How to Update a Motherboard Driver by gyvwpsjkko


									?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 If it is outdated or corrupted,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
ECS Elitegroup
EPoX Computer
FIC Inc.
GigaByte Technology
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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