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Thread: 64 bit drivers for win7 on X58-Ud5 MB




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    Question 64 bit drivers for win7 on X58-Ud5 MB

    Hi,
    I have an Intel i920 D0 stepping based computer using a GB EX58-UD5 MB, no sound card, XFX RadeonHD4890 XT 1GB 875 Mhz 3.9Ghz GDR5 PCI-E, DUAL 1 Terrabyte WD SATA2 Caviar Blacks, LG W2442PA-BF24" LCD monitor, and OCZ X-750 Equalizer Mouse with 6 Gig of Corsair memory and a Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS 22X SATA DVD, and Brother MFC-7840W All-in-One printer.

    I bought the system back in July 2009 so any driver disks I have are all pre the Win7 Gold. I did not want to buy Vista so close to the release of Win7 so I loaded the Win7 RC 64 bit and muddled through planning to get the Win7 Pro Gold 64 bit when released which I have just got.

    First I am a relative newbie. I am now ready to move from the RC to Gold 64 bit. How do I load all the newest drivers? do I first load all the driver disks from the manufacturer and the update them one by one or what??

    I did not activate Raid the first time should I do so now and in what mode or just keepthe dual disks as drive C; and D: as they are now. I saw some "preinstall RAID drivers on the GB site. What are they for. Also what is AHCI for and how do I set it up? BTW will there be an update of BIOS for USB3 for this MB? How risky is flashing the MB even with the DUAL BIOS feature of GB?

    I would like to set up another partition for Linux a little later. Are there drivers available that work for Win7 64 bit on Linux and my hardware? Where can I find them? (BTW can I use the D: drive as my Linux partition?)

    Do I need to wipe my harddrives before I load the new OS?

    Can you give me a sequence of operations I need to perform (don't leave out any step even if obvious because I am a newbie).

    Right now my partitions are as follows. The 0 physical drive has partition C: and a small partition reserved for the OS (Win7 RC 64 bit) plus some 250 GB that are unallocated and intended for an eventual Linux partition. The 1 physical drive is entirely D:.

    Am I better off with each OS (Win7 64 bit and Linux [Ubuntu] on a different physical drive?

    Should I flash the MB to the latest F10 BIOS or leave it as is. I now have the factory BIOS F7 from AWARD dated 11/05/2009. With DUAL BIOS feature is this a risky procedure. I do not want a paper weight.

    Thanks for all the help.

    Hankman
    Last edited by hankman; 02-26-2010 at 05:24 AM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: 64 bit drivers for win7 on X58-Ud5 MB

    you shouldnt need any drivers with win7 it will search and install them for you,ahci enables smart capable hard drives they will tell you if ones about to fail ect just enable it in bios before win7 install,you should be able to install over the top(upgrade) or you can do a clean install....update the bios later when youve installed win7.usb3 isnt available on that board only the new ex-58a board same goes for sata3
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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