I have the Dz77ga-70k board and second gen cpu i7 2600k. I have windows 10x64 installed without any chipset software. Can I or should i use the chipset for 8.1x64. Or is there i chipset for Windows 10 (unable to find it).
It seems to be running ok without the chipset but i would like to have one in it.
I am not for sure if Windows 10 loaded these drivers or not ?
How can i tell ?
Suggestions / tips / advise ?????
Your processor http://ark.intel.com/products/52214/Intel-Core-i7-2600K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Specifications (Sandy Bridge) is not supported on Windows 10: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/processors/000006105.html Intel® Processor Support for Microsoft Windows® 10
The chipset package does not actually install any drivers; it simply provides Windows with information regarding the hardware (board, processor and chipset components) that are present and, in some case, configuration information that Windows can use with this hardware. It is likely that the default information Microsoft has on its Windows Update site full encompass your board. The settings may not be optimal for boards this old, but may be sufficient for reasonable operation levels. Again, processor this old are not supported (especially for graphics)...
Installing the chipset inf does not load drivers. It only provides updated information about devices supported by the chipset. Then, once those definitions are applied, you have the opportunity to update drivers.
You may want to review the following: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005835.html Learn about Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility
I may have (by posting different issues caused confussion) as it applies to some of my problems.
I am aware that windows 10 is not supported i just more or less have it installed to see if i like it.
My system is setup to boot into windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Each Operating system is on its own ssd. when booting to one OS i remove the sata cables from other two ssd.