Originally Posted by fatherof1
I also meant to add, when I am installing windows etc, does the bios have to completely be on defaults, (acknowledged the ahci)or can I enable the xmp profile (if that's possible like the p8 pro)
having had a look at the link, - I have a question or 2:
in the top section - all the lan drivers etc, i think my board does not have built in wifi, what do i do with these?
Intel® HD Graphics Driver 220.127.116.1111 Win7/8 64
do i still need this if i am using my grapics card?
the MEI's, there is firmware +ROM is there any specific i should use?
INF drivers? what are these?
I know about the RST's as the p8 had these - so the latest is the greatest? whats the difference between "tech" driver and "tech enterprise" driver? or do i need both?
Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility 18.104.22.168
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.6
Intel® Processor Identification Utility 4.70
Intel® AHCI ROM 1.20E (23.03.2010)
Intel® RAID ROM 22.214.171.1242
Intel® RAID ROM (EFI SataDriver) 126.96.36.1993
Intel® RAID ROM 188.8.131.525
Intel® RAID (EFI SataDriver) ROM 184.108.40.2063
Do i need all of these also?
Next section, i see the intel usb drivers - 1.08.251 will do? i dont know what 8/c220 series is or ow to check etc
gigabyte utilities, omg do i really need all these?
Bios tools, do i also need all these?
Award bios tools?
AMI BIOS tools?
Please excuse my thickness, and much respect to the dude thats took so long to write this guide, but not meaning to be a pain te the preverbial, - all this is aimed at people who ave a good general knowledge of what it all does and what its for, i do not have a barny mcgrew..
Also, in the second post, i do not see the Z77, all i see is haswell's,z87's, GA-Z87X-UD5H - isnt mine a Z77x ud5h?
all this "tech talk" is a complete technological minefield for the complete novice( el thicko )
I don't mean for someone to explain all this to me, just the bare essentials is fine - ie which ones I need and which is optional