INTEL chip drivers .

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  1. id1x

    id1x MDL Junior Member

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    i dont think intel chip set drivers or intel utility's are working on p5q pro
    even with the provided drivers on download section of asus this mb never seem
    to accept drivers higher than driver 9.1.0.1012 . which are the drivers that were
    made at the time when this mb was released and they were made for vista .

    we can gladly say Intel did not make windows 7 drivers for p5q pro so
    we are using vista drivers .

    if i am wrong correct me . if anyone have a fix please help .
     
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  2. robalm

    robalm MDL Senior Member

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    it s works just fine, so it s not a problem :D
    Cheak out Intels homepage for P45 chipset driver?
     
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  3. id1x

    id1x MDL Junior Member

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    i did check intel and got latest version . but the installer dosnt work .
    i needed to extact the installer . then update manually ,
    then it start to update but not to the latest version i downloaded but to driver 9.1.0.1012 .
     
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    robalm MDL Senior Member

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  5. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    The Intel Chipset drivers aren't really drivers, they're just inf files that allow windows to correctly recognise the device and with its name. Windows 7 includes the necessary information for the Intel P45 and before, hence the intel drivers don't install (as they are not needed). The p45 is the chipset on the p5qxxx motherboards. The INF files are needed for the p55/h55/q55/q57/x58 chipsets as they are newer.

    The only real driver for the Intel chipsets are the SATA performance drivers. I'm using the 9.6.1014 which are from station-drivers the other day and they work great. (please note station-drivers may list older drivers as later, depending on when they become available etc!)
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    There's no problem with using any of the newer packages.
    Try opening a Administrator command prompt & run:
    c:\x\infinst911autol.exe -overide -overall

    This will unpack & overwrite older inf files....
     
  7. id1x

    id1x MDL Junior Member

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    yes but with the installer nothing happens , but manually it dose update the drivers but not to the
    latest version only up to 9.1.0.1012
     
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  8. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    #9 burfadel, Mar 25, 2010
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    The version 9.1.0.1012 would be correct, if you look at the INF files! Like I said, these aren't real drivers, they're just information so Windows knows what's what. These are text files!

    Here's one of the INF files. Its true for every other INF file included in the Intel Chipset drivers. They do absolute nothing except for the following which is in the inf files:
    ; Do-nothing section used to avoid "Unknown hardware" installation prompts.
    As for the AHCI controller, you should use the AHCI performance driver, and not the built in Windows driver which is used if you install the Intel Chipset Drivers alone.

    Code:
    ; ****************************************************************************
    ; ****************************************************************************
    ; **    Filename:  ibexsmb.INF                                                 
    ; **    Abstract:  Windows* 2K, XP, 2003 Server INF, Vista File for 
    ; **               Intel(R) 82801 core devices
    ; **    Last Update: June 04, 2009 (Version 9.1.1 Build 1013)
    ; ****************************************************************************
    ; ****************************************************************************
    
    [Version]
    Signature="$WINDOWS NT$"
    Class=System
    ClassGuid={4D36E97D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    Provider=%INTEL%
    CatalogFile=ibexsmb.cat
    DriverVer=06/04/2009, 1.0.0.0002
    
    [SourceDisksNames] 
    [SourceDisksFiles] 
    
    [PackageInfo]
    Name=Chipset
    Condition=Provider(Microsoft)||InstallDriverName(Chipset)
    
    [ControlFlags]
    ExcludeFromSelect=*
    
    [Manufacturer]
    %INTEL%=INTEL_SYS,NTamd64
    
    [INTEL_SYS]
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A60.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A60
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B30.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B30
    
    [INTEL_SYS.NTamd64]
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A60.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A60
    %PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B30.DeviceDesc% = NO_DRV, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B30
    
    [PCI_DRV]
    Include=machine.inf
    Needs=PCI_DRV
    
    [PCI_DRV.Services]
    Include=machine.inf
    Needs=PCI_DRV.Services
    
    [PCI_DRV.HW]
    Include=machine.inf
    Needs=PCI_DRV.HW
    
    ;**************************************************************************
    ; Do-nothing section used to avoid "Unknown hardware" installation prompts.
    
    [NO_DRV]
    Include=machine.inf
    Needs=NO_DRV
    
    [NO_DRV.Services]
    Include=machine.inf
    Needs=NO_DRV.Services
    
    ;****************************************************
    ; Generic ISA Root Bus / PCI-ISA Bridge / PCI-EISA Bridge
    
    [ISAPNP_DRV]
    Include=machine.inf
    Needs=ISAPNP_DRV
    
    [ISAPNP_DRV.Services]
    Include=machine.inf
    Needs=ISAPNP_DRV.Services
    
    [Strings]
    INTEL="Intel"
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E.DeviceDesc ="Intel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283E"
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930.DeviceDesc ="Intel(R) ICH9 Family SMBus Controller - 2930"
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30.DeviceDesc ="Intel(R) ICH10 Family SMBus Controller - 3A30"
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A60.DeviceDesc ="Intel(R) ICH10 Family SMBus Controller - 3A60"
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B30.DeviceDesc ="Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller - 3B30"
    
    ; Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Intel Corporation
    
    ; ************************************************************
    ; Intel is making no claims of usability, efficacy or 
    ; warranty.  
    ; ************************************************************
    ; Information in this document is provided in connection with 
    ; Intel products.  No license, express or implied, by estoppel 
    ; or otherwise, to any intellectual property rights is granted 
    ; by this document.  Intel assumes no liability whatsoever, 
    ; and Intel disclaims any express or implied warranty, 
    ; relating to sale and/or use of Intel products including 
    ; liability or warranties relating to fitness for a particular 
    ; purpose, merchantability, or infringement of any patent, 
    ; copyright or other intellectual property right.  Intel 
    ; products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, 
    ; or life sustaining applications.
    
    ; ************************************************************
    ; Intel Corporation disclaims all warranties and liabilities 
    ; for the use of this document and the information contained 
    ; herein, and assumes no responsibility for any errors which 
    ; may appear in this document, nor does Intel make a 
    ; commitment to update the information contained herein. Intel 
    ; reserves the right to make changes to this document at any 
    ; time, without notice.
    ; ************************************************************
    ; ************************************************************
    
    ; * Third-party brands and names are the property of their 
    ; respective owners.
    Therefore you are missing absolutely nothing by not being able to install the drivers, as they are NOT needed on the P5Q series. They are only so Windows can correctly identify the hardware, and that can be seen in the inf file I copied from above. The INF files don't even set any controlling features to Windows!

    If you had a Core i7 etc with turbo boost, then the only driver besides the AHCI driver that actually does something is the Intel Turbo boost driver.
     
  9. id1x

    id1x MDL Junior Member

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    ok i see ure point . even the guys at asus dont know that . and they recommend updating manually .

    am gonna update manually anyway . i wont lose anything . just in case .
     
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  10. robalm

    robalm MDL Senior Member

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    I have a intel sdd
    (Ahci in bios), suld i install the "intel matrix storage driver" or just the "intel chipset driver"?
    I use a Asus P5Q Deluxe.
    /Robert
     
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  11. id1x

    id1x MDL Junior Member

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    i wont use achi . too much trouble no benefit .
     
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  12. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    AHCI shouldn't be any trouble at all. Only trouble is if you try and change between IDE and AHCI mode in the bios after Windows is installed. AHCI is the true SATA mode, the IDE mode is purely for compatibility with older Windows installers and disabled some advanced SATA features such as NCQ. NCQ is beneficial on true SATA drives (all of them now) but wasn't the case so much on old SATA drives and chipsets, but all is good now, especially in the last year or so, and with the P5Q's

    You can use the inbuillt Windows AHCI drivers if you want, just that the AHCI drivers is one thing that Intel does provide a performance driver for so you might as well use it ;)
     
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    id1x MDL Junior Member

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    #15 id1x, Mar 27, 2010
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    id1x MDL Junior Member

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    #17 id1x, Mar 27, 2010
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    me a fanatic !!! hahaha am just a poor old guy who uses games to kill the rest of his time in this life . and am doing it in style .
    i never built an enthusiastic pc and i play the games as long as i can get the kills .
    am not into the now days gamers syndrome and bragging rights .

    am just trying to set up this new os the right way . and believe me it wasnt an easy job .
    now i see this achi issue in front of me with multiple complications issues and no real time benefits so i am just
    trying to avoid it . installing on the default drivers is not a problem but i dunno if they are good enough
    updating them is another business which i think i will avoid .. thanks for ure advise .
     
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  16. robalm

    robalm MDL Senior Member

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    Rapid storage tec driver, support my motherbord.
    I was just thinkig suld i install just the Rapid storage tec driver and the chipset driver, or just the Rapid storage tec driver ?

    Poor english ^^
     
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  17. frisbee66

    frisbee66 MDL Addicted

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    Actually, if you look at the link above I gave it is on the Intel site
    :p