Your motherboard contains a CPU, some RAM, as well as additional expansion slots. It also contains chips which make all of those parts work together. The most important of these chips is the motherboard chipset. The chipset has a driver which can affect the speed and stability of many of the devices built into your motherboard. It is very common for computers to be running an old chipset driver or to use the basic default drivers built into Windows. If you're having any kind of stability problems with your motherboard then it's a good idea to install the latest chipset drivers. You can download the recommended chipset driver updates by clicking the "Download" button.
|Description||Version||Estimated Download Time|
|Motherboard Driver Installer
(Includes, WHQL certified drivers)
|Current as of
(May 20 2013)
512K: < 1m
- Click above Download link or Click here to begin installer download.
- Click "Run" ("Save As") if using Firefox
- Click "Run" Again
- Follow on-screen prompts to complete installation.
Important: If you are using Firefox or Netscape as your browser, you will be directed to save the application "to disk" (we recommend that you save the application to your desktop).
We recommend that you save it to your desktop and initiate the free scan using the desktop icon. Should you choose not to save the application, you may simply initiate the free scan by clicking the "Run" button on the File Download Window.
You can also search for a specific driver below:
Locating updated drivers is easy!
Troubleshooting Motherboard Problems
- Check whether the computer powers on. If it powers on, can you see the red light on the front panel, flash or flicker? Also check whether you are able to eject the CD / DVD drive tray. If the computer is dead and shows no signs of power, you should try out the power supply troubleshooting first.
- If the computer powers on, does it freeze up before the operating system loads? To check if it's frozen, press the Numlock/Capslock keys on the keyboard. The Numlock/Capslock lights should go on and off when you press the keys.
- If the computer freezes at anytime before loading the operating system, check if it freezes with the minimum parts. Remove power to any drives and remove any add-on cards except the video card. If your motherboard has in-built video, use that. Disconnect everything else. Now check whether the computer powers up this way with the minimum devices?
- Remove the RAM from the motherboard and re-insert it. If the RAM and the RAM slot are dusty, clean them with a brush or a hand blower. If your computer has more than one RAM, use one at a time to check if the computer powers up. Also try interchanging the RAM, i.e., put them in different slots. If you have another RAM or can get it from another computer, try using the other RAM. Make sure that the RAM is inserted properly.
- If the computer freezes, even after you changed the RAM, you should check the BIOS settings and load the default BIOS values. This is done by entering the
BIOS / CMOS setup.
To enter the BIOS, you have to press the F1, F2, F10 or the DEL key during the computer start-up (i.e., the time when the computer shows the startup or boot messages). Generally, the message to press the F1, F2, F10 or the DEL key is also displayed near the bottom or top corner of the screen. If there’s no such message or if your computer shows a logo screen (like Intel Inside), check your motherboard manual on how to enter the BIOS / CMOS setup.
- If your computer freezes even when you are in the BIOS setup, or if it doesn't allow you to go into the BIOS setup, and freezes, you should first try the power supply troubleshooting. You can check your motherboard manual for more information on how to enter the BIOS setup, if you can't see any such message.
- Check whether the processor's heatsink is tightly fit to the processor and whether the fan is connected to the motherboard and working at a good speed. If the fan isn't working or working at a slow speed, this may cause the computer to not power on.
- If the computer still won't power up, you should take the motherboard (with the processor, heatsink and RAM), the power supply and the video card (if having a separate video card), out of the computer case and try to power it up on the bench.
If it powers up out of the case, there may be a problem with the power button, there's some kind of short circuit in the case, or some kind of misalignment between the motherboard and the case. This is causing the motherboard not to power up inside the case. Inspect the case carefully to remove the short. A screw may be struck somewhere, causing a short. Also, try cleaning the computer case with a vacuum cleaner or a hand air blower, if it's dusty or dirty.
- If the board doesn't power up even outside the case, first make sure that the power supply is a good one, then if you have or can get another processor, try by replacing the processor. If the board boots with the other processor, replace the processor. Don't forget to install the heatsink and the fan properly.
- If the board still doesn't power up, it's very possible that the motherboard is faulty and you should try replacing it.
- If this is a newly assembled computer, you should check the motherboard manual whether the RAM you are using, is supported by the motherboard.
Why Updating Drivers Is Important
Usually the only reason we look to install or update motherboard drivers is because something is malfunctioning. This is not the only reason you should keep your drivers up to date however. Manufacturers are constantly updating and improving performance of their devices and the only way to make use of this is by having the latest system drivers. Obviously going online and checking for new drivers all the time is not desirable so using a tool like the one at the top of this page you can keep all of your hardware running on the optimal drivers with top performance.
When new hardware is installed, although it works correctly, other hardware which interacts with it may not be, because the other hardware actually needs its own drivers updated. This kind of co-dependency is another common problem and a reason why it's a great idea to have a tool that is constantly monitoring the state of all of your drivers and updating appropriately so you can upgrade and add or remove components in your computer while continuing to run without a hitch.
If your motherboard is fairly new, it may be possible to download individual motherboard driver files directly from the manufacturer without incurring additional charges. If you are having problems locating the correct driver, or are unsure of the exact model, we suggest you run this system scan first. It is very important that you know the exact model of your motherboard that you would like to update to prevent possible damage to your system. We suggest that you click here to download an installer that will automatically scan and identify your motherboard to ensure you are installing the correct update and will also locate and download any additional driver and bios updates your pc may need.
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