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john19055 05-23-10 07:25 AM

It is better to update the drivers
 
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
I've tried both and have never noticed much difference really as far as chipset drivers go.

Quick420 08-25-10 11:17 AM

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by john19055 (Post 2256354)
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
Rage3D is for teh fail

nekrosoft13 08-25-10 03:10 PM

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drolfrawd (Post 2307758)
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
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

Re: It is better to update the drivers
 
Always keep the drivers updated, thru windows update or otherwise.


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