Is there anything shown in device manager that has a yellow ? mark beside it without asus's drivers installed? If windows is running the chipset fully functional without the drvers installed, and they run worse WITH them installed, they are of no benefit. I ran an asus board last pc, and there was no performance gain with the drivers on the supplid disk,I benched both ways. Afew settings wer different but nothing of worth. If the pc runs fine on Windows found drivers dont worry about it. Updates will change a few of them as time goes on.
PCI Simple Communications Controller, SM Bus Controller, and the USB Controller have yellow exclamation points next to them, but I haven't installed the drivers for those yet (assuming they're connected to the USB 3.0 driver on the disc). They are listed as "Other devices."
Nothing else has any indicators next to them. The only thing I've installed from the disk currently is the LAN Controller as Windows was not automatically detecting my connection.
If everything will run just fine without them, what is their purpose? Or is it just because Windows has started to check for things on its own?