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Do I need to install the manufacturer's motherboard drivers? What's current advice?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Participant, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Participant


    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 31,164

    Location: Warwickshire

    Hi all

    I've just bought an Asrock ITX motherboard for the kids' sitting room gaming box and was wondering if I need to bother installing the driver packages from the Asrock website?

    I have previously done this under the impression it was necessary, but then thought about how often I think about I update these (never) and wondered if this is still a thing?

    Windows says I already have all the necessary drivers already and everything seems to be working perfectly. I tried updating the Intel LAN driver with a driver package I downloaded from Asrock and Windows told me I already have the best driver.

    I don't need the audio one as it's through the nVidia GPU; should I bother with the chipset and LAN drivers, or will Windows 10 have already sorted this out for me?

  2. LePhuronn


    Joined: Sep 26, 2010

    Posts: 5,035

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I'd grab the latest chipset drivers from AMD directly, but I'd leave the others if Windows is saying it's up-to-date.