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How important is it to update your drivers?

Q: How important is it to update your drivers?

Hey

Sorry if this sounds like a really amateur question, but on some websites I see links to update your drivers via a download, and since you're not installing any new hardware, what's the significance of downloading something onto one of your drivers? How does your computer run better after updating? When do you know to replace the driver you have with a new one?

Sophie

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A:Have drivers but showing in DXDIAG N/A

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A:Display Drivers Not Available

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A:Razer firmware update swapped keys on BlackWidow

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A:Can't connect to wifi after hardware driver update

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I hardly know anything about the BIOS so I am asking you this:
Will I need to update my BIOS and if so how to do that?
Am I going to update it to the latest version(2103) or the version when the processor was first compatible(1006)?

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A:BIOS update

Some might say updating the BIOS is not worth the risk unless you have a reason to chance it. On the other hand I've never had a BIOS update go badly. BIOS updates are not that difficult to do. But there is always a risk of the update failing. In the off chance of failure, the motherboard will be bricked. There are motherboards that come with a second BIOS for failsafe. I don't know if the failsafe can be used under a bricked board, I will assume it can until I hear otherwise.

There are three ways to update that I am aware of. All of which may not be available depending on motherboard model and age of system.

Within the Operating System (I've used this method but for awhile it was advised against)
You will need to download BIOS Update application. The application will download and install the new BIOS.

Within the BIOS
Within the BIOS there is an update facility. You will only need the new BIOS. (My BIOS will only update from a USB stick.)

From DOS utility
Not only will you need to download the new BIOS, you will need to download the flash utility that is designed for the update.

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A:Graphics card update to host windows 7

I don't know if you CAN upgrade your graphics card, but:

You most likely don't NEED to.
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A:Graphic card drivers malfunctioning

Spybat said:





I am having Nvidia Geforce 740M 2 GB graphic card .My Graphic card drivers are malfunctionig.The screen starts to flicker when I play games like dishonored ,arkham city etc .I have tried reinstalling the games as well as I have Uninstalled and then again installed my graphic card drivers again. I have even tried the newer versions of my graphic card drivers. But its not helping.Click to expand...

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A:Important parts for improving workflow in video editing?

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A:How to update BIOS

astar master said:





I cannot know how the bios update so I need some help for the how the bios update.I want to install the newest driver but I can't figure out how the driver is in a .02 file and I can't make heads or tails of it can anyone help me?Click to expand...

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A:Bios update help

I would exit and maybe try again. Thats the download phase which has nothing to do with the actual update process. The download will complete, before any attempts to update will begin. Updating the BIOS can be very risky, updating would never be handicapped by possible problems of downloading.
 

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A:Motherboard BIOS update

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A:Can't connect to Internet even with new drivers

I think a first step here is to go to Device Manager and remove any/all network adapters you see there, and then reboot.

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Yes that video card will work with your motherboard.

However, it may not be the best value for money compared to the current gen video cards on offer.

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A:Installed drivers but no sound

Not sure if I can help, but will take a look...

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
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===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
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sound

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A:Mouse stopped working after weekend away/appear to have two mouse drivers?

If you Goggle / bing / yahoo this info you gave........what........do you get ??





ciderlout said:





The mouse is a "Wireless Optical Mouse M/N:SM-502C"Click to expand...

I got this



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A:Can't update my graphics driver on Asus UL30VT!

ASUS driver

Been to the ASUS driver download page, BUT it was blank at first try, so forced it to reload the page;
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
There are 2 drivers listed for your UL30VT, 1) is a patch , (V1.0.0.1)@116KB, and
2) nVidia graphic driver, (V8.15.11.8688)@ 97MB.
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Can you install Windows 7? If there are no XP drivers listed on the Sony Support site for this laptop, you're out of luck
 

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A:Need to update BIOS without floppy

You didn't read the support list properly. The Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo processors are not supported. See here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=1937 The N/A in the "Since BIOS Version" column means not supported. See the red note in the upper left of the page?

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ASUS P5K
 

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A:Can't access websites but can update

TheCase said:






Everytime I launch IE it freezes
everytime I launch up firefox it just doesnt load up
although I can connect to Skype fine and update software.
Click to expand...

1+2 are real issues that *can* impact you regardless of the network settings, so you may go thru a lot of work and still have issues left over :sigh:

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Finding drivers

I have been using the free download program called 'Drivereasy' from 'www.drivereasy.com'. I use the version 2.6.1 which scans your PC, lists all the drivers missing or needing updates, and you can choose to download and/or install. In fact the free version is quite slow to use, but you can pay for a faster version if wanted. I find the information it gives about the drivers is accurate, so you can get them elsewhere if you like. The biggest drivers on my PC are the Graphic card, but I know to get that one elsewhere. This site does not charge for the downloads either, unlike many. Worth a try.
 

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When you say you updated your drivers how did you try to actually do it?

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If it were me I would use system restore (it works better from safe mode) to go back to before you installed the driver that messed you up.
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Are you using a laptop, or a desktop? What model HP are you using (if it's a laptop, the model # will be on a sticker located on the bottom of the laptop. If it's a desktop, it should be on the front, or back)? Instead of Everest, try Belarc advisor's free download .

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A:Onboard soundcard stopped working, drivers won't install

Ah, I had a similar problem once and nothing seemed to work.

In the end I convinced myself that it's time to format my HDD and reinstall my OS anyhow. lol
 

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Has anyone had any weird probelms when charging after doing new firmware update?
It went from 47% to 100% charged in .10 of a second, believe me im not complaining, just very weird.
Check out pictures and Log
 

A:Weird problems after doing firmware update for Lenovo laptops

Firmware for what component?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/weird-problems-after-doing-firmware-update-for-lenovo-laptops.152916/
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HI guys I BIOS to vain Still update my trying in desperately need some expert help here I have an ASUS M N-E motherboard here s the site for it h t t p ca asus com product aspx P ID NFlvt av F ayQ had to add spaces to Still trying in vain to update my BIOS the first bit as the system here won t let me post links for some reason I ve had it for about or years with a Ghz single core processor It s been good enough up until I bought Starcraft - and I failed to notice that the game requires a Ghz single core processor as a minimum preferably a dual core I figured I was probably due for an update and decided to get a new computer Then I discovered that all the computers within my budget would fail to get the job done THEN I noticed the box that my motherboard came in and for the first time noticed it said in big letters right on the front of the box quot Dual-Core CPU ready quot Well duh if I d been observant enough to notice that years ago I would have updated my bloody processor ages ago but oh well I figured hey I m saved So I went out and bought an Athlon II X Ghz quad core processor - much to my amazement it s on the list of supported CPUs for my motherboard The M N-E is an AM chipset I think and the new chip is AM - but the ASUS site still insists it s kosher So here s the problem it says I have to update my BIOS - it s a little scary I admit since one of my computers in the past died during the procedure - but anyway I went for it Repeatedly I tried the BIOS but whenever it got into the ASUS EZ Flash utility it ALWAYS hangs up when it says quot erasing blocks quot - the status bar next to it never moves I left it for a half an hour and it still didn t move I then tried the BIOS - same thing I used a USB flash drive to store the new bios version on as the motherboard s manual says to it also specifies something about using a FAT format - presuming meaning that the file allocation tables need one of those three formats however when I format my USB drive my options are FAT FAT and FAT ex I think It was set on FAT originally Using that format the EZ BIOS Flash utility does see the USB drive and seems to be able to read from it - it can see the file name and date of the BIOS version I m attempting to install So after that failed I tried reformatting it to FAT but then the utility wasn t able to see the USB drive at all I reformatted it back to FAT again and again it could see it but it still hangs up after quot erasing blocks quot So yeah I m kinda stumped Oh the manual also says something about a second way to go about it using the AwardBIOS flash utility which I ve downloaded - but it requires a boot disk and I don t have a floppy drive Is it possible to use a USB drive to make a boot disk After you tech wizards manage to get my head put on straight about this I ll have to beg for help about my new graphics card too - I bought a XFX Radeon but whenever I put it in the system doesn t even boot up I think I m just gonna go buy an abacus edit oops Windows XP home edition Gb DDR ram w power supply uhh I dunno if there s any other relevant info here nbsp

A:Still trying in vain to update my BIOS

Floppy drives with cables are less than $4.00 around these parts... maybe that is the best way to go for a six year old motherboard.

Hard to believe that board is Dual Core Ready? or that it is 5 or 6 years old. Tell us more?

you want to be very careful flashing a BIOS if you have never done it before... That is a certain way to ruin a motherboard, unless you have a good manual or guidance... for first timers.
 

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Firstly, am new to this site so sorry if this has been posted before.

I have a problem with my USB memory stick. I was using it fine with no problem but now when i plug it in a bubble comes up saying it has not been recognised and has malfunctioned - when i click on the bubble it says unknown device and then when i click on that it says in device status box that no drivers are installed. How do I get drivers? Memory stick was free from an ICT company, laptop is a toshiba?

What do I do, memory stick has so much work on it that I need!

Please help me!

PS...
Am running XP, my other memory sticks work???
 

A:USB flash drive malfunctioned? No drivers?

I have this issue sometimes with a SDHC card I use for readyboost in Windows 7 on my laptop.

I find that ejecting it via My Computer (right click the icon and eject) or from the "Safely Remove" hardware icon on the taskbar, and then re-inserting it solves the problem and its recognised again.

I sometimes have to do it several times though before it recognises. I'm sure there is an easier solution, but it works for me.
 

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I have two webcams, one by Nexxtech and another by MIOS - rather non-descript USB Camera.

The Nexxtech camera seems to need a driver - I have installed it. But the MIOS likely uses the one in Win XP SP3. Why is that? Why won't one driver work for both cameras?

Rationale: I want to develop some software to process the live video, but could one piece of software be used for both cameras?

I am a noob about web cams and video processing.

Regards,
Lou.
 

A:Two webcams - why separate drivers?

Hi louarnold :wave:

A few comments

The drivers which can be used by a web cam are dictated by the web cam manufacturer
The mfr programs a set of "IDs" into each of their devices (such as web cams). The device sends its IDs to Windows. Windows uses these IDs to find suitable drivers which will match (i.e. "support") the IDs. (Window can find zero, or one or even more then one match!)
> If Windows finds zero driver matches, you get a "No Driver Found" type of error
> If Windows only finds one driver match, it uses that driver
> If Windows finds more then one driver match on your machine, Windows chooses what it thinks is the best match of all the matching choices it found on your machine.

See Plug and Play Overview: How Windows Finds Drivers for USB Devices



I am a noob about web cams and video processing.Click to expand...

Am just curious though, if you say you're a noob, will you know how to do all the video processing to do what you want?
 

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ive been searching for 2 days trying different things
first problem was driver enabled but has not been started fixed that by getting rid of the ghost soundcards in sound/media
now my driver are enabled and functioning properly
but im still not abled to access the playback / recoding drop down

ive done sfc /scannow ---no problem
combofix--- no probelms
even repaired xp from disc in dos (reinstall over current)

my onboard sound is enabled
ive tried soundblaster live installed drivers (no problems) ---no drop down to select same as above
my midi is working
my soundman has audio test for speakers and it plays sound on my speakers
my pnp emu is running on startup auto

im not able to get msinfo32 to run havnt tried it in safemod yet
my dx9 txt attact

current drivers are ALC850_V5870_WHQL
on a8n-sli_premium motherboard
winxp sp2 pro
 

A:Realtek 97 drivers working no sound grayed out boxes

i got my msinfo32 to work

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I have an ATI Radeon HD3650 AGP series card in my PC & it plays most games great, but the only thing is the support for drivers.
I've tried quite a few & there's always a problem, so i currently have a hot-fix installed.

Anyone know of any custom drivers for this card ?
 

A:Anyone know of any good custom drivers for ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP?

You probably won't find any new drivers for AGP, especially since you didn't mention OS type. If you still have the CD that came with your card that may be the best you can do, sorry.
 

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Hello All I have seen similar threads here but my problem is slightly different I have ASUS P S X-MX which have built in audio of Realtek AC I am using Windows XP SP for quite a time and everything was fine unless i tried to install an updated driver for my sound After drivers properly AC'97 but - Realtek installed no & services running audio audio updating i got Code error device cannot start I uninstalled the drivers Restart my PC and then installed my previous version of drivers Everything was fine and i can see volume icon in task bar But when i tried playing an audio file Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio there wasn t any sound I clicked volume icon to Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio raise it but it was disabled I double click it to open Mixer there are only options normally it use to have lot wave speaker etc Now it has only Wave SW Synth CD Player and No recording device I did try re-installing the drivers again and again but no LUCK I tried using Drivers Sweeper to remove the tracks doing that in Safe Mode and then again Installed Old drivers It all go well but in the end its same situation with sound disabled I don t want to reinstall my Windows is there any way to fix it One thing i noticed is every time I install drivers the sound manager shows up at task bar but in moments it disappears while the soundman exe is running in Processes and I can t find it in Control Panel as well where it use to be Its been hours since I am struggling with that But No LUCK Note My PnP Software Device Enumerator is working fine Any help in this regard will be highly appreciable Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

Hi muazzam

Is best to upgrade to SP3 (if only because MS has dropped support for SP2) but can start, for now, looking at your problem while you continue running with SP2

Let's start with these initial steps
1) List any Problem Devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
3) If there were no Problem Devices (step 1 above) then also check on your Windows Audio service if Status=Started and StartupType=Automatic

I'll have a look and we can take it from there
 

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so ive updated my me on board nvidia, and now my gta game dosnt work. i can still play all my other games, only this one stoped. anyway, my question is: does the driver update for the previously mentioned card have any compatibility issues, or do i just need to grab meh saves and reinstall the game?
 

A:Nvidia GeForce 6100 update issues?

have you tried rolling back you drivers.

For Windows XP
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.

3.Navigate to the driver you wish to roll back, right click the name of the driver and choose Properties

4.Click the Driver tab and then click Roll Back Driver

For windows Vista & 7
1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.

2. Double-click the category containing your device driver, and then double-click the name of the device you want to restore to a previous driver version.

3. Click the Driver tab, and then click Roll Back Driver.
 

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