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Old 12-01-02, 01:28 PM
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I still haven't installed mobo drivers.

but XP hasn't crashed once and its been a week. Should I even bother? For some reason the CD with the drivers won't autoplay, and I need the autoplay program to analyze the system and tell me which of the 500 or so drivers that I need to install.
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You don't need to install them.
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no.. there is no need for them unless you are using onboard devices that your operating system doesnt already have

the only reason i ever put a mobo disk into my computer is for the hardware monitor.
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If you're talking about the via 4in1 drivers, a somewhat-recent version is imbedded in XP anyway. If not, hell, the drivers are still probably covered in XP or Windows Update.
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I use Intel chipset drivers on my P4 system, just because it will use the resources more efficiently than the build in drivers. The Intel Application Accellerator is good, too, it actually is an IDE controller driver that's more efficient.

Generally speaking, all motherboard resources are supported and have XP drivers, so the special drivers aren't necessary. But as a practical matter, 1st party driver support is always preferred over 3rd party driver support. So if Intel or Via has a driver for your chipset, and Microsoft has a driver for your chipset, go with the Intel or Via driver.

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