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Thread Starter 
Hey, guys.

I plan on building my system over the next week or so as parts come in, but I have a few questions regarding driver installations and the utilities that ASUS provides since I've never actually built a computer before. You can see the rig's specs in my sig (it's about 95% accurate).

Firstly, are the utilities that ASUS provides, such as AI Suite II (Fan Xpert, TurboV EVO, etc) worth downloading and installing? I'll probably overclock my rig a couple months down the road, but I want to leave things at stock values for a good while.

Also, should I install all of the drivers that ASUS provides for the P8P67 WS Revolution on their website, including the VGA and SATA ones (Marvell + IRST)? I obviously intend to get all the hardware-specific drivers straight from the manufacturers, but I'm assuming that installing motherboard drivers takes priority.

Thanks!

Edit: Also, this isn't a motherboard driver question, but should I use EVGA's drivers for my EVGA GTX 580s, or the Nvidia drivers instead?
Edited by 13ack.Stab - 4/16/12 at 9:49am
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post #2 of 4
the programs that it comes with arnt that great.. the drivers from the cd always install as it helps a ton. the 580 drivers are the same. Pull teh newest ones form the Nvdia site as the cd may be outdated. Ive had a ton of asus boards and i never use the programs. Basicly you can OC in bios and use realtemp for temps anyways
post #3 of 4
TurboV is great for tweaking settings, but not the CPU multiplier on mine.

I use it, you may want to after the running-in period.

HTH

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Okay. As for my non-motherboard question, should I use EVGA's drivers for my EVGA GTX 580, or Nvidia's drivers?
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