Which Intel Chipset driver should be installed?

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Hello, is the driver installed by Windows 11 in the image or the chipset driver on the manufacturer's site (MSI) more up-to-date? Is the chipset driver updated by Windows Update newer than the chipset driver from the MSI site? Should I download the driver from the (MSI) manufacturer's site? Also, how can I find the date and version of the Intel Chipset driver in device manager? I would appreciate any help, thank you.
 
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Hello, personally I use the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant and the newest drivers on my GF76.
Intel® Driver & Support Assistant

I have no problems with the newer drivers.
Yes, I've been updating intel products with this app since I got the device, but this assistant has never done any chipset updates.
I need to know which driver is more up to date. Is it the chipset driver from the manufacturer's site or the chipset driver that Windows installs?
 
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You can find Intel Chipset Driver from Apps and Features.
It is called Intel Chipset Device Software.
I recommend you keep the MSI-test driver version becasue some Intel generic dirver will make the system unstable or issue.
 

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Yes, I've been updating intel products with this app since I got the device, but this assistant has never done any chipset updates.
I need to know which driver is more up to date. Is it the chipset driver from the manufacturer's site or the chipset driver that Windows installs?
The Intel driver is more recent, so if you want the latest, go for that one.
Of course that being said, I always make sure to download the driver from the MSI website, so if ever problems arise, I have a plan B to correct it.
I always keep a backup drivers for each of my laptops, before updating.
No driver is perfect, always a chance of a buggy one, especially if very recent.
 

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You can find Intel Chipset Driver from Apps and Features.
It is called Intel Chipset Device Software.
I recommend you keep the MSI-test driver version becasue some Intel generic dirver will make the system unstable or issue.
Chipset driver not visible in app and features. After installing the OEM chipset driver, such a driver appears at the place you mentioned.
 

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I think the chipset driver where Windows is installed is more stable. MSI said the chipset driver installed by Windows is more up to date. Until this time, although the current driver was installed, I was downloading and installing the old driver from the OEM site. Thank you for your comments. From now on, I will use the chipset driver that Windows automatically installs until an updated chipset driver is available on MSI's site.
 
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