New ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen installation - Which of these should be updated?
I'm still trying to learn and to complete the installation of this new MB (ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3), with an Intel corei5 2500K processor. There are a few more things I need to know, such as which of the 'other' software packages that came off of the installation CD should be used, or not, and which drivers should I update?
For instance, my internet download speed has dropped dramatically with this MB's built-in "Realtek PCIe Family Controller", shipped with version number: 7.44.421.2011, driver date: 4/21/2011. My AT&T DSL account download speed is 'up to' 3.0Mbps (Megabits), and I used to average 2.7Mbps on my older computer). But, with this built-in network controller, my download speed for files now maxes around 250-350Kbps (Kilobytes!), no matter where I download from. It's not due to certain websites being 'busy.' It happens with every large file download I attempt. So, something isn't correct. It took me over 20 HOURS to install World of Warcraft, when it used to take only a few hours!
I saw these files on ASRock's web site:
* Should this driver be updated for this board (ASROCK_REALTEC_LAN_DRIVER-Lan_Win7(7048).zip)?
* Should this update also be installed (ASROCK_INF-DRIVERS_Win7-64_(220.127.116.111).zip)?
* Are there other ASRock applications which are recommended or advised against using?
I'm very new to all of this, so I do appreciate any expert help and patience.
MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 * CPU: Intel Corei5 (2500K) * GPU: Intel Onboard * SOUND: Onboard * CPU COOLER: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo * PSU: Seasonic X650W 80+Gold
* RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB-F3-1600C8D-8GAB * CASE: LIAN LI PC-A70F ATX Full Tower Aluminum * HDD: WD500GB SATA 6GB's 64MB Cache Caviar 'Black' (WD5003AZEX)