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Okay so Ive formatted my own computers and my friends when they have their drivers. I formatted an old gateway laptop yesterday and I found the drivers for her specific computer through the gateway site. Im looking to fix another computer. Its an older desktop, but I cant find the specific site to download the drivers. Its a Systemax Venture Hu2 B840 RTS. I googled the type but the only drivers I found was on some site called driversforfree and I didnt know if the site was reliable. I want to get the most information as possible on what I need to do to get the drivers and anything else I need to keep in mind.
Also what do you guys know about driverscanner.com it seemed to work pretty well to scan what I was missing on my older laptop.
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Okay so Ive formatted my own computers and my friends when they have their drivers. I formatted an old gateway laptop yesterday and I found the drivers for her specific computer through the gateway site. Im looking to fix another computer. Its an older desktop, but I cant find the specific site to download the drivers. Its a Systemax Venture Hu2 B840 RTS. I googled the type but the only drivers I found was on some site called driversforfree and I didnt know if the site was reliable. I want to get the most information as possible on what I need to do to get the drivers and anything else I need to keep in mind.
Also what do you guys know about driverscanner.com it seemed to work pretty well to scan what I was missing on my older laptop.
Look on the motherboard for the model and then google it. If there are intel markings on the board, run the Intel Chipset identifier. It'll tel you the chipset of most modern (2004-current, I think) motherboards. Have you tried running Windows Update (custom, not express)? That should identify some of the drivers that need to be installed.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 6/1/11 at 7:11am
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But wont that only give me the chipset driver?
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But wont that only give me the chipset driver?
It will, but then you can google the chipset (i.e. X58) + drivers. You can even go to intel's support and select the chipset and it will give you all the drivers.
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Im sorry I dont quite understand. Im not saying your wrong or anything im just trying to grasp how this works. So if his mobo is from intel getting the chipset driver is going to give me the drivers for everything else? Like is video card and sound and other drivers?
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driverscanner.com was good at one time but i stop going there about 5 yrs ago becuase it started give wrong drivers. That been long time thou. what op system does it use? If it windows xp you could try windows up date.
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