It is fairly common for computers to be running with old chipset drivers or to use the basic default drivers built into Windows.
If you're having any kind of stability problems with your motherboard then it's a good idea to install the latest chipset drivers.
The chipset is usually made up of two chips: the northbridge, and the southbridge.
The northbridge is the main chip which connects to the CPU and high-speed expansion slots.
If you do want to update your drivers, skip the driver-updating utilities. Assuming you’re using Windows 10, Windows Update will automatically download and install the latest drivers for you.
Windows 7 and 8 provided driver updates via Windows Update, too, but Microsoft is being much more aggressive about this in Windows 10. Even if you install your own hardware drivers, Windows will automatically overwrite them when a new version is available.
After your USB 3 chipset driver has been updated, you're ready to configure your system for use with Apollo Twin USB and install the Apollo Twin USB software.
I know this is probably a nooby question but how do I update my motherboard drivers, I need to update them as I have just built my first Computer, alls going well, apart from the fact that my gfx card is running in PCIe 2.0 instead of 3.0, and I am hoping that updating the motherboard drivers will fix this issue, its a gtx660, and its in the proper slot, PCIe x 16 3.0 labeled on the motherboard, but for some reason GPU-Z says it is running in the PCIe x 16 slot 2.0, even though my motherboard supports PCIe 3.0, which is the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO, I have an Intel i7-2600 in there, I assume it supports 3.0, but correct me if I am wrong.
A driver update tool or driver scanner tool is software program whose main purpose is to ensure that your PC has the latest device drivers.
The most important of these chips are called the motherboard chipset.
The chipset has a driver which can affect the speed and stability of many of the devices built into your motherboard.
The exact method for downloading and installing USB 3 chipset drivers varies depending on the computer/motherboard manufacturer and USB 3 chipset manufacturer, but the general steps below outline the process for most systems. The computer/motherboard manufacturer and model will be listed under "Manufacturer" and "Model" respectively. Go to the computer/motherboard manufacturer's website and locate your computer/motherboard model.
There will typically be a search bar on the manufacturer's website that allows you to quickly search for your computer/motherboard model. On the product page for your computer/motherboard model, look for a "Downloads" section (sometimes called "Drivers & Downloads,” "Support & Downloads" or something similar). In the Downloads section for your computer/motherboard, you will most likely be asked to select your Windows OS version from a drop down menu.