Hello, I installed Windows 7 and I'm in the process of installing drivers from my motherboard's manufacturing website. I have a P5QE mobo (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5QE/#support) I already boot in AHCI mode.
I have already installed the following 4 items from the site:
Under the Audio Section: SoundMAX 2000B Audio Driver V184.108.40.20685 for Windows 64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the Chipset Section: Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility V220.127.116.119 for Windows 32/64bit XP & 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the LAN section: Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver V18.104.22.168 for 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the SATA section: Marvell 6121 SATA Driver V22.214.171.124 for 32/64bit Windows7.
I noticed that there is another download under the "SATA" section.
This download contains the items:
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Driver V126.96.36.1993 for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Intel® AHCI/RAID Driver Disk for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.
Do I need this download? I do not run in RAID.
Also, I've heard that IMSM 188.8.131.523 causes windows issues like disabling windows updates (https://communities.intel.com/thread/29057)
Also, are there any other drivers I should be installing (I've already installed my video card one, and all available windows updates). I also did not install my chipset driver first (it was the second driver I installed). Would not installing the chipset one first be an issue?
Thanks in advance!
*Edit: I also have this already in my device manager
Not sure if this means I don't need the driver in question though.
Edited by anonalchemist, 20 January 2014 - 01:12 AM.