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Question Motherboard drivers

Mellor81

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Almost ready to start building my new pc, my problem, motherboard came with cd but new case doest have room or ability to fit a cd rom drive, so, i actually have a cdrom in an older pc so my question is can i just connect the cd rom to my new motherboard from out side of the case just to install the drivers? And do i need to do this BEFORE installing a windows 10 OS? Thanks for any help
 
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DMAN999

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Look on the CD and see what driver versions it has.
Then look here and see if these are newer:
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-audio
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-chipset
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-lan

Also,
What CPU do you have ?
If it a Ryzen 3000 CPU you might want to update to the newest BIOS if it doesn't already have it.
 
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Mellor81

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Look on the CD and see what driver versions it has.
Then look here and see if these are newer:
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-audio
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-chipset
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-lan

Also,
What CPU do you have ?
If it a Ryzen 3000 CPU you might want to update to the newest BIOS if it doesn't already have it.
Will do thanks dman
Look on the CD and see what driver versions it has.
Then look here and see if these are newer:
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-audio
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-chipset
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-lan

Also,
What CPU do you have ?
If it a Ryzen 3000 CPU you might want to update to the newest BIOS if it doesn't already have it.
will do thanks dman and yes its a ryzen 5 3600 but the box does say its 3000 ready so the bios update has been done already
 

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