Ok by the thread you can tell I am elated to say the least. Running a Asrock P67 Extreme 4 with a I5-2500K with a Hyper 212+ cooler. Its running at idle around 32 - 35 C. For some strange reason my fans on 1st boot were all registering, now only 1 does and others say N/A even though there running fine.
Heres my question I set ny hard drive to AHCI mode, which I hope is the correct one for Win7 64Bit OS, it was set to IDE. Now do I load my Asrock drivers (that is If I need to, not sure what ones I do need) before I load Win7, or afterwards?
Very rookie questions, but I'm taking it one step at a time.
Afterwards -- the drivers are for the OS to know how to use the system components and thus the driver needed will vary depending on the OS you install -- so they are installed after the OS (otherwise there would only be the one version of the drivers) -- Chances are that during the OS install it will find and install the needed drivers but it is always a best practice to go to the MOBO manufacturers website and download the newest versions of the drivers and installing them after you get the OS installed (just to be as up to date as possible on the new installation) -- also adter doing so go into the Device Manager and ensure that there are no missing drivers by looking at the details for any caution signs (yellow warning signs that tell you a driver\component has problems or that there is a conflict between it and some other driver\device)