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Windows 7: Asrock or official AMD chipset driver?


01 Apr 2013   #11

Ubuntu 12.04 x64
 
 

I'll try to install first as usual and then as you told me.Some screenshot will be prepared for comparing system state.Tnx


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04 Apr 2013   #12

Ubuntu 12.04 x64
 
 

Hello everybody.Here I go again.
Here's a few screenshots of the system state before and after drivers installed.
The system is Windows 7 x86, installed on the VHD in native dual boot.
The first two screenshots showing the status of device manager with a clean system with no drivers installed.
3.Screenshot : Installing All in one driver (Shows what will be installed)
4. And finally installed
5.& 6. Device Manager after all in one installed.
7. & 8. All drivers.
The difference is marked.


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04 Apr 2013   #13

Ubuntu 12.04 x64
 
 

Here's device manager after system recovered from backup and "AMD Chipset Driver" installed first,without All in One.
The difference is marked


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04 Apr 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure what you are doing. Let's make some distinctions though. "Chipset" drivers are for the northbridge/southbridge motherboard chips. These control board functions such as RAM, CPU, and PCIe. They should be from the motherboard makers' site as stated they are made for specific boards.

If for graphics processor unit (GPU) then the ones from AMD are fine, or from the GPU vendor.
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04 Apr 2013   #15

Ubuntu 12.04 x64
 
 

I do not understand why there is this chipset driver from AMD site if you install all the necessary drivers from the site of the motherboard manufacturers (Asrock in this case) and the drivers for the graphics card (HD Radeon in this case)from AMD's site?




I got that all mixed up because of that chipset driver (check the link)


I deal with computers for a long time but this confused me.
Thanks a lot Britton.Now I know more
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04 Apr 2013   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome. also if you used the drivers from the motherboard CD, they are probably old ones. I suggest you go to the ASRock support page for your board and get the newest ones.
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04 Apr 2013   #17

Ubuntu 12.04 x64
 
 

So,conclusion is that this is not necessary if i install all drivers from MBO and GPU manufacturer?
I'm allways using the latest drivers,thanks
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04 Apr 2013   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Correct in my opinion. Manufacturers modify standard chipset drivers and BIOSes to suit their board specs.
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05 Apr 2013   #19

Ubuntu 12.04 x64
 
 

Problem solved.Thanks Maxie,Britton and Solarstarshines
Still remains the hardest and most boring part .....to install all of that and much more
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05 Apr 2013   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome. What did you do to fix it?
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