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Thread: GA-X58A-UD3R/USB3.0 Card 720200/A Chip Driver/Firmware Flash ?




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    Default GA-X58A-UD3R/USB3.0 Card 720200/A Chip Driver/Firmware Flash ?

    I am about to bring to life for the first time a build with the following:
    Win7 64, I7 960 Bloomfield 3.2GHZ, GA-X58A-UD3R rev2, 12gb (3x4gb) triple channel kit of Corsair Vengeance Ram 1600mhz, Gigabyte GTX 550 TI Graphics card, Intel 520 240gb.

    My ? concerns the driver/firmware updating procedure/order for the several Renesas/Nec USB 3.0 720200 series chips found in the build. All of them are several versions old and I would prefer to start with the latest version:

    1. The board has a Nec 720200 chip for the two native USB3 ports. It has very old versions.
    2. SIIG PCIe USB3 card JU-P20512-S1 has a Renesas 720200A chip.
    3. Koutech PCIe USB3 card PEU 232 has a Renesas 720200A chip
    3. StarTech PCIe USB3 card PEXUSB3S400 has a Renesas 720202 chip

    So I have one 720200, two 720200A and one 720202 chips to deal with. The firmware is different for all 3 types and there are 2 different drivers required(the 7200200 and 7200200A take the same driver). I have not done this before and need guidance.

    1. With everything installed is there going to be a problem when running the driver program since 2 different cards will take the same one. Will the driver installer see the 3 chips (one on the board and 2 on the cards) and take care of all at the same time or does it list each one and let me choose which one to do? If it does both at the same time what would happen if a person wanted a different version on each chip? I have not seen a driver update for these chips run so I am not aware of the choices it gives.

    2. Should I get the system running with out any cards and update the board chip, then install one card at a time, updating each one in turn?
    I'm sure that would work but is it necessary to go to that much trouble? Or should I put it all in and try it that way?

    Has anyone been there/done that? Thanks!

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R/USB3.0 Card 720200/A Chip Driver/Firmware Flash ?

    I think you have thought about this way too much, start with the drivers listed for your hardware and if there are issues go from there.

    why are you concerned with firmware?

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R/USB3.0 Card 720200/A Chip Driver/Firmware Flash ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinster View Post
    I think you have thought about this way too much, start with the drivers listed for your hardware and if there are issues go from there.

    why are you concerned with firmware?

    Vin
    Googling GA-X58A-UD3R and usb3 shows many problems some of which have caused folks hours of time trying to track down. Some are solved by updating the firmware and drivers. Since my time is limited I am trying to get it right from the start. Since I have not personally used the updating software myself I was looking for some feed back to help me understand the procedure.

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R/USB3.0 Card 720200/A Chip Driver/Firmware Flash ?

    Start with the drivers for your board, don't complicate it.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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