1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 15, 2011 6:01 PM by mark_h_@intel

    Best driver installation method?




      I've built me a computer out of the following hardware:

      Mainboard: Intel DH67BLB3
      RAM: Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G
      CPU: Intel Core i3 2100t
      Network interface card: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PRO1000
      System-HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB
      Data-HDD's: 2x Western Digital WD20EARS-00MVWB0 (667GB/Platter)

      I have successfully installed "Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit".


      Question 1) Now it would be interesting to know, which is the best driver installation method?


      1) Automatic driver installation: First I would install the drivers from the provided intel driver disc. After that I would update with the online "Automatically Detect and Update My Drivers and Software" function.


      2) Manual driver installation: This would be the needed drivers from the "Intel Download Center":


      Audio: Realtek ALC Audio Driver (Version 6343)
      LAN: Intel PRO Network Connections LAN Driver (Version 16.1)
      Chipsatz: Intel Chip set-software for Intel PC-Mainboards (Version
      USB 3.0: Renasas Electronics USB 3.0 Driver (Version
      Video: Intel HD-graphics driver for Windows Vista and Windows 7 (
      Intel ME: Management-Engine-Driver for Intel 6 Series Chipset-Based Desktop Boards (
      RAID: Intel Rapid-Storage-Technik-Treiber für Intel PC-Mainboards (


      I don't need the "Nuvoton Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver", because I don't use a remote control.

      Question 2) Which is the best "driver installation sequence", if I would install the drivers manually?

      Would be great, if someone could help me.

      Best regards,