SATA/chipset drivers or GA-EP35C-DS3R (2.1) = useful under win7 x64???

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Hueyduck, May 15, 2010.

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    Hueyduck Guest

    Hi everyone,

    Sorry for the crosspost, but I can't make up my mind about the best
    forum to post to.

    I have a PC with a GA-EP35C-DS3R (rev 2.1).
    I just installed a win7 x64 pro OS on a partition.
    Everything seems to run fine (no test done yet).

    I'm a bit confused about the usefullness (that a word?) of two drivers:

    - the CHipset driver (intel INF)
    but I think it has to be installed. A confirmation will be welcome.


    - the SATA driver
    Knowing that I won't use the Raid functions,
    Knowing that all the drivers on the gigabyte site are labelled "SATA Raid",
    do I need to install them? Would I gain any performance compared to the
    standard divers of microsoft?

    Thanks a lot for your advice.

    Hueyduck, May 15, 2010
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    andy Guest

    Probably not.
    andy, May 16, 2010
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    Hueyduck Guest

    andy a écrit :
    Thanks for answering.
    I read the readme file of the latest INF, and it clearly states that
    Win7 might already include the necessary driver.
    Anyway , I launched the instller, rebooted, and nothing seems to have
    changed. I don't even know how to check if the chipset is correctly
    installed. What would I be looking for? I see no question marks in the
    device panel control, that seem right for me :)

    Merci pour ta réponse.
    J'ai lu le fichier readme du dernier INF pour le chipset, et on y dit
    clairement que WIn7 a probablement déjà installé les bon driver.
    Quoi qu'il en soit, j'ai lancé l'installeur, redémarré, et rien ne
    semble avoir changé.
    Je ne saurais même pas comment savoir si le chipset est bien installé
    (en regardant dans le gestionnarie de périph, j'imagine, mais que
    suis-je supposé lire? Moi, tant que je n' vois aucun point
    d'interrogation jaune, je ne m'inquiète pas... :)

    Hueyduck, May 16, 2010
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    jk Guest

    I have the very same motherboard, rev. 2A.

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64. I use just the Microsoft sata drivers. It works
    very well.

    Bios is F4. Cpu: Core2 E8400.

    The challenge with this motherboard was to get 4 stick of DDR2 memory
    to boot. I run dual channel with 8 Gb: 2 sticks mushkin og 2 sticks
    kingston, pc2 6400.

    best regards

    jk, May 17, 2010
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    Hueyduck Guest

    jk a écrit :
    Thx for the report.
    That's reassuring.
    Yeah, strange thing these memory issues. I had to change my first sticks
    to another brand because I could set them to not produce errors in
    MEMtest . I had quite a fawe frights and freezes with this issue.

    Hueyduck, May 18, 2010
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