?Frustrated with driver errors and computer components not working? Here we will discuss the most effective way to update motherboard drivers without the hassle. Additionally, we'll talk about the risk of installing bad drivers. The Wrong Way to Install Drivers Maybe you have discovered the wrong way by an unfortunate accident. Most people have to learn the hard way and it costs them dearly. In fact, the wrong way can cost you more than a fried driver or computer. It could result in identity theft. Let's take a second and look at what a driver is. A driver is a component of your computer acting like an interpreter for your computer. If it is outdated or corrupted, then translation does not work well. In some cases, the device will not work at all. Back to the wrong way to install drivers... The wrong way involves searching the Internet for the driver and downloading it from any one of the "free" sites out there. You never know if the site has the right driver, if it is free of malware, or if it is intact. It is never a good idea to download ANYTHING from a site you do not trust. A Bad Motherboard Driver Could Cost You Your Computer To really understand the ramifications of a wrong motherboard driver, you need to understand what a motherboard is and what it does. If you were to open up your computer, you would see a large flat board with lots of lines and little chips not to mention all the wires that attach to it. This is your motherboard. The motherboard has all your factory-installed hardware attached to it. Things like your video card, sound card, and maybe even your webcam are all integrated into your motherboard. Now, when you install a bad driver, it has the potential of shutting your motherboard down. You cannot fix a motherboard. Once it is destroyed, you are done. You have to buy a new computer. Therefore, it is vitally important to install the manufacturer's recommended drivers. Where to Update the Drivers Safely Since you know the importance of getting the right drivers, you need to know where to locate correct ones. This is easier than you think. It just takes a bit of time unless you use software, which we will discuss later. Places to find good drivers include: The driver installation CD Manufacturer's website - for motherboards this could be ASUS Chaintech DFI ECS Elitegroup EPoX Computer FIC Inc. GigaByte Technology Intel Soltek USA Once you get to the website, you can check for updates and reinstalling procedures. If you do not know the manufacturer of your motherboard, you will need to check the BIOS. This is not easy for the novice but it can be done. Updating Drivers with Software For those of you that want a quicker way to update all your drivers at once, then driver update software is for you. With just a few clicks, the software can scan and detect all the drivers that need to be updated. Then you click another button to download and install the drivers without having to search for a thing.
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