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Windows 7: Chipset driver. Is it really necessary?

26 Sep 2009   #1
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Chipset driver. Is it really necessary?

What do you guys think?

I'm currently using Windows 7's stock drivers for everything except for my Video Card.

Should I download/install the latest Chipset driver for my Motherboard?.

Thanks In advanced.


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26 Sep 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

YES!! Here is a rough definition of what a chipset is and does..

Chipset:

A number of integrated circuits designed to perform one or more related functions. For example, one chipset may provide the basic functions of a modem while another provides the CPU functions for a computer. Newer chipsets generally include functions provided by two or more older chipsets. In some cases, older chipsets that required two or more physical chips can be replaced with a chipset on one chip. The term is often used to refer to the core functionality of a motherboard.



You always, always want the latest chipset drivers available for your motherboard....
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26 Sep 2009   #3
jstar

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Tews you said on my other thread I don't need to install any mobo drivers

MSI X58 Pro-E Motherboard
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26 Sep 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is not what I said at all ... what I said is ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You may not need to install any of them... Go to the device driver page and look for any devices with a yellow triangle... note what they are, then download the coresponding driver from the mobo's website..let us know if you have any problems..
Follow what I set out for you and you will be ok..
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26 Sep 2009   #5
jstar

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

still don't get it.. so is it necessary or what?
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26 Sep 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
YES!! Here is a rough definition of what a chipset is and does..

Chipset:

A number of integrated circuits designed to perform one or more related functions. For example, one chipset may provide the basic functions of a modem while another provides the CPU functions for a computer. Newer chipsets generally include functions provided by two or more older chipsets. In some cases, older chipsets that required two or more physical chips can be replaced with a chipset on one chip. The term is often used to refer to the core functionality of a motherboard.



You always, always want the latest chipset drivers available for your motherboard....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jstar View Post
still don't get it.. so is it necessary or what?
Read all of the above and ask yourself again..
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26 Sep 2009   #7
jstar

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

you didn't really say what drivers do.. just explained what a chipset is.
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26 Sep 2009   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jstar View Post
still don't get it.. so is it necessary or what?
Chipset driver is one of the most important drivers your computer needs to work properly. It kind of creates a base for all the other drivers to install and work properly.

I have some difficulties to understand your point. Downloading and installing the chipset drivers and then rebooting takes a couple of minutes, after that you can completely forget the whole thing. You could have done it already in half of the time it has taken to write your posts asking if it's necessary.

Kari
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26 Sep 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your question has been asked and answered ... two times now ... take appropriate action....
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26 Sep 2009   #10
jstar

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jstar View Post
still don't get it.. so is it necessary or what?
Chipset driver is one of the most important drivers your computer needs to work properly. It kind of creates a base for all the other drivers to install and work properly.

I have some difficulties to understand your point. Downloading and installing the chipset drivers and then rebooting takes a couple of minutes, after that you can completely forget the whole thing. You could have done it already in half of the time it has taken to write your posts asking if it's necessary.

Kari
sigh problem is I have no idea where to find the chipset drivers
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