Changing motherboard to B360M PRO-VDH

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by im_shadows, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. im_shadows

    im_shadows n00b

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    My motherboard is coming and since it doesn't have wi-fi on it I'm gonna download everything such as BIOS and drivers before it comes, but what drivers do I really need?
    There are these drivers on MSI's website:
    -On-Board VGA Drivers:
    Intel VGA Driver (?)
    -LAN Drivers:
    Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers *
    -Others Drivers:
    Intel Management Engine Driver (?)
    Intel Software Guard Extensions (?)
    -On-Board Audio Drivers:
    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver *
    -System & Chipset Drivers:
    Intel Chipset Driver (?)
    -On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers:
    Intel Optane Memory (I don't have Intel Optane Memory)
    What drivers do I need to install? I marked with a "*" the drivers I'll be installing and with an "(?)" the ones I don't know.
     
  2. Mega6

    Mega6 [H]ard|Gawd

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    You're going to get the most features and compatibility with the latest manufacturer drivers. They are bloated compared to a straight whql generic windows drivers assuming that is your OS. I usually install windows and see what needs to go in that is not found and go from there.

    -> chipset - yes
    -> VGA - if you do not have a discrete GPU - yes, but windows can usually install a generic vga just to install.
    -> LAN - yes, better performance typically
    -> Intel Management Eng. - yes, latest supported
    -> Audio -> see what windows picks up, if u need fancy sound features - yes
    -> SATA -> even though you may not have Optane, the manufacturer SATA typically has better performance. - yes
    -> Intel Software Guard Extensions? SGX is for developers, i assume you are not so - NO

    Short Story - install all but SGX, download everything and archive off to a NON-OS drive
    Advanced Method - pick and choose what you need between generic windows and the manufacturer drivers. You will know what you need, update and put on the best. Comes with experience.
     
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  3. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    what he said ^ although I think the sata drivers are in the chipset pack if you dont need RST
     
  4. Mega6

    Mega6 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Depends, sata on my current board are both intel and asmedia and the asmedia is separate
     
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  5. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    ah right, 3rd party may be needed.