PCWorld Forums

PCWorld Forums: Is Driver Update By Driveragent Safe To Use? - PCWorld Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Is Driver Update By Driveragent Safe To Use? I receive an ad from PCWORLD for Driver Update

#1 User is offline   RTremor 

  • Newbie
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 23
  • Joined: 21-February 08

  Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

I received an ad from PCWORLD for Driver Update by DriverAgent and I was just wondering if it is safe to use? Also, does it really work like it is advertise to do? Any answer will be appreciated.
0

#2 User is offline   coastie65 

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Moderators
  • Posts: 20,651
  • Joined: 02-April 07
  • Location:Henrico, Va.

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hi, as a rule, I just go to the Manufacturer's site, such as Nvidia and check for updates.
Coolermaster HAF 912 Case....ASUS Z87Pro MOBO.....Intel Core i7 4770k Haswell ( OC'd to 4.6 Ghz ) .... Gelid Tranquillo cooler.... Samsung 830 256 GB SSD.... Primary HDD- WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA III /6.0 .... SECONDARY HDD - WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA II / 3.0....16Gb GSkill Ripjaws Series X 2133 Mhz Memory....Corsair AX850w PSU....EVGA GTX 680 Super Clocked Signature 2 Gb GDDR5 Video Card....Samsung CD/DVD RW, DL, DVD-Ram, w/ Lightscribe Optical Drive....Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX 22" Monitor..... Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS




______________________________________________________________

Gateway FX6800-01e----Intel Core i7 960 ( 3.2 GHz)---- Seagate Barracuda 750 Gb SATA II / 3.0 Hdd---- 6 Gb Crucial 1066 Mhz memory, running in Tri Channel conf-----Corsair TX650w PSU----- EVGA Nvidia GTX 560Ti 1gb GDDR5 Vram ----DVD +/- RW / CD ,RAM/DL Optical drive w/ Label Flash-----Gateway TBGM-01 Motherboard.... Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS w/ SP2; Samsung Synch Master 2243BWX 22" Monitor.
0

#3 User is offline   Flashorn 

  • Expert
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 4,709
  • Joined: 19-May 07
  • Location:Canada

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:58 AM

Hey RTremor !

I would follow coastie's advice.

Using driveragaent is very tricky for those who don't know which driver to use
because they (the app) will offer you more than one choice. This is where it
gets tricky.

Unless you are having problems with one of the modules or installed hardware,
I would recommend also to avoid updating unnecessarily. This could yield more
problems than you already have "If any".


FLASHORN.
Posted Image Posted Image

Posted Image

Eurocom Scorpius: 3840QM-2.8 GHz-Ivy Bridge ; ATI 7970M Crossfire ; Intel SSD 520 series 480GB ; Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB,7200RPM ; 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 9 9 9 24 ; Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 ; THX True Studio Pro.

Patience is Life.
0

#4 User is offline   LincolnSpector 

  • Expert
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 2,611
  • Joined: 16-October 06

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

As a general rule, I avoid driver update programs. Out of date drivers are seldom a problem. If I have reason to think that one is causing a problem, I update manually.

Otherwise, if it ain't broke...

And FWIW, the fact that a product is advertised in PC World doesn't mean that it's endorsed by the magazine, or even that anyone in editorial has ever used it. Just as the ad sales department doesn't tell editorial what to write, editorial doesn't tell ad sales what to do.

Lincoln
0

#5 User is offline   RTremor 

  • Newbie
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 23
  • Joined: 21-February 08

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Thank you all for your response. I thought someone had used it cause it was advertise by pcworld. So, I should be careful of products that are not reviewed in the magazine then. Again, thank you very much and happy holidays to all. :D
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

2 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users