Manufacturer: Nvidia Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.6 MB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / N/A
The NVIDIA CK8 IDE Controller device family is also known as the NVIDIA nForce® family of MCPs. MCP stands for media and communications processors. This device family is capable of delivering superior computer system performance, PCI Express technology and advanced storage to Intel and AMD platforms. It was developed with highly integrated and revolutionary low latency architecture to provide users with an advanced feature set for optimized computer system performance. The NVIDIA CK8 IDE Controller device family is capable of supporting up to a maximum of 20 PCIes or PCI Express lanes of up to a maximum of 38 to 40 lanes for the version nForce4 SLI x16. The reference boards are arranged with 3 x1 slots and a single x16 slot so that 1 lane will not be used. This device family also has support for up to a maximum of 10 USB 2 ports and 4 PATA and 4 SATA drives that can be attached together in combinations of PATA and SATA to form a RAID 0+1, 1 or 0.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
This family of MPCs also implements the Nvidia RAID Morphing technique which enables the on the fly conversion of one RAID type to another one. It also makes use of an onboard Gigabit Ethernet, 8 channel AC97 audio, full speed or 1000 MHz on HyperTransport and the Nvidia onboard firewall application ActiveArmor (with the exception of the nForce4 MCP). It likewise employs the Nvidia nTune which is a utility for easy timing and overclocking configurations. The Nvidia nTune, now called the Nvidia System Tools is a set of utilities used to monitor, access, and adjust system components that include voltages and temperature. It provides easy to operate control panels in Windows instead of via the BIOS. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NVIDIA CK8 IDE Controller errors before installing any driver updates.