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Originally Posted by IronAge View Post

Its unofficial

https://www.mediafire.com/?yh2kj2lrc28msbm
...and to add to the confusion, it's labeled as 0039. biggrin.gif
Couldn't be much worse than the current ones, I may give it a try.

Thanks!
post #1912 of 5773
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

...and to add to the confusion, it's labeled as 0039. biggrin.gif
Couldn't be much worse than the current ones, I may give it a try.

Thanks!

oops wrong link ... sorry m8 ... that is the one for 0040

https://www.mediafire.com/?fwxz87wot2a3e2w
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oops wrong link ... sorry m8 ... that is the one for 0040

https://www.mediafire.com/?fwxz87wot2a3e2w
Thanks. lol. thumb.gif
post #1914 of 5773
Hi guys,

I need some help . . .

New build planned to replace my daily driver, and I'll be using the Asus Z170 Deluxe for the HDMI 2 support, (as soon as it's back in stock somewhere) with a 6700K.

I was wanting to run the new Samsung 950 Pro, M.2 drive as the OS/Boot drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147467


Is it possible or reasonably easy to use Win 7 as the OS, or do I have to pretty much go to Win 10 for the NVMe support?

I'd like to stay with Win 7 if possible.

Also what bios would I need for that drive?


Thanks in advance,

Darlene
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Originally Posted by Gerbacio View Post

SHout out to the best poster on this Forum JP, for suggesting me to switch to Asus after my horrible experience with EVGA boards
I LOVE my Asus board...everything worked flawlessly on the first try! spent the day benching 1.35v @4.7 ...not a single crash or error ! I picked 1.35 as a baseline so now im gonna start lowering voltage thumb.gif
now i want a Asus PG279Q to replace my VG248QE!
exited to join you guys here!
lol - welcome back into the liiight...smile.gif
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Okay boys and girls this is not my first time at the rodeo but I want to make sure I am prepared for the upcomming system upgrade overhall. I have been with an AMD 8120 FX BE for a number of years. I took the plunge last week due to have some extra money but not quite enough.
I bought an ASUS Z170-A motherboard
and I5 6600K
These have already arrived and are driving me crazy sitting on my desk. My old FX 8120 will be re-purposed or parted out, not sure yet which.
I will be getting the ram ordered this coming Friday, but I digress.
With the AMD chipset, I have had all drivers I could possible need already stored on my hard drives. I am reusing some things like my newish GPUs (R9 290x x2 bought in May) my EVGA supernova 1050 GS PSU bought this summer, and the SSD I bought in Aug, plus my assorted other gear and monitors.
My questions:
Are what drivers are a must to download prior to my new windows 10 install so I can prepare the USB?
Also do I need to download prepare USB stick with a newer bios prior to boot up? If so the latest bios or a different one? ( will be getting a 2 x 8 kit) Most like this one of these two... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231873
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231877
I do like to play around with overclocking all things, I know this is not the OC enthusiast board as some others are.
No raid will be used.
I have been with AMD so long I no longer understand the importance of some of the Intel drivers needed.
On a side note I am assuming I should see lots of improvements from going from an FX 8120 to the i5 6700K with crossfire from benchmarks to gaming...at least that is my hope.
PS I read all 190 pages of this thread yesterday. smile.gif
all the chipset drivers are available in the product support section of the ASUS website... and on the DVD that comes with your MB. Load the OS, chipset, Intel ME then all the drivers from the DVD. LAst - any drivers for you specific cards, USB devices etc.

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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Hi guys,
I need some help . . .
New build planned to replace my daily driver, and I'll be using the Asus Z170 Deluxe for the HDMI 2 support, (as soon as it's back in stock somewhere) with a 6700K.
I was wanting to run the new Samsung 950 Pro, M.2 drive as the OS/Boot drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147467
Is it possible or reasonably easy to use Win 7 as the OS, or do I have to pretty much go to Win 10 for the NVMe support?
I'd like to stay with Win 7 if possible.
Also what bios would I need for that drive?
Thanks in advance,
Darlene
Tough question... on 10 it's plug and play, for W7 you will need to download the NVMe driver from Intel. LOL - I figured you'd be using an Intel 750. wink.gif
Praz may know if anything special is neeed with that drive. The Sammy SM951 works with W10 on this M8E/6600K as a Windows boot manager device.

PS> hope you post some pics of what's likely another incredible build! thumb.gif
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THanks JPMBoy...however was asking for specific intel drivers to install or not install including version same as I ask about a specific bios update to prepare. I do appreciate it however telling someone to even use the DVD that comes with a retail board is well...'nuff said on that. So thanks again but was asking for specific not where to obtain as has always been the case the latest drivers or bios is not always the best, and many people have had various issues with different bios updates across z170 chipset motherboard.

I do appreciate you looking at the post but really did not help anything I asked about. As some kits have had more issues then others for ram with this chipset as well. Sorry just trying to explain as I thought I made myself clear, in my OP I explained what I would be doing and not doing and what if any specific drivers are needed for a clean win install. IE The intel raid stuff since I will not use raid...once upon a time it was required for certain drivers for the hd during install, not needed at all with AMD anymore..things change.
Edited by mtrai - 11/7/15 at 6:52pm
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Hey guys i have just got most of my parts for my new build. I also got the Maximus Viii Hero. Is there a standard bios that the boards come in with ? Is it any good ? Do you guys think i should upgrade the bios right away ?

here is a pic of my parts. Just waiting on my 6700K....



VGA is the 980 Ti G1.


PS: Also, how do you guys find the AUDIO of this mobo ? I am currently using a Fiio E10 instead of my onboard audio so im wondering if the onboard audio would be any better than the Fiio E10 ?
Edited by DokoBG - 11/7/15 at 7:08pm
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post #1918 of 5773
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THanks JPMBoy...however was asking for specific intel drivers to install or not install including version same as I ask about a specific bios update to prepare. I do appreciate it however telling someone to even use the DVD that comes with a retail board is well...'nuff said on that. So thanks again but was asking for specific not where to obtain as has always been the case the latest drivers or bios is not always the best, and many people have had various issues with different bios updates across z170 chipset motherboard.

I do appreciate you looking at the post but really did not help anything I asked about. As some kits have had more issues then others for ram with this chipset as well. Sorry just trying to explain as I thought I made myself clear, in my OP I explained what I would be doing and not doing and what if any specific drivers are needed for a clean win install. IE The intel raid stuff since I will not use raid...once upon a time it was required for certain drivers for the hd during install, not needed at all with AMD anymore..things change.


blinksmiley.gif

let me try this one more time - you have to install the latest chipset drivers and the latest (or a recent) Intel Management Engine regardless of the bios version you decide to use. Use ram off the QVL if you are not familiar with manually tuning a ram kit. and...
Good luck.
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Mostly interested in Z170i Pro Gaming, which is a mini-itx board with 2 slots only. If I want to max out 32 GB I need 2 x 16 GB sticks there.
Z170i Pro Gaming supports 32 GB, but when I look at the compatibility list for the board I don't find any 16 GB sticks for Corsair. Now, Corsair is basically the only one providing a 2 x 16GB stick kit (Vengeance LPX). So, what to do? Buy it anyway and see what happens, or is a BIOS update needed first to support them? Will BIOS update come?
I bought it anyway, but have some other component issues so can't tell you if it works or not
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Hi guys,

I need some help . . .

Is it possible or reasonably easy to use Win 7 as the OS, or do I have to pretty much go to Win 10 for the NVMe support?

I'd like to stay with Win 7 if possible.

Also what bios would I need for that drive?


Thanks in advance,

Darlene

you may request a hotfix which adds limited NVMe Support to Windows 7.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990941

Limited because you will not be able to update any NVMe SSD firmware under that OS.
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