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Old 10-01-2004, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've NEVER updated motherboard drivers, ever. For two reasons, the first being I was afraid I'd mess something up and the second, because I didn't think it could improve performance.

My question is, how important is it to update motherboard drivers? Do you really get a boost in performance? I see a clear difference when updating things like Audio, Video or DirectX based drivers, but how important are current motherboard drivers? Seems a silly question, considering the mobo is the foundation of the system, but like I said, I never updated :/
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Sometimes new drivers can degrade performance, Sometimes they increase performance. Most of the time, motherboard drivers come out just to increase compatibility with different hardware and fix some bugs. I would say, update them when they come out. I always update mine the day they come out, and keep a backup of the current drivers.
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