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Windows 7: Asus Z170-A Motherboard not showing external hard drives

31 Oct 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, I`d be shocked if there are any newer drivers at the website for a Z170.

Drivers are drivers, you can check for updates later, just get the install done, then play.

What I would like is comments on your 6700K when you`re up and running and testing.

What cooler are you using ? (Not listed) idle temps, highest temps etc, Thanks.


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31 Oct 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes, I`d be shocked if there are any newer drivers at the website for a Z170.

Drivers are drivers, you can check for updates later, just get the install done, then play.

What I would like is comments on your 6700K when you`re up and running and testing.

Tommie's is tainted by win-8 & 10
We need some win-7 benchmarks
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31 Oct 2015   #13
matthewcroton

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the help, this is a bit of a novice question but it's my first build so I want to get it right.

Do I only need to install the drivers for the motherboard and graphics card or other components also?
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31 Oct 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh yea been there recently
All I can say is look at the asus site for your board and they will list all of the drivers for it
Lan/ usb/.....
Most basic drivers are loaded by windows if you want to check out if they are new/ old
Open Device manager
Click start and type that in there and expand all entries
Then look for any yellow flags
Post screen shots after expanding the entries for more help there.
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31 Oct 2015   #15
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Be sure to install the chipset drivers.
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z1...Desk_Download/

There are 6 BIOS updates, 2 chipset drivers and 2 sata drivers on the website.
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31 Oct 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matthewcroton View Post
Thanks for the help, this is a bit of a novice question but it's my first build so I want to get it right.

Do I only need to install the drivers for the motherboard and graphics card or other components also?
You need to install drivers for every piece of hardware on your pc, windows does 90% of it for you.

Network drivers
Chipset drivers
Audio drivers

are all on the MB cd.

Did you open Device Manager yet ?????????????????????

What is a driver? - Windows Help

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Device_driver

How do I update the drivers on my computer? - HowStuffWorks
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