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Old 06-21-2006, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm a little confused about how my computer will work once i put it all togeth because someone has told me that your usb ports wont work without "Drivers" to tell the motherboard what the ports are is this true?
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Didn't you just post this somewhere else?

No, that's complete lies. If the USB ports were on a PCI Card, MAYBE you'd need drivers, but no, not on the motherboard...
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the only thing you would need drivers for are the ethernet ports.
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What about the chipset?
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i think its a via chipset and the cpu is an intel centrino
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No I'm saying you have to install the chipset drivers aswell.
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You need a driver for anything you use in a system. The question is, does Windows have one for it already or do you have to install it. Yes, you need drivers for USB but they are widely used that the driver for USB support is built into the operating system.
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ok so if im using a windoes xp home/office edition i should be fine right
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SP1 and higher, yes.
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