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Which drivers to install?

  1. #1

    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit

    Which drivers to install?

    I am assembling a PC now with an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard and an Intel i5-3570 CPU. I will make a clean install with Windows 8 PRO (no upgrade). I am not sure which drivers to install after the Win 8 installation. Following is the website from Asus for the motherboard:
    ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P8Z77-V

    In particular, I have following questions for the chipset and sata drivers.

    I see following drivers or software:
    Management Engine Interface V8.1.0.1263
    Chipset driver V9.3.0.1021
    Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.3.0.1019
    (under firmware) Firmware upgrade for Management Engine interface
    Question: do I have to install all that software/drivers, and in what order?

    I see Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver V11.5.0.1207
    Do I have to install that too?

    Should I install those software/drivers from the Asus website or look for the latest from the Intel website?

    And another question: should I install that software/drivers first after Win 8 install, or do Win 8 update first before the drivers?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit

    I have one additional question:
    The Asus website also lists following drivers in the LAN section:
    Intel Gigabit Ethernet Driver V17.2.0.0
    Intel LAN Driver V17.3.0.0

    Do I have to install both? If only one, which one?

    Also: can anyone help me with the questions in the first post?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit

    I found this on the Intel website. Shoud I apply this order to for the Asus board?
    Desktop Boards — Driver installation order
    Step Install
    1 The operating system.
    2 The latest operating system service pack and patches.
    3 The Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Utility).
    4 All other device drivers (audio, graphics, LAN, etc.).
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  4. #4

    I would install Win8, then go to the ASUS website and download the latest drivers for your board/Win8. I start with the chipset drivers, then video, audio, LAN, etc... If Win8 has newer, better drivers, it will tell you when you try to install them. I just built a new system using a Gigabyte board and I used this method and it worked out well.
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