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Pfew, I thought I was the only one, but looks like it's a normal thing then with the Z87 boards.

Btw, Thanks again for helping me out. I'm so relieved right now! smile.gif

Cheers!

No problem man! Glad it was helpful.
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With the new 1803 bios, my 4770k turbo boost to 4.5ghz at 1.232v. Good? Watercooler parts comes tomorrow and then ill overclock this baby for real
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Originally Posted by Caldeio View Post

With the new 1803 bios, my 4770k turbo boost to 4.5ghz at 1.232v. Good? Watercooler parts comes tomorrow and then ill overclock this baby for real

Well the voltages are good. But
1. It doesn't mean its stable
2.Everyones chip is different so its hard to tell.
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Ok hit 4.5 at 1.260 stable.

Here's 4.6 at 1.350


I'll try for 4.7 and 4.8 soon, but i'm done for now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Caldeio View Post

Ok hit 4.5 at 1.260 stable.

Here's 4.6 at 1.350


I'll try for 4.7 and 4.8 soon, but i'm done for now.

Good chip you have there. Temps okay?
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Yes whole package gets about 69c. That after all benches and some mining tests. I get 45-50 gaming
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Sweet. You can push it more. Your chip is way better than mine.
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I recently noticed by looking in regedit (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Intel\infinst ) that I have Intel's Chipset version 9.4.0.1026 installed, but there is also a newer version available (so I found out by googling), namely revision number 9.4.0.1027.
Release notes/changelog is here:
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23061/eng/INF_9.4.0.1027_ReleaseNotes.htm

But looking at the changelog is it necessary to update it? Or even better should I 'always' update when a newer chipset driver is available?
Btw, can you just d/l the newest version and install it? The program only installs the necessary things I presume?

But going to Intel's homepage and by clicking 'Top recommended downloads / Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)'
There I notice that the newest version is 10.0.13. (Release notes are: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20775/eng/ReleaseNotes10.0.13.htm). Also a necessary update, or just leave it be?

Thanks!
Edited by unkind - 3/27/14 at 9:59am
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If it isn't broke, don't fix it!

In other words if you system is running fine and the change log does not include a fix that you need then there is no need to update anything.

You only need to update drivers when the new version actually fixes something or provides better performance.

With all of the above said, yes I have sometimes updated chipset drivers, other drivers and SSD firmware even if my system was running fine. I did it because I felt like doing it.

You also need to be aware anytime you update drivers, firmware, etc you run the risk of screwing things up. If a chipset driver update goes wrong it can brick your motherboard and the only way to fix it would be to RMA it to Asus. If a firmware update on a SSD goes wrong you can be left with a paper weight instead of an SSD.

As far as the different chipset driver versions, what you find on the Asus website for the Sabertooth, or any other motherboard, will always lag behind the latest Intel release. This is the same for any drivers on the Asus website.

A great place to look for latest chipset drivers, ethernet drivers, SATA drivers, etc. is
http://www.station-drivers.com/
Some how these guys always seem to have the latest available.
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First off, thanks for your reply. I really appreciate it.

I agree with everything you say, but since you are 'experienced' in updating chipset drivers, because you have done it before could you tell me if version 9.4.0.1027 has any benefit over 9.4.0.1026?

Thanks.


EDIT:

Looking more closely at the changelog, version 9.4.0.1027 only adds a couple of new features:


Features Added in Baseline 9.4.0.1027

1. Added devices 0E1C, 0E10, 0E13, 0E17, 0E18, 0E7D.

2. Removed thermal device 9C24 from LxLpCore.inf for PAC submissions



And that's it, because if I scroll down to the 'Issues resolved section', version 1027 hasn't any issues resolved.
So besides the new features that's basically it.
Are those new features really needed/important? Or since my PC is running fine, forget this new version?
Edited by unkind - 3/27/14 at 12:30pm
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