drivers questions, novice about them

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i have a question

    i running xp pro sp2 with last hotfixes

    i'm asking if i should update these drivers

    intel matrix storage technology
    intel application acceleraor
    intel chipset inf update program
    Intel(R) Grantsdale-G Chipset software

    and so on ..
    for so on i mean outside video card , audio card ,and mic lan drivers

    thanks
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    You can, but be sure you have a tried and true recovery plan, like a disk image before doing so.

    Pete
     
  3. Raza0007

    Raza0007 Registered Member

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    These are you motherboard drivers.

    First two are related to hard disk and last two are for the main board chipset.

    I usually run my system with latest upgrades and fixes so I will recommend you to do the same.

    Is there some reason you don't want to upgrade your motherboard drivers?
     
  4. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    well i don't know where find the updated version
     
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    are related only to raid? i don't use raid mode


    should these drivers to make program runs faster?

    thank you so much

    i'm tring DriverMagician but i does not found them
     
  6. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks Peter , did you have ugly experience upgrading drivers?
     
  7. Raza0007

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    @mantra

    From your comments I gathered you are asking general questions about them.

    If these drivers are not recommended for your computer, you should not install them.

    I have dell XPS M1530 laptop and intel matrix technology and accelerator came pre-installed and they are a recommended updates on dell page. I therefore installed them. I have not found any problems after installing them. As to benefits, well I have not exactly noticed any, but the whole point of switching to new drivers is if they provide benefit over your current drivers.

    Why don't you first see what versions of these drivers you have on your computer. Then look at the new version and the change logs. If they have made some improvement that you need, go ahead and install the new driver.

    You can also try them by making a system restore point before installing the new drivers and then evaluate them for a couple of days, if everything is fine keep them, if not restore your computer back
     
  8. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    I have done tons of driver updates including sata raid drivers (i dont use raid) but still needs same driver for the controller. and has been fine.
    i would still reccomend creating an image of C: before thou just incase.
     
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