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New Build - Sequence To Install Mobo Drivers & Software ?

Liquor_Rim
Level 7
Hi,

I have just finished building an i7 2600k rig with Maximus IV Extreme-Z board and a clean Windows 7 64bit installation.

I would like to know what is the correct sequence to install the motherboard drivers and software just in case there is a mandatory priority. My thoughts are to install the chipset drivers first but after that I am not so sure of the sequence and more importantly what board drivers/software to install?

Also do I need the Intel ME software, the board BIOS is 0902 and I am running a single HDD in IDE mode connected via the Intel 6gbs SATA port on the board?

Thx for any advice.

Lickos
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speed
Level 12
You install the os first. Then I do it this way.
1. Lan Driver
2. Chipset Driver
3. Audio Driver
4. Video Driver
5. Anything else that may need installing.
That is just the order I use. Don't think it really matters to much. I like to have the Lan first. The only reason I follow the rest of that order is they are on the same disk that came with the mother board, and the video driver I download never use the disk.

Being ingnorant and ingnored one post at a time.

Liquor_Rim
Level 7
speed,

Thanks for the reply and the info.

Lickos
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HiVizMan
Level 40
1. Chipset
2. Lan
3. Audio Driver
4. Video Driver


For me. Normally with a reboot between each.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

HiVizMan wrote:

1. Chipset
2. Lan
3. Audio Driver
4. Video Driver


For me. Normally with a reboot between each.


Thx for the advice, all done and dusted and running like a bitch on heat.

Them Maximus IV Extreme-Z are great boards, no hiccups at all with modding the BIOS or loading the board drivers, best board I ever bought.


Lickos
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HiVizMan
Level 40
LOL loved the expression with your permission I shall use it from time to time.:p
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

HiVizMan wrote:
LOL loved the expression with your permission I shall use it from time to time.:p


🙂 Feel free, it sometimes helps to clarify the number of legs.....
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