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    Default Re: MB Drivers/Utilities DVD won't play

    Can't comment on ATI drivers. I was refering to motherboard utilities.

    All driver files, such as chipset and audio, LAN etc are available from their respective brands (eg the Realtek site) as well as Gigabytes main page for your motherboard.

    If there's a graphics driver in the package then of course it's probably not the latest version. No motherboard manufacturer I know releases updated drivers in parallel with latest Cayalyst and Forceware releases.

    Downloading the relevant drivers from point of origin is always a good idea. Never use a motherboard CD or a mobo maufacturers site for that.

    I'm also willing to bet that if the CD contains x86 Catalysts, that they're older than the ones on the site too.
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    Default Re: MB Drivers/Utilities DVD won't play

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    Can't comment on ATI drivers. I was refering to motherboard utilities.

    All driver files, such as chipset and audio, LAN etc are available from their respective brands (eg the Realtek site) as well as Gigabytes main page for your motherboard.

    If there's a graphics driver in the package then of course it's probably not the latest version. No motherboard manufacturer I know releases updated drivers in parallel with latest Cayalyst and Forceware releases.

    Downloading the relevant drivers from point of origin is always a good idea. Never use a motherboard CD or a mobo maufacturers site for that.

    I'm also willing to bet that if the CD contains x86 Catalysts, that they're older than the ones on the site too.
    That latter may be, but there's no way to find out if the CD stalls every time. The online drivers are dated May 6, while the RMA'd version of this mb was sent by NewEgg on May 28 and they turn them over quickly. The replacement was sent last week. I agree about video drivers.

    I do have have a question about one of the two audio drivers listed online for this board (Win 32). The one dated July 9 says it's for the Realtek Azalia audio chip, but there's no mention of an Azalia chip in the product description or manual that I can find.

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    Default Re: MB Drivers/Utilities DVD won't play

    There is only one audio driver for the entire series of Realtek codecs, located here Realtek . It may be quicker to go to Guru3D and search for "Realtek HD Audio 2.28".Azalia is the generic name for all their current HD audio IC's be it 885A, 888A, 889A etc.

    They're not going to keep updating the CD in the box. In all likelyhood, the CD in the first boards produced are the same as the ones in current models. It's simply not worth them spending money on constantly updating driver CD's. That's why the drivers are online.

    The version numbers of some software is on the front of the CD. Compare it to the ones on the web page, I'm sure you'll find the utilities more current.

    As far as Gigabyte are concerned, and this is logical, they have supplied the essentials to get the board working. Things like sound and NIC drivers don't really require religiously being updated. Realtek do release a lot of updates, but usually for gaming purposes. The odd bug fix, sure but not much else.
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    Default Re: MB Drivers/Utilities DVD won't play

    One thing you might look at gene is the event viewer and see whats going on when you use the dvd.

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