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Greetings all!

I just finished assembling my first rig, it POSTed and is seemingly good to go. I'm on to updating the firmware on my SSD, installing Win 7 Pro 64-bit, trying not to lose my mind figuring out the optimal drivers to install and the correct sequence for doing so, then updating Win 7(?).

A couple of questions before I bite the bullet.

Should I be clearing CMOS at any point during the above sequence?

Aside from the standard instructions on OCZ's site, is there anything else I should do in the BIOS prior to updating the SSD firmware that is specific to the UD5H rev1.1? I already sorted AHCI and hot-plugging.

Should I tweak anything in the BIOS after flashing the firmware, but before installing the OS?

Should I install any drivers (RST etc.) using F6 during the OS install? I've seen conflicting opinions on this in various places.

Once the OS is sorted, should I, optimize using Sean's guide, install drivers, or update Windows next? 1-2-3?

Is this sequence the current prevailing wisdom?

1. Windows 7 Installation (Pre-installed Intel Raid Drivers)?
2. Intel Management Engine Interface
3. Intel INF Installation
4. Intel Rapid Storage Technology
5. Intel VGA Driver
5. Marvell Sata controller - I heard not to bother with Marvell b/c the MS native drivers are better, correct?
6. Marvell Storage Utility
7. Intel LAN Driver
8. Atheros LAN Driver
9. Intel USB 3.0 Driver
10. Wireless Drivers
11. Nvidia Drivers

I have Stasio's archive at Tweaktown bookmarked along with the Intel Download Center, is there anywhere else that would be prudent to explore? Or, should I just stick with the seemingly outdated versions on Gigabyte's site?

Basically, I'm hoping a few of you kind souls can spare the time to take me gently by the hands and lead me down the correct path like a kid who took the short bus to school. I've been using a P4 powered laptop for the past decade, decided it was time to spend a decent chunk of change on a long overdue upgrade, and I would really like not to screw the pooch right out of the gate.

My thanks to the people who make this site a great resource and much obliged for allowing me to intrude on your existences.
Edited by Mort - 7/24/13 at 11:21pm
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Congrats on your first build

 

You can install the drivers in any order that you want, the one challenging thing might be the internet driver. So I would make sure you have a way to install that, it's probably included in the CD.

 

Again don't worry too much about the order, but make sure to reboot after every driver or software installation. Yes it seems tedious, but you shouldn't have any bloatware, and this will help make sure every driver is okay. Also if a driver is causing problems you'll be able to discover which one it is. 

 

As far as which drivers to get, I'd go with the Gigabyte drivers, or ones directly from the source like intel, I wouldn't go with something like tweaktown

 

No need to cleaer CMOS, as long as your just installing drivers there should be no need for this at all

 

You can leave the bios alone. There will probably be a lot of diagnostic, and overclocking settings there, but not much that should be changed.

 

A lot of bios comes in .exe forms, so you can just click on them and they should install. A matter of fact a lot might ask you to restart the computer anyway, so follow the advice and do that. 

 

Honestly though you've completed all the dirty work. So the rest of your night will be spent waitng for things to install. I would install the drivers first, make sure nothing is causing problems, then you can install updates.

 

I have a asrock motherboard where two drivers from the manufactors website, were causing problems with my installation. I ended up not installing them in my final build. 


Edited by Apinchof - 7/25/13 at 12:04am
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Sorry I didn't realize you had a SSD too 

Make sure that defragging is turn off on your computer


Maximize life of Drive


Edited by Apinchof - 7/25/13 at 12:11am
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Thanks, I tried to rep ya, but your numbers didn't change even after I reloaded the page.

Figured I'd use my laptop to download then swap the drivers over via USB 2.0 stick and port. Smooth move?

The drivers on the Gigabyte site seem dated as all hell and that's what's giving me pause. Stasio's archive at Tweaktown is bonafide, but all the drivers for every model of Gigabyte board are lumped together, so I'll probably go the Intel route.

I like your advise about isolating each driver with a reboot, tedious yes, but as you can tell I'm the cautious type.

I've gathered that I should deal with updating the OS after tending to the drivers, but I'm still fuzzy about where optimizing my SSD (deleting the pagefile, hibernate, etc.) fits in the equation. Advise?

Thank again, amigo.
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Ha, no worries, and I just saw the rep effect worked.

I have Sean's guide and a few others too, but thanks for the link, I'll give it a looksey.

I've read running WEI takes care of the defrag issue, but does it run automatically after the OS install, the guides are very, very, vague on this?

As my other post indicates, precisely when to tinker with the SSD has me scratching my head now.

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Defrag is default on windows as the majority of people don't have SSD as of yet. 

 

Install Drivers First

After that work on optimizing your SSD

Install any software you want

I'm not sure what WEI is, but you can search Disk Defragger at the start menu, to see if defragging is sceduled on your computer

 

Make sure to go to advance settings and make sure that your SSD is set to not defragg

The Lifehacker article links to here, which has a small guide to make sure its off

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/configure-disk-defragmenter-schedule-in-windows-vista/

 

The advice on the article I linked to in my first post, are things that can be done at anytime.  I would advice doing them after the drivers, but really they can be done at any time. 


Edited by Apinchof - 7/25/13 at 12:37am
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I like your order, but better check your device manager for any yellow exclamation mark that it might have.. if none then your good to go,

As for SSD it not neccessary to defrag it, defragging can cause more harm than good for an ssd, read this link
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Cool, thinking tomorrow is the day to square this badboy away.

WEI is the bloody thing that give ya the Windows score, etc. Wiki here.

Will definitely keep an eye on the device manager.

Gracias.
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In that case your right defrag should be off

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