ide drivers?

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  1. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne New Member

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    can anyone here explain me what ide drivers are, cuz i heard that they can really hurt perfomance is that true?:confused:
     
  2. HawK

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    ??? Ok I'll bite :) yes they can hurt performance, especially if you have no IDE devices

    read how to install/remove them :)
     
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    swimtech Well-Known Member

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    Put simply, IDE drivers allow the operating system to communicate through the motherboard's chipset to the drives connected on the two IDE channels.

    Generally speaking, you'll see IDE driver updates from the mainboard and/or chipset manufacturers because they know more than anyone else about their chipset and firmware.

    And yes, as Hawk said, they can affect performance.

    You get, as also stated, zero performance with no drives attached :rofl:
     
  4. Matth

    Matth Flash Banner Hater

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    The most common example, is the choice of using default Microsoft drivers, or installing motherboard/chipset specific driver, which may have lower CPU usage, a few tweaks, but sometimes problems with CD/DVD Writers.

    The most problematic (for CD/DVD) are:
    1. Any Promise Card (give up, do not attempt to run CD/DVD writers on Promise cards)
    2. Intel Application Accelerator
    3. Nvidia chipset (use Microsoft default drivers for writer use)
     

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