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Topic # 88508 17-Aug-2011 11:59
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Just did a full reinstall on my Lenovo m75e desktop - the previous install had problems because of incompatible faster memory (up for sale soon) so I decided to create a new one, without the Lenovo software, etc.

Acronis was great, during the whole process I've created images so I could restore if anything went wrong with some software.

Now the question is... Should I really install the AMD chipset drivers, or not?

Everything is working, no yellow marks in device list, so I am split between giving it go or not... Only really care for these if they make things faster, because otherwise everything is working fine.

Your ideas?
 




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  Reply # 507838 17-Aug-2011 12:15
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This does seem strange...  

Perhaps there is already some sort of driver installed as part of the windows install?  in which case the proper drivers will help?

If there is nothing in the system that seems broken and everything works fine and normal speeds, then I would say don't install them... 

I know in the past I have always faithfully installed chipset drivers but as to what difference they really make to things overall I couldnt say.


 

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  Reply # 507853 17-Aug-2011 12:28
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Windows 7 has base drivers for most chispets, I would install the amd chipset drivers personally - there will likely be a performance increase.

Since you can make an image before and after you can always roll back.

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  Reply # 507869 17-Aug-2011 12:53
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Ragnor: Windows 7 has base drivers for most chispets, I would install the amd chipset drivers personally - there will likely be a performance increase.


What's the logic behind this?  It's always seemed to me that installing drivers for your chipset is like installing drivers for your DIMMs.  It's such a low-level thing that it either works or it doesn't.

I'm not trying to suggest you're wrong - but I'm just curious what the rational behind this theory (which I see repeated often) is?




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  Reply # 507871 17-Aug-2011 12:54
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I try to avoid installing them if I can help it, have had too many occasions where installing later drivers than the windows ones have caused stability problems on both AMD desktops here.




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  Reply # 507881 17-Aug-2011 13:07
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muppet:
Ragnor: Windows 7 has base drivers for most chispets, I would install the amd chipset drivers personally - there will likely be a performance increase.


What's the logic behind this?  It's always seemed to me that installing drivers for your chipset is like installing drivers for your DIMMs.  It's such a low-level thing that it either works or it doesn't.

I'm not trying to suggest you're wrong - but I'm just curious what the rational behind this theory (which I see repeated often) is?


Exactly the point. It's all working, so I don't want to change. If installing the manufacturer's drivers won't give any performance improvement, I rather not install anything.

But I'd also like to have some real world figures to know...

 




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