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What drivers are necessary to install manually?

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July 12, 2012 3:06:39 PM

Hi All,

I'll be putting my FIRST build together tonight, and I have a question regarding which drivers I should download manually from ASUS's website for my motherboard.

I'm using the ASUS P8Z77-V LK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131837

I know I need the Chipset, USB, LAN & Audio drivers... but should I also download the SATA, VGA drivers as well?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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July 12, 2012 3:53:22 PM

The Intel SATA drivers aren't strictly necessary but are highly recommended. The AMD/NVidia VGA drivers are required

You will also want to update the firmware ASAP
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July 12, 2012 4:08:48 PM

Pinhedd said:
The Intel SATA drivers aren't strictly necessary but are highly recommended. The AMD/NVidia VGA drivers are required

You will also want to update the firmware ASAP


Ok, I'll include the Mobo SATA driver just to be safe. I'll certainly install the AMD graphics card driver, just wasn't sure if i needed the on board VGA driver too.

One (extremely newbish) question. When you say update the firmware, do you mean update to the lastest version of BIOS?

Thanks for your help.
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July 12, 2012 4:16:51 PM

yes. BIOS is the old standard for PC motherboard firmware. It is being replaced by EFI so I just say firmware to avoid referring to one in particular.
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