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Hi
need a bit of help regarding updating the Intel rapid storage technology
I want to update my bios to the latest version for my asus p8z68-v/gen3 however in the bios notes it says to disable the intel rapid storage technology and to have it at ver 11.2.0.1066 currently I have 10.6.0.1002 I have downloaded the latest version but it does not come as an exe file.
I've read on the intel site about using the f6 key to install ? however that requires a floppy drive which I don't have so how do I install the new drivers, I have no idea were to begin.
I don't have any raid drives setup so can I ignore the rapid storage stuff and install the new bios regardless
at the end of the day all I want to do is overclock my cpu a bit more currently my i7 2700k is oc to 4.7ghz but that is purely done through the turbo multiplier and I've not touched any voltages
thanks for any help
post #2 of 5
Follow these steps exactly:
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(1) Enter OS, and ensure Intel Smart Response Technology has been turned off under Intel Rapid Storage Technology interface.
(2) Install version Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver to version 11.5.0.1207
(3) Reboot the system, and update BIOS to version 3603, then reboot.
(4) Enter the BIOS setup screen, press F5 to load BIOS default, then change the Intel SATA Port to RAID mode.
(5) Boot into OS, and re-enable Intel Smart Response Technology under Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

If you follow these steps, the system will function correctly with the new BIOS. However, updating to this BIOS version will not increase your overclocking ability. This new BIOS only updates the OROM to allow you to use an updated version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

As for the F6 driver package, you should not need them for that system as long as the BIOS has IRST enabled. All that's required then is the correct IRST software that matches the OROM version.

Hope this clears everything up.
Edited by BradleyW - 8/19/13 at 9:37am
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OK what's happening is I think the new BIOS is upgrading the Intel Rapid Storage Technology version. Because of this, you'll need to upgrade the drivers you have installed in Windows so you can avoid issues with your SATA drives. But it looks like this is for those running Intel Smart Response Technology (and possibly RAID too?)

Have a look at this page for the drivers you'll need: linky

So the top two downloads are for the 'F6 Install'. This isn't anything you need to worry about. On a side note, the F6 install is for when you are installing Windows from scratch. In some cases, Windows doesn't have the drivers for your storage controller. With that, it won't detect any hard drives when you're trying to install. So this is where the F6 drivers come in - with Windows XP, you press the F6 key when the installer is prompts you and you can point to the drivers on a floppy disk. However, with Windows Vista, 7, and 8 you just need to load the drivers on a USB thumb drive and point Windows to the drivers. Once Windows has the drivers for your storage controller, then the install carries on as usual.

Now once you have Windows installed, you install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers. This is the third download link (STOR_Win7_XP_11.2.0.1006.exe). I wasn't sure, but I'm assuming you're running Windows XP or Vista? All you have to do is download this file and run it. It'll upgrade your IRST drivers to 11.2 and once that's done you can reboot and flash your BIOS. I hope this helps! smile.gif
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Thanks i'm actually running win 7 64bit
sorry should have said in original post
I've gone back in and the latest version seems to be 12.5.0.1066 can I use this instead also it does say for Intel 6 Series Chipset-Based Desktop Boards presumably this refers to the chipset and not the board manufacturer?
Also it looks like the version of rapid storage that's currently on my system does not even have intel smart response do I need to upgrade to a version when it first went on before updating to the latest version
thanks
Edited by mazelda - 8/19/13 at 10:33am
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Thanks i'm actually running win 7 64bit
sorry should have said in original post
I've gone back in and the latest version seems to be 12.5.0.1066 can I use this instead also it does say for Intel 6 Series Chipset-Based Desktop Boards presumably this refers to the chipset and not the board manufacturer?
Also it looks like the version of rapid storage that's currently on my system does not even have intel smart response do I need to upgrade to a version when it first went on before updating to the latest version
thanks

Download IRST from the ASUS website under the download section for your motherboard. Don't install IRST from Intel for arguments sake. Intel start response does not show up within IRST. It is a feature in the BIOS.

It is as simple as this, leave the system alone or follow my instructions from the first post. Either way, you will not increase your overclocking potential via a BIOS upgrade unless a BIOS comes out which is specifically designed to increase system stability/overclocking potential.
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