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A8N SLI Deluxe - How to update chipset drivers?

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Can anyone explain this in plain English? The Asus site is unclear (to me).

I want to update the BIOS, but first they say to update the chipset drivers, so I'm trying to figure out how to update the chipset drivers.


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Go to the ASUS site and go to your motherboards download page. Here you should find chipset drivers. However if im correct that is an Nforce motherboard and you will have to get the Nforce drivers here : http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

Its a Setup file so just double click on the SETUP.EXE and off you go.
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Yeah it is a nforce mobo. So he will have to go to the nVidia site.
    
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Well thats a relief then.
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OK, I went to NVIDIA. It gives me a lot of options to search for. I am starting at the "Platform/nForce Drivers", then it gives me a long list of choices for the next window and I honestly have no idea which to select after that. Can you guys give me a clue?

Here's a pic of the page:





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Here's my system info, if that helps:






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post #7 of 17
These are the drivers you need, LINK.

Do you need a BIOS too or do you have that covered?
    
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Cokker, many thanks. Is there any special trick to installing them?

It says, "Uninstall any existing nForce networking drivers prior to installing this package." Arghhhhh, how the heck do I do that without ruining something?

I don't mean to sound naive, but I know when you mess with chipset and BIOS drivers, it's easy to have a major problem.

RE: the BIOS update. I wasn't too sure on that yet. I think I will use the "EZ Flash" utility that Asus has, but first, I'm just trying to get the chipset drivers updated without crashing my comp all to hell, heheh.

Thanks man


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post #9 of 17
No trick

It's just a matter of clicking the setup file and away you go, but first!

Download this LINKY and install.

1. Uninstall old drivers via the add/remove link in the control panel.
2. Restart if needed (i would).
3. Run driver cleaner with "nForce" in the box not nVidia, and wait till its finished.
4. Restart.
5. Install new drivers like normal.
6. Big smile.

I have found a BIOS mod that works great if you intrested LINK
    
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post #10 of 17
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Cokker, thanks again.

How do I prevent the system from automatically re-installing the drivers at each reboot?



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