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Installing chipset drivers GA-MA770-DS3

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February 10, 2009 12:27:28 PM

Hey, I just downloaded chipset drivers for this mobo from http://www.gigabyte.eu/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model...

The problem is I can't install chipset drivers, at least I think so. In the package there are two folders: driver and SBDrv. South bridge drivers install correctly, however drivers from the second folder won't install. It says that hardware wasn't found. I'm not sure what are those drivers as there is absolutely no documentation for those drivers.

The reason I'm desperately trying to install those is that I was advised by World of Warcraft tech support to install them, because they found following problems in my dxdiag:


We reviewed the system diagnostic files you sent us and noticed that your motherboard is running generic drivers and your Windows installation is running many background processes:

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008

Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (Polish), 4/14/2008

Name: ATI SMBus
Driver: n/a


Is it really that important? From my experience I know these guys are totally unreliable. BTW it is all about low fps caused by high cpu usage issue. Ofc all other games run as expected.
a c 177 V Motherboard
February 10, 2009 2:21:12 PM

Do you have the original install disk from GB? Its autoinstall will sequence the driver installation correctly; i.e., some drivers (loaded first, and then an auto-reboot) enable the system to 'see' further hardware, for which those drivers are then installed. Don't worry if they're old drivers - once everything is working, windoze upgrade will take care of installing the latest ones...
February 10, 2009 3:15:24 PM

bilbat said:
Do you have the original install disk from GB? Its autoinstall will sequence the driver installation correctly; i.e., some drivers (loaded first, and then an auto-reboot) enable the system to 'see' further hardware, for which those drivers are then installed. Don't worry if they're old drivers - once everything is working, windoze upgrade will take care of installing the latest ones...


Thanks, but installing all drivers from original disk changed nothing.
Are those Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller, Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller and ATI SMBus drivers really supposed to be updated by those drivers?

Is there anything else beside South Bridge driver for my mobo that I should install ?
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a c 177 V Motherboard
February 11, 2009 2:07:13 PM

Not that I know of: the only driver you've mentioned that is not 'generic', i.e., either MS or Intel (both of which MS Update should take care of), is 'ATI SMBus driver', I'm running a pair of ATI GPUs, and my SMB Bus driver is from MS: '6.0.6002.16497' - don't know why an ATI product would have System Management priority...
February 17, 2009 4:52:15 PM

They claim I run generic drivers although chipset drivers seem to be installing correctly. I looked carefully at my dxdiag and dxdiag from my previous motherboard (nvidia chipset) and these drivers are even older.

Here is dxdiag of devices which Blizzard tech support doesn't like:

Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_438C&SUBSYS_50021458&REV_00\3&61AAA01&0&A1
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (Polish), 4/14/2008 00:10:30, 24960 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:10:32, 96512 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/4/2004 13:00:00, 3328 bytes

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4386&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&61AAA01&0&9D
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:15:36, 30208 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:15:38, 143872 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 05:42:10, 74240 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:15:38, 59520 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hccoin.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 05:41:56, 7168 bytes


Name: ATI SMBus
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4385&SUBSYS_43851458&REV_14\3&61AAA01&0&A0
Driver: n/a

I'm running Win XP SP3. Are those drivers ok or is blizzard tech support just stalling?
a c 177 V Motherboard
February 17, 2009 5:31:12 PM

Ye gods - it'll take me a while to work through that list - probably why blizzard was kinda vague to shuffle you off out of the support queue...
a c 177 V Motherboard
February 17, 2009 5:36:48 PM

I just discovered something else odd; I had never run DxDiag - mine doesn't show ANY sytem-level devices - just display, audio, and input stuff... I'll dig deeper!
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