Go Back   Technibble Forums > General Computers > Tech-to-Tech Computer Help

  Technibble Sponsor

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-17-2011, 08:21 PM
bitsnbytes bitsnbytes is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 37
bitsnbytes is an unknown quantity at this point
Default driver updater

Is there any real free software that will scan your drivers and upgrade or they all scams
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-17-2011, 08:48 PM
Benchtech Benchtech is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 696
Benchtech is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the forums, as I sure many will reiterate as I'm about to please use the search function before asking questions that have already been posted, numerous times.

Driver Genius 2010/11 is what I use....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2011, 03:39 AM
JW The Computer Guy JW The Computer Guy is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 395
JW The Computer Guy is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to JW The Computer Guy
Default

Device Doctor, its free: http://www.devicedoctor.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 AM
gazza gazza is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 518
gazza can only hope to improve
Default

What a great question, I don't give a rats if the question has been asked a thousand times before, unlike some others on these forums. Please give DriverIdentifier a try http://www.driveridentifier.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-18-2011, 10:43 AM
Cadishead Computers's Avatar
Cadishead Computers Cadishead Computers is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 3,913
Cadishead Computers is a jewel in the roughCadishead Computers is a jewel in the roughCadishead Computers is a jewel in the rough
Default

Another 2 you can use, are driver genius, and driver agent.
__________________
Hope this helps
Be Safe

Nige
Cadishead Computers
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-18-2011, 12:14 PM
commentator8 commentator8 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 120
commentator8 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I use Device doctor, as mentioned, but be aware that there does seem to be a difference between the portable and installable versions (the installable seems to have a bit more, although the site doesn't say squat about it).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-18-2011, 01:04 PM
Larry Sabo's Avatar
Larry Sabo Larry Sabo is online now
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 1,534
Larry Sabo has a spectacular aura aboutLarry Sabo has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gazza View Post
Please give DriverIdentifier a try http://www.driveridentifier.com/
Antivir alerts on http://www.driveridentifier.com/file...fier_setup.exe as malware, for me. However, WOT gives no warning about the site being a risk, so IDK.
__________________
Sabo Computer Repairs
Ottawa, Canada
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-18-2011, 01:52 PM
nhicktrush nhicktrush is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 97
nhicktrush can only hope to improve
Default

Need it too, thanks for mentioning these driver updater too guys..
__________________
ITrush <my blog
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Elemdee's Avatar
Elemdee Elemdee is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 773
Elemdee is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FoolishTech View Post
I agree. I don't understand the hype that seems to exist about keeping drivers "updated" ...

I only ever check for a driver update when there is actual problem related to that specific hardware; there is the possible exception of a gamer system where the potential for performance gains outweigh the potential for the instability that can come with some bleeding edge driver updates.

In fact, when there is a problem, actually I find myself checking as much for OLDER drivers as NEWER ones.
I agree with this!




Filler
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-01-2012, 03:08 PM
sys-eng sys-eng is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 629
sys-eng is an unknown quantity at this point
Default please share your secret

FoolishTech & Elemdee:

If a driver is causing a 20% degradation in performance but not generating an error code, how do you determine that the old driver is the problem?
__________________
Merit Computer Services www.MeritCS.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
device doctor, drivers

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Technibble.com is based out of MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.