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    Posted: 23 Jan 2018 at 4:02am
Hello,

when i install the AMD driver suite (17.40) for the board / chipset, both AMD GPIO Driver for Promontory (2.0.1.0) and AMD GPIO Driver (2.2.0.71) are marked for installation.

Just to be sure - do i need the AMD GPIO Promontory Driver for a X399 Threadripper board?

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Well if you don't, you'll be stuck with yellow ! in device manager for the rest of your life. If that doesn't bother you, then don't install it.

gpio = general purpose i/o. you see these on arduino and raspberry pi miniboards for, well, general purpose i/o. attach a temperature sensor to a pin, do some math, send voltage (or not) to another pin that could control a servor to open/close a window. you get the idea.

consult your motherboard manual/schematics for position (or lack) of gpio pins


Edited by ssateneth - 23 Jan 2018 at 4:20am
MB: X399 Taichi, UEFI L3.32
VGA: EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3
PSU: Seasonic PRIME 1300 W PLATINUM
CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
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Well, OceanBlue, do you have a yellow ! in your Device Manager?  Where are you seeing the drivers marked for installation?  Enjoy, John.

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They are installed both, since i have mit X399 board. They are marked in AMD driver suite installation menu, where you can select or deselect the components, selected by default.

I only asked, because i thought "Promontory" is for AM4 chipsets.
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Thanks, OceanBlue72, I use silent install, so I never see this menu.  Thanks and enjoy, John.
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AMD chipset driver installer will only show things to install that is applicable to your platform. Even though the X399 PCH is codename "Whitehaven", this doesn't stop some drivers from being compatible with each other. Ryzen and Threadripper both use SoC's inside the CPU itself, replacing the northbridge of older platforms. Promontory and Whitehaven are the PCH, which you can compare to older-times southbridge chipsets. Threadripper is just a bunch of Ryzen dies put together, so they will share a lot of common drivers, including GPIO.

TL;DR If AMD chipset program shows at item to install, it's compatible. It knows what it can and can't install for your setup. Install it all.


Edited by ssateneth - 23 Jan 2018 at 6:22am
MB: X399 Taichi, UEFI L3.32
VGA: EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3
PSU: Seasonic PRIME 1300 W PLATINUM
CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
MEM: 4x16GB, 3600MHz G.Skill Trident Z F4-3600C17Q-64GTZKW
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