In the event that 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 that there are several 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 through the PCI slots in our computer, the following are the most common for this type of connection :
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The PCI slot is mainly used to connect wireless network cards, as it enables very fast data transfer and many wireless network components are compatible with this type of slot.
Another very common element that is installed in the PCI slots in our system is the sound cards. Sound cards are designed to expand the sound possibilities of our equipment, improving quality on many occasions. Once the component is installed, users often enable sound drivers in Windows in safe mode to avoid system problems.
Similarly, video cards plug into PCI slots, in any case, most of them go directly into the 16x PCI slots. Using a video card or graphics card 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 the case of having any of the aforementioned components, you must use the CD with the drivers or, otherwise, download them through 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 that is installed, in most circumstances the process is relatively similar, however, if in doubt, read the following information carefully.
Often times, the official websites of the components installed in the PCI slots will provide the necessary drivers for the correct operation of the devices. Given this, it is necessary 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 computer’s performance.
Once you know the model of the device, go to the manufacturer’s official website or search through Google, using this method, we recommend that you carefully read the page you will access, noting that it is the official platform of the device.
Once you have located the device properly, proceed to download the drivers, for this you must realize the operating system to which you want to download them and if it is 32 or 64 bits. After the above, proceed with the driver installation 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 in search of a solution to problems related to the Chipset of your computer, we recommend that you read the following.
In many computers the problem related to the driver of the so-called “simple PCI communication controller” arises . This problem could lead to difficulties and failures in the system, so it should be solved as soon as possible.
Generally, this failure is solved after downloading the Chipset drivers directly from the motherboard page on our computer. Given this, it will be necessary to properly know the model of our Motherboard.
Once you know the model of your motherboard. Then, go to the official site of it and in the drivers section download all those components related to the Chipset. When you have the files, proceed to install them and the problem should be fixed.