Hi! It was suggested I start a thread about up dating drivers. Searched the forum and really didn't see a good place to start this thread, so please move or delete which ever is appropriate.
I hear a lot about drivers causing BSOD and a whole bunch of other problems. A big cause of BSOD are driver related. When do you up date drivers?
I hear don't fix it if it ain't broke and then I hear keep your drivers up dated and windows updates are not good enough to keep all your drivers up dated.
I have used programs like Slim Drivers to check for up dates and then someone will tell me it might cause me grief and better to use your manufacture. Then someone will tell me the manufacture doesn't always have the latest up date.
Well all this is driving me crazy. I have spent a lot of time searching the web for answers and I'm only more confused.
This thread is getting to long already.
I would like your thoughts about this and also how to install drivers. I know that a exe just requires a double left click, but what about others drivers.
Here's the drivers I think should be up dated!
I copied this from the web!!
I'm a little bored tonight and thought other members might be interested in this subject.
HTG Explains: When Do You Need to Update Your Drivers?
- Video Card: The difference in speed between the generic Windows drivers for your video card and the official NVidia or ATI/AMDdrivers will surprise you. Even if you aren’t a gamer, make sure you have the real drivers.
- Motherboard/Chipset: you’ll want to make sure to head to the manufacturer’s site and grab their chipset drivers. If you bought a PC, head to their site, if you built one, go to the motherboard manufacturer’s site. Every installer is different, but in general, you can just run the downloaded driver.
- Sound Card:the native Windows drivers won’t include all the extra sound features like virtual surround, etc. If you bought a PC, head to their site, if you built one, either go to the motherboard manufacturer’s site for onboard sound, or the sound card manufacturer’s web site otherwise.
- Network Card: most likely you’re using some type of onboard card that’s part of the motherboard, and you already grabbed the drivers from there.
If you’re a gamer, you’ll probably want to make sure to keep your video card drivers updated regularly.
When I ask which drivers need to be updated I see this a lot!