Well Nvidia decided to say the final good bye to this chipset as it doesn't want to develop the Vista drivers for it. A colleague tried to install Vista RC2 on an Nforce 2 Ultra400 chipset but the software failed to install SMBuss drivers. Hie query to customer support brouht the following reply:
Thank you for contacting NVIDIA Customer Care.
I understand that you would like to know if drivers for nForce2 chipsets on Vista platform would be released.
Adrian, the nForce2 chipset is not Vista compatible. Please click the link below for a list of the motherboard chip sets which are Windows Vista ready.
So Nvidia officially cut this driver off the list. Well, it is a rather old product but it should at least work under Vista, we suggest.
Our Adrian is happy with its Barton 3200+, Epox 8RDA3+, 768MB RAM. And he doesn't need or want another computer. But he doesn't have much choice if he wants Vista. I guess that is the end of story. µ
* UPDATE * Of course, a bunch of readers have written in to say they got Vista running on their Nforce 2 boards. It is not supported but it can be done, it appears.
Oh and it'll also help give aural pleasure
But it might still not be enough to make virtual reality super appealing
And a ridiculous competition
Now you can talk to your silly-looking earbuds too