.
By the way, if anyone wants or needs it, I'd gladly write down all my BIOS settings for reference.