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Are chipset drivers required (Vista)

post #1 of 7
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Hi,

Have just taken the plunge to Vista... and I am loving this far... now my question is... how important is running chipset drivers? I don't have Vista drivers and the Foxconn site seems to be dead at the moment... but everything is working 100% and so far my Vista experience is brilliant!

(Ok, I have a Expereince score of 4.0 due to only 1GB of ram but I have had no speed or stability issues)...
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post #2 of 7
I had to.

W/o chipset drivers it wont detect my USB mouse.

They might not be required, but I recommend to download them when the site is up and running.
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To answer your question, the answer is no (not required). Recommended? Certainly.
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With my past three motherboards (DFI CFX3200-DR, Abit AB9 QuadGT, P5K Deluxe) I haven't installed them, and they have all worked just fine without them.
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Well... everything is working (and seems to be working very well)... so far many of the little niggles I've had with XP have been dealt with seamlessly in Vista... plugged my i600 in and was surfing is 5 seconds flat... my only gripes are I don't have updated nvidia drivers (well, got them now... will install in a few hours) and I haven't been able to run ATITOOL becuase of the freakin drivers... so I still have to figure out how to OC my gcard again
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Rivatuner works very good in vista. That is what I use to oc my vc.
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post #7 of 7
No need to install motherboard drivers, unless your chipset came out after vista was released. The only real reason to install them would be if you have unrecognized devices or some sort of performance issue with the drivers that came with vista. Your board is Via based so I'm pretty sure the drivers are already built into vista.
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