Originally posted by: UcouldBrong Huh?? Of course you need to upgrade a new motherboard series. Ater a period of time when the motherboard has become stable you won't have to upgrade.
Go to the motherboard manufacturer for upgrades.
USB: Yes, you may need those if you have USB663. Windows can handle commonly used USB versions just fine.
Smbus: It only gives a device name, not realy functionality. A text string cannat be buggy.
SATA: Vista and later can handle it. I hope you're not using good old XP if you have a "new motherboard series". If you mean RAID, well, that's a different story and is not really a chipset driver. To be precise, SATA and USB aren't chipset drivers either.
What you say is true for the BIOS. If your board is unstable, check for an update regularly.
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