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Should I give up at Windows 8?

  1. #11


    Denmark
    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    I use the driver buildin in Windows 8, as I can't find any new driver for Intels USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller -0100. The driver for this from Windows 7 won't install. Have you found another Intel-driver for USB 3?


    Hehe I tried the new setting under "Windows 8" in the BIOS, MSI fastboot. That made the POST go very fast, too fast in fact as I could not get into BIOS nor use F11 as bootselector. My keyboard was not active fast enough . I had to install clickBIOS II and load default setting to get control back of POST . When I'm finish with testing, I will use this very fast POST again.
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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    First of all , re install your Windows 8 and make sure to use Bios Mode and not EUFI Mode, and forget ClickBios II , if you want to OC, do it manually, all those crapy OC software are buggy
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  3. #13


    Denmark
    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    I normally don't use clickbios2, as written I was forced to install it to get my control of POST back. About OC I know my way around a i5 3570K.

    But I did not know of any problems with EUFI-mode?? I got the idea that this was the most secure way of booting?
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  4. #14



    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It looks like the new BIOS is the UEFI bios. In order to take full advantage of this, you should install Windows 8 with a UEFI firmware boot.

    You need to either reinstall, booting the install media using a UEFI media boot, or you have to go through a bunch of steps to convert your existing. See post #6 here Can i still install windows 8 if my uefi does not have secure boot?

    As for the USB, I believe the USB 3 driver is included in the Intel Chipset Driver from the MSI download page.
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  5. #15


    Denmark
    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    My Windows8 IS installed with UEFI allready. It made 3 partitions on my SSD, a "restorepartition" 300Mbyte, an "EFI-systempartition" 100Mbyte, and finally my C:\.

    But maybe I'm mistaken here and that EFI and UEFI is not the same thing?

    Intel chipset-driver I have of cource installed, but that did NOT change the USB 3 driver.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    I agree about the downgrade of the aero look.

    I have this belief that MS did it on purpose to make Win8 seem faster than 7 to the average user who doesn't understand that they can disable the pretty shading and transparency of aero, thus speeding up the machine.

    I also fear MS will want more money for this feature in the next OS version or upgrade. If they pull that on me the I will just go back to 7 and use that.

    After using Win 8 for 2 days, I have found no compelling reason, other than a faster start time, to recommend to anyone that they should upgrade a desktop to it.
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  7. #17



    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ok, didn't realize you had already done a UEFI install (yes, UEFI is often shortened to EFI. UEFI is a more recent standard).

    I didn't quite get what you were saying about overclocking. Did you say that when you overclock the problem returns? Is the problem that it uses 100% cpu? Or that the OS doesn't shut down the other cores?
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  8. #18


    somerset
    Posts : 4
    Win7 , win 8 on laptop


    Oo lots of activity but I cant see if your question was answered, so the unknown device ACPI\VEN_INT&DEV_33A0 is Intel Smart Connection Technology and you will find the drivers on the Intel site for your mOBO
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  9. #19


    Denmark
    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Ok, didn't realize you had already done a UEFI install (yes, UEFI is often shortened to EFI. UEFI is a more recent standard).

    I didn't quite get what you were saying about overclocking. Did you say that when you overclock the problem returns? Is the problem that it uses 100% cpu? Or that the OS doesn't shut down the other cores?
    Problem is (when CPU is OC'ed) that it is just running with the same multiplier all the time, in my case 43, which makes the CPU running 4,3Ghz also when idle on all 4 cores.
    When default speed is set, the CPU clock down 1,6Ghz when idle, and then clock up and down pr core when there are jobs to be done. In windows 7 this also works when the multiplier is set to 43 in BIOS.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Ok, didn't realize you had already done a UEFI install (yes, UEFI is often shortened to EFI. UEFI is a more recent standard).

    I didn't quite get what you were saying about overclocking. Did you say that when you overclock the problem returns? Is the problem that it uses 100% cpu? Or that the OS doesn't shut down the other cores?
    Problem is (when CPU is OC'ed) that it is just running with the same multiplier all the time, in my case 43, which makes the CPU running 4,3Ghz also when idle on all 4 cores.
    When default speed is set, the CPU clock down 1,6Ghz when idle, and then clock up and down pr core when there are jobs to be done. In windows 7 this also works when the multiplier is set to 43 in BIOS.
    Contact MSI. This is a hardware problem. Another reason why I go with either Gigabyte or Asus. Never hear good things about MSI anymore.
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