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#1 Red Kelt

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:32 AM

I know I need them.

 

I think Windows supplies them but maybe you're better off going direct to the manufacturer for the best drivers.

 

I've re installed Win 7 and my pc is still crashing.

 

I've got the latest drivers for my printer.

 

But I'm wondering what components inside the pc also need the latest drivers.

 

I've had chipset mentioned to me, I'm not sure what that is.

 

I'm guessing the graphics card needs them too.

 

What exactly are drivers?



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:43 AM

drivers are little bits of software that makes your hardware work. Very specific.

 

what model/make is your machine?



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:58 AM

It's a MESH, I think MESH are gone now.

 

I just googled my motherboard id, which I got from speccy and found a driver for the chipset.

 

There is also raft of other possible dloads such as Bios, Bios utilities, audio, lan, utilities, SATA and 'others'.

 

Not sure what to dload here.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:06 AM

everything... all of it.

 

avoid the BIOS updates unless you have specific issues though.

 

edit: well dodge utilities though, generally just junkware that Windows already provides the functionality.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:11 AM

Has anyone ever used DriverMax?

 

I'm willing to pay for a decent program that will update all the necessaries as long as it isn't malware.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:14 AM

That's quite a rare machine you have...

 

Do not allow driver updaters on your system, you already have the link to all of your drivers.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:19 AM

Most all net programs for drivers add junk ware.  You are far better off going to the machines manufacturers site, there you will get the correct ones. 


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:20 AM

That's quite a rare machine you have...

 

Do not allow driver updaters on your system, you already have the link to all of your drivers.

 

It was from MESH as I said.  I customised it somewhat ot the order stage.

 

It has two graphics cards I think - Crossfire???

 

I think I disabled one of the cards a while back in the provided software which I don't have now.


Most all net programs for drivers add junk ware.  You are far better off going to the machines manufacturers site, there you will get the correct ones. 

 

Thanks Phil, I feel uneasy dloading and installing them though due to my lack of knowledge.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:21 AM

Just download the latest driver from each category (excluding BIOS and utilities) and install them.

 

Job done.

 

edit: a driver utility would download all-sorts of stuff, and not necessarily your drivers, as your machine is rare.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:24 AM

I notice just for BIOS there are 10 files available to dload.  Do I just need the most recent?

 

If so why would the other 9 be available?


Just download the latest driver from each category (excluding BIOS and utilities) and install them.

 

Job done.

 

 

Cheers, crossed posts there :)


So after doing all this would I then need to dload more drivers for my components which are attached to the motherboard?



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:25 AM

So after doing this would I then need to dload drivers for all the components attached to the motherboard?



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:28 AM

I'm talking about the drivers for the components that are attached to the motherboard. There will be a history for each category. Download and install the latest one for each. The same place you downloaded your chipset driver from.

 

If you have a prob with the graphics let us know, we'll find the right driver for you.

 

edit: the extended driver history is for legacy software and hardware, not your problem.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:38 AM

I'm a little lost.

 

I went to the motherboard website and it listed dloads for the drivers I listed above, I'v dloaded most of these that seemed appropriate to me.

 

However I was thinking, probably incorrectly that these drivers were specific to the motherboard and that maybe for example if I have a radeon graphics card I would also have to visit radeon and get those drivers too.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:44 AM

that is separate from your mobo... install all of the latest drivers.

 

really.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:52 AM

Ok, so I was just about to have a go at the chipset drivers which are clearly labelled for xp/vista/win 7.

When I open the folder I can see xp file and vista file plus another file which is just labelled asussetup, is this for win 7 do you think?

When I clicked ok on asussetup something about ATI popped up!

 

I'm stuck, I didnt follow through the install on this.






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