Updating Drivers on Acer Aspire 4741 x64 Notebook with Intel Core i3

hi

I have an "Acer Aspire 4741 x64 Notebook with Intel Core i3" with a "Windows 7 Home Premium" platform. A couple of days ago, I decided to run a scan on the "system drivers" and the result wasn't exactly healthy.

 

It turns out, 10 of my "drivers" are "too old" and that's the reading from the log file at the end of the scan. I tried using "Device Manager" to check for updates but I kept getting "Driver up to date" for just about all of them.

 

I decided to check Acer's website for new updates and they do infact have a couple of more recent drivers on their download page. I was able to positively identify the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver update.....the original on my system was ver. 6.0.1.6037.....and they have a more recent version which is 6.0.1.6167 so I downloaded that and installed it.

 

There are a couple more that I think I can download. Problem is, I can't identify them positively , hence my reason for calling for help. Listed below are the drivers on my system that are apperently too old:

 

1)

Intel(R)5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller

( IDE ATA / ATAPI Controllers..........17/12/2009 )

 

2)

Standard PS/2 Keyboard

( Keyboards..........21/6/2006 )

 

3)

Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter

( Network Adapters..........31/3/2010 )

 

4)

Intel(R)5 Series / 3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1-3B42

( System Device..........21/6/2006 )

 

5)

Inte(R)5 Series / 3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2-3B44

( System Device..........21/6/2006 )

 

6)

Intel(5)Series / 3400 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller -3B30

( System Device )..........21/6/2006 )

 

7)

Intel(R)82801 PCI Bridge-2448

( System Device ..........21/6/2006 )

 

8)

intel(R)HM55 Express Chipset LPC Interface Controller-3B09

( System Device..........21/6/2006 )

 

Below is the link to the Acer download page where these drivers are listed. and I'm wondering if you can take a look and advice me on which ones I can download for these drivers I've listed here. or if you can infact direct me to where I can find a more recent version of these drivers.

 

Thanks much.

 

http://www.acer.co.za/ac/en/ZA/content/drivers 

 

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Last updated September 5, 2018 Views 3,051 Applies to:
Answer

Do not install and run driver finders. You have a laptop, and they tend to be proprietory. If updated drivers are not available from the computer manufacturer, that's it.. game over.

Virtually the only exception to the rule is network adapters where you can go to the network adapter manufactuer website for updates.

 

An example of why driver finders should not be used.

 

The driver finder tells you that the driver for a D-Link G520 PCI wireless card is old, and that there is a later driver available.

Unfortunately, there are THREE revisions of the G520, and D-Link had seperate drivers for all of them.

So, if the driver finder is allowed to strut its stuff, what will happen?

If your G520 is revision A or B and the latest driver is for revision C, the update will fail, your adapter will get cobbled, and you will have to roll back to the previous driver.

Why is there no driver update for revisions A and B? Because they were dropped like a hot potato by D-Link and replaced by revision C adapters in quite a short space of time. 

 

If your computer is running well on the presently installed drivers, it isn't unhealthy at all. Do yourself a favour and uninstall whatever you are using, because it will only draw problems to you..

Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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