How to install a PCI device driver in Windows 32 and 64 bit

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In case a device connected to a PCI slot does not work, it may be necessary to install the appropriate drivers, for this reason we have prepared this guide in which we will teach you how to install a PCI device driver in Windows 32 and 64 bit.

How to install a PCI device driver in Windows 32 and 64 bit

When we talk about PCI devices we refer to all those that are inserted into the PCI slots of our computer. The truth is, there are different types of devices that can be used through this type of slot in our system.

What types of devices can be installed in the PCI slots of our equipment?

Although there are many components that can be installed via the PCI slots in our computer, the following are the most common for this type of connection:

Red cards

The PCI slot is mainly used for connect wireless network cards, as it allows very fast data transfer and many wireless network components are compatible with this type of slot.

Audio card

Another very common element that is installed in the PCI slots of our system are the sound cards. Sound cards are designed for expand the sonic possibilities of our equipment, improving the quality on many occasions. Once the component is installed, users often enable audio drivers in Windows in safe mode to avoid system problems.

Video cards

Likewise, video cards plug into PCI slots, however, most of them go straight into slot PCI 16x. With a video card or graphics card you will improve your computer's ability to display high resolution graphics or 3D components, which is especially useful in the case of video games.

In case you have one of the aforementioned components, you must use the CD with the drivers or, if not, download them via the official website of each of the components. If they are already installed on your computer, you can also update the graphics card drivers from the manufacturer's website.

Install a PCI device driver in Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)

Although this depends specifically on the component installed, in most cases the process is relatively similar, however, if in doubt, read the following information carefully.

Frequently the official sites of the components installed in the PCI slots will provide the necessary drivers for the correct functioning of the devices. That said, you need to know the name of the device connected to the slot. Therefore, updating the drivers or drivers of a PC in Windows is a simple and very important task for the performance of the computer.

Once you know the model of the device, go to the official website of the manufacturer or carry out a search through Google, using this method, we recommend that you carefully read the page you will access, realizing that it is the official platform of the device.

Once you have correctly identified the device, proceed with the download of the drivers, for this you must create the operating system on which you want to download them and if it is 32 o 64 bit. After the above, proceed with installing the driver and you should be able to use the component without any problem.

Solution to the problem with the Chipset of the equipment

If you use this tutorial looking for a solution to your computer's Chipset problems, we recommend that you read the following.

In many computers the problem arises concerning the so-called driver “Simple PCI communication controller”. This problem could lead to difficulties and failures in the system, so it should be fixed as soon as possible.

Generally, this error is fixed after downloading the chipset drivers directly from the motherboard page on our computer. Having said that, it will be necessary to know the model of our Motherboard correctly.

Once you know your motherboard model. So, go to the official site of it and in the driver section download all those components related to the Chipset. When you have the files, proceed with the installation and the problem should be solved.

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