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Quick question : are people here keeping all drivers/firmware up to date to the latest versions ??
talking about the ovious ones like audio/LAN and sata chipsets...

I have my PC now since march 2012 and everything is pretty up to date, but if you need to keep it really current you are updating like every 2 weeks...

Not sure if that is really needed, so thats why I'm seeking advice/experience from other users.
THX !

 

No, because my system is working flawlessly.  My BIOS is from 6-27-2011, my SATA driver is from 11-6-2010, my ethernet driver for my Intel port (the only one I use) is from 9-21-2010, and the list goes on.  I see no good reason to update.

 

I also have Windows Update disabled.

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I was looking to trying out Windows 8, my motherboard is P8P67 Deluxe. Is there something that doesn't work, like bluetooth for example. I've been checking the asus drivers page for my board. My understanding is I shouldn't be looking there for the latest drivers as they don't really update the information regularly. I have no problem sticking with W7, until there are stable drivers available. Could someone point out were I can get stable drivers for my board.
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I was looking to trying out Windows 8, my motherboard is P8P67 Deluxe. Is there something that doesn't work, like bluetooth for example. I've been checking the asus drivers page for my board. My understanding is I shouldn't be looking there for the latest drivers as they don't really update the information regularly. I have no problem sticking with W7, until there are stable drivers available. Could someone point out were I can get stable drivers for my board.


Your best bet would be to go to windows.com click on "get started" then "can my PC run Windows 8" which will down load the Windows8-UpgradeAdvisor.exe. Run it. It will not only tell you what hardware is or is not supported but also your personal software. It appears to be very thorough. At that point you can decide if it's worth it to carry on depending on what you might have to live without. My old laptop didn't fair very well the modem and fingerprint reader on the hardware side and Asus Security protect Mgr, Acronis TIH & Proset wifi drivers etc on the software side were incompatible or no drivers found even my screen resolution was incompatible min of 1366x768 required.  IN any case GL to you should be much better on your hardware.

 

Also keep in mind to get the main benefit IMHO of very fast boots you'll need a Z77 with a bios ROM that supports it Z68 will not do for this feature Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B. Then if you don't have a touch screen monitor it may well not be worth the upgrade either at least that's my understanding others might want to chime in here.


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Using CPU-Z, how will I observe the idle voltage when the CPU is in the C3 and C6 states?
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Using CPU-Z, how will I observe the idle voltage when the CPU is in the C3 and C6 states?

 

It's only possible to see the C3 state with CPU-Z (or any software, really) because it needs to keep the CPU 'awake' by constantly polling it.

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It's only possible to see the C3 state with CPU-Z (or any software, really) because it needs to keep the CPU 'awake' by constantly polling it.

So just run CPU-Z and note the lowest voltage (while doing nothing) at idle that it records and that is my C3 idle voltage? For C6, the voltage is even lower but you cannot monitor it in any other way?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 2/12/13 at 9:52pm
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So just run CPU-Z and note the lowest voltage (while doing nothing) at idle that it records and that is my C6 idle voltage? For C6, the voltage is even lower but you cannot monitor it in any other way?

 

I believe this is correct, at least based on earlier posts (I think Gene made these posts, I'm not sure now).

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I believe this is correct, at least based on earlier posts (I think Gene made these posts, I'm not sure now).

Ok. How will you let the processor go to C6 then?
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Ok. How will you let the processor go to C6 then?

 

I guess by having nothing open that would be frequently using the CPU.

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Ok. How will you let the processor go to C6 then?
Whenever C3/C6 states are enabled, CPU will enter C3 or C6 when it not doing anything. Even when CPU is "working", not all cores are awake, some will enter C3/C6 states. The only time CPU doesn't enter C3 & C6 is when all cores are active or when C3/C6 states are disabled in BIOS. Go see my last post for an example. unclewebb also post an example in the same page.
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WD WD6400AAVS 640GB 8MB SATA-II Caviar Green 2 x Plextor PX-M5S 128GB (RAID0) Liteon 12x Blu-ray Drive COMBO 2 x (EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal, EK-FC R9-290X Back... 
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NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 7/16in. ID... Windows 10 Home 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster B2330H 23" 
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Philips 236G3DHSB 3D LCD LED 23" Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X-1050 1050W Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Gun... 
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Intel Core i7 720QM Dell Studio 1557 Intel PM55 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series Samsung 2GB DDR3-1333 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 2GB DDR3-1333 Seagate ST9320325AS HL-DT-ST_DVD+-RW_GA11N Fan + Copper + Aluminum + Shin-Etsu G751 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 15.6" LCD (WXGA) InnoLux BT156GW01 Dell Studio 1557 Keyboard Dell 90W AC Adapter 
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IDT High Definition Audio CODEC 
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