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Which driver is best?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Home Premium

    Which driver is best?


    Which drive would you use for the Z68 chipset? Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Motherboard

    Gigabyte offers
    Intel INF installation 9.3.0.1021 1.24MB 2012/09/20

    Intel Management Engine Interface 8.1.0.1263 54.48MB 2012/09/20

    Intel offers
    File name:

    infinst_autol.exe
    Version:
    9.4.0.1017
    Date:

    02/27/2013
    Status:
    Latest

    Shouldn't I used the latest Z68 chipset from intel uploaded on 02-27-2013 since its newer.

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You should download both, install the Gigabyte one first, then upgrade to the newer Intel one, if the new one does not work you'll be able to roll it back to the Gigabyte one. Should be the same driver though.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    thanks I was worried about driver conflicts by installing two variations, but I will try that.

    I'm not sure how it would be the same driver when the versions and release dates are different
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    The Gigabyte one is an earlier Intel driver, which comes as an "Inf" file, they are both made by Intel.
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