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I recently bought Advanced System Optimizer. According to top ten reviews link

It's rated #1 in everything..

My question is was it worth it? I'm kinda feeling down about my decision. Now this program is telling me I have 7 missing drivers. If I let it do its thing will it mess up my pc? Has anyone tried this program before?
    
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What are the 7 drivers it thinks you're missing?
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What are the 7 drivers it thinks you're missing?
I'm glad you asked

Here is a screenshot I took show what I'm missing.



Everything is working fine but it really bugs me. That it says I'm missing drivers or they are outdated. Can I trust this program to update these 7 missing drivers?
    
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Oh. I'm glad I asked too! It just thinks the drivers are outdated. Whether or not this is true, I don't know. But y'know what, your system is functioning properly, so why take any action? Plus, this kind of software is for people who don't know what they're doing (like my grandma). Seriously.

However, now that I know what drivers it thinks is out of date, I just have to show this driver to you because it is my favorite driver in my entire system:

The Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver version 10.1.0.1008 (WHQL-Certified). It's mainly just an awesome driver for the southbridge chipset, such as the ICH10R (and many others)!

Link: http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/intel/sata/intel_rst_10.1.0.1008_whql(www.station-drivers.com).exe

Note: this driver will only function in AHCI or RAID mode. But once you have it installed (and once you've rebooted), I think the first thing you will notice is a quicker boot-up time. After that, just browsing the files on your drives will feel a little bit quicker, or perhaps "snappier".

What's better is that there's a chance that it will make Driver Updater think all of your drivers are up to date. So in other words, I say uninstall Driver Updater and just trust Overclock.net. After all, this is one of the benefits of being a member of Overclock.net!




UPDATE: Intel finally released version 10.1.0.1008 on their site! http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=19607
Edited by TwoCables - 12/26/10 at 6:54pm
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Looks like those drivers are over a year old, 02/08 to the 09/09 update. They're for SSD drives which are the norm now, but you don't have any so no need to update now. If you installed a SSD drive, Windoz 7 would update those drivers for you at OS install but right now it knows you don't need them so doesn't update them.
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Thnx guys you really cleared some stuff up for me. I feel like i've dodged another bullet

+rep to the both of you.
    
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Originally Posted by letsgetiton View Post
Looks like those drivers are over a year old, 02/08 to the 09/09 update. They're for SSD drives which are the norm now, but you don't have any so no need to update now. If you installed a SSD drive, Windoz 7 would update those drivers for you at OS install but right now it knows you don't need them so doesn't update them.
Windows 7 did not do that to me when I put in my solid state drives. Instead, the driver it installed was some generic driver (I had AHCI enabled). Not even Windows Update offered anything new. This was before I knew about Intel's RST driver, so I then went to Gigabyte's website and downloaded the latest version they had which was the Intel Matrix Storage Manager version 8.9.

Then I learned about Intel's RST driver version 9.6, and I learned that it adds proper TRIM support for solid state drives (that is, starting with version 9.6). This means that it's not just for RAID, and it's not just for solid state drives. Instead, it's just a better driver to provide better support for modern systems.

So, I installed version 9.6 and I immediately noticed that my boot-up time into Windows was a little faster: the Windows logo during boot-up did not finish forming into the Windows logo... it didn't even have a chance to really start forming. But with version 8.9, it would finish forming and then I'd sit there for another 5 seconds watching it animate as though it's alive, or in a pool of water. But now I never see it complete. It's nice.

Then I upgraded to version 10.0.0.1046 and I saw just a tiny bit more of an improvement (but nowhere as big as the jump from 8.9 to 9.6). But now I'm using 10.1.0.1008, except it doesn't provide any differences that I can feel. However, I am enjoying the peace of mind that I have the latest WHQL-Certified Rapid Storage Technology driver.



UPDATE: Intel finally released version 10.1.0.1008 on their site! http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=19607
Edited by TwoCables - 12/26/10 at 6:53pm
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Windows 7 did not do that to me when I put in my solid state drives. Instead, the driver it installed was some generic driver (I had AHCI enabled). Not even Windows Update offered anything new. This was before I knew about Intel's RST driver, so I then went to Gigabyte's website and downloaded the latest version they had which was the Intel Matrix Storage Manager version 8.9.

Then I learned about Intel's RST driver version 9.6, and I learned that it adds proper TRIM support for solid state drives. This means that it's not just for RAID, and it's not just for solid state drives. Instead, it's just a better driver to provide better support for modern systems. So, I installed version 9.6 and I immediately noticed that my boot-up time into Windows was a little faster: the Windows logo during boot-up did not finish forming into the Windows logo... it didn't even have a chance to really start forming. But with version 8.9, it would finish forming and then I'd sit there for another 5 seconds watching it animate as though it's alive, or in a pool of water. But now I never see it complete. It's nice.

Then I upgraded to version 10.0.0.1046 and I saw just a tiny bit more of an improvement (but nowhere as big as the jump from 8.9 to 9.6). But now I'm using 10.1.0.1008, except it doesn't provide any differences that I can feel. However, I am enjoying the peace of mind that I have the latest WHQL-Certified Rapid Storage Technology driver.
Wait so I can use these drivers even though I don't have a RAID configuration?

My config now is

1tb with windows installed
1tb for fraps recording
30gb for page file
ramdisk for firefox cache

Can I benefit from using these drivers?
    
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Wait so I can use these drivers even though I don't have a RAID configuration?

My config now is

1tb with windows installed
1tb for fraps recording
30gb for page file
ramdisk for firefox cache

Can I benefit from using these drivers?
Yep. That's why I am recommending it.
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Says my computer does not meet the minimum requirements to install this driver.
    
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