Gigabyte Aorus X299 Ultra Gaming- Chipset Drivers

blade8079

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Hi All,

I'm having a dilemma I have the above motherboard with F5C bios (latest) and i9 7920 and all latest Win10 updates as of yesterday.

I'm wondering if I should install this chipset update or if I have newer one installed already (this is from gigabyte website)?
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/X299-AORUS-Ultra-Gaming-rev-10#support-dl

chipset.png


Here is what device manager says

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I'm just afraid this can cause some sort of slowdown with my machine if I update from the gigabyte website ? I'm totally lost with this. It seems newer IMEI versions have LOWER numbers?

I also think the latest Windows 10 Pro has slowed down a little bit after April 30 major Windows update. I noticed slowdown in video export by 3-4%.


Thank you all!
Alex
 

LTC8K6

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Not sure what the confusion is? The Gigabyte one looks clearly newer to me, both in version and date. Having said that. I wouldn't update unless I saw a need to update.

I would guess that your minor slowdown is due to Meltdown/Spectre patches.
 

blade8079

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Thanks LTC! The only confusion I've had with the chipset was that the version number from Gigabyte was lower than the one I currently have. The dates are newer on Gigabyte however...
 

vailr

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"Chipset" drivers and "IME" drivers are two separate things.
Need to have the latest bios firmware installed first, as your posted screen capture states.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X299-AORUS-Ultra-Gaming-rev-10#support-dl

So: update to the latest bios firmware from Gigabyte's support site first.
A free software "CPU-Z" can show what the currently installed bios firmware version is:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/cpu_z.html
Gigabyte's support site shows bios firmware version F5c as being the latest.
The bios firmware update would include fixes for the Spectre/Meltdown issues, and may be of help regarding overall system speed.

Next, install the latest IME driver, and then the latest Intel chipset driver.
Note: the exact order of these two driver installations is not important.
For these two driver updates, I recommend using Iobit's Driver Booster (free version) to bypass potential version confusion.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/iobit_driver_booster.html
 
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