View Full Version : MB & BIOS drivers installation, standard?

10 October 2004, 11:55 PM
Is it an standard practice to install mobo & BIOS drivers when doing a clean OS install?
This is something I always overlooked, so I normally just go ahead with the OS installation, and I won't bother with the MB & BIOS drivers unless something doesn't work later on. But it just ocurred to me that I may have to change my ways, should I?

Thanks in advance,


10 October 2004, 02:42 AM
Your best bet is to always install the chipset drivers.

You'd never use a video card with generic drivers, would you?

Why would you want generic drivers for your chipset when the chipset is the heart of the motherboard...which is the heart of the entire computer?

Updated drivers are your best bet, IMO.

10 October 2004, 03:48 AM
Though, when it comes to bios updates, i'd leave them alone unless something is just not working, or some aspect of performance is increased.

10 October 2004, 04:15 AM
There are not really BIOS drivers per se as the BIOS is software that resides on the Mobo itself. If you have updated the BIOS in the past (which as said should really only ever be done if you have a problem that can't be fixed otherwise), then installing a new OS will not affect it in any way.

10 October 2004, 05:50 AM
I am glad I asked :)
This really clarifies many doubts.

Thanks a bunch guys :)


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