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Install Mobo Drivers or keep Windows7 drivers?

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November 30, 2009 10:42:35 PM

I have a simple question, I recently fresh installed Windows7 and was wondering if I should Install the new mobo drivers from the ASUS site (i have an ASUS P5Q Pro) or should I just keep the current microsoft drives for all the chipsets/lan/etc. The only Thing I installed was the Realtek sound driver. Would there be any advantages to install proper drivers? because right now my computer runs perfectly stable and smooth using the Windows7 ones.
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November 30, 2009 10:46:52 PM

I would install the manufacturer provided drivers for your video, network and chipset. Everything else (like an SD card reader) can operate on the generic drivers just fine.
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November 30, 2009 10:59:00 PM

Alright, I'll install the latest network and chipset drivers. I recently got ati catalyst 9.11. What are your views on SATA drivers?
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November 30, 2009 11:07:17 PM

Yes, those should definitely be installed. I forgot to include this in my list, as the SATA controller drivers are sometimes included in the chipset driver package.

Edit: If the SATA controller drivers give you problems in the future, you can always roll them back to the generic driver too.
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November 30, 2009 11:11:10 PM

aright cool, thanks man!
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November 30, 2009 11:13:21 PM

You're welcome!
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