Firmware updates may resolve issues relating to the compatibility of the network card or resolve other hardware issues.
Firmware updates should only be run if your network card or computer manufacturer recommends an update.
Updating to the latest drivers for your computer controllers can help with their reliability, as well as that of the drives connected to them.
If you are using a device separate from your computer motherboard, see the controller drivers page for a listing of manufacturers and drivers.
Visiting your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer page allows you to see if any BIOS updates are available for your motherboard and what the updates will fix.
A listing of computer scanner drivers is on our scanner drivers page.
Updating or installing the latest drivers for a sound card help with the compatibility, reliability, and the performance of the sound card.
Unlike a driver update, these updates should only be performed for users who are experiencing hardware related issues with their drives.
Most firmware updates are accessible through the manufacturer's CD driver page, see the CD drivers page for a listing of these links.