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Motherboard Drivers Question.

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Hey guys,

One thing i don't do is install motherboard drivers onto my system(as im sure Windows steps in and automatically installs some generic ones anyways). I don't use the CD or download them online. But im curious as to what the real benifit is to installing them. As i don't think i'll see any real significant differance. Think it's best just to download them anyways?

Thanks.:)
 
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I always install MoBo drivers, just not from the CD in the box. I d/l the latest versions and install away. Now this changed a bit with Win 7 as you said (Win 7 has alot of default drivers for stuff), but I still prefer to have all the latest versions for my mobo and gfx drivers.
 

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Hey guys,

One thing i don't do is install motherboard drivers onto my system(as im sure Windows steps in and automatically installs some generic ones anyways). I don't use the CD or download them online. But im curious as to what the real benifit is to installing them. As i don't think i'll see any real significant differance. Think it's best just to download them anyways?

Thanks.:)
Always download them so you have latest version. From my experience windows does fine, but I do notice a speed up from having the drivers from the manufacturer, for my hard drive controller anyways, my boot times are quicker, programs open a little faster and searching through my computer tends to be snappier, installing anything is where I notice a bigger speed up. As for network controllers, sound and the others I don't notice anything different.
 
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Don't mean to thread hijack but this seems as good a place as any--

Anyone ever seen installing chipset drivers kill USB? Thus is under XP SP2 on a Gigabyte G33 board. I am not only fairly certain I downloaded the right one but in my experience it shouldn't have let me install them if worng..
 

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Don't mean to thread hijack but this seems as good a place as any--

Anyone ever seen installing chipset drivers kill USB? Thus is under XP SP2 on a Gigabyte G33 board. I am not only fairly certain I downloaded the right one but in my experience it shouldn't have let me install them if worng..
I just looked up G33 chipset and I saw this. "USB* port disable Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports."

Maybe by some chance when you loaded drivers it shut some off.