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Windows 7: New rig

05 Nov 2010   #1
RJLEXUS2011

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 
New rig

Hello all, I will be building my first new pc from scratch later this month and my question is: Do I download all the proper drivers for the hardware or will they be included with the particular part ie: video card, mobo? Thank you. Here are the pc spec:
CASE-------------NZXT M59
CPU--------------AMD PHENOM 2 X4 955
MOBO------------ASROCK 870 EXTREME 3 AM3
VIDEO------------MSI N469GTX HAWK GeFORCE GTX460 1GB
RAM--------------GSKILL RIPJAW 4GB(2X2) DDR3 PC1200
HD1--------------CRUCIAL REALSSD C300 64GB
HD2--------------SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB
OPTICAL----------LITE-ON BLACK 24X DVD WRITER
POWER-----------SEASONIC S1211 520 BRONZE 520W
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
Do these partd come with drivers or am I better off downloading the "current"
drivers from the manufactures website? Thank you all.


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05 Nov 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you install Win7, chances are the system will find the required drivers automatially. You can check the situation in Device Manager (look for yellow warning triangles) and act on the odd ones.
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05 Nov 2010   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

In addition, your components that require drivers will come with a CD/DVD with drivers on it. However those drivers are usually relatively ancient.

It is always best to go to the manufacturer's website and download the most current drivers for that component and install that instead of what is on the CD.

You can install a more current driver after W7 is installed with the drivers it finds and installs during the OS installation if you want to.
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06 Nov 2010   #4
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

if your planning on gaming then absolutely , go to the manufacturers websites and download the latest drivers for everything especially the 460 as they arer improving that cards performance with every new release , and the chipset drivers for your mobo are another very important factor in performance as they control pretty much everything at some level , outdated chipset drivers can cause all sorts of issues.

your original win 7 install will give you a stable enough system to start off with but its a good idea to have all the drivers downloaded and ready to install before you build up your rig and install windows

its also very important with a new rig to reboot your pc after avery driver installl whether prompted to or not

good luck
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