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How to update chipset drivers to boost your CPU

Chipset drivers are what your operating system uses to recognize and communicate with your motherboard. The motherboard is a very important component because it manages communication between other parts like the central processing unit (CPU) and memory. It also houses connectors for devices such as graphics cards and audio cards. 

The CPU is really the brains of the operation as it makes sure that all your programs and applications can function on your computer. If something happens to your chipset drivers this impacts your motherboard, CPU, and everything else! You also want to keep these drivers up to date because they can boost your CPU, helping your computer to run faster and smoother.

Since these computer components are integral to the everyday running of your machine and all of your connected devices, updating the related drivers manually isn't recommended. If you were to install the wrong one accidentally it could cause the whole system to break. No one wants this to happen! For this reason, we recommend using an automatic driver updater so that you don't need to worry about installing them incorrectly or choosing the wrong one. Doing it this way means you can also roll back the changes if needed.

We're going to show you how to update your chipset and all of your drivers automatically first. If you still want to know how to update chipset drivers manually, we will run through this after. 

Updating drivers using a tool

The safest and most convenient way to update your chipset driver is using a third-party tool. 

These should be able to check for all your drivers at the same time and update outdated ones for you. A good tool will search across all the major device manufacturers and different types such as video cards, printers, etc. 

We have an updater tool that we think you'll love because:

  • It's easy to use - just download it and let it work its magic (with just a few clicks)
  • It has more than 5,000,000 drivers on its database
  • We're a trusted PC optimization brand; CCleaner has been downloaded more than 2.5 billion times around the world

Best of all, we managed to bundle this feature into our pre-existing CCleaner Professional package. This powerful software is a collection of tools that were designed to help keep your PC running at its optimum. You can try it for 14 days for free to see what a difference it makes to your computer. It could help speed up your computer and iron out glitches you've been avoiding or aren't sure how to fix. If at the end of the trial period you decide to keep using it, you can continue accessing all the features and benefits. If you don't, you simply drop down to CCleaner Free again.

OK, we promised we would show you how to update your chipset driver manually. Remember, it does come with a caveat that this way poses a risk if you install it incorrectly or download the wrong one. This is why we recommend using a third-party Driver Updater tool like CCleaner; because if things go wrong you can roll back the changes.

Updating chipset drivers on Windows 10

Now, we're going to explain how to upgrade just your chipset driver by using Windows 10. Just remember that if something happens in the installation process your PC may be unusable. 

How to install a new chipset driver manually on Windows 10:

  1. Right-click on the "Start" menu 
  2. Select "Device Manager" from the list of options
  3. Choose the drop-down arrow next to the "System Devices" category
  4. Right-click on the chipset you want to update and then choose "Update driver"
  5. Click on "Search automatically for updated driver software" and Windows will search for a newer version and provide the next steps on the screen if it finds one

If it doesn't find a newer driver you could be running the most current version. However, you should head to the motherboard manufacturer's website to confirm that you're up to date. Windows can't always find the latest drivers because so many are released continuously. If you see there is a later version you would need to download this and install it on your computer following the manufacturer's installation instructions. 

As we mentioned earlier, CCleaner Professional comes with a driver updater. It also includes lots of other great features that clean the inside of your computer and also help with your online privacy. It has had over 2.5 billion (2,500,000,000) downloads and counting. Why not jump on board and try it today? After all, it's a free trial and there's no need to commit any card details until after the 14-day trial period has ended, and if you choose to continue using CCleaner Professional. If you don't, you'll simply drop down to CCleaner Free again, no questions asked.

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