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May 8, 2014 10:13:30 PM

Here are my motherboard drivers -
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87A/HelpDesk_Downloa...

What should I install and in what order?

My specs are -
MOBO : Asus Z87-A
Graphics Card : Gigabyte 780 GTX TI OC WF3 3GB
CPU : Intel i7 - 4770K
RAM : 16 GB Crucial Ballistic Sport 1600mhz
PSU : Seasonic 850 Bronze +80
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
CASE FAN : Noctua 14cm / 15cm Fan
CASE : Fractal Design Define R4

please help, thanks in advance :) 

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a c 77 V Motherboard
May 8, 2014 10:21:49 PM

I would install everything in no particular order.
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a b V Motherboard
May 8, 2014 10:22:24 PM

when you bought the mobo, its included drivers cd so use it then use driver cd that comes with your graphic card
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May 8, 2014 10:38:20 PM

Good rule of thumb:

1. Chipset
2. Graphics
3. Sound
4. Network

Whatever else after these. Chipset is really the most important.
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May 8, 2014 10:54:05 PM

I usually start with

chipset
lan
graphics
then anything else

then I use a program called slimdrivers to get the signed updated drivers for everything.
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May 9, 2014 2:49:46 AM

If i should install everything.. it means i should update the BIOS either?

Thanks in advance ;) 
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May 9, 2014 2:55:33 AM

hi israelg99
Bios first
chipset
sata & USB
LAN
Audio
Grraphics
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May 9, 2014 3:29:08 AM

ok pheonix i installed some drivers already.. but ok i will update the bios now.
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May 9, 2014 3:32:27 AM

You can pretty much update the BIOS any time you like. It's always a good idea to reset the CMOS following a BIOS update and then go in a set it back up. It's not always necessary, but it's a good way to avoid post BIOS update weirdness.
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May 9, 2014 3:51:18 AM

techgeek said:
You can pretty much update the BIOS any time you like. It's always a good idea to reset the CMOS following a BIOS update and then go in a set it back up. It's not always necessary, but it's a good way to avoid post BIOS update weirdness.


what do you mean reset CMOS? i downloaded Z87-A BIOS 1802 and i got a CPA file.. where i go from there?
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May 9, 2014 4:06:09 AM

There should be explicit instructions in your manual. I have the Maximus VI Hero and for me it was as simple as copying the BIOS file to a FAT32 formatted USB stick. Go into the BIOS and use the utility for flashing (I think it's called EZ Flash) and selecting the file from the USB stick and boom done.

As for resetting the CMOS, this is detailed in the manual as well. It involves unplugging your computer and moving a jumper from pins 1&2 to 2&3 for a few seconds, then moving it back. This resets the bios to everything default. Of course any changes you've made will be lost and you'll have to set it all up again.
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May 9, 2014 4:53:53 AM

techgeek said:
There should be explicit instructions in your manual. I have the Maximus VI Hero and for me it was as simple as copying the BIOS file to a FAT32 formatted USB stick. Go into the BIOS and use the utility for flashing (I think it's called EZ Flash) and selecting the file from the USB stick and boom done.

As for resetting the CMOS, this is detailed in the manual as well. It involves unplugging your computer and moving a jumper from pins 1&2 to 2&3 for a few seconds, then moving it back. This resets the bios to everything default. Of course any changes you've made will be lost and you'll have to set it all up again.


What this tool does? BIOS updater for New 4th Gen Intel Core Processors?
Go to the site > BIOS > BIOS updater..

What is this?
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a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2014 5:05:48 AM

I'm not sure to what you are referring to. Where are you reading this?

If this is the online BIOS updater, I would stay away from that. I've heard a few horror stories about motherboards being bricked from updating the BIOS from inside Windows.

Stick to using the BIOS Flashback feature or from inside the BIOS itself.
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May 9, 2014 5:28:45 AM

techgeek said:
I'm not sure to what you are referring to. Where are you reading this?

If this is the online BIOS updater, I would stay away from that. I've heard a few horror stories about motherboards being bricked from updating the BIOS from inside Windows.

Stick to using the BIOS Flashback feature or from inside the BIOS itself.


Here - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87A/HelpDesk_Downloa...
select windows 7 64 bit.. go to bios and you will see the second download is BIOS Updater..

But whatever, I will do what you said. Thanks man! ;) 
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May 9, 2014 5:41:14 AM

No problem, glad we could help. Hope the new computer lives up to your expectations, it's a pretty sweet system.
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