1.    29 Apr 2016 #1
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    Shall I download the chipset(Intel INF Installation) off my motherboard's (GA-H81M-DS2V) manufacturer's (GIGABYTE) website, or off Intel? Thanks.
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  2.    29 Apr 2016 #2
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    Gigabyte.
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  3.    29 Apr 2016 #3
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    So no... explanation for that? Just the straight up answer? That's new.
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  4.    29 Apr 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminati Izzy View Post
    So no... explanation for that? Just the straight up answer? That's new.
    Well.,. the chipset is connected to the MB and since it's a Gigabyte they would have the correct chipset for that MB.
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  5.    29 Apr 2016 #5
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    So what's the Intel chipset then? Just a newer version? I thought newer was better :P
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  6.    29 Apr 2016 #6
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    Intel makes a generic chipset driver for the specific chipset.

    The Board manufacturer will take and enhance the drivers specific to the particular board.

    You can install the intel one if you want, and the board supports it, you may feel like you are upgrading it to it's latest drivers, but find you may lose some functionality/optimization that comes from the manufacturer's version.

    If you really must have a definitive answer, query the Board manufacturer as to a comparison, they'll tell you which may function better, but I'd stick to gigabyte's as well, unless they say otherwise (such as they no longer push out updates for that chipset, etc.)
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  7.    29 Apr 2016 #7
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    Alternatively, don't bother with either. They don't do anything useful, they are not drivers
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  8.    29 Apr 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    Alternatively, don't bother with either. They don't do anything useful, they are not drivers
    Uninstall yours then report back ...

    Here is an example of what the Z97 chipset assists with:

    IntelĀ® Z97 Chipset: Unleash Your Imagination
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