Strange Device Driver Versions Installed

  1. yahanna's Avatar
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    I Updated Chipset Drivers.. But Old Version Shows in Device Manager


    I have an MSI mobo. I installed the latest chipset from MSI which was 10.1.1.45 released this year. But when i check the driver version in device manager it says I got 10.1.1.38 dated 2016. I then tried to install the driver directly from intel which is version, 10.1.17 dated 2018 this year. Again I get the same issue. Whats going on? Am I looking in the right place in device manager? See below:


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    Also, I have nvidia listed as my display in device manager. Should I install the intel display drivers from MSI or does Nvidia suffice?

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    Last edited by yahanna; 30 Nov 2018 at 16:09.
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    Does not matter about version numbers the section for your chipset won't have changed the newer 'versions' contain info for newer chipsets you don't have.
    An Intel chipset driver is like that, newer sections added for newer chipsets. Version number is increased to reflect that. Makes no difference to you.
    One Chipset driver for multiple chipsets.

    That Processor has integrated Intel graphics so you may as well install the Intel Graphics Driver, useful to keep going if your Graphics Card blows up, or is removed for some reason.
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    Helmut said:
    Does not matter about version numbers the section for your chipset won't have changed the newer 'versions' contain info for newer chipsets you don't have.
    An Intel chipset driver is like that, newer sections added for newer chipsets. Version number is increased to reflect that. Makes no difference to you.
    One Chipset driver for multiple chipsets.

    That Processor has integrated Intel graphics so you may as well install the Intel Graphics Driver, useful to keep going if your Graphics Card blows up, or is removed for some reason.
    No offense to you. But I really dont understand what youre trying to convey art all.
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  4. Posts : 1,959
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    Simple answer:
    Forget about it, you have installed the driver, ignore the supposed version numbers. I would use the one from MSI as it maybe tailored to your MOBO.

    If you want to know more in depth then:
    You have downloaded the chipset driver from Intel, version 10.1.17 ZIP file.
    Read ME(txt), read that.
    Have a look at the "This download is valid for the product(s) listed below"
    That contains a list of your chipset H110, and newer ones.
    So does the Read ME(txt) file. All on the Intel website.
    If you want to delve even deeper then unZIP the driver files.
    Navigate to Folder > DriverFiles\production\Windows10-x64
    From whatever location it is for you.
    In Notepad open INF files relating to Skylake processors, H110 chipsets and investigate.
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    Intel's "chipset driver" is actually a package of multiple "drivers" for a number of different chipsets. All of those individual drivers will have different version numbers based on when they were released.

    So the version number of the INF package (10.1.17) will have no relation to the version numbers of the individual drivers you are looking at.

    Just FYI: the "chipset driver," or Chipset INF Utility as it's officially known, doesn't actually contain any real drivers. All it really does is to tell Windows to use built-in Windows drivers for any new Intel chipset devices. If you click on Driver Details on those devices you'll either see that they point to a Microsoft driver or they don't need any driver at all.

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  6. yahanna's Avatar
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    PolarNettles said:
    Intel's "chipset driver" is actually a package of multiple "drivers" for a number of different chipsets. All of those individual drivers will have different version numbers based on when they were released.

    So the version number of the INF package (10.1.17) will have no relation to the version numbers of the individual drivers you are looking at.

    Just FYI: the "chipset driver," or Chipset INF Utility as it's officially known, doesn't actually contain any real drivers. All it really does is to tell Windows to use built-in Windows drivers for any new Intel chipset devices. If you click on Driver Details on those devices you'll either see that they point to a Microsoft driver or they don't need any driver at all.

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    Thats what someone else on the intel forum said. Thanks for the 411 !!!
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