Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Chipset Drivers

29 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 64 bit
Chipset Drivers

Two questions

1. Does Windows 7 automatically install chipset drivers?
2. Which part of the device manager is the chipset?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


It's my understanding that chipset drivers are provided by either the motherboard manufacturer or the computer manufacturer. Just as an example, when I visit the Dell support site for my laptop I have these driver options:

Drivers & Downloads=

I don't think Windows 7 installs those drivers. And I haven't located my chipset drivers in Device Manager.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Its my understanding that the windows operating system will load some basic drivers needed to make your system usable so you can load the windows operating system. Some of those will be chip-set drivers that I believe are submitted by the various manufactures like NVidia ,AMD etc. The chip-set driver package you download from your motherboard manufacturer will almost always be newer and more specific to your hardware than the ones included with windows. As far as looking for them in device manager they are there, they are just scattered about. Click on system devices and I'd say most of that list if not all are related to your chip-set drivers. The motherboard chip-set interfaces to all of the hardware on the motherboard. Well it used to when the north bridge and south bridge chips were both on the motherboard. I'm sure if I hadn't mentioned that someone would have corrected me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Sep 2010   #4

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32

W7 has stock drivers for practically everything. My mobos use the Intel chipset, X58 and EP45, got drivers from Gigabyte site but its Intel software.
I can't remember but your ASUS mobo could be nVidia chipset??????? n-Force drivers.
Goto the ASUS website, they will have the latest drivers for your board, as well as bios updates.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Chipset Drivers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need Intel Chipset drivers
so after installing my new system, i used the mbo CD instead of downloading the newest. now im trying to update. however i can not find intel z77 chipset drivers. i go to their website and plug everything in and it says 0 results found...? anyone know where i can get them? i also need their...
AMD Drivers On An Intel Chipset (South Bridge & Chipset Drivers ?)
Hi, I think my chipset is Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.93GHz and my motherboard is Gigabyte GA-8TRC410M-NF but when using Driver Genius to scan for driver updates it reports back AMD South Bridge Driver (PCI bus) & AMD Chipset Drivers (ATII/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller) need...
Chipset Drivers
Hi I have upgraded to a Gigabyte 890FXA UD5 motherboard and I was wondering which are the best chipset drivers to use either the ones that come standard with window or is it a good idea to get the proper drivers from the makers site? Please can someone advise
Drivers for Intel 915 GAV chipset
Recently i had installed Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit but i m not able to install any of the drivers.Help me to resolve this issue.
Why do I have chipset drivers when I don't use an nvidia chipset? I have GTX 460 with 258.96 drivers. I do not have an nVidia chipset. When I went to check the Driver Sweeper files, I found all these chipset files. Why do I have them?
Graphic Cards
Chipset Drivers for Motherboard Help!
ok so i was getting helped trying to get my driver for my video card. When i tried it said no driver found compatable for my hardware. i was told i need to install the chipset drivers for my motherboard first, Anyone able to help with this?

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App