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    Hi there

    Sorry for the noob questions but I have been reading about the problems some people have been having with BSOD and SSD's going missing over at the OCZ forums (which I too have experienced intermittently). It appears there may be some incompatibility with Intel drivers and the SSD.

    Some are suggesting to use the msahci drivers which come with Windows 7 in preference to the iaStor drivers which are installed with Intel's Rapid Storage Technology (RST).

    As I like to run a lean machine without unnecessary drivers and software, I have a couple of questions relating to the drivers available for my board at the gigabyte website GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P67A-UD4-B3 (rev. 1.1)

    As I am not running RAID, but am in AHCI mode with my SSD connected to a 6GB/s SATA III interface, which of the following do I need / not need and why?

    1) Intel INF installation?

    2) Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI)?

    3) Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST)?

    Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, but the GBT site doesn't appear to explain it, and seems to assume a fairly high level of knowledge. Do I just install everything that's available and be done with it?

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Theo.
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    Default Re: P67A-UD4-B3 minimum drivers required?

    I would install everything and the latest versions,plus the latest final or beta BIOS version for your mb
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    Thanks Wazza for your thoughts...

    After reading about Intel Management Engine Interface here:-

    Intel Active Management Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I am pretty sure I don't need it. Looks like its for IT pros who manage large numbers of pc's.

    Am I correct about that? Can I leave it out?
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    Default Re: P67A-UD4-B3 minimum drivers required?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigabyte Fan View Post
    2) Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI)?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gigabyte Fan View Post
    After reading about Intel Management Engine Interface here:-

    Intel Active Management Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I am pretty sure I don't need it. Looks like its for IT pros who manage large numbers of pc's.
    I know you need to install this driver if you plan on overclocking the bclk in windows with Easy Tune 6. Not that you can overclock it much. But this is needed to do so.

    I dont know any other side effects this could have on this system not being installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    I know you need to install this driver if you plan on overclocking the bclk in windows with Easy Tune 6. Not that you can overclock it much. But this is needed to do so.
    Thanks Ace for your knowledge. Can you point me in the direction of info which explains the link with ET6? I have searched the Gigabyte site and also the Intel site, but no luck...
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    Default Re: P67A-UD4-B3 minimum drivers required?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigabyte Fan View Post
    Thanks Ace for your knowledge. Can you point me in the direction of info which explains the link with ET6? I have searched the Gigabyte site and also the Intel site, but no luck...
    this is from the UD5 version of your board but samething still applies.

    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 Discussion Thread - Page 19

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I received word back from Taiwan last night in regards to Easytune and Bclk, and they have figured out what is causing the issue!

    You must install Intel Management Software from the motherboard install CD.

    So for anyone having issues with Easytune and changing Bclk as seen below, please install the following software from your install CD.

    Issue:




    Resolution:




    Problem solved!



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    Default Re: P67A-UD4-B3 minimum drivers required?

    Thanks so much Ace. Very helpful and comprehensive. I will check my install disc and see what it tells me regarding the software I have already installed - whether it needs updating or not. Ciao for niaow...
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    Default Re: P67A-UD4-B3 minimum drivers required?

    Dont use the cd to install the driver as it will be out dated.

    Grab all new drivers from here http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ity-tools.html scroll down to post #2
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    Will do. Will enjoy installing the latest and (hopefully) the greatest :) Thank-you.
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