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New Computer - Don't know what drivers to install?

By Alexexex
Jan 22, 2010
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  1. So basically I tried building my own computer and everything seemed to work, until I realized I didn't know how to install drivers.
    All I did so far was install the xp OS and... that's about it.
    Just wondering if anybody knows what drivers I would need initally to run the computer so I can do all the basic tasks.
    OS: xp home
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,049   +75

    You need following drivers to start with:

    1. Display Drivers (Windows may have detected and installed Generic drivers)
    2. Sound (Windows may have detected and installed Generic drivers)
    3. LAN (some adapters are supported by XP by default)
    4. Motherboard drivers (e.g. for hardware monitoring)

    These are few examples to start with; however, I can help in more detailed way if i knew what is the exact model of your motherboard.
  3. Alexexex

    Alexexex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

    Motherboard: Asus - P5N73 - AM

    If you need anymore information, just ask.
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,049   +75

    Here is the url for Asus P5N73-AM (nForce 610i) motherboard drivers download.

    This contains all the drivers you need; goodluck :)
  5. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Maniac Posts: 631   +14

  6. Alexexex

    Alexexex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

    Soooo......
    Do I just have to install one of each section?
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,049   +75

    If you don't have any problems with your setup I wouldn't advise you to touch your system bios. Whereas, for the rest you will need them anyway :)
  8. Alexexex

    Alexexex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

    Is the chipset the driver that'll let me access the internet?
    Cause all I really want right now is internet access...

    Thanks!
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,049   +75

    if you need to use your onboard LAN adapter to configure internet connection; you should install them first then.
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,849   +679

    Of the two downloads available under the "chipsets" tab, choose the top one - 15.24 , this has the Realtek LAN drivers included. The second download (67.7.2.0) is the motherboard chipset only-no LAN driver.
  11. Alexexex

    Alexexex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

    Okay, thanks man!
     
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