How to find/update the "Intel Core Duo" drivers.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by srslifer, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. srslifer

    srslifer Guest

    I'm using Vista Home Premium 32-bit, and I'm trying to locate new drivers for
    the "Intel Core Duo" processor drivers in Device Manager. My current one is
    dated from 2006, and updating these might improve my performance.

    Device Manager has a way to update the driver automatically. This hasn't
    done anything (actually, for my video card or any other driver). I don't
    mind downloading updated drivers manually and installing them, so I checked
    Intel first, then Dell (the manufacturer), then Microsoft. I couldn't find
    anything on any of these companies' sites. Intel told me to ask Microsoft,
    and Dell just said "we don't have anything".

    I do understand that the processor doesn't have drivers the same way as
    other devices...but I do want to update whatever this software is in Device
    Manager. If anyone can recommend where to find the right drivers to download
    I will appreciate it greatly.

    The reason I want to update them is that I'm having performance issues with
    World of Warcraft. My performance mostly involves my (decidedly average)
    video capabilities. One particular bug I'm having in the game may relate to
    WoW not playing nicely with dual cores, and AMD users have reported
    improvements by downloading new drivers. I'd like to do the same.

    Apologies if I'm posting to the wrong forum or anything. Thanks for any
    help the community can offer.
    srslifer, Jan 17, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    The reason that anyone has probs with WoW is because of not enough RAM or a
    low grade Graphics card.

    But WOW does not ask for much!
    I have seen people run it with only 512Mbs RAM, and 128MBs Graphics

    From your post, UPGRADE your Graphics card.
    Mick Murphy, Jan 17, 2008
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    Gary Mount Guest

    You might want to consider updating your bios as well if you haven't already
    done so.
    Gary Mount, Jan 17, 2008
  5. srslifer

    srslifer Guest

    Thanks for checking for me -

    Unfortunately, I have the "Intel Core Duo" not Core Duo 2...and both chips
    just show their "Processor Identification Utility" available for download,
    and not drivers.

    Intel has told me they don't have the drivers and to ask Microsoft. I'm
    hoping I don't need to pay MSFT for a support contract or anything like that.
    srslifer, Jan 17, 2008
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    srslifer Guest

    I have, thank you. It didn't seem to help.

    srslifer, Jan 17, 2008
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