Chipset drivers are responsible for controlling communication between various components in your system: the processor, the video card, the hard drives, PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) devices and system memory. Keeping these drivers up to date is important – especially if you are experiencing generally sluggish system performance.

And YES! you do need them.

Keeping these drivers up to date is important – especially if you are experiencing generally sluggish system performance. Please visit your motherboard manufacturer’s website to determine what type of chipset your motherboard has and where you can find the most recent drivers for it.

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ALiALi chipset drivers
AMDAMD chipset drivers
IntelIntel chipset drivers
NVidiaNVidia chipset drivers
SiSSiS chipset drivers
VIAVIA chipset drivers