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P7P55D-E Motherboard Drivers

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January 2, 2013 11:11:02 AM

Hello, community.

I have an ASUS P7P55D-E Motherboard, as the title of this thread might suggest, and, according to the Compatibility Center website, from Microsoft, my motherboard is compatible with Windows 8, but it says "requires free download", and my pressing that link, it takes me to the driver section to that motherboard, which fine, except that ASUS does not, at least yet, support Windows 8, in their drivers. I did try Windows 7 drivers, but, then installers keep saying that the OS is not supported.

So, what do I do? Does this motherboard even need downloads from ASUS?
January 2, 2013 1:07:15 PM

You do need chipset drivers. Try contacting ASUS support directly.
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January 2, 2013 2:06:01 PM

I will attempt to do so. Thanks for trying to give me some insight. I've heard that Windows 8 is almost like Linux, providing 99% of drivers. (So to speak.) Anyway, as I said, I'll try to contact ASUS itself or use the ASUS' Forums to get the answer I need. If any other member of Tom's Hardware Forums can give me any more information, I'd be grateful. Thank you.
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January 2, 2013 5:02:59 PM

Hi :) 

Do NOT upgrade until you HAVE those drivers for the chipset...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 2, 2013 9:22:48 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Do NOT upgrade until you HAVE those drivers for the chipset...

All the best Brett :) 


I'm already upgraded. And I'm using the computer without any drivers installed (Except the ones, that, supposedly, Windows install by itself), except my Video Card driver (The only NOT associated with the motherboard, and that does indeed have a Windows 8 driver), and it's working fine. No freezes or weird ***. I've played a game (League of Legends) and works like it would work on Windows 7... so, I suppose it's all fine.
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August 31, 2013 4:26:57 PM

With Windows 8, I found the audio card does not work properly on P7P55D-E EVO and many of the motherboard's specialized functions are not accessible. My advice is to wait until Asus provides drivers for Windows 8.

BTW, irrespective of OS, this motherboard does not support the PCI-E 2.0 x8 on dual graphics cards (SLI), as promised in the specs and in the manual. The BIOS settings for controlling the speed of the chassis fans are not working either, meaning that the do not automatically increase/decrease the fan speed, in response to the system's temperatures.
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