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Is it Better to use manufacturer's or chipset drivers?


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I know you can get drivers for motherboards from either the manufacturer or from (in my case) Nvidia. Is there any difference? Which would be better to use? Any answers plus any details you think might help me would be appreciated.

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I know you can get drivers for motherboards from either the manufacturer or from (in my case) Nvidia. Is there any difference? Which would be better to use? Any answers plus any details you think might help me would be appreciated.

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chipset drivers are the hardware instruction sets, it tells / allows the mobo how to work and correlates to the north bridge and south bridge.

What motherboard do you have? If you are talking about the mobo chipset drivers then I always use the drivers that come on the cd. It should not matter where you get it as long as it is compatible to your specific mobo.

Edited by jrm20, 09 January 2009 - 12:54 PM.

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I'm getting the MSI P7N Platinum which is Nvidia nforce 750i chipset. Is there any benefits/features that are specific to getting the drivers from nvidia over the manufacturer or vice versa?

Edited by hypnoticstate, 09 January 2009 - 03:08 PM.

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The NVidia drivers would be newer and newer drivers iron out bugs and issues with games and specific situations.
That being said, if a newer driver would solve the problem then it's recommended to use them.
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I suggest the newer drivers from nVidia, since I had an issue with windows xp 64 bit not liking the SATA controller driver from the install disk for my EVGA Mobo. and the update from nVidia fixed the problem.
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I should also point out, i'm not just talking about on initial installation of the motherboard. I'm talking about any subsequent updates for drivers. So, to clarify, when i talk about manufacturer's drivers, im talking about the latest ones on their website, not the ones on the cd that comes with the MB.

Edited by hypnoticstate, 09 January 2009 - 06:33 PM.

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I should also point out, i'm not just talking about on initial installation of the motherboard. I'm talking about any subsequent updates for drivers. So, to clarify, when i talk about manufacturer's drivers, im talking about the latest ones on their website, not the ones on the cd that comes with the MB.



Ya after the initial installation it is a good idea to update the drivers if any newer is available. If you do not have any problems with the original cd drivers do you really need to update, NO it is up to you. I do know that some mobo models might have some issues such as what amw_drizz said with certain hardware etc..

If anything the newer drivers will help or be better or solve issues / conflicts etc..

Go with either it does not matter.
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Thanks for the info.
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