Solved: How do I Update Drivers?

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pjs826

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I recently built a computer and was advised in the instructions, to update the drivers.
It has a Chaintech NVidia 7NJL6 MB, Sempron 2800+ processor and a Chaintech NVidia GEforce MX4000 Graphics card. I'm running XP Home SP2.

I've never updated drivers and was wondering which drivers to use.

MY 7NJL6 is version 5.1.2600.0 from 7/1/2001
Processor shows Version 5.1.2600.0 from 7/1/2001
SHMX4000 Video card is version 6.1.7.2 from 7/1/2004

Where do I get the drivers from? and should they come up as windows XP compatable?

What's the procedure for updating te drivers?

Thanks in advance for the replies.
 
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Get the drivers from Chaintech--you can usually find them in the support or download section. If that doesn't work go to Nvidia's site.

Right click on My computer/properties/Hardware/Device Manager. Locate the device in question---Right click on it and chose Properties/Update Driver--Then just follow directions. Make sure that when you download your drivers that you put them in a place you can find through the Browse button you will see when you are asked to chose the driver.
 

pjs826

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I did go to NVidia. I wasn't sure whether I should go to Chaintech, NVidia or use Microsoft update. Originally, I read something about non-Microsoft updates, not being compatable.
I've now updated the video card drivers, so that's no longer an issue.

Do I need to update the proccessor and/or MB drivers?
 
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It's really only necessary if you experience problems that may be driver-related. If no problems, it may be better to leave well-enough alone.
 
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