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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eljay376, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. eljay376

    eljay376 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I have just returned my PC to fairly good operating speed, after a period of what appears to have been utility software conflicts.

    I don't know if I should now attempt to go for broke by updating drivers (as detected by one of the freebie downloads at the top of your site), or whether it's best to abide by the rule "If it ain't broke - don't fix it!".

    Listed as being out of date are: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000; C-Media AC97 Audio Device; Soft V92 Data Fax Modem (is this redundant anyway as I am now on a cable modem?); SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter; InterVideo WinDVD 2.2.

    The existing drivers are likely to be just over 3 years old.

    If any likely benefits are only going to be marginal and the potential for scrambling my PC's brain a distinct liklihood, I would like to be advised to leave well alone.

    Not having updated any drivers previously, I don't know what if anything I'm missing.

    I am also unaware as to whether it's as simple as downloading and saving to my desktop and running, with the download doing all the tidying up after, or if I am just going to clutter my system up with redundant files and registry entries that no longer apply.

    If there might be genuine benefits to be had, then fine - but if I'm really unlikely to notice the difference on such a basic piece of kit as my own (AMD Athlon XP, 1500 MHz (4.5 x 333) 1700+; ASRock K7S41GX (2 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN); IE7; Windows XP Home Service Pack 2; 768 Mb RAM) - then please feel free to tell me that it's really not the best of ideas.

    Any advice in respect of this will be much appreciated.

    Best regards - eljay.
     
  2. win2kpro

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    You answered your own question; "If it ain't broke - don't fix it!".
     
  3. eljay376

    eljay376 Thread Starter

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    Thank you friend,

    If you've prevented me from getting all screwed up again, your advice has been worth more than you could imagine!

    Best regards - eljay.
     
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