Should I install missing mobo drivers?


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Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

I installed W7-64b on my system. When I ran a test program (Astra32) it
showed up that some mobo drivers were missing: Quickpath architecture,
QPI link and Lynnfield Integrated Memory controller. Ofcourse I
downloaded and installed the necessary mobo drivers (chipset, LAN and
Audio). I installed DriverIdentifier and it did not show anything about
these missing drivers. In the systems Device Manager no exclamation
marks show up.
My system is running OK as far as I know. Should I bother to search for
the missing drivers or leave it the way it is?
In my previous OS, XP-32b, I never saw these missing drivers.

OS: W7-64b Pro
Mobo: Asus P7P55D
CPU: Intel i5-750

Thanks,
Fokke Nauta
 
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SC Tom

Fokke Nauta said:
Hi all,

I installed W7-64b on my system. When I ran a test program (Astra32) it
showed up that some mobo drivers were missing: Quickpath architecture, QPI
link and Lynnfield Integrated Memory controller. Ofcourse I downloaded and
installed the necessary mobo drivers (chipset, LAN and Audio). I installed
DriverIdentifier and it did not show anything about these missing drivers.
In the systems Device Manager no exclamation marks show up.
My system is running OK as far as I know. Should I bother to search for
the missing drivers or leave it the way it is?
In my previous OS, XP-32b, I never saw these missing drivers.

OS: W7-64b Pro
Mobo: Asus P7P55D
CPU: Intel i5-750
I don't know if this is your board or not (there are a few different P7P55D
models), but you can compare your installed driver versions against the
Win7-64 drivers listed, and download/install accordingly:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55D_Deluxe/#download

If that's not your model, go to the support page for it and check.
If no yellow or red is showing in Device Manager, then you have the drivers
that work, but may not be the latest.
 
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Fokke Nauta

I don't know if this is your board or not (there are a few different
P7P55D models), but you can compare your installed driver versions
against the Win7-64 drivers listed, and download/install accordingly:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55D_Deluxe/#download

If that's not your model, go to the support page for it and check.
If no yellow or red is showing in Device Manager, then you have the
drivers that work, but may not be the latest.
Yes, that's my mobo model, but you won't find the missing drivers there.
There are the common drivers (Chipset, LAN and Audio) and some
utilities. I already found a driver for the QPI Link for W7-64b.
But I still don't know as to whether it is necessary to install those
drivers.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

I installed W7-64b on my system. When I ran a test program (Astra32) it
showed up that some mobo drivers were missing: Quickpath architecture,
QPI link and Lynnfield Integrated Memory controller. Ofcourse I
downloaded and installed the necessary mobo drivers (chipset, LAN and
Audio). I installed DriverIdentifier and it did not show anything about
these missing drivers. In the systems Device Manager no exclamation
marks show up.
My system is running OK as far as I know. Should I bother to search for
the missing drivers or leave it the way it is?
In my previous OS, XP-32b, I never saw these missing drivers.

OS: W7-64b Pro
Mobo: Asus P7P55D
CPU: Intel i5-750
I found 2 drivers for W7-64b: Quickpath and QPI link. I installed both.
Did not make any difference; Astra32 stll reports them as missing.

Fokke
 
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Paul

Fokke said:
I found 2 drivers for W7-64b: Quickpath and QPI link. I installed both.
Did not make any difference; Astra32 stll reports them as missing.

Fokke
Look in Device Manager.

Check the driver file installed for the item in question.
There is probably no driver file installed for that
piece of hardware. Astra probably doesn't know
that some hardware items in Device Manager have
zero files installed for them. All that a
driver installer does, effectively, is assign
a decorative text string for display in
Device Manager, for items like that.

Paul
 
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Wolf K

Hi all,

I installed W7-64b on my system. When I ran a test program (Astra32) it
showed up that some mobo drivers were missing: Quickpath architecture,
QPI link and Lynnfield Integrated Memory controller. Of course I
downloaded and installed the necessary mobo drivers (chipset, LAN and
Audio). I installed DriverIdentifier and it did not show anything about
these missing drivers. In the systems Device Manager no exclamation
marks show up.
My system is running OK as far as I know. Should I bother to search for
the missing drivers or leave it the way it is?
In my previous OS, XP-32b, I never saw these missing drivers.

OS: W7-64b Pro
Mobo: Asus P7P55D
CPU: Intel i5-750

Thanks,
Fokke Nauta
Unclear sequence of events. Are you saying that the drivers show up as
missing after you installed them? Or aren't listed? Or what?

Anyhow, unless the "missing" drivers provide a substantial performance
improvident, I'd leave well enough alone.

HTH
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Hi all,

I installed W7-64b on my system. When I ran a test program (Astra32) it
showed up that some mobo drivers were missing: Quickpath architecture,
QPI link and Lynnfield Integrated Memory controller. Ofcourse I
downloaded and installed the necessary mobo drivers (chipset, LAN and
Audio). I installed DriverIdentifier and it did not show anything about
these missing drivers. In the systems Device Manager no exclamation
marks show up.
My system is running OK as far as I know. Should I bother to search for
the missing drivers or leave it the way it is?
In my previous OS, XP-32b, I never saw these missing drivers.

OS: W7-64b Pro
Mobo: Asus P7P55D
CPU: Intel i5-750

Thanks,
Fokke Nauta
After reading the thread, I find myself wondering whether the problem is
with Astra32 rather than with your setup...

I looked for reviews. I at only looked a few, and most of them just
seemed to parrot the manufacturer's claims.

This one

http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/11358-astra32

seemed more useful and also indicated some problems in the Drivers
sector that made me think of your post.
 
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Fokke Nauta

Unclear sequence of events. Are you saying that the drivers show up as
missing after you installed them? Or aren't listed? Or what?

Anyhow, unless the "missing" drivers provide a substantial performance
improvident, I'd leave well enough alone.

HTH
I think my post is clear.
In Device Manager there are no signs of missing drivers. Only the test
program Astra32 shows that 3 drivers are missing. Even after I installed
them. Perhaps I had the wrong drivers.
And once again, I installed the necessary mobo drivers first.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

Look in Device Manager.

Check the driver file installed for the item in question.
There is probably no driver file installed for that
piece of hardware. Astra probably doesn't know
that some hardware items in Device Manager have
zero files installed for them. All that a
driver installer does, effectively, is assign
a decorative text string for display in
Device Manager, for items like that.

Paul
Perhaps this makes sense.
As the Device Manager does not show anything wrong, and my PC obviously
works well, it may well be that Astra32 *thinks* that some drivers are
not installed!
I can't find these driver issues in Device Manager anyway!
Haven't thought of this one.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

After reading the thread, I find myself wondering whether the problem is
with Astra32 rather than with your setup...

I looked for reviews. I at only looked a few, and most of them just
seemed to parrot the manufacturer's claims.

This one

http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/11358-astra32

seemed more useful and also indicated some problems in the Drivers
sector that made me think of your post.
Wow!

All of a sudden I start to wonder as to whether Astra32 is a good
product. Mayby not. Perhaps nothing is wrong at all.
In that article you mention HWiNFO32 4.02 is mentioned as a free
alternative. I'll give that a try and perhaps get rid of Astra32.
I'll come back on this one.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

After reading the thread, I find myself wondering whether the problem is
with Astra32 rather than with your setup...

I looked for reviews. I at only looked a few, and most of them just
seemed to parrot the manufacturer's claims.

This one

http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/11358-astra32

seemed more useful and also indicated some problems in the Drivers
sector that made me think of your post.
You're right.
Though the alternative HWiNF032 is no way as detailed as Astra32, it
shows at least Quickpath is being used. So I guess it's an Astra32 failure.

Thanks! Problem solved!

Fokke
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You're right.
Though the alternative HWiNF032 is no way as detailed as Astra32, it
shows at least Quickpath is being used. So I guess it's an Astra32 failure.

Thanks! Problem solved!

Fokke
Good - and thanks for the follow-up.

From my point of view, it was not a deduction (until I read the review),
but a kind of intuitive feeling from what you and the others were
saying.
 
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Wolf K

I think my post is clear.
In Device Manager there are no signs of missing drivers. Only the test
program Astra32 shows that 3 drivers are missing. Even after I installed
them. Perhaps I had the wrong drivers.
And once again, I installed the necessary mobo drivers first.

Fokke
OK. In that case I'd suspect the sniffer program, as others have also
pointed out.
 
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Fokke Nauta

Good - and thanks for the follow-up.

From my point of view, it was not a deduction (until I read the review),
but a kind of intuitive feeling from what you and the others were
saying.
Good that you found that review. I always liked Astra32 but now it
prooved to be not always trustfull.

Fokke
 

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