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Windows 7: Motherboard Software


19 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Motherboard Software

I have a couple question about this. -- When I had my computer built a couple years ago, he gave me the cd for the motherboard software that had been installed. This past November, when I formated my HD and installed Win 7, I did not install my motherboard software again. Should I have done that? == Also I have heard that there should be on the motherboard software CD a program to monitor my temps. I have not looked for it, but just wondering if any of you have that on your CD? Thanks,

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19 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I have a couple question about this. -- When I had my computer built a couple years ago, he gave me the cd for the motherboard software that had been installed. This past November, when I formated my HD and installed Win 7, I did not install my motherboard software again. Should I have done that? == Also I have heard that there should be on the motherboard software CD a program to monitor my temps. I have not looked for it, but just wondering if any of you have that on your CD? Thanks,
Bigmck

Whatever you got on that CD is hopelessly old. I would go to the mfr site and check for the most recent BIOS. It should have all the functionality of the old cd but be compatible (hopefully) with win 7.

Let us know if you need help


ken
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19 May 2010   #3

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Depends. Good answer, eh?

I have used ASUS mobos exclusively for some time. Each comes with an install disc that contains drivers and sundry apps/utilities. When I seek upgrades, more often than not, the sundry apps/utilities are not, or only partially, listed: only driver and essential SW (integrated audio, network adaptor, etc) updates are routinely listed.

What you might have to do is extract missing stuff from the install disc, easy enough and, hopefully, it will be compatible with Windows 7.

Monk
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19 May 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Whatever you got on that CD is hopelessly old.
Er.... What zigzag said. In addition to the BIOS update, which you may or may not want to mess with, I would look to the manufacture's website and get the latest drivers for your motherboard and hardware.

As zizgag said, whatever is on that CD is old, and outdated... Win 7 wasn't out yet

Good luck.
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19 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

My main question was about a temperature monitoring program being on the CD. I just wondered if any of you found that on yours? Thanks,
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20 May 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It depends. Some motherboards come with monitoring programs, some don't. My Gigabyte board has monitoring software, which has temp reading programs for CPU & GPU, though it’s not as extensive as Core Temp or GPU-Z.

Not sure what you're looking for. Again, I would check out you board's vendor and see what they have for monitoring software.

But to answer your question, yes my CD came with monitoring software on it.
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20 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I use core temp. their are plenty of others out their I suggest you find one your comfortable with and install it.
As with everything I install I first create a restore point, I find it a good habit to get into just in case you download an app, driver or anything you find you don't like for whatever reason you can un-install it then restore back to where your system was before. This way it helps keep it clean and some applications can be harder to remove all the residual folders than others. JMO. Fabe
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20 May 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

My Asus MB has temp monitoring SW, but usually BIOS monitoring software isn't as accurate or detailed as readily available free programs. Some examples are:

Real Temp (Intel)

Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core and Quad Core processors. Each core on these processors has a digital thermal sensor (DTS) that reports temperature data relative to TjMax which is the safe maximum operating core temperature for the CPU. As your CPU heats up, your Distance to TjMax will decrease. If it reaches zero your processor will start to throttle or slow down so maximizing your distance away from TjMax will help your computer run at full speed and more reliably too.

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Main Features
Reads temperature information from all Intel Core based processors.
Ability to individually calibrate Real Temp for each core of your CPU.
Program is based on temperature data gathered using a Fluke 62 IR Thermometer.
Test Sensors feature will check your DTS sensors for any sign of problems.
Keeps track of Minimum and Maximum temperatures with full logging features.
Reporting and logging of the Intel PROCHOT# thermal throttle activity bit.
Quick, very accurate and repeatable benchmark.
Displays MHz, TjMax, VID, CPUID and Calibration settings.
No installation or registry modifications required.
Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (32 and 64 bit versions)

It is Windows 7 compatible

Real Temp - CPU temperature monitoring

HWMonitor

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

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The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE® IT87 series, most Winbond® ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

Special hardware monitors such as abit® uGuru and Gigabyte® ODIN™ power supplies serie are supported too.

CPUID

SFkilla also made a HWMonitor Meter gadget:

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SFKilla - HWMonitor Meter

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20 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Try one of the already suggested third-party temp monitoring utilities or go to the Asus Support site to see if they have the updated tools you're looking for.

Asus is pretty good at updating drivers for a new OS, but they suck when it comes to their apps.

I'd highly recommend that you do NOT extract utilities from your MB driver disc and try to install them in Win 7. That's a clear recipe for disaster...
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20 May 2010   #10

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Try one of the already suggested third-party temp monitoring utilities or go to the Asus Support site to see if they have the updated tools you're looking for.

Asus is pretty good at updating drivers for a new OS, but they suck when it comes to their apps.

I'd highly recommend that you do NOT extract utilities from your MB driver disc and try to install them in Win 7. That's a clear recipe for disaster...
It's what I said about the apps; however, if you extract and attempt to install a utility from the disc and, it is incompatible, Windows will simply alert you to that fact as it does with any incompatible app and you will not be able to proceed with the installation.

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