OF DESKTOPS & CHIPSETS
YOU’VE MADE IT to the desktop, so what’s next? That depends on a few factors. Some motherboards support Ethernet connections automatically, while others require a driver to be installed before even connecting to any network. In our case, it’s the latter. So, again on another system (or even on your Android phone, if you’re in a pinch), head to your motherboard model’s web page (Google your motherboard model—“Gigabyte B360M D3H,” in our case—and choose the manufacturer’s URL). Then click the “Support” or “Download” tabs, find the “LAN” subsection, and download the relevant driver. Finally, install that on your desktop, and it gives you access to the Internet.
Once this is done, you’re going to want to install the remaining drivers. First up is the chipset. From the same website, download the latest version of the chipset, along with any other software, and install it directly on your new system. We recommend that you install the chipset first where possible, before anything else, such as RGB or utility applications provided by the manufacturer, to stop any incompatibilities from occurring.