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Old 12-03-2009
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Unable to Install Motherboard Driver

I have recently downloaded the motherboard drivers from EVGA and i tried it for almost 5 times now, each time I try running the exe, and it says that
"The contents of this file cannot be unpacked. The executable you are trying to attempt is corrupted. Please get another copy of this file, verify its integrity, and try again."

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Re: Unable to Install Motherboard Driver

Your motherboard contains a CPU, some RAM, and expansion slots. But it also contains some chips which make all of those parts work together. The most important of these chips are called the motherboard chipset. The chipset has a driver which can affect the speed and stability of many of the devices built into your motherboard. It is fairly common for computers to be running with old chipset drivers or to use the basic default drivers built into Windows. If you're having any kind of stability problems with your motherboard then it's a good idea to install the latest chipset drivers. AGP slots are especially susceptible to flakiness caused by old chipset drivers. Even if you don't have an AGP motherboard, it's a good idea to be sure that your chipset drivers are updated to the latest version.
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Re: Unable to Install Motherboard Driver

The chipset is usually made up of two chips: the northbridge, and the southbridge. The northbridge is the main chip and the southbridge is a support chip. Sometimes there's just one chip in which case it's still called a chipset. Most of the time, people just refer to the chipset as a group and don't worry about the individual chips. Most chipset drivers come as a single package which contains the various drivers for each chip. You just install the chipset driver and it takes care of setting up drivers for each of the chips. But sometimes you have to load one driver for the northbridge and a separate one for the southbridge. When people refer to the name of the chipset, it's actually the name of the northbridge (the main chip). Most programs and websites use the term "chipset" but some use northbridge.
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Re: Unable to Install Motherboard Driver

For Intel Motherboard

Start here and click "Chipsets" on the left. Then click "Desktop Chipsets" or "Laptop Chipsets". Then click the name of your chipset. Then select your operating system and click the "Go!" button. Download the newest version of the "INF update utility". There is both a .EXE version and a zip file version. Just get the .EXE version because it's easier to run. Execute the file and follow the prompts and then reboot Windows.
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Re: Unable to Install Motherboard Driver

For AMD Motherboard chipset driver installation

Start here. Under the "AMD Athlon XP, AMD Athlon & AMD Duron Processors" section, click the "AMD Chipset Drivers" link. If you are just trying to solve AGP problems then select the "AGP Driver" or "AGP Miniport Driver" which matches your operating system. Otherwise you can download an "AMD Driver Pack" which contains various drivers for your motherboard. Download the file, execute it, and reboot Windows. If you are installing the driver pack then be careful if you have a motherboard which has an AMD northbridge chip and a southbridge not made by AMD. Those motherboards are fairly common. In that case, only get the AGP driver from AMD for your northbridge and any other drivers must come from the company which made your southbridge. Download and install those southbridge drivers separately. The most common case is a motherboard with an AMD northbridge and a VIA southbridge. In that case you get the AGP driver from AMD as described above. Then you get the Hyperion 4in1 driver from VIA as described below and install everything but the AGP driver.
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