W8 mainboard drivers

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  1. Ragingun

    Ragingun Master Guru

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    So I decided to go with W8 and went to download the mainboard drivers for my nforce 780i and Nvidia doesn't have any. Is this correct? Do I need my maindboard drivers?
     
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  3. Ragingun

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    They should work for W8 as well.
     

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    Thanks, I'll try it.
     
  6. mrmonsoon

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    This is not a uncommon issue.

    Lot of hardware don't have w8 drivers.

    There are no win8 drivers for my motherboard-asus sabertooth X58 or my raid card, areca 1213-4i....

    It is my opinion that since most people hate win 8 or at least it's interface, many hardware manufacturers are not making win 8 drivers.

    You can try win 7 drivers and or try win 7 drivers in win7 compatibility mode

    It reminds me of the poor hardware support given to win 98, M.E. edition.
     
  7. xodius80

    xodius80 Master Guru

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    Go to station drivers, I've found my x58 drivers there.
     
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    Intel uses a unified driver installation package. Intel also provides Microsoft with drivers to package with Windows....

    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/intel_chipset_device_installation_download.html
     
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  10. kitch9

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    Go to device manager and look for yellow exclamation marks. If there are none then all your hardware has drivers that your OS recognises as a proper driver.

    Profit.

    Windows 8 is new and it has a lot of drivers built in.
     

  11. chinobino

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    Windows drivers provide basic functionality but often lack features or are quite old and outdated.

    An example of this is Windows 8 supplied SATA controller driver for Intel chipsets v8.6.2.1022, Intel is now up to v12.0.0.1082.

    The basic Windows 8 SATA driver does not give you the full caching options that the full driver package does.

    Pillmonster is correct - download the driver package for Windows 7 from Nvidia and give that a shot.

    If it fails to install then I would use Windows Update to search for suitable drivers.
     
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    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...rsion=Windows 8, 64-bit*&DownloadType=Drivers

    http://www.areca.us/support/s_windows/driver/win8_64bit.zip
     

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