Is the motherboard driver important?
As the current rate of hardware regeneration is much faster than that of software, the latest motherboards may come across a range of issues on incompatibility, such as motherboard chipsets capable of being correctly recognized by operating system, which directly results new technology that system should have been able to support is incapable of use, and compatibility problems significantly increase. In this situation, major chip providers provide relevant motherboard drivers to tie in their operating systems. These system board drivers play two roles: let the system exactly identify as well as make full use of these latest chipsets, and enable the system support the new technology offered by down-to-date chipsets.
Main board drivers can not only fix compatibility issues between hardware and software, but also to a certain degree can optimize the whole system or its subsystem. Improvement of motherboard drivers matters a lot in the performance of a motherboard.
What’s the type of your chipset?
These days, main chipset manufacturers are Intel, NVIDIA, VIA etc, they all have their own motherboard drivers. So before installing motherboard drivers, you should find out the board and model of your motherboard’s chipset, you can get this information in your motherboard manual or search it through some software like Everest.
How to install main board drivers?
Intel chipsets are famous for their excellent stability and compatibility, coupled with their own CPU, the performance is world class, so they are widely used. Below I will take the Intel chipset as an example to explain how to install the motherboard driver.
Intel motherboard driver is called Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility , which supports Windows 9X / Me / 2000 / XP; system can exactly recognize all kinds of Intel chipsets through it.
Step 1 Download Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility and double-click Setup.exe.
Step 2 Select Next in the pop-up dialog box, finally restart your computer.
Step 3 Right-click My Computer , select Properties .
Step 4 Choose Hardware and click Device Manager .
Step 5 In the Device Manager box you can check whether the driver has been installed successfully by double-clicking IDE ATA / ATAPI controllers , if you can see ” Intel (R) 82801DB … ” which means you have made it.
In essence, the installations of a variety of chipset drivers are similar, they are all standard installations of Windows programs, but you have to restart your computer after installing motherboard driver.