Also, what about the "Intel Driver Update Utility?"
It's ok to use because it's from the hardware manufacturer(not pc, but CPU) but they are generic drivers and not "tweaked" for you specific computer. Using the windows to update is ok, but I have seen people getting problems(although this is rare). Driver´s should only be updated when you need a specific fix, or your current one has become corrupted. Gamers, 3D CAD users and anyone using graphic intensive software such as photo/video editing, should keep their video drivers current, that's about the only exception. Driver fixes/updates usually doesn't give you any new toys to play with or settings, they are just for specific hardware or newer software that needs the fix.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo H530/10130 OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CPU Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz Motherboard LENOVO SHARKBAY (SOCKET 0) (BIOS Version IEKT31AUS) Memory 16GB (2x 8GB Kingston) Graphics Card 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (MSI) Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio & AMD High Definition Audio Device Monitor(s) Displays LG 32LD350 HDTV Screen Resolution (1920x1080@60Hz)
Keyboard Logitech K330 Mouse Logitech M325 Hard Drives C: Samsung -> SSD 850 PRO 512GB(RAPID Mode off)
F: Libraries & S: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB
D: System Images & O: OneDrive -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Internet Speed 25+/5+ (+usually faster) Browser IE11 as primary / CHROME as backup Antivirus Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Other Info Optical drive: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW830
Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
I also have Windows 10 Home on my ASUS X54C laptop
Will checking for updated drivers through computer through device manager result in similar results as using a driver reviver? Said another way, is it safe to try "Update Driver..." from device manager or should drivers primarily be pulled by manufacturer's site...unless there's an issue and driver can only be found elsewhere?
Safer way to do it, through device manager let it check online, but i find it rarely finds anything this way. Yes, best place is your motherboards manufacturer site or PC manufacturer site. Intel Driver Update Utility is safe, i have tried it, but never found anything for me, won't hurt your system. Intel seems to not update often anyway. Other ways are Windows update.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502) OS Windows 10 Pro 64bit CPU Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3 Memory G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1 Monitor(s) Displays ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200 Screen Resolution 1920x1200 16:10
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Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
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