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July 15, 2014 12:36:23 PM

Hi all, I reflashed my BIOS earlier to a newer version, and am paranoid about a couple of things (I know I probably shouldn't of)

When downloading new drivers (As I reinstalled windows) for my GA-Z77-D3H REV 1.1 Mobo...which ones should I install?

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I have I believe installed all correctly except the VGA, as it states my computer does not meet the requirements for this...also my top 2 back USB ports are not working, and my internet adapter plugged into the front USB seems very slow, and the connection speeds I'm getting are lower than say my laptop, or Ipad...on wireless...but I know this might just be the adapter!

Could someone give me some general advice on what I should be downloading from the attached list, and might my front USB be not working properly, and why the top 2 USB ports are not recognizing USB devices such as the mouse/keyboard. Also videos/scrolling down this page seems a bit glitchy??? I have installed my GT560 ti drivers though, and games etc run fine.

Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

Also if you have time could you briefly explain what the Drivers actually do!

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a b V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 12:50:32 PM

You have to download the appropriate drivers for your OS, let's say you have Windows 7 64bits, you'd select that in the drop menu, then download practicallu all of the drivers that are listed:

Audio, Chipset, LAN and USB 3.0.

Sata ones aren't really necessary, they're used to get windows installer to recognize the HDD (but that's something that Windows 7/8 do without need of drivers).

As for what drivers do..... simply put they "tell" the OS exactly what components your pc has and how to properly manage them (performance and power wise).

your back USB ports might be the USB 3.0 ones, without their drivers they won't work.

As for your VGA driver, since you have a GTX560 Ti there's no need to install the integrated one, you got that error because you probably tried to install the wrong one (Ivy or Sandy Bridge will depend on what CPU you have), but like I said you have a dedicated video card so no need for that VGA driver.

if you haven't installed the Chipset drivers there's the chance of lower performance in your USB ports, however it could simply be that your wireless adapter is not that good, see if you get appropriate transfer speed with a pendrive on that USB port (around 20-25MB/s for USB 2.0, 100-125MB/s for USB 3.0).
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July 15, 2014 1:09:22 PM

Thanks for replying, I actually have 6 USB ports on the back, the bottom 2 and top 2 work! Just the middle 2 that are not working...would this be because they are USB 2.0? What's the difference between 2.0 and 3.0?

I tried dragging across a 700 MB file from a pen drive in one of the front ports, and it looks like it was going on the 2.0 speeds....should my front ones be USB 3.0 (On the case?)

Also I'm positive I downloaded the sandy bridge VGA driver...any other reason it wouldn't work? I remember when I tried installing it after a Windows install befor eit didn't work either.

In the USB file there are 2 files .exe, a setup one, and a setupusb_dell...I assume I just need the normal one, not dell? I assume I'm ok just running the install from the desktop and allowing my pc to place the files in C drive?

Thanks again.
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July 15, 2014 1:14:55 PM

Just checked yes it is a sandy bridge, so unsure why the VGA didn't work? Also I assume I should be installing the Intel USB 3.0 Driver, not the Etron USB 3.0 Driver!

Also on the chipset driver choices there is a small file called: Intel INF installation...should I of done something with that? No idea what it's for!
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July 15, 2014 1:20:40 PM

Just checked again, the message I get is your PC does not meet the minimum requirements...just thought I'd add that. (For VGA)
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July 15, 2014 1:26:44 PM

Actually there are 8 USBs (10 including front 2) jesus they're breeding. 6 on the back work...2 don't.
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July 15, 2014 1:31:28 PM

Okay I just checked device manager and had 2 yellow warning for:
SM Bus Controller
Universal Serial Bus controller...

Shed any light on the matter?
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a b V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 1:53:12 PM

those 2 must be the 3.0 ones, make sure to install their USB drivers, the INF you mention its the chipset driver, the most important of all drivers so go ahead and install it.

as for the VGA, you sure your CPU is a sandy bridge one? either way since you have a dedicated graphics card you don't really need to install it.

The Sm Bus controller and USB controller should get properly installed once you install the chipset and USB 3.0 drivers.
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July 15, 2014 2:05:44 PM

I just installed the Intel INF installation file, I only double clicked the .exe...the notes were extremely complicated talking about various methods to install it that I didn't understand! (I have copied them below)

So not sure if I did it incorrectly by just clicking the .exe file...during the installation my USBs went off and the screen went black for a few secs...is that ok? They are still not working (The back 2) but the BUS Controller issue has gone, but Universal Serial Bus controller remains...

My CPU was not listed at the top of the notes also? Are we sure it was for my PC?

************************************************************
* Product: Intel(R) Chipset Device Software
* Release: Production Version
* Version: 9.4.0.1027
* Target PCH/Chipset: Xeon(R) processor E3-1200 v3,Intel(R) 4th Gen Core processor
* Intel(R) 8 Series,C220 Series
* Date: August 21 2013
************************************************************

************************************************************
* 1. OVERVIEW
************************************************************
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software installs Windows*
INF files to the target system. These files outline to
the operating system how to configure the Intel(R) chipset
components in order to ensure that the following features
function properly:

- Core PCI and ISAPNP Services
- PCIe Support
- IDE/ATA33/ATA66/ATA100 Storage Support
- SATA Storage Support
- USB Support
- Identification of Intel(R) Chipset Components in
the Device Manager

This software can be installed in three modes: Interactive,
Silent and Unattended Preload. Interactive Mode requires
user input during installation; Silent Mode and Unattended
Preload do not.

This software also offers a set of command line flags,
which provide additional installation choices. The command
line flags are not case sensitive. Refer to Section 4 for
detailed descriptions of these flags.

Important Note:
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software is distributed in two
formats: self extracting .EXE files (INFINST_AUTOL.EXE)
or compressed .ZIP files (INFINST_AUTOL.ZIP). Depending on
which distribution format is being executed, the commandline
syntax may differ. Refer to Section 4 for more details.


************************************************************
* 2. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
************************************************************
1. Please refer to the Release Notes to view the list of
chipsets that the software included with this distribution
package is designed to operate with.

2. One of the following operating systems must be
fully installed and running on the system
before installing this software:

Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista x64
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8.1 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

This software is designed for the latest Service packs
releases of above operating systems.

To verify which operating system has been installed onto
the target system, follow the steps below:

a. Click on Start.
b. Select Settings.
c. Select Control Panel.
d. Double-click on the System icon.
e. Click on the General system properties tab.
f. Verify which OS has been installed by reading
the System information.

3. It is recommended that the software be installed on
systems with at least 64MB of system memory when using
Windows* 2000, Windows* XP, Windows Server* 2003,
Windows Server* 2008, and Windows* Vista.

4. It is recommended that there be a minimum of 5MB of hard
disk space on the system in order to install this software.

5. The operating system must be fully installed and running on
the system before running this software.

6. Close any running applications to avoid installation problems.

7. It is recommended that the Intel(R) Chipset Device Software
be installed onto the target system prior to the
installation of other drivers.

Please check with the system provider to determine which
operating system and Intel(R) chipset are used in the system.


************************************************************
* 3. CONTENTS OF THE DISTRIBUTION PACKAGE
************************************************************
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software package contains the
following items:

File(s)
-------
INFINST_AUTOL.EXE -or- INFINST_AUTOL.ZIP
README.TXT, RELEASE_xxx.HTM

*** NOTE:
Only the files that reference the currently
detected devices are copied to the system.

If the -A option is exercised, the files are
not copied to the <Windows>\INF directory.
Refer to Section 4 for more information.


************************************************************
* 4. LIST OF AVAILABLE COMMAND LINE FLAG OPTIONS
************************************************************
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software supports several
command line flags for various installation options.

Below is a list of all the available command line flags that
may be used with the program call. Note that the '-L' and
the '-S' flags MUST be specified at the end of the command
line flag list.

Flag Description
---- -----------
-?
Displays the list of available command line
flags. This flag works in Interactive Mode only.

-A
Extracts the INF files and Readme to either
"C:\Program Files\Intel\InfInst" or the
<Installation Path> directory specified using
the '-P' flag. The software will NOT install
these INF files to the system. This flag can
be combined only with the '-P' flag. All other
options will be ignored if the '-A' flag is
specified. This flag works in Interactive Mode
only.

-AONLY
Extracts the needed INF files to install on the
current system. If the install has been run once
successfully, '-AONLY' will not return any INFs
when used in conjunction with '-OVERALL' switch,
all the needed INFs for the system will be
extracted.

-B
Automatically reboots the system after
installation. This flag is ignored if '-A' flag
is specified. This flag works in either Silent
Mode or Interactive Mode.

-F2 <path\filename>
Specifies an alternate location and name
of the log file created by InstallShield Silent.
This option is used for silent installation from
a CD. 'Path' indicates the directory path where
installation status is logged in file 'filename'.

-L <number>
Specifies the language of the setup dialogs.
This flag works in Interactive Mode only.

-OVERALL
Updates ALL INF drivers on all available devices
even if third party drivers are currently installed.
This flag works in Interactive Mode only.

-OVERIDE
Updates the storage drivers even if a third
party storage driver is currently installed.
This flag works in Interactive Mode only.

-OVERWRITE
Ignores the overwrite warning dialog when
installing an older version of the software.

-P<Installation Path>
Specifies the hard disk location to which the
INF program files are copied. If this flag is
not specified at the command line, the
<Installation Path> directory is as follows:

C:\Program Files\Intel\INFInst

If this flag is used without the '-A' option,
only the Readme will be copied to
<Installation Path>. The directory name can
include spaces, but then a pair of double quotes
(") must enclose the directory name. There should
not be any space between the switch '-p' and the
directory name. This flag works in either Silent
Mode or Interactive Mode.

-S
Runs the Installer in Silent Mode (no user
interface is displayed). This flag and the
'-L' flag must be placed at the end of the
command line flag list.

Below are the language codes used with the '-L' flag:
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a b V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 2:20:53 PM

yeah it's ok, its the chipset driver not the CPU driver (Chipset controls the CPU), the 2 ports are definitely 3.0, so install the 3.0USB drivers and they should work.
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July 15, 2014 2:22:51 PM

Normal to only have 2 USB 3.0 ports? I'll install them again now and report back. You sure it doesn't matter that my CPU wasn't listed and that I just ignored the notes and double clicked .exe?
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July 15, 2014 2:33:51 PM

Still no joy...I chose the Intel USB 3.0 drivers, double clicked the .exe...and still not working?! Still yellow!
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July 15, 2014 2:35:55 PM

Anything I should be checking in BIOS?
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a b V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 2:45:10 PM

yeah your board only has 2x back panel 3.0 USB ports, your mobo may have the Etron USB controller, so uninstall the intel 3.0 USB driver and then try installing the Etron ones.

Also make sure to reboot after installing them (might wanna try to reboot with the intel ones before trying the others)
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July 15, 2014 2:58:14 PM

In bed now with a headache...
Will try tomorrow morning, if anyone's earned their answer it's you!!!

One last other Q, if I manage to screw something up, and just say to hell with it and reinstall Windows from fresh again, I won't of permanently messed any settings up on the mobo/bios would I? (I haven't touched these apart from changing HDD to ACHI as it wouldn't boot after bios flash) so basically the drivers are for windows, and a fresh install undoes any damage I might do?!

Thanks so much for helping me, you're a STAR!
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a b V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 3:15:24 PM

A fresh install might be your best chance if those ports still don't work, this won't affect bios settings at all (make sure to have HDD set to AHCI for better performance though).

If you choose to reinstall, make sure to first install the chipset (INF) driver before anything else, followed by the USB 3.0 drivers and then the rest (Lan, Audio, GTX560Ti Drivers).

Good luck, and yeah I know I'm a rock star :p 
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July 15, 2014 3:32:00 PM

RaDiKaL_ said:
A fresh install might be your best chance if those ports still don't work, this won't affect bios settings at all (make sure to have HDD set to AHCI for better performance though).

If you choose to reinstall, make sure to first install the chipset (INF) driver before anything else, followed by the USB 3.0 drivers and then the rest (Lan, Audio, GTX560Ti Drivers).

Good luck, and yeah I know I'm a rock star :p 


And it's fine just installing the INF via .exe and not following all the horrid instructions that go way over my head?

I installed the ETRON...it worked...the ports work! Thanks mate :) )

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a b V Motherboard
July 16, 2014 12:23:56 PM

good to see you got all components working, and yes, you only need to run the .exe file no need for those instructions (it already worked since you mentioned the SM Bus controller got properly installed).
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