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john19055
05-23-10, 07:25 AM
I loaded windows 7 pro and it loaded my gigabyte X58-UD5 drivers and my creative X-Fi Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium drivers.Or would it be better to update the drivers .

grey_1
05-23-10, 08:04 AM
I've tried both and have never noticed much difference really as far as chipset drivers go.

Quick420
08-25-10, 11:17 AM
I'm using the windows drivers over the nvidia drivers on my system,totally stable so far.I would only update them if you run into trouble.

Bearclaw
08-25-10, 12:17 PM
I let Windows handle hit. Simply an easier process. If I run into problems then I will go from there and figure it out. IMO, Windows does a fantastic job on driver management,./

nekrosoft13
08-25-10, 12:46 PM
I loaded windows 7 pro and it loaded my gigabyte X58-UD5 drivers and my creative X-Fi Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium drivers.Or would it be better to update the drivers .

for X58, doesn't really matter, if your using AHCI, make sure it installed AHCI driver

Sound Blaster, you will be better off with driver from Creative, the driver that comes with windows is also made by Creative but it is very strip down version that is over 2-3 years old


Another example is windows installs drivers for most video cards, but those drivers are not idea. most modern games won't even work with the driver that comes with windows because of age and missing components.

Kain
08-25-10, 02:11 PM
I asked this question on Rage3D and everyone said it is better to download manually and install the drivers yourself.

http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33967600

Drolfrawd
08-25-10, 02:49 PM
Rage3D is for teh fail

nekrosoft13
08-25-10, 03:10 PM
Rage3D is for teh fail

true, but in this case they are right

manufactures update drivers for a reason, not because they are bored.

crainger
08-26-10, 01:55 AM
On a gaming PC I always check for the latest drivers, download and install. For media centre, Windows is usually k, the Windows Update drivers are usually the most stable WHQL, Windows Update has for my 260GTX the 199.77 drivers, which are my fall back drivers in case the 25x.xxs act like idiots.

jeffmd
08-26-10, 02:50 AM
Windows 7 comes with functional drivers, and if you have old hardware or motherboard components (usb, memory card reader) then you can leave those be. but sound and video as well as motherboard drivers should always be upgraded. Also check that your bios is up to date now as well.

t3hl33td4rg0n
08-26-10, 11:23 PM
Always keep the drivers updated, thru windows update or otherwise.