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So when I am finished putting my pc together and I boot it up I am supposed to download drivers right? Do I have to download drivers for RAM? I got the g.skill trident z rgb 3200mhz 16gb ram sticks and then I went to look for drivers and the website just looked really sketch tbh lol. I just need to know do I need to download drivers for the ram (besides the RGB program) and where do I download it?

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18 minutes ago, Hamface55 said:

Hello,

 

So when I am finished putting my pc together and I boot it up I am supposed to download drivers right? Do I have to download drivers for RAM? I got the g.skill trident z rgb 3200mhz 16gb ram sticks and then I went to look for drivers and the website just looked really sketch tbh lol. I just need to know do I need to download drivers for the ram (besides the RGB program) and where do I download it?

You need to install Windows first. A new SSD or HDD doesn't come with an operating system on it. Once you've installed Windows, you need to install drivers. Go to your motherboard manufacturer's website and get all drivers you need for your board. Typically you need drivers for chipset, network card, and sound card. If you have a dedicated graphics card, install those drivers next. Then reboot and update your operating system. Then install all your programs and games.

 

RAM doesn't need a driver, neither does your processor. 

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Windows Update will do all automatically, just your GPU drivers should be downloaded directly from either AMD/nVidia.

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Windows may give you enough functionality to get going but I would still go and manually update everything. I find the Windows versions in general to be out of date, and/or lacking in functionality. Go to Intel/AMD and get the chipset driver pack first. Then AMD/nvidia for GPU driver. Then mobo manufacturer for everything else.

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