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Do they help in anyway? never seem to be advertised very much, or do they mess with your overclock
    
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There are cpu drivers? lol
    
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maybe its just for integrated graphics
    
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No such thing.
    
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Do you mean chipset drivers?
    
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Actually there are CPU drivers. You just never get to install them because the OS does that for you.

In general CPU's don't need drivers to perform instructions, but OS'es need CPU drivers to know when to tell the CPU to reduce clockspeed, etc (EIST and Cool'n Quiet).

If you want examples, here they are on AMD's site.

Older OS'es for example needed drivers to take advantage of newer features, or some Linux distributions (the newer ones already have the drivers built in).
 
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