how do i find out what chip set i have to update drivers

passnthru2

New Member
the Intel site driver id program doesn't do VISTA64, device manager doesn't give the series numbers..

i tried to locate the CPU drivers.. got something in Chinese

what is the best way to update drivers...

ANTEC 900 Case.
ASUS Rampage Formula X48.
Intel Xeon 3110 3MHz Core2 Duo.
VISTA 64bit Home Premium.
Silent Knight2 CPU cooler.
8GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1400.
2x Western Digital Caviar 500GB HD RAID1.
VisionTec Radeon HD 3870 X2.
OPTI UPS Battery Back Up.
Cosair 750 watt PSU
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel e8400 3MHz Core2 Duo
    Motherboard
    ASUS Rampage Formula X48
    Memory
    8GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1400
    Graphics Card(s)
    VisionTec Radeon HD 3870 1 Gb
    Hard Drives
    2x Western Digital Caviar 500GB HD RAID1
    PSU
    Cosair 750 watt PSU
    Case
    ANTEC 900
    Cooling
    Silent Knight2 CPU cooler
    Other Info
    OPTI UPS Battery Back Up

Fumz

Buggin
Vista Guru
the Intel site driver id program doesn't do VISTA64, device manager doesn't give the series numbers..

i tried to locate the CPU drivers.. got something in Chinese

what is the best way to update drivers...

ASUS Rampage Formula X48.
The chipset you have is an X48. Intel does Vista 64-bit. Intel® X48 Express Chipset - Overview

CPU drivers?

The "best" way to update drivers is to do it manually... but first, you've got to know what you need and what you don't. First take a look at what Asus has for you: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- Decide whether you need chipset drivers or not? Is there a problem? What led you to the conclusion you need chipset drivers?
 

My Computer

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    E8400
    Motherboard
    DFI LP DK P35-T2RS
    Memory
    4GB G.Skill PC-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS
    Sound Card
    X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB W.D. RE2 Primary
    1TB W.D. Caviar GP WD10EACS
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610
    Case
    Lian Li Lancool K62
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    Thermalright Ultima-90/S-Flex 120mm
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    Logitech G5
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    MS Natural Elite 4000 Ergonomic
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    2.5MB/430
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    D-Link DGL 4500

dangerousdave

New Member
I wanted these drivers to for my gigabyte x48 dq6 motherboard but trying to download from intels site it says "this download is no longer available"... great..

Any thougts to were to find the drivers?

Dave
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Q6600
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte x48 Dq6
    Memory
    8 gig ram OCZ DDR2 PC8500 4096MB x 2
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 9800X2 1024 ram
    Sound Card
    Creative Xfi extreme audio PCI-e
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23 inc HP wide
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500gig samsung
    1x 36 gig Raptor
    1x 500 USB
    PSU
    Coolermaster 620 modular
    Case
    Antec Nine Hundred
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700LED
    Mouse
    Razer deathadder
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 4000 ergonomic
    Internet Speed
    37mbit/6mbit
    Other Info
    Built my own computers for sometime. This is my first computer with a 64 bit OS.

Fumz

Buggin
Vista Guru

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Fumz' Flux-Capacitor
    CPU
    E8400
    Motherboard
    DFI LP DK P35-T2RS
    Memory
    4GB G.Skill PC-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS
    Sound Card
    X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB W.D. RE2 Primary
    1TB W.D. Caviar GP WD10EACS
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610
    Case
    Lian Li Lancool K62
    Cooling
    Thermalright Ultima-90/S-Flex 120mm
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    MS Natural Elite 4000 Ergonomic
    Internet Speed
    2.5MB/430
    Other Info
    D-Link DGL 4500

dangerousdave

New Member
oh thanks, but I should have mentioned that i was looking for newer drivers, feels like Gigabyte don´t make an effort to uppgrade their drivers. So i thought intel mabye makes them in a new version?

Dave
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Q6600
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte x48 Dq6
    Memory
    8 gig ram OCZ DDR2 PC8500 4096MB x 2
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 9800X2 1024 ram
    Sound Card
    Creative Xfi extreme audio PCI-e
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23 inc HP wide
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500gig samsung
    1x 36 gig Raptor
    1x 500 USB
    PSU
    Coolermaster 620 modular
    Case
    Antec Nine Hundred
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700LED
    Mouse
    Razer deathadder
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 4000 ergonomic
    Internet Speed
    37mbit/6mbit
    Other Info
    Built my own computers for sometime. This is my first computer with a 64 bit OS.

Fumz

Buggin
Vista Guru
What's leading you to the conclusion that you need "newer" chipset drivers?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Fumz' Flux-Capacitor
    CPU
    E8400
    Motherboard
    DFI LP DK P35-T2RS
    Memory
    4GB G.Skill PC-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS
    Sound Card
    X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB W.D. RE2 Primary
    1TB W.D. Caviar GP WD10EACS
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610
    Case
    Lian Li Lancool K62
    Cooling
    Thermalright Ultima-90/S-Flex 120mm
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    MS Natural Elite 4000 Ergonomic
    Internet Speed
    2.5MB/430
    Other Info
    D-Link DGL 4500

dangerousdave

New Member
AH great, busted.. ;)

Did a reinstall and found feb of this year to be old, thought there would be newer ones out!
That´s why!

Dave
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Q6600
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte x48 Dq6
    Memory
    8 gig ram OCZ DDR2 PC8500 4096MB x 2
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 9800X2 1024 ram
    Sound Card
    Creative Xfi extreme audio PCI-e
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23 inc HP wide
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500gig samsung
    1x 36 gig Raptor
    1x 500 USB
    PSU
    Coolermaster 620 modular
    Case
    Antec Nine Hundred
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700LED
    Mouse
    Razer deathadder
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 4000 ergonomic
    Internet Speed
    37mbit/6mbit
    Other Info
    Built my own computers for sometime. This is my first computer with a 64 bit OS.

Sentar

New Member
AH great, busted.. ;)

Did a reinstall and found feb of this year to be old, thought there would be newer ones out!
That´s why!

Dave
If it works dint play with it.....
 
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    Custom built
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    Intel Core 2 DUO E8500 3.16
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    ASUS P5Q Deluxe
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    8Gb Corsair matched RAM (4 x 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS EAH8870 512mb
    Sound Card
    M/B (ADI AD2000B) Onboard Sound
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    AOC 19: Wide AOC 917Wx
    Screen Resolution
    1400x900
    Hard Drives
    c: 320GB Seagate SATA single Platter
    RAID installed 4 x SATA Seagate NQC 250Mb drives (2 x set to Raid 1 and 2 x set to Raid 0),
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    PSU
    ZALMAN ZM850-HP modular
    Case
    Gigabyte Poseidon GZ-XA1CA
    Cooling
    Std CPU and M/B with additional 3 x Fans
    Mouse
    MS Optical 2000 with Keyboard
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    MS Wireless 1000 with mouse
    Internet Speed
    ADSL Max down 128 up
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    This is a custom system that I researched and built

Fumz

Buggin
Vista Guru
Chipset drivers aren't like graphics drivers; they're not continually updated. Once they arrive at a speedy stable set of drivers, that's usually what they stay with and move onto the next chipset unless there's some big problem that would require further attention.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Fumz' Flux-Capacitor
    CPU
    E8400
    Motherboard
    DFI LP DK P35-T2RS
    Memory
    4GB G.Skill PC-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS
    Sound Card
    X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB W.D. RE2 Primary
    1TB W.D. Caviar GP WD10EACS
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610
    Case
    Lian Li Lancool K62
    Cooling
    Thermalright Ultima-90/S-Flex 120mm
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    MS Natural Elite 4000 Ergonomic
    Internet Speed
    2.5MB/430
    Other Info
    D-Link DGL 4500

passnthru2

New Member
the CD i got with the motherboard was outdated.. i read several places that i needed to update drivers.. was checking to see if they needed updating

i also heard a lot of warnings about downloading from the ASUS site.. i was really looking for an updated site where i could just "Click" on a download have it JUST 'DOWNLOAD'... THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY i have found the ASUS Support lame at best. their User Guide/manual for a $300 board wasnt even suitable for toilet paper

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE INFORMATION... AGAIN


ANTEC 900 Case.
ASUS Rampage Formula X48.
Intel Xeon 3110 3MHz Core2 Duo.
VISTA 64bit Home Premium.
Silent Knight2 CPU cooler.
8GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1400.
2x Western Digital Caviar 500GB HD RAID1.
VisionTec Radeon HD 3870 1 Gb.
Cosair 750 watt PSU
OPTI UPS Battery Back Up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel e8400 3MHz Core2 Duo
    Motherboard
    ASUS Rampage Formula X48
    Memory
    8GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1400
    Graphics Card(s)
    VisionTec Radeon HD 3870 1 Gb
    Hard Drives
    2x Western Digital Caviar 500GB HD RAID1
    PSU
    Cosair 750 watt PSU
    Case
    ANTEC 900
    Cooling
    Silent Knight2 CPU cooler
    Other Info
    OPTI UPS Battery Back Up
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