Is it best to use the latest drivers from ASUS or the default W10 drivers? It seems like some of the W10 drivers are more recent though that doesn't mean better.
I'm really looking at things like the Chipset drivers but also wonder about others such as LAN .
Personally, I would install which ever is the newest version (more recent). Just solely for better optimizations. If any issues arise with the functionality of your motherboard, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Where do you find the newest drivers then? Because the drivers for Maximus x z370 has not been updated since 2017, like chipset and other drivers?
Mr. Fox wrote:
Is there an issue you are looking to resolve, or just looking for newer drivers for the sake of them being newer? You can check the ODM web sites for newer drivers, or third-party sources such as Station-Drivers.com or Win-Raid.com forum for newer drivers.
About 5 or 6 years ago, I changed my general approach to drivers and firmware, and Windows Updates, to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and that has greatly enhanced my PC ownership experience. Firmware updates can sometimes be especially hazardous to performance and stability, and I have often regretted breaking my own rules when I do. Sometimes the latest ain't the greatest, and if everything works correctly, there is generally no point in burning any calories on it. Unless I want to play a game that depends on it I don't even update my GPU drivers. I find the one that gives me the highest benchmark scores and overclocks the most stable, then park on it until one surfaces that enhances performance further. That's not very often.
If you allow Micro$oft to have free reign over the destiny of your system, it becomes more difficult to maintain a drama-free experience. But, doing so you will generally get the most recent driver version for most things that they have deemed best, sometimes at the expense of performance.
My build is only weeks old and after running fine for a week, I noticed some serious sluggishness. It wasn't temps and I only installed a few other programs that should have no trouble running on a beefy system so immediately wanted to check the status of the drivers.
So far, it very likely seems to be Bitdefender Total Security. I'm not a fan of virus suites but it has been running well for 2 years on 2 other systems but for some reason, once I removed it and used another program, my troubles seem to be gone though I am putting this system thru some paces before I give the 'all clear'.
Can you provide me your full specifications, and give me more details on when your experiencing your sluggish instants?
Things are looking good now so how about I let it ride for a few more days and see how things go and if I have problems, I'll send you an email?
I do thank you for your offer to help.