Topic Title: Where should I be getting my drivers?
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 02/13/2014 09:30 PM
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Danielx64
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Hello all,

 

Q: Where should I be getting my drivers? From AMD's website or my motherboard vendor's (Gigabyte) site? And what the different? My motherboard is a GA-F2A75-D3H and Gigabyte showing an update on 2014/01/09 with version 13.25.

 

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For desktops you can get them from AMD.

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 02/14/2014 10:47 PM
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So what the different between the drivers from AMD and gigabyte?

 02/14/2014 11:15 PM
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For desktop hardware, very little if anything. Usually what's on the website are just copies of what's on the support CD.

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 02/15/2014 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by: Danielx64 So what the different between the drivers from AMD and gigabyte?

 

1. If your mobo has integrated graphics (I'm lazy to check), it offers drivers for that certain IGP.

2. If your mobo has an ATi/AMD chipset, it offers drivers for the chipset (ATA/SATA, north bridge, south bridge, USB etc.)

All these come with the Catalyst Install Manager and this system is modular, so you may have graphics drivers in the package, south bridge drivers etc.

A good practice is using custom install, and taking a look at what components your installer offers. If you see chipset related things there, go ahead and select them. If you see display drivers and CCC, stop and think. If it's an IGP, you may or may not want to get drivers from the AMD website directly. If you use a discrete (but not laptop) card, always get drivers from amd.com.



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