Originally Posted by Seawolf
You mention chipset, audio and LAN drivers. Wouldn't I just use the disk included with my MB? Also, I'm used to having a separate 10 - 100 pci ethernet board and the MB that I ordered has an on board LAN rj-45 socket. I assume that's what I'm going to plug into to access the internet now?
Yeah you can, but by now there is probably an updated intel p55 express chipset driver as with the ethernet and audio on your motherboard, the asus cd's are produced in mass when the motherboard is first made and you know how frequently new drivers come out. For the most part there wont be any difference in performance anyway, i just like to know that i am running the latest drivers for my hardware, keeps my sleeping each night.
Yep, you will be using the 10-100-1000 ethernet on your p7p55 board for internet now, sometimes windows will install some kind generic driver automatically and your ethernet will work fine before you have installed any drivers, but often this is not the case, so once you stick in that asus cd and load up the LAN/ethernet driver and restart (preferably do this after the chipset) your internet will work fine to download newest nvidia/ati drivers etc.