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    Default AsRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ Driver loading sequence question.

    • System Specs:
    • AsRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ motherboard.
    • AMD A10 6800K Richland Processor.
    • G.Skill F3-2133C9D-8GXL DRR3-2133 2x4gig memory
    • Cooler Master RS 500-PICAR power supply.


    I try never to use the Driver Disc that comes with the motherboard...Downloaded the AMD All in 1 driver, Audio Driver, Atheros Lan driver, AppCharger, SATA Floppy Image, AMD Bolton RAID Driver, ASMedia USB 3.0 and VGA driver from the AsRock support website.

    Not much on utilites...So I did not download the ASRock 3T Unlocker Utility, ASRock A-Tuning, CyberLink Media Espresso, Sunlogin, ASRock XFast Lan or ASRock XFast USB utilities.

    Played around with all that business on my first AsRock Intel board and really had no use for any of it. Not overclocking, light gaming, no RAID, so the fast lan, USB utility, tuner and unlocker unless they are absolutely necessary will not be loaded. If possible.

    Just going to use the APU graphics for now and have had problems loading a bunch of stuff that is not used in the past on Intel systems ACHI and all that business. They want this and then they want that and on and on.

    Just want to know if there is a preferred order to load the drivers. As a rule of thumb I flash the bios, load the chipset drivers, lan, usb and video drivers before checking device manager for unrecognized devices and go from there.

    Is there a preferred order and are there any of the utilities that I absolutely must load like SATA floppy image?

    Thanks for any advice on successfully loading the drivers without all the unnecessary utilities.

    Thanks again !!!!
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    Default Re: AsRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ Driver loading sequence question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hookem View Post
    As a rule of thumb I flash the bios, load the chipset drivers, lan, usb and video drivers before checking device manager for unrecognized devices and go from there.
    Chipset first, always. Then IMO any order after that. But I always install the chipset drivers first.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hookem View Post
    Is there a preferred order and are there any of the utilities that I absolutely must load like SATA floppy image?
    The SATA floppy are actually the F6 RAID driver. Of the utilities available you might maybe install A-Tuning for referencing temps and voltages. The XFast utilities I stay away from like the plague.
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    Default Re: AsRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ Driver loading sequence question.

    Yes, chipset (on Intel systems, INF files) first, after that it's not critical. I prefer to do the SATA driver, network chip driver, and video driver. Intel has its "management engine" software, which is important for their newer platforms.

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    Default Re: AsRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ Driver loading sequence question.

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Of the utilities available you might maybe install A-Tuning for referencing temps and voltages.
    And also fan RPM. I say that because the Nuvoton chips this board uses isn't supported yet in most(all?) 3rd party apps.
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    Default Re: AsRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ Driver loading sequence question.

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    And also fan RPM. I say that because the Nuvoton chips this board uses isn't supported yet in most(all?) 3rd party apps.
    Really, what Nuvoton chip is that, just curious, must be a new one.

    HWiNFO usually works with everything, and the programmer is great about adding support for boards and sensor chips. The latest full version enhanced the support for the Nuvoton NCT6106D, if that happens to be the one.

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    Default Re: AsRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ Driver loading sequence question.

    I should have said fan control not fan rpm. My bad.

    HWiNFO does support the NCT6779D for monitoring since v3.92. Fan Control is via a separate NCT3941S.
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