whats Chipset/Lan/Sata Raid?

By linkisspartan
May 5, 2007
  1. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can think of these as the drivers for the motherboard itself.
  2. linkisspartan

    linkisspartan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    yeh ive already established that but what does downloading that chipset driver and installing really do?
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Downloading them does nothing but creating a zip or an exe file on your hard drive.
    Installing these drivers, well, installs (or may install) the drivers for core motherboard components like PCI or AGP controllers, USB controllers etc. And the LAN and the SATA controllers of course, because that's what written there. You know, just like installing the drivers for your video card, well, install drivers for your video card and installing drivers for your sound card, well, install drivers for your sound card.

    Or are you interested in the gory details of Windows driver architecture? Like how exactly drivers are installed on a Windows system? What files go where and what registry entries need to be created? What is the HAL?
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