Intel Chipset numbering question

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  1.    29 Mar 2017 #1

    Intel Chipset numbering question

    When I run the Intel Driver Update Utility, it always shows my chipset needs an update.

    My problem is that my current version is
    Intel Driver Update Utility wants to go to

    Isn't 10.1.2 greater than 10.1.1? Or am I applying math where it doesn't belong?
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       29 Mar 2017 #2

    Who knows, Intel and its labeling. The latest version is from 1/17/2017, while showed up in 2015.

    Download Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)
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  3.    29 Mar 2017 #3

    And then the most current version is
    The Intel Driver Update Utility only offers me 14.

    I'm tempted to just leave well enough alone.
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  4.    29 Mar 2017 #4

    Yes version is higher (or newer) than I would stop checking for a month or keep an eye on this thread.
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  5.    29 Mar 2017 #5

    I did (follow that thread). That's where all this started!
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  6.    30 Mar 2017 #6

    I can't work these Intel chipset drivers out, I had a similar question in another thread. The driver numbers are all over the place, I downloaded and apparently successfully installed the latest drivers but according to device manager the chipset drivers haven't changed and remain at

    The only entry that shows as being updated to is the:

    Intel Xeon processor E3 - 1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller - 0C00

    Also the SMBus Host Controller version is while the remaining are

    I've also ran Intel Driver Update utility and it claims my current version is 10.0.14393.594 and offers as the latest driver. The program seems bugged, as when I attempt to download the setup.exe through the utility the file doesn't appear at the download location... Not sure where to go from here.
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  7.    30 Mar 2017 #7

    Hmm, well if I got to Regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/INTEL/InfInst it shows version installed as which is the latest drivers I manually installed the other day. I'm unsure why this version number isn't reflected through Device Manager.

    Apparently there should also be an entry in Regedit/Infinst called "install-success" but I don't seem to have it. Can anyone confirm whether they have that or whether it should be there?
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       30 Mar 2017 #8

    Could this be the reason for the disparity in driver version?

    Name changesIntel® Chipset Device Software is the new name for the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility; this name will be seen when running the installation package.
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  9.    30 Mar 2017 #9

    essenbe said: View Post
    Could this be the reason for the disparity in driver version?
    I think they mean they literally changed the name of the utility.
    Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
    Intel Chipset Device Software

    Just so the names are as confusing as the numbers!
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  10. essenbe's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2017 #10

    Yea, that's what I figured they meant, but the version numbers may have changed along with the name. I just tried to install their "latest" but it said I already had a newer version. Go figure.
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