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By chris1723 ยท 13 replies
Sep 12, 2017
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  1. Hello to everyone,I am new in this forum and this is my first question.
    For which parts of hardware do you install drivers in an new pc?????
    Could they be pre installed ??????
  2. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 235   +31

    If you just built the machine and installed windows afterwords it will have no default drivers.
    Lets say for example you just built a lga 2011 machine with this.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X99 Extreme4/
    After that you have no drivers except for what windows will provide which is the wrong ones to begin with.

    Now you go by asrock after looking up your mobo model number on the box.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X99 Extreme4/?cat=Download&os=Win1064
    First you will want your chipset drivers which is vital to the system to keep it running stable.
    Then you want you lan card drivers so you can use your cable/dsl internet and adjust the settings from the utility.
    Then you want sound card drivers so you arent relying on windows general drivers to play any sounds in crap quality.

    This is how you will go about it, if you bought a prebuilt computer just remove the crap/bloatware from the machine.
    Install a better AV/Malware suite other than norton or mcafee which still doesn't do much at all when you get infected.
    Even windows 10 windows defender puts up a better fight than those 2 antiviruses combined with malwarebytes to help it.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  3. chris1723

    chris1723 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    To consume up,parts which need drivers :
    1)motherboard 2)gpu 3)cpu 4)sound card
    All these above with a new p build
    Am I right????
    Should I trust cd drivers???????
    Sometimes aren't drivers already pre installed
    for motherboard?????
  4. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 235   +31

    Yes everything is about right of what you listed, you don't need any cd-dvd drivers windows will usually pick up on it.
    No drivers are not there at times lets say you need to reinstall windows 10 professional.
    You do a full format, install the os which is about 40 minutes long.
    Once its done you will no longer have any manufacturer drivers, same thing can be said when building your new machine.

    It will start off with nothing except what windows gives it which is generic drivers.
    Get into a mode of doing that if you ever have to reinstall an os or you build a new machine.
    https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html and also cpu-z should be able to pick up on your hardware and give you the model number.
    Run the model number on google as shown:

    My mobo: GA-H81M-DS2

    *1. https://www.google.com/search?q=h81...0i13i30k1j0i13i5i30k1j0i8i13i30k1.EDpokYhqHBg

    *2. http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-H81M-DS2-rev-10#ov

    *3. http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-H81M-DS2-rev-10#support-dl

    See how quickly that took, if you have the right info you will have the drivers to download.
    Just make sure the drivers work, if not uninstall them through control panel and look for updated drivers.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  5. chris1723

    chris1723 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Can I find all drivers from motherboard site????
    What hardware should I add in my pc which needs drivers?????

    Moderator note: one question mark is sufficient.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 12, 2017
  6. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 235   +31

    Yes give me your model number from your mobo, look on the box or manual it should tell you that.
  7. chris1723

    chris1723 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I dont have problem on my pc.My question was just to learn some info:)
    What can I add than needs extra drivers?
  8. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 235   +31

    No you dont need any more "extra" drivers. long as you have the right ones for your hardware and mobo.
    Thats all that matters, if it aint broken, don't fix it nor reinstall it in computer terms.

    If you're still unsure I could recommend you go by eithers tomshardware or techist forums.


    Both of them would agree with what I suggested for you if not reassure you of not to do any more than needed.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  9. chris1723

    chris1723 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Thank you for your support
  10. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 235   +31

    No problem.
  11. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 235   +31

    Nah its best if people learn to go the manufacturer website for their mobo drivers.
    Find out what they need, do a proper google search to pull the results and grab the official drivers from that source.
    Read my post from september 12th, not saying the tool is bad.
    I heard some positive things and negative things about it.
    Its best to do things yourself to make sure its accurate.
    Rather than a all in one tool that may screw up down the road when you need it not to.
    jobeard likes this.
  12. Athlonite

    Athlonite TS Enthusiast Posts: 82   +15

    It's always better to use the manufacturers drivers rather than rely on windows update to install them... Yes they may work but 9 out of 10 time times they'll be sub optimal or just plain out of date
  13. chris1723

    chris1723 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

  14. Athlonite

    Athlonite TS Enthusiast Posts: 82   +15

    Sweet as I hope all goes well

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