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Better to use Generic or OEM Drivers for Intel HD 3000?

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    Better to use Generic or OEM Drivers for Intel HD 3000?

    I recently upgraded the OS on my Vaio laptop to Windows 8 but instead of using generic drivers supplied by Intel for my Intel HD Graphics 3000 IGPU like the last time I used Windows 7 I installed the OEM drivers supplied by Sony and I'm running into a little performance issue with a couple of my games but I'm not sure if it is the drivers I got from Sony or Windows 8. Would there be a performance difference between using Intel's generic drivers vs Sony's drivers for my Intel HD Graphics 3000?

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    Generally you should use the OEM drivers. OEMs often use customized hardware for which the generic drivers are not appropriate Intel warns about this on their site.
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Better to use Generic or OEM Drivers for Intel HD 3000?
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