Are drivers needed for CPUs????

By DonNagual
Aug 10, 2005
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  1. Perhaps a stupid question, but chalk it up to learning....

    Are there drivers for CPUs? I have the Athlon64 3700 (San Diego).

    Do I need to install AMD drivers for the CPU or are the standard WindowsXP drivers fine as they are?
  2. ChineseTechie

    ChineseTechie Newcomer, in training Posts: 104

    I thought drivers are for teaching the CPU how to work with different hardwares. Is it correct??

    cT
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,026   +221

    the BIOS can be CPU specific, but as the CPU gets started long before drivers are loaded, there are no 'cpu drivers' per se
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,565

    Well, I have the Asus Cool n' quiet software installed. If I don't instal the Athlon64 processor driver, does that mean that cool n' quiet is not working?
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