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This is truly a shame - been wondering what was up since 6/22 ...

SimpleTech's ASUS Z68 Series Info thread has kept all my Z68s updated & performing at their best ...
... one click on the desktop & staying current has never been easier.
I was certainly looking forward to the same on my new ASUS X79 build.

I hate to think that most will have to look to the ASUS site for current updates; what a joke.

Thank you SimpleTech for your great info / update threads - I will keep the shortcuts on my desktops; just in case ... thumb.gif

This is very unfortunate news indeed ...
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It was a great help to me when I got my P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 too. My thanks to SimpleTech for maintaining this thread while he did too.
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Could someone point me to the place in Device Manager which shows you the chipset drivers?

I'm little puzzled.. I'm trying to install version 9.3.0.1019 from Intel download site (also in the Asus Win8 download area), but it tells me I already have 9.3.0.1021 which I'm sure I downloaded from Station-Drivers. Reason I'm puzzled is that I cannot find either of these versions at the moment - device manager shows: 9.2.0.1011 for Chipset SMBus and 9.2.0.1016 for all other Chipset (PCI Express).

add: under Win8 the SMBus chipset is the same version (9.2.0.1011) while PCI Express Chipset versions are: 6.2.8400.0 (stock MS driver).
Edited by error-id10t - 8/3/12 at 8:33pm
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Figure I pump this with what I've done.

I removed all chipset devices (device manager uninstall) and then ran Driver Sweeper and ccleaner. This removed everything obviously and next reboot it installed base drivers. I then updated to the Intel version 9.3.0.1021. All chipset drivers stayed as earlier (9.2.0.xxxx).

If you go through the INF files you can see why, our devices are only up to that version. It only updates the registry entry to show you installed version 9.3.0.xxxx (whatever you installed).

If you review the INF files it does have newer version for devices DEV_1C2D and DEV_1C26 (Intel USB2 AFAIK) - 9.2.0.1031 instead of 9.2.0.1021 (file cougusb.inf), but for some reason it won't update those as-is, I had to force it by using -overall switch.
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Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post

Figure I pump this with what I've done.
I removed all chipset devices (device manager uninstall) and then ran Driver Sweeper and ccleaner. This removed everything obviously and next reboot it installed base drivers. I then updated to the Intel version 9.3.0.1021. All chipset drivers stayed as earlier (9.2.0.xxxx).
If you go through the INF files you can see why, our devices are only up to that version. It only updates the registry entry to show you installed version 9.3.0.xxxx (whatever you installed).
If you review the INF files it does have newer version for devices DEV_1C2D and DEV_1C26 (Intel USB2 AFAIK) - 9.2.0.1031 instead of 9.2.0.1021 (file cougusb.inf), but for some reason it won't update those as-is, I had to force it by using -overall switch.

hmmm, I thought Intel said that you don´t even need to uninstall the previous drivers if you want to update? Is this not true? You still have to use the -overall switch?
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I only uninstalled because I couldn't figure out what was happening (after taking image first if it all went down-hill from there).

About the -overall switch, that was my impression too but if you've installed Chipset 9.3.0.1020 then those 2 devices have 9.2.0.1021 drivers. The Chipset 9.3.0.1021 updated the version to 9.2.0.1031 and it wouldn't do it without the switch.

Earlier I mentioned Win8 too, I had to use the -overall switch there also to get all the devices updated.
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I only uninstalled because I couldn't figure out what was happening (after taking image first if it all went down-hill from there).
About the -overall switch, that was my impression too but if you've installed Chipset 9.3.0.1020 then those 2 devices have 9.2.0.1021 drivers. The Chipset 9.3.0.1021 updated the version to 9.2.0.1031 and it wouldn't do it without the switch.
Earlier I mentioned Win8 too, I had to use the -overall switch there also to get all the devices updated.

So from now on it is best to use the overall switch?
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Figure I pump this with what I've done.
I removed all chipset devices (device manager uninstall) and then ran Driver Sweeper and ccleaner. This removed everything obviously and next reboot it installed base drivers. I then updated to the Intel version 9.3.0.1021. All chipset drivers stayed as earlier (9.2.0.xxxx).
If you go through the INF files you can see why, our devices are only up to that version. It only updates the registry entry to show you installed version 9.3.0.xxxx (whatever you installed).
If you review the INF files it does have newer version for devices DEV_1C2D and DEV_1C26 (Intel USB2 AFAIK) - 9.2.0.1031 instead of 9.2.0.1021 (file cougusb.inf), but for some reason it won't update those as-is, I had to force it by using -overall switch.

hmmm, I thought Intel said that you don´t even need to uninstall the previous drivers if you want to update? Is this not true? You still have to use the -overall switch?


There is no need to uninstall chipset drivers before running the new version and you are right Intel recommended you don't. I'm not sure adding the -overall switch is a good idea either. To what end would you do this? What difference does it make? I'd venture to say no real or substantial difference to warrant the hoops you have to jump through let alone the potential for problems you may encounter by doing so.

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There is no need to uninstall chipset drivers before running the new version and you are right Intel recommended you don't. I'm not sure adding the -overall switch is a good idea either. To what end would you do this? What difference does it make? I'd venture to say no real or substantial difference to warrant the hoops you have to jump through let alone the potential for problems you may encounter by doing so.

What chipset drivers have you installed? If it's 9.3.0.1021 can you check the 2 devices (USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26 and 1C2D) to see their driver version? Do you have Win8 installed and what are the chipset drivers?

Like I explained.. none of those would update (for me) without the overall switch. If you read my first post on this I asked a question why I wasn't seeing any updates - seeing no response, I took an image and uninstalled everything. Even after that I didn't see any furher updates, it was only with the overall switch did the 2 devices update in Win7 (and whole lot more in Win8, for example the PCI Express Root port ones).

I'm stuck with this board / chipset little while yet, I don't see a Z77 or Ivy as a great investment from Z68 so until the next boards come out I want to see my devices (firmware / drivers) up-to-date.

Either way that's why I had to do it, I am curious to hear from others though and if they saw automatic update for everything.
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Has anyone installed Win7 using UEFI / GPT instead of the 'normal' MBR install? I can't get mine to start - I've finally got it to a point where I have that option to boot from in BIOS but all it does is bring the BIOS screen back up.

I'm using USB and have looked at the various guides and done those - only thing that works is the normal install but that's MBR (non-uefi). ie: install mode shows as BIOS instead of UEFI in the logfile.
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Intel Core i7 6700K ASUS Maximus VIII Hero iGPU thanks to Nvidia 970 3.5GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3200C16 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 512GB Crucial M4 256GB RX360 V3 Koolance CPU-380I 
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Koolance RP-452X2 Reservoir Koolance PMP-450 12V Variable Speed Pump Windows 10 Pro x64 benq XL2411Z 
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logitech G510 Seasonic X-760 Corsair 800D Mionix Castor 
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD DT 990 Premium 250Ohm 
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