--Oz-- wrote: ↑
Nov 27 2019 1:48pm
Since the first gen i7 has only one chipset (X58), and my gigagyte GA-EX58-UD4P does not have win10 drivers, but my i7-980 on Asus P6x58-e-Pro has win10 drivers (of course has same x58 chipset). Could I use the updated Asus x58 drivers for the gigabyte motherboard?
To me, this need for external drivers for windows10 seems weird, what device needs drivers?
Are you using the proper original intel ICH10 X58 SATA ports ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I/O_Controller_Hub#ICH10 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:X58_ ... iagram.png
) for your SSD and main drives? I wouldn't use the extra Realtek?/etc? dodgy SATA ports that are externally put on the MB to boost specs if those are the ones that need drivers.
Also before you install Windows 10 on your SSD, ensure that you have your ICH10 SATA controller set in the bios as "Configure SATA controller as: AHCI"
If you choose IDE then its the older crapper protocol. The other option is Intels RAID, I use to use this but one time it kicked one of my hard-drives out of my RAID 5 system for no good reason and it was very difficult to work out how to restore it all back. I got it all back to normal but I decided I wasn't going to use the Intel RAID mode via bios again.
All you need to do is do something as mundane as hit F5 in bios to reset to defaults and save and Intel won't recognise your Raid setup... You can restore it but like I said its a tedious process, I decided its too prone to losing the config and just run everything in AHCI, if I want RAID again I will just do it via windows or some other way.
https://itstillworks.com/configure-sata ... 24811.html
If you need SATA6 you need a PCIe card https://www.mwave.com.au/product/starte ... er-ab66958
But I have never bothered and always have just used the original Intel ICH10 SATA ports because it's all about the random read/write SSD drive performance that makes SSDs fast and this is still something even SATA 2 handles well. Even old record player style mechanical hard drives can possibly bottleneck a SATA2 on "sequential" reads/writes but we all know they are useless dog slow on random read/writes, this is only where it really matters.
If I was interested I would skip SATA altogether and get a PCIe x4 M.2 card for next-level speed.
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/silver ... rd-ac09445
Typically the ONLY stuff that Microsoft with Windows 10 won't provide drivers for older hardware is stuff that is broken/ultra crappy. With some hardware the vendors refuse to make any compatible drivers for Windows 10 and for others MS might decide the device is so dodgy that they won't include support, but from my experience it has to be super-garbage hardware.
I don't use the MB sound chipset, I use the proper audio via HDMI out via the video card into my AV receiver amp.
Analog audio is old crap and I have all that stuff fully disabled in bios.
As Linus explains here even though in a kind of crappy way https://youtu.be/7ci7mFBuShQ?t=492
, the best way to get audio is out via your HDMI/DVI/DisplayPorts and its the ONLY way to get full HD 5.1 or higher channel surround sound out. The old analog or optical outs are hacks if they work at all for anything beyond basic stereo and are deliberately not supported by Windows 10 because its old non-standard crap. People who buy audio cards are pretty much being scammed.
I am dubious you would have sound driver problems if you just need simple stereo via analog outs.
Also, another thing to look into is some SSD drives back in the early days struggled with TRIM, it might be an issue where you somehow having something working on win7 but you need a newer SSD driver for win10?
I am dubious this could be a problem but you may want to look into it, you would have to have pretty much an ~8-year-old SSD drive for this to be a problem.
https://www.howtogeek.com/257196/how-to ... f-it-isnt/