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Win7 & Chipset Drivers: Thing of the Past?

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May 11, 2010 11:45:24 PM

Searching Intel's website and asking their online form to give me drivers for the X58 chipset it refused to do so. Even more the drivers provided by the motherboard do not install the chipset drivers at all and Windows 7 only uses the Microsoft drivers.

So, my question is: Are chipset drivers for chipsets becoming a thing in the past?

(I have tried updating them manually, but I see no benefit after rebooting)
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May 12, 2010 12:45:53 AM

I was able to download the Intel DX58SO chipset drivers (file name: INF_allOS_9.1.1.1025_PV.exe) without any problem.

Here are the chipset drivers for the Asus P6T:

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May 12, 2010 12:56:27 AM

There is a newer version on the Intel site, Intel download center. ASUS is slow to update.
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May 12, 2010 1:03:54 AM

I believe ASUS tested the board with the drivers posted on the downlaod page. It's likely they will not post the latsest X58 chipset drivers form Intel. If the board is still in production two or three years from now, maybe.
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May 12, 2010 3:56:19 AM

Intel® 3 Series Chipsets
Intel® 4 Series Chipset
Intel® 5 Series Chipset
Intel® 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub
Intel® 848P Chipset
Intel® 865 Chipset Family
Intel® 875P Chipset
Intel® 910 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 925X Express Chipset Family
Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 946 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 955X Express Chipset
Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 975X Express Chipset
Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology
Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility
Intel® E7210 Chipset
Intel® E7221 Chipset
Intel® E7230 Chipset
Intel® E7320 Chipset
Intel® E7520 Chipset
Intel® E7525 Chipset
Intel® E8500 Chipset
Intel® E8501 Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 5 Series Chipset
Mobile Intel® 910GML Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family

I'm confused here, I don't see X58 unless it's the 5 serious ? maybe I'm not reading it right...
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May 12, 2010 3:57:12 AM

Also it kinda goes back to what I said. The drivers only updated the ICH10 Family 6Port SATA Controller, nothing else.

All of the other chipset drivers are Microsoft drivers, these inf updates no longer update the Windows 7 drivers with the Intel drivers.

So, are chipset drivers a thing of the past now that Microsoft drivers are always stay in place?
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May 12, 2010 4:26:37 AM

WR2 said:
I was able to download the Intel DX58SO chipset drivers (file name: INF_allOS_9.1.1.1025_PV.exe) without any problem.

Here are the chipset drivers for the Asus P6T:

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I'm able to download them, but when installing them they only update 1 file and leave the rest and the rest are Windows drivers.
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May 13, 2010 3:23:22 AM

mikules said:
I'm able to download them, but when installing them they only update 1 file and leave the rest and the rest are Windows drivers.
It could be you were already up-to-date with the most recent versions.
Chipset drivers have not gone away.
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May 13, 2010 6:31:03 AM

WR2 said:
It could be you were already up-to-date with the most recent versions.
Chipset drivers have not gone away.


No, it's a fresh install. If you're running Windows 7, go look at your motherboard drivers, they're all Microsoft. The chipset drivers will not update over the Microsoft drivers unless you update them one by one manually.
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