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Installing fresh copy of Windows XP

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Sseaott, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Sseaott

    Sseaott Guest

    I'm buying a new notebook in the next few days and I had a quick question.
    I know how to do a clean install of the OS but once that is done, I need to
    install the drivers for the hardware in the notebook. I have heard there is
    a specific order in which they should be installed in, and that the very
    first thing that should be installed are the chipset drivers??? Is this
    correct? My notebook will have a AMD Athlon 64 3400 processor in it, do
    AMD's have chipsets that need to be installed or is that only for Intel?

    If anyone can give me the exact order I would appreciate it.

    Sseaott, Jun 20, 2004
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    DougH Guest

    and that the very

    Yes, the first thing to install would be the chipset drivers. I forgot to
    install chipset drivers once and didn't understand why I was getting disk
    drive access errors. My Abit motherboard was picky that way. After that
    would be your video drivers. The rest would be pretty much up to you.

    DougH, Jun 21, 2004
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    Ben Pope Guest


    Apparently there is a processor update too.


    I would probably do that after the chipset drivers. Or if you're paranoid,

    The chipset drivers will obviously be specific to the chipset manufacturer:
    nVidia: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
    VIA: http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=300
    SiS: http://download.sis.com/

    You might find that they don't support the mobile versions, in which case,
    you'll have to see your laptop vendors site.

    If your graphics is ATI, Omega provide some nice up to date drivers that
    support the mobile versions.

    You should also see:

    Ben Pope, Jun 22, 2004
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