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Is there any driver software that isnt spyware

I bought a motherboard for my i7-3960x and its generic as all heck and in  the box, it included no dvd or list of devices. SO is there really anything out there to help?

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System

 

  • CPU
    i7-3960x
  • Motherboard
    generic x79
  • RAM
    ballistic ddr3 8gb @ 1600mhz
  • GPU
    sapphire r7 250 2 gb gddr3
  • Case
    Lepra, Some LED Fans and a glass window
  • Storage
    1 500gb wd blue hdd
  • 1 1tb toshiba hdd
    1 320gb wd blue
  • PSU
    seagate 400w 
  • Display(s)
    element tv, HNC 720p monitor 
  • Cooling
    2 LED fans 1 Fans
  • Keyboard
    LED vander life keyboard
  • Mouse
    LED vander life mouse
  • Sound
    RIG ps4 headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 , soon 10.13 hackintosh
 
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In windows 10 it should install most needed drivers for you automatically. For the ones it misses, look of the maker of the device(like realtek or intel)

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1 minute ago, AstrophysicalComputing said:

I bought a motherboard for my i7-3960x and its generic as all heck and in  the box, it included no dvd or list of devices. SO is there really anything out there to help?

Something from the mobo makers website isnt spyware (it shouldnt be at least).

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3 minutes ago, AstrophysicalComputing said:

I bought a motherboard for my i7-3960x and its generic as all heck and in  the box, it included no dvd or list of devices. SO is there really anything out there to help?

Are you talking about things like "Driver Identifer" or "Driver Updater"?

If so, then no, it's all scumware, and not useful to boot (I tested one, on a whim, in a VM...it was useless)

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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3 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

What os?

 

In windows 10 it should install most needed drivers for you automatically. For the ones it misses, look of the maker of the device(like realtek or intel)

win 10

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System

 

  • CPU
    i7-3960x
  • Motherboard
    generic x79
  • RAM
    ballistic ddr3 8gb @ 1600mhz
  • GPU
    sapphire r7 250 2 gb gddr3
  • Case
    Lepra, Some LED Fans and a glass window
  • Storage
    1 500gb wd blue hdd
  • 1 1tb toshiba hdd
    1 320gb wd blue
  • PSU
    seagate 400w 
  • Display(s)
    element tv, HNC 720p monitor 
  • Cooling
    2 LED fans 1 Fans
  • Keyboard
    LED vander life keyboard
  • Mouse
    LED vander life mouse
  • Sound
    RIG ps4 headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 , soon 10.13 hackintosh
 
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15 minutes ago, AstrophysicalComputing said:

no dvd or list of devices

Sometimes Win won't install a driver, then you need to download the driver from the MB manufacturers support site.

Like this random ASUS board...

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-RANGER/HelpDesk_Download/

 

You may also need to download Utilities like Realtek audio program for sound settings, etc.

 

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If by generic you mean ECS, Biostar or some server/workstation boards, those do have support sites. DVDs are waste as those builds would use network installs or USBs anyway. And if support page is lacking something, go directly to maker of actual chip. Intel, Realtek, VIA, Broadcom etc.

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On 11/4/2018 at 5:45 PM, AstrophysicalComputing said:

I bought a motherboard for my i7-3960x and its generic as all heck and in  the box, it included no dvd or list of devices. SO is there really anything out there to help?

The list of devices is in Device Manager in Windows.

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