Drivers help your hardware components interface with your operating system. And the one that handles the motherboard is the chipset driver. (Sometimes it’s called motherboard driver or system driver, but they’re all the same.)

Therefore, an up-to-date chipset driver ensures the smoothest information exchange between your operating system and your motherboard. In this article, we will give you a step-by-step guide on how to update it.

  1. Manual update
  2. Update it Automatically

1. Manual update

To update the chipset driver manually, you need to download the driver from the manufacturer’s website.

Although many manufacturers’ websites provide an option for you to detect your product, there are still some that don’t, or some products can’t be detected. In this case, you need to check your motherboard’s manufacturer and its model name first.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and the R key together to launch the Run box. Type cmd and then press Ctrl, Shift, and Enter together to open the Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. On the popup command prompt, type wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber and hit Enter.

Now you know your motherboard’s serial number and its manufacturer, go through the following steps to download and install drivers.

  1. Visit the manufacturer’s official website and move to the support page. Let’s take Lenovo for example here. You can either choose to detect your product or click on Drivers & Software to search for your product.
  2. If you select Drivers & Software, you will see the Change Product window pop up. Input your serial number and hit Enter.
  3. Now you get to the Drivers & Software page. Select Manual Update and then click on Motherboard Devices.
  4. Now scroll down the driver list until you see the chipset driver. Select the one compatible with your operating system and download it.
  5. Once downloaded, double-click on the executive (.exe) file to perform an installation.
  6. Restart your computer.

2. Update Motherboard driver automatically

You can also update your Motherboard driver from Device Manager automatically. Here’s how you can do it. (please note that the following screenshots are taken on Windows 11, but the instructions work on Windows 10 as well):

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and X at the same time, select Device Manager.
  2. Double-click to expand the category Processors. Then right-click your processor driver and click Update driver (the name of the device can be different on your computer).
  3. Then click Search automatically for updated driver software.
  4. Wait for Windows to find the latest driver available for you.
  5. When the driver update is done, restart your computer for the change to take effect.
  6. Then check and see if the problem is fixed.

Hopefully, you will get your motherboard driver updated by either of the methods above. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below.

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