Motherboards come in different shapes and sizes, each of them having a special function. It provides a singular platform upon which all the parts of the computer are connected. All the important compact parts like CPU, video cards, sound cards, drivers are all connected directly or via cables to the motherboard. Assembling a motherboard does not require rocket science but still, it’s a delicate job to do. An expert’s supervision or assistance is advised for first-timers.
After you have correctly assembled your motherboard, it’s time to check whether your motherboard is working or not. Provide power to your motherboard and boot your computer. When everything is working fine, you have to install the motherboard drivers. The installation of the motherboard driver should only be done after the system boots without errors.
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Is it necessary to install a motherboard driver?
It depends on the version of the motherboard. Mostly, Windows are already equipped with the latest version of drivers. Check the “Device Manager” to get assured that all the necessary drivers are installed and working. If your system has a missing driver then you have to do it manually. Some of the most essential drivers that must be installed are Chipset, Audio driver, Network connection (LAN), VGA Driver/HD Graphics.
Process of installing motherboard drivers: –
Method 1 (using CD): –
It will be best if you use the CD provided with the motherboard. However, you can also use a different CD by the same company. It will work fine.
Insert the CD into the computer DVD driver. Open “My Computer or This PC”, after which open your disk. It will auto-run and start installing. And if it doesn’t you need to right-click on the disk and then click “Install or run the program from media.”
Step 2: –
A tab will appear, select the essential drivers you wish to install then click on install. The system will start installing the drivers. Wait for the system to install the drivers and once it is installed the computer will ask you to restart. Click on restart. After your computer has restarted, you have all the drivers installed.
Method 2(without CD): –
If you don’t have the CD, then you need to download and install the software from Google.
Step 1: –
Open Google and search by typing your motherboard’s model number. Click on the link to the motherboard’s website. The webpage of your motherboard’s website will open. Hunt for the option “Support” and click on it, it will take you to the download section.
Step 2: –
Here you have to select your OS, then select which driver you want to install. You will be prompted to the download page and the download will begin.