[SOLVED] Correct Installation Order For Motherboard Drivers? Mandatory And Optional Drivers?

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Hi, i'm going to build new PC using ASUS B560M Prime-A motherboard link. I will be using Intel i5 10400 LGA 1200 Socket. I have couple questions:


1: Is there an order in which motherboard drivers should be installed, or it doesn't matter?

2: Which drivers are mandatory and which are optional? I don't want to install optional drivers/software for my motherboard, they are annoying and take extra resources.


I can figure out which are optional excluding some from "Chipset" category, can you help me with that?

These are listed under "Chipset" section: (Windows 10 64bit)

Intel Consumer ME driver V2047.100.0.1039 For Windows 10 64-bit.
Intel Serial IO driver V30.100.2051.37
Intel SerialIO Software V30.100.2042.1 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Management Engine Interface V2040.100.0.1029 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Gaussian and Neural Accelerator Driver V2.0.0.1097 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Chipset Driver V10.1.18634.8254 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL). <----- This is the only one i can understand needs to be installed, what about the ones above?

3: Side question: I'm assuming i should install motherboard drivers first and update windows later, is that correct?
 
Hi, i'm going to build new PC using ASUS B560M Prime-A motherboard link. I will be using Intel i5 10400 LGA 1200 Socket. I have couple questions:


1: Is there an order in which motherboard drivers should be installed, or it doesn't matter?
It doesn't matter

2: Which drivers are mandatory and which are optional? I don't want to install optional drivers/software for my motherboard, they are annoying and take extra resources.

I can figure out which are optional excluding some from "Chipset" category, can you help me with that?

These are listed under "Chipset" section: (Windows 10 64bit)

Intel Consumer ME driver V2047.100.0.1039 For Windows 10 64-bit.
Intel Serial IO driver V30.100.2051.37
Intel SerialIO Software V30.100.2042.1 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Management Engine Interface V2040.100.0.1029 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Gaussian and Neural Accelerator Driver V2.0.0.1097 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Chipset Driver V10.1.18634.8254 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL). <----- This is the only one i can understand needs to be installed, what about the ones above?
If you don't plan on using machine learning/AI stuff, you can get rid of the Gaussian/Neural Accelerator driver.

The serial IO part is meant for certain low-speed serial buses, but I don't think you need it. It sounds more like it's used for hobbyist things.

The Management Engine drivers is related to security and remote access (useful for businesses) features, but chances are you won't need it. Intel has a page on it here https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000008927/software/chipset-software.html .

3: Side question: I'm assuming i should install motherboard drivers first and update windows later, is that correct?
It doesn't matter.
 
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Typically, Windows will automatically install the critical drivers that you need to use to run your system. You can use your motherboard's software "ARMOURY CRATE" to install a lot of optional drivers for your system. Also, you can go into your Windows settings and find the "Update" setting then select the "Optional Updates" tab. Hope this helps.
 
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Hi, i'm going to build new PC using ASUS B560M Prime-A motherboard link. I will be using Intel i5 10400 LGA 1200 Socket. I have couple questions:


1: Is there an order in which motherboard drivers should be installed, or it doesn't matter?
It doesn't matter

2: Which drivers are mandatory and which are optional? I don't want to install optional drivers/software for my motherboard, they are annoying and take extra resources.

I can figure out which are optional excluding some from "Chipset" category, can you help me with that?

These are listed under "Chipset" section: (Windows 10 64bit)

Intel Consumer ME driver V2047.100.0.1039 For Windows 10 64-bit.
Intel Serial IO driver V30.100.2051.37
Intel SerialIO Software V30.100.2042.1 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Management Engine Interface V2040.100.0.1029 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Gaussian and Neural Accelerator Driver V2.0.0.1097 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL).
Intel Chipset Driver V10.1.18634.8254 for Windows 10 64-bit---(WHQL). <----- This is the only one i can understand needs to be installed, what about the ones above?
If you don't plan on using machine learning/AI stuff, you can get rid of the Gaussian/Neural Accelerator driver.

The serial IO part is meant for certain low-speed serial buses, but I don't think you need it. It sounds more like it's used for hobbyist things.

The Management Engine drivers is related to security and remote access (useful for businesses) features, but chances are you won't need it. Intel has a page on it here https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000008927/software/chipset-software.html .

3: Side question: I'm assuming i should install motherboard drivers first and update windows later, is that correct?
It doesn't matter.
 

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