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Windows 7: windows drivers vs vendor drivers

14 Nov 2009   #1
burger

Windows 7 Pro x64 Build 7600
 
 
windows drivers vs vendor drivers

Have one question, When I installed Windows 7 the only drivers I have installed were my video and audio which are not part of the motherboard (not onboard). My computer runs fine but 1 game but more or less I never installed any driver for my motherboard. Normally you install the motherboards nforce drivers, raid SATA/IDE drivers etc... Do I need to go back to my motherboard vendor and find updates for windows 7 or just leave it they way it is, or should I install the drivers off the motherboard CD I have here? My mobo doesn't have any windows 7 updates btw there all windowsXP based drivers.


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14 Nov 2009   #2
OpSysWiz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you did a boot drive format and install of Win7 you'll need to go to the mobo makers website and download the latest drivers from there. You might also need a BIOS flash, but I hesitate to mention that as only the very experienced should do it. We'll need full system specs to help any further.
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14 Nov 2009   #3
burger

Windows 7 Pro x64 Build 7600
 
 

Updated My System Specs. Yes its a fresh install of Windows7.
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15 Nov 2009   #4
OpSysWiz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burger View Post
Updated My System Specs. Yes its a fresh install of Windows7.
Go to ECS website, download and install latest mobo drivers. Let us know how it goes.
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15 Nov 2009   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wouldn't bother going to ECS as they haven't posted anything newer than XP drivers (most from 2006),

ECS Web Site

As far as getting them directly from Nvidia, best your going to get for that chipset (GeForce 6100 & nForce 410) is a Vista driver,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.26 WHQL

In your case if everything is working as expected with the Windows drivers, I wuold just leave it alone.
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