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Windows 7: AMD 890FX Southbridge Driver

12 Aug 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
AMD 890FX Southbridge Driver

I noticed that AMD released a new SB driver (v11.7) on 7-27-11, which I'm pretty sure that I need, but I wanted to check against what is already installed. However, I find nothing in the Device Manager that looks like it...where do I look?

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12 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Download System Information for Windows (SIW).
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and download SIW Without Installer (English-Only).
From the location you saved it, run siw.exe (no installation required).

Click on Drivers under Software. Every driver on the computer is listed there. All you have to do is find the one related to SB
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12 Aug 2011   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

The more that I read, the more confused that I get. SIW does show 6 AMD items listed, but none look exactly as I would expect a southbridge driver to look. I went ahead and started to install what I thought was a southbridge driver from AMD, but all that did was to open a wizard to install an ATI video driver, and I have Nvidia, so naturally I abort that. I Googled a Wikipedia article:

AMD 700 chipset series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That even though it is older than my motherboard, I thought that it would be helpful to me, but it confused me even more, because in part of it, it spoke of graphics drivers, and in part, more conventional storage controller driver. At this point, I don't know what is what.
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12 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Why do you believe that you need this new driver? On my Windows 7 pc's, I generally install the OS and it comes with 95% of the drivers. i install anything that is broken in the Device Manager and install my video driver and that's about it. From there on out, I pretty much just leave it alone.
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12 Aug 2011   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Without going into a bunch of details which I have covered in other threads, I have been having problems getting my system to function properly, ever since I installed this new motherboard, RAM and CPU. I do not know that the new driver would solve anything, but I'm trying what ever that I can think of. After further Googling, I'm beginning to get the impression that the ATI Catalyst driver also controls the storage controllers. If that is so, it would explain a lot, because I never installed the Catalyst driver. If I did, would it mess up my Nvidia card or driver?
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