5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2014 2:05 PM by sylvia_intel

    Chipset driver update V10 vs V9.x


      Historically when there have been newer versions of chipset drivers available I found out that the setup.exe would not update the existing drivers. So to update the drivers on my various systems I would get the latest drivers as a zip file and extract them; then I would open Windows device manager and go to each Intel device and right click and select update then browse to the extracted All directory and allow Windows to install the latest driver from there.


      Now I see that version 10 of the Intel chipset drivers have been released and I had downloaded and installed it on a new system I just built but I noticed after looking at the various Intel hardware that any number of devices are still using the Microsoft driver rather than the Intel driver. I looked for a zip version of the version 10 chipset drivers but the zip version just seems to contain the exe setup and not a zipped version of the drivers like all the previous versions. I even tried to use winrar to extract files contained in the exe setup file but all I get is a slew of u0,u1, u2, u3 etc files which are of no use.


      So how do I get the version 10 drivers to update all existing Intel hardware or where can I get the version 10 drivers as a zip file i.e. inf and cat files like previous versions so I can manually update my systems?


      - Chris

        • 1. Re: Chipset driver update V10 vs V9.x

          Hello Chris, thanks for contacting us through the Intel Communities.

          Would you please let me know the model number of the Intel product you have? I need this information in order to find out the chipset version you are looking for.

          • 2. Re: Chipset driver update V10 vs V9.x

            There is no one model, I mean how many chipsets did the old version support? I believe the description said "Inf update utility primarily for Intel 6, 5, 4, 3, 900 series chipsets" and I used those drivers to install on new systems or update systems that had previous versions of the Intel chipset drivers.


            For example, I just finished building a system that uses an H87 chipset and not knowing that version 10 of the chipset drivers were out I installed the previous versions; but running the version 10 "SetupChipset.exe" does not update any of the installed drivers as far as I can tell since after the install and reboot all Intel hardware is still using 9.4.0.x software and none has been upgraded to version 10.0.13.


            So how do I get the version 10 setup to update the existing hardware drivers or where can I get the .inf and driver files so I can manually update the way I previously was able?


            - Chris

            • 3. Re: Chipset driver update V10 vs V9.x



              The INF. file contains a lot of generic drivers. It applies the drivers for your board, but it may also apply other drivers that may not be necessary to install on your system.

              Please let me know which is the model number of the motherboard you are using. It doesn't matter if is not an Intel product. It is necessary for me, so I can give you the correct chipset driver according to your board.

              • 4. Re: Chipset driver update V10 vs V9.x



                can you help me please with my chipset driver, my mobo is "Asus P5Q3" - Motherboards - P5Q3 - ASUS and i wolud like to install properly chipset driver and use my SSD in AHCI mode with best performance on this mobo. With installed "Intel Chipset Inf Update Program V9.1.1.1014 for Windows XP 32bit/XP 64bit/Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit Win7 32bit/64bit" i have very fast win7 boot, but i have problem, windows detect my internal SSD and HDD like removable disk drives, but with installed " Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager V8.9.0.1023 for Windows 7 and Windows 64bit 7.(WHQL) " also from Asus site they're showing like internal but slower boot.

                Please help me to install correct newest driver for my controller, i wwant to have fast boot and non-removable internal disks


                • 5. Re: Chipset driver update V10 vs V9.x

                  Adistheone, the drivers available for your system will be available at the following URL http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5Q3/HelpDesk_Download/

                  It is important to know that we provided generic drivers; and sometimes these cannot be installed on OEM systems or the installation of them could overwrite OEMs customizations.



                  I would recommend you also, to check with Asus if there is a new Bios version available that can be install on your computer.

                  Also, make sure the SSD and HDD are running the latest firmware version.