7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2018 4:59 PM by Mr_Ree

    My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't

    Mr_Ree

      My Device Manager (Win7) reveals at least 60 devices ( Base System Devices, PCI Simple Communications Controller, Performance Counters, SM BUS Controller, System Interrupt Controller) that are apparently missing drivers.  A little investigation on my part suggests that many relate to Intel.  However, Intel's Driver & Support Assistant says everything is fine and I don't need anything!  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should deal with the issue?

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't
          Al Hill

          You have been using one of those driver update tools found on the web which, in my opinion, you should never use.

           

          You have two choices.  Use the tool you found on the web, and suffer the consequences, or manually update each device in the device manager by right-clicking on it and choosing "update".

           

          The choice is yours.

           

          A third choice?  Leave well enough alone.

           

           

          Also, what is the complete model number of your processor?

          Have you applied the chipset inf?

           

          Doc

          • 2. Re: My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't
            Mr_Ree

            Thanks, but I should have added in my original message that none of the devices will update using Device Manager.  That option apparently can find no driver

            online, or on my set up.  Yes, I have tried searching every motherboard, afterburner,etc. disk that came with the machine (a Maingear) for the missing drivers.  I have tried uninstalling each one, but upon restart

            the devices with the yellow! reappear.

            • 3. Re: My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't
              Mr_Ree

              AS for the technical info you requested, hopefully this will suffice:

               

              Computer

              ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. RAMPAGE IV FORMULA

              System Manufacturer              System manufacturer

              System Model                           System Product Name

              System Type                             Workstation

              Motherboard Manufacturer    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

              Motherboard Product              RAMPAGE IV FORMULA

              BIOS Version                           UNKNOWN

              SMBIOS Version                     2.7

              Operating System

              Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

              OS Build

              1. 6.1.7601

              Locale

              English (United States)

              Windows Directory

              C:\Windows

              System Directory

              C:\Windows\system32

              .NET Framework Versions

              1. 2.0.50727.5420, 3.0.30729.5420, 3.5.30729.5420, 4.0.0.0, 4.7.02558

              Default Internet Browser

              Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18921

              Installed Internet Browsers

              Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18921

              Processor

              Intel® Core™ i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz

              Manufacturer

              GenuineIntel

              Description

              Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7

              Architecture

              x64

              # of Cores

              6

              Current Clock Speed

              3201 MHz

              Current Voltage

              1. 1.6

              Level 2 Cache

              256 Kb

              Level 3 Cache

              12288 Kb

              Processor Id

              BFEBFBFF000206D7

              Revision

              11527

              Availability

              Running at full power

              Graphics

              NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti

              Adapter Compatibility           NVIDIA

              Video Processor         GeForce GTX 660 Ti

              Resolution     1920 x 1200

              Bits Per pixel 32

              Number of Colors      4294967296

              Refresh Rate - Current         59 Hz

              Refresh Rate - Maximum     75 Hz

              Refresh Rate - Minimum      50 Hz

              Driver Provider         NVIDIA

              Driver Version           23.21.13.9101

              Driver Date   2/23/2018

              Adapter DAC Type   Integrated RAMDAC

              Adapter RAM            2.00 GB

              Availability Running at full power

              Status          This device is working properly.

              Location     PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0

              Device Id                    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1183&SUBSYS_28451462&REV_A1\4&15E7D2AB&0&0010

              • 4. Re: My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't
                Al Hill

                I think I know what you are saying now.

                 

                The problem is I cannot explain it, if it is the same as what I encountered once.  And, I was unsuccessful at fixing it.

                 

                I just do not know how to tell you what to do.  Perhaps one of the Intel support staff can help.

                 

                And, I hate to ask, but have you tried a clean install?

                 

                Doc

                • 5. Re: My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't
                  Mr_Ree

                  Doc

                   

                  The irony thing is that I had a an absolutely clean Device Manager until I did a clean install of the OS on a larger drive.  After that, the problem appeared. :-(

                  • 6. Re: My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't
                    Al Hill

                    I am a big fan of getting rid of old hardware.  However, I had one laptop that I was still using that did the same thing. I was never able to resolve the problem, nor do I know what it happened.

                     

                    You may want to, if you have the time, do a fresh install with everything that is not needed unplugged, just to see if you can get a clean install.  Then, try adding the devices back, one by one.

                     

                    Doc

                    • 7. Re: My CPU says I need Intel Drivers; Intel says I don't
                      Mr_Ree

                      Finally found a solution:  software called Easy Driver.  It worked!  Got rid of all fifty some odd yellow "!"