I need help in clearing up some driver issues. I am trying to update my MB drivers to hopefully fix some instability issues. Well, after a number of discussions with Asus Tech Support yesterday I was told to download and install the recent BIOS (1101) and the drivers for SATA, Chipset, LAN, and Audio. The installation of the BIOS and Audio went smoothly. Below are the problems and questions that I could really use help on:
1) LAN Driver: ASUS showed an older version of the Intel LAN driver than what was already in my system, They show 18.104.22.168 and what is installed in my system is 22.214.171.124. Could this be the reason I am experiencing slow internet speeds? Show I download and install the driver from ASUS and remove the current one?
2) SATA driver: I asked the Tech at ASUS out of the list what I should be installing since I am not using a RAID configuration? He said to install the one for AHCI, the third one down on the list, AMD_AHCI_V121329_V33154026_4029_XPVistaWin7.zip. So I downloaded it and attempted to install it. When I do a popup says "Make RAID\AHCI Driver Disk" and wants me to pick a destination which is empty. I am confused as to what to do since I am not trying to create a raid but simply update my Sata drivers for my mother board. What am I doing wrong or what do I need to do to get the correct driver installed? I did install teh Asmedia Sata drivers instead but was that the wrong choice and that may be causing me instability issues with my drives?
3) CHIPSET: The Tech told me to install version 8.973&9.01. When I download it, which takes forever, and attempt to unzip it I keep getting the message for a number of files being extracted "Error: The system cannot find the path specified. Cannot create H:\Original Program Source Files\ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Support Files\Drivers motherboard\Chipset\AMD_Chipset_XP...\[FILENAME". For example, file USBFilter.sys. I have tried downloading it at least 4 times with the same results. Any suggestions?
I apologize for the lengthy content and hope what I attemped to explain is not too confusing. Thanks in advance for your help.
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz
MB: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Hard Drives: Seagate 7200 RPM 500 Barracuda plus 4 other data drives
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 640 2048MB GDDR3 Dual DVI, mHDMI Graphics Card 02G-P4-2643-KR
Case: Antec Sonata IV - ATX Mid Tower Case
CPU Cooleer: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler System