The question is “At what point during the motherboard installation should you install a motherboard driver?”Motherboards come in various shapes and sizes, each of them having a particular function. It gives a singular platform upon which all the sectors of the computer are connected. All the essential compact parts like CPU, video cards, sound cards, and drivers are all connected directly or with the help of cables to the motherboard. Assembling a motherboard does not need rocket science but still, it’s an elegant job to do. An expert’s guidance or assistance is advised for first-timers.
After you have correctly messed up your motherboard, it’s time to confirm whether your motherboard is working or not. Give power to your motherboard and boot your computer. When everything is working well, you have to install the motherboard drivers. The installation of the motherboard driver in your computer should only be done after the system boots without errors.
Is it necessary to install a motherboard driver?
It depends on the version of the motherboard driver. Mostly, Windows are already armed with the latest version of drivers. Check the “Device Manager” to get sure that all the important drivers are installed and working. If your system has a lost driver then you have to do it manually. A few of the most essential drivers that should be installed are Chipset, Network connection (LAN), Audio driver, and VGA Driver/HD Graphics.
Process of installing motherboard drivers:-
Method 1 (using CD): –
It will be good if you use the CD given with the motherboard. However, you can also use various CDs by the same company. It will work fine and good.
Enter the CD into the computer DVD driver. Open “This PC My or Computer”, after which open your disk. It will auto-run on your PC and start installing. And if it doesn’t you require to right-click on the disk and then click “Install or run the program from media.”
A tab will appear, select the important drivers you want to install then click on install. The system will initiate installing the drivers. Wait for the system to install the drivers and once it is installed the computer will request you to restart. Click on restart. After your computer has restarted, you have all the drivers installed on your computer.
Method 2(without CD): –
If you don’t have the CD, then you are required to download and install the software from Google.
Step 1: –
Open Google or any browser and search by typing your motherboard’s model number. Click on the link to the motherboard’s website which you want. The webpage of your motherboard’s model number website will open. Inquire for the option “Support” and click on it, it will take you to the download section.
Step 2: –
Here you have to select your OS, then select which driver you wish to install. You will be prodded to the download page and the download will begin.
At what point should you install motherboard drivers?
You install the OS (I presume you are talking about Windows) and then the motherboard drivers, you restart your computer, and finally install the graphics card drivers, restart the system again, and if you have any other devices (obviously you have to do the same).
Where do I put the motherboard drivers?
To install a driver from a disk, insert the CD, right-click the motherboard in Device Manager, and choose Update Driver. Select Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer > Have Disk and navigate to it. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
Should you install motherboard drivers?
Yes. A motherboard has components that are close to devices. Just like device drivers, motherboard drivers are important too.