How to Upgrade the Driver for an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160

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How to Upgrade the Driver for an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160
Utilise tools on your Windows PC to update your CPU drivers. (computer image by Ewe Degiampietro from

Your Intel Pentium dual core CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the brain behind your Windows-based PC performing numerous tasks every second. All processors communicate with the other portions of the computer such as the large circuit board, or motherboard, inside your computer case that the CPU plugs into. This communication is achieved by use of a group of files called drivers. Updating a driver is frequently necessary when other components of your computer are upgraded. The updating of your CPU drivers is easily done through use of the device manager.

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    Press the "Start" button located in the lower left hand corner of your Windows 7 desktop and select "Control Panel." The control panel window comes into view.

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    Click the "System and Security" heading followed by clicking on "Device Manager" under the "Systems" option. The device manager window opens and includes all hardware installed on your PC grouped together by function such as "Processors" and "Display Adapters"

  3. 3

    Expand the "Processors" tab and double click on the Intel Pentium processors name. A new window opens detailing the name, manufacturer, and if the processor is currently operating correctly.

  4. 4

    Click the "Driver" tab to reveal a button labelled "Update Driver." Press the "Update Driver" button to start the "Hardware Update Wizard" for the CPU.

  5. 5

    Check the option "Yes, This Time Only" and click "Next" in the hardware update wizard window. A new set of options appears.

  6. 6

    Click the "Install the Software Automatically" heading and then press the "Next" button. Your computer searches for and then installs an updated driver for your CPU.

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