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Windows 7: Motherboard chipset updating

10 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Motherboard chipset updating

Hello all,

I've been floating around seven forums for awhile as a guest because i could get most of the info i wanted by not having to ask. It's come to a point now where i would like a second opinion(s) on updating my Motherboard chipset, so i'm here to ask for help :)

Basically ive installed a new/old (depends on how you look at it) and have not installed any drivers for the chipset from ASUS.

My Motherboard is this ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M4A77TD

and the drivers are kind of out of date on the ASUS site but i did find AMD do chipset drivers too AMD Chipset Drivers

now i'm unsure or at least i need a second opinion(s) on this but would it be ok to install the AMD version as they seem up to date or should i stick to the ASUS site?

cheers in advance

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10 May 2012   #2

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I would stick with the drivers offered by Asus.

The reason is that, especially with a company like Asus or Gigabyte- that manufactures high end performance grade boards - that the manufacturer can customize the motherboard, adding or removing components and features, and may customize the chipset driver too.
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10 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

cheers for the reply.
yeah, i thought the same but wanted to make sure :)
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10 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

For Intel chipsets, I always go right to Intel for the latest ones. I find the motherboard sites often don't post updates. Check if the same is true on the AMD side, but getting them right from the board maker isn't ever a bad idea.
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