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Windows 7: If I format HDD, do I need to reinstall drivers for Motherboard?


30 May 2011   #11

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Like Greg just explained, 7 has a great driver store. You won't need to install any drivers for your HDD.

Agreed, the problem isn't your HDD; however, it just might be that G92? How hot is it getting, is the fan spinning, is it seated correctly and plugged in?

Usually when you see stuttering, it's during heaving gaming and the fix for that is the mmcss tweak, but that won't help you... even you tube and browsing creates stutters... which makes me think it's the card that's failing.

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30 May 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you running:
GeForce/ION Driver v270.61
Version:
270.61 WHQL
Release Date:2011.04.18
from NVIDIA DRIVERS 270.61 WHQL

If so, try reinstalling your video card making sure card and all the contacts are clean.

If this fails, try testing your RAM:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Here are tips for getting a perfect reinstall if you want to start over to test how the drivers given by the installer perform: Reinstalling Windows 7
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30 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisplosion View Post
Original problem was that it was cluttered with crap and was running slower. Didn't feel like cleaning so I backed up important things and redid it.

Listed my specs as best I could.

Can't find drivers for my hard drive. I don't think its a physical problem since this problem wasn't present before I redid it. Not entirely sure where to look because when I installed this motherboard a year ago I also reformatted the drive only drivers I remember reinstalling was my motherboard and my GPU.

There won't be drivers for the hard drive itself but rather the controller on the motherboard. Who made the PC or motherboard? You might want to let us know what the manufacture of the video card is too. If he PC is an HP, Dell, Lenovo or other brands will all the hardware that came with it, you should be able to find the drivers on their site easily.
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30 May 2011   #15

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Was advised on my other thread to clean my card which seems to have done the trick. Before I redid my computer I do remember half ass cleaning my card so that might have cause the problem.
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30 May 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisplosion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you check performance using the drivers given by the Windows 7 installer first before changing out drivers?
Not entirely sure what you are asking here.
I believe what Greg is suggesting is that the generic drivers in Win 7 will often do as good or better a job than the manufacturers drivers. I have often found this to be the case myself.
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30 May 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisplosion View Post
Was advised on my other thread to clean my card which seems to have done the trick. Before I redid my computer I do remember half ass cleaning my card so that might have cause the problem.

Whenever I need to change or add hardware in any PC or server, I take it outside and use an air compressor to blow it out well.
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