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Confused about drivers. Which are best for my particular build?

Devoid
Level 7
Hey guys,
It's quite a mess this driver thing for the uninitiated in tech things too much. Also the lack of proper changelogs and the fact if I need a particular driver or not is kind of crazy. Here's my build:
3930k, overclocked, 4,6
Rampage IV Extreme (1101)
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
OCZ Vertex 4 128/256g two separate SSDs not in RAID.
WD Caviar Black on SATA 3.
If you need any more info please let me know. Thing I'll ask is, which chipset, internet, inf (if it's not already bundled with chipset), and RST (or RSTe), and Management Engine Interface drivers(if I need them) I should be using optimally? There is ASUS' support site and there's also Intel's driver section and Intel's section seems to be more up to date but the fact that it isn't showing up on ASUS' site is kind of confusing the hell out of me. If you can also provide the links to which ones I will need I'll be extremely grateful. Also, how can I update the intel drivers? When I try to install a supposedly new version, installer doesn't do anything and shows me the finished screen.
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BOLTS4BREKFAST
Level 12
I keep an updated folder on my PC of the Rampage IV Extreme drivers...

I have compressed this folder and uploaded it to Google Docs...

You can download it here:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5ALl8wHmmIQcGZaR0tXblJFUEE/edit?usp=sharing

it's a RAR file.. so use WinRAR to decompress it.

All of the RIVE drivers for windows 7/8 64-bit are there.. EXCEPT for the Bluetooth driver.. (because I don't use the Bluetooth)

Here is the link for the latest Bluetooth driver:
http://station-drivers.com/download/qualcomm/Qualcomm_Atheros_BluetoothDriver_8.0.1.305(www.station-...

To answer your question about updating chipset...
1) Decompress RAR file above
2) Go into CHIPSET folder
3) Open "Intel Chipset (9.4.0.1027) NEWEST" folder
4) Hold down SHIFT + RIGHT MOUSE CLICK in that folder and select "OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE". That will open up a command prompt in that folder
5) In the command prompt type "SETUP.EXE -OVERALL" and hit ENTER

This will install the latest chipset drivers.

I hope my instructions have been clear! Welcome to ROG forums!:cool:
NZXT Phantom 820
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
NZXT HALE90v2 1200w PSU
Intel i7 3960X OC'd @ 4.7Ghz
Corsair H100i (Push/Pull)
MSI GAMING 4G GTX 980
16GB Corsair Dominator GT 2133Mhz
2 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD's (RAID-0)
2 Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD's (RAID-0)
SoundBlaster Z PCIe Sound Card
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound
Sennheiser PC360 Headset
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

FireRx
Level 11
Nice job, BOlts :cool:
Intel Core i9 103900KS
Asus Maximus Z790 Extreme [bios 1801]
LG (34U97-s) Monitor 3440 x1440
Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
Windows 11 Pro
64gbz Memory

BOLTS4BREKFAST
Level 12
Thanks! This should help anyone wanting the latest RIVE drivers!
NZXT Phantom 820
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
NZXT HALE90v2 1200w PSU
Intel i7 3960X OC'd @ 4.7Ghz
Corsair H100i (Push/Pull)
MSI GAMING 4G GTX 980
16GB Corsair Dominator GT 2133Mhz
2 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD's (RAID-0)
2 Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD's (RAID-0)
SoundBlaster Z PCIe Sound Card
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound
Sennheiser PC360 Headset
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

sandro_c
Level 12
Hi BOLTS4BREKFAST,

First of all thanks for your work gathers the most recent drivers for RIVE.
I wanted to ask for info on your way to install the Intel Cipset because I do not understand why. Why advice to use the procedure ...instead of the simple setup inside the new folder? Is there a particular reason?

"2)Go into CHIPSET folder
3) Open "Intel Chipset (9.4.0.1027) NEWEST" folder
4) Hold down SHIFT + RIGHT MOUSE CLICK in that folder and select "OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE". That will open up a command prompt in that folder
5) In the command prompt type "SETUP.EXE -OVERALL" and hit ENTER..."

Finally a question I meant to get you at the first opportunity, since I saw your name on the scoreboard-Legue of RealBench, close to mine (731 for you, 730 for me): I have always surprised at the so small difference that exists between my hardware that significantly below your own, apart the use of the same type of memories Corsair.
It seems impossible that a 3960X CPU @ 4700, liquid cooled, a tree-SLI EVGA GTX 780, and a Raid0 of very fast Samsung 840, are able to obtain "ONLY one point more" than my poor 3930K @ 4700 air cooled, a single old HD6970 video card, and a Raid 0 of miserable Vertex4, .... there is certainly something wrong on tests of RealBench, or about your setup?
What do you think? Do you have any other explanation?



greetings
sandro c.

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
RealBench is not really affected by GPU or SSD differences. It mainly wants faster CPU clocks and faster RAM frequencies and/or tighter timings. If you are both running similar frequencies for CPU and RAM without really tweaking the OS or timings the scores will be similar.

BOLTS! very nice resource to post up +1:)

sandro_c
Level 12
Hi Arne,

Just this may be the real explanation, if the test not does not act as a variable speed of writing and reading Mem-hdd or the GPU's processor ... so if our CPU clock are both @ 4700, certainly earned my clock memory to 2180, while the other was probably a stock-speed of 2133.
If so, then 50 Mhz more of my memory speed have produced ... one point less?
Hello Arne
sandro c.

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Yes quite possibly, especially if timings are different and making you pretty equal. And maybe one of you was running slightly more in the background etc.

That is why it is called Realbench...because in the real world any modern SSD will perform pretty much like any other. Performance gains are really CPU and RAM frequency increases (and tight RAM timings). Second and third timings count...

The next version of RealBench will have GPU test etc.

sandro_c
Level 12
Hi Arne,

Very clear Arne, but What I did not understand what you mean by "(Second and third timings count ...)" if for second mean value of the second timing or ... SECONDARY timings.
Our memories are similar but not identical: you use platinul 2133, I use D.GT 2133.
I do not remember to whom and when, but in a tread you said that you use your DDR with these times:

for your 2133 :9-11-10-30-2t / 7-183-18-9-27-9-8 / 0-2-3-5-5-3-1-1-5-0
for your 2400 9 - 9 - 9-24-1t / 5-107-10-5-20-5-7 / 0-2-3-3-2-2-1-1-2-0

at 1.5v

for my 2200 :9-11-10-27-1t / 4 - 97-9 -4-20-4-8 / 0-0-0-0-3-3-1-1-3-0
for my 2400: I could never run @ 2400 ...!

at 1.55v
I have a Mem.bandwidth of 55.80 by Sisoft sandra and dram score of 46766 by MemTweak
You see these timing something wrong?

Thanks Arne.
sandro c.

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Sorry sandro c yes I meant secondary...tertiary...timings.

I got 2400+ to run 9-11-11-24-1T nearer/4-96-9-4-16-4-8/0-0-0-0-3-3-1-1-3-0 in the end....at 1.71v

Nothing wrong with those timings at all...at least not to my untrained eye...look very good...very similar to my own...so kits not so different 🙂