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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by moocow0463, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. moocow0463

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    ok the new stuff comes in friday i need some help gathering drivers and such im going to be running my windows xp 32 bit home edition i need help finding a few drivers

    the E8400 processor driver..i cant seem to find one other then 64 bit?

    GA-EP35-DS3L mobo, i found some drivers and bios updates on the gigabyte webstie but if anyone could please tell me wich ones i need to get so im not getting the wrong ones

    i found my GPU drivers, network drivers sound card etc etc, just need help with the last 2 and bios updates

    thanks im going to finish formatting the hard drive and everything should be ready to go friday hopefully i get good luck and no DOA parts
     
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    TBH, I wouldn't worry about any BIOS updates just yet - best to make sure everything is running properly before updating the BIOS . . . unless you run into some really strange issues while trying to install and set everything up.


    The drivers on the CD that will acoompany the motherboard will work fine for now as well; it's best, IMO, to figure out what motherboard features you'll actually use, as compared to what you probably won't have use for - that way, you only need to install and then update those programs and utlities.

    Do download this chipset driver update for Intel chipsets: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=816 - just released last week, I'm sure it'll be more current than the driver version that will be on the CD.

    Oh, and once you have your OS installed, before installing any other drivers or utilities or hardware, install that chipset driver update! They're a major neccessity for WIN to properly operate.

    Good luck, man!
     
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    thanks for the info i wasnt sure if the new hardware would come with CD's or not so i was making a master CD for all my drivers but if they come with CD's i wont worry about it except for like u said the chipset driver ill get ASAP
     

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