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Driver confusion. Which is bloat?

Last response: in Motherboards
August 5, 2012 8:40:33 AM

Hi, I have an AsRock Extreme4 Z77 motherboard & 2600k on its way. Looking at the drivers to install, a lot of them seem like bloat. Is it necessary/useful to install all of these? The INF, LAN, SATA3, and USB drivers are the only ones that look like I'll actually need to install, but I wanted to check to be sure. To add to that, which USB driver should I be installing? Also, where are the chipset drivers? All of the intel "features" (junk), seem to be pointless for a desktop. The CIR driver is for things such as wireless presentation tools and the like, correct? The rest of my build in my sig will be incorporated into the new system to give point of reference.

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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 6, 2012 1:53:50 PM

Do u have a GPU card?

If u will not use the Intel iGPU - don't need - Lucid Virtu MVP


No caching? Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver ver:

CIR receiver driver ver:20110219

No LAN? Wireless only? Broadcom Lan driver ver:

ASRock 3TB+ Unlocker Utility ver:1.0

VGA driver ver:

THX TruStudio ver:1.00.01

ASRock XFast LAN Utility ver:6.61.1880_WHQL

ASRock XFast USB Utility ver:3.02.30
August 8, 2012 2:39:15 AM

Thank you.
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August 8, 2012 2:40:35 AM

Best answer selected by c1o5ry1991.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 8, 2012 2:41:37 AM

No problem, if u have more questions, PM me : )
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 8, 2012 2:42:09 AM

You're welcome.

Good luck.