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Should I update my drivers on a solid system?

By BillAllen55
Jul 3, 2008
  1. I understand the adage that states that 'If it ain't broke don't fix it'
    And my computer is apx four years old and when running driver scans it is advising there are drivers that could be updated. (17% outdated )
    My question is this: Is there scan tools available to a user that one does not have to pay to recieve the download sites? I have attempted to go to the manufactures sites with very little sucess. Can anyone advise? Before one feels the need to suggest I put down cash to subscribe - I am already considering that option.
    Can anyone give me advice on this subject?
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    What drivers are being identified as needing to be updated?
     
  3. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    list of needed drivers

    Digital Camera printer driver.
    Canon SELPHY CP510

    Sound, video and game controllers
    CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device

    Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7

    Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4

    Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    The drivers are usually released because they make something work better, or eliminate risk, but I like the philosophy of which you spoke... if it ain't broke....

    On cameras, the updates generally make images better by removing color artifacts, or streaking, or light imbalance, or greyish tones...

    Still, if you are happy, stay happy...
     
  5. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    Gleefully Dancin' about....:)

    Thanks for your input.
     
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