3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2017 9:59 AM by Al Hill

    Planning Clean Install of Win10FCU and Have Driver Question

    HempOil

      Hello,

       

      I own an ASUS G74SX notebook computer circa 2011. I plan to do a clean install of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and wondered whether I should hunt down older, compatible drivers from Intel for the 6 Series (HM65 Express) chipset as well as the Rapid Storage Technology? Or, would the default drivers that Windows installs be sufficient (or even more recent/advanced)? Frankly, I don't know if the Intel files would even be compatible with Windows 10 FCU.

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Planning Clean Install of Win10FCU and Have Driver Question
          Al Hill

          Just do the W10 install.  If you provide your complete processor model number, we can provide more information.

           

          Doc

          • 2. Re: Planning Clean Install of Win10FCU and Have Driver Question
            HempOil

            Sure, let me know if you need any more info:

             

            HWiNFO64 Version 5.60-3280

             

            Intel Genuine-2000 --------------------------------------------------------

             

            [General Information]

              Processor Name:                         Intel Genuine-2000

              Original Processor Frequency:           2000.0 MHz

              CPU ID:                                 000206A7

              CPU Brand Name:                         Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz

              CPU Vendor:                             GenuineIntel

              CPU Stepping:                           D2/J1/Q0

              CPU Code Name:                          Sandy Bridge-MB

              CPU Technology:                         32 nm

              CPU Type:                               Production Unit

              CPU Platform:                           Socket G2 (rPGA988B)

              Microcode Update Revision:              29

             

            Motherboard ---------------------------------------------------------------

             

              Motherboard Model:                      ASUS G74Sx

              Motherboard Chipset:                    Intel HM65 (Cougar Point) [B3]

            • 3. Re: Planning Clean Install of Win10FCU and Have Driver Question
              Al Hill

              Ok, your (Sandy Bridge) processor and its graphics are supported on WIndows 10.  So, you would be using the generic Microsoft driver for your graphics, and you will likely be disappointed in its performance.

               

              So, you can do a clean install, just be aware that your platform is unsupported.

               

              Doc