I use this mobo all the time these are the things i remove or do not install,
CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 trial version
everything else i install, but i disable the following from startup
Drivers you will need for the moment until you update them with the latest.
The software from AsRock, mainly the Xfast and Instant boot utilities, i usually install because they don't take much space but whether you use them or not is up to the individual.
For myself, i keep them there but disable them from running when i startup the computer
Xfast usb, becomes quite annoying because it pops up all the time when i plug somthing in
xfast lan does increase performance a bit, but you have to be careful with the settings
Instant boot - Im running SSD and boot once every couple of days so...not really useful in my circumstances.
As for replacements, I would get drivers from manually updating through windows,
graphics i usually go to nvidia that's if you use nvidia.
Antivirus and Antimalware
I use microsoft security essentials and malwarebytes
Thanks for the info.
The overclock link is excellent.
Btw I'm old enough to remember Clutch and the talking lips.
(Shhh... you'll give away my age)
Check the Overclock article carefully. Most of the important stuff is in 'click to open' links. Hope you enjoy it. It saved me some headaches and gave me some imortant pointers with my first SSD install.