I have the Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
on an HP 15da0013la notebook. Processor driver date: 04/21/2009.
I want to update it but I have only found intel graphics drivers (https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/122589/intel-core-i7-8550u-processor-8m-cache-u... -to-4-00-ghz.html) that update the processor video driver. I don't want to think that my processor was stuck in 2009. I need help finding the latest drivers for the mentioned processor.
What processor driver are you referring to? The only driver for the processor is the graphics driver.
What you are probably referring to is one of the drivers that has been built into Windows by Microsoft. For some processor features, these drivers don't require code changes all that often to work with a particular processor. Instead, they require updates that optimally configure the driver for a particular processor. These configuration updates are delivered via an INF file and are bundled with those for the chipset features that are similarly treated. The package that delivers these INF files used to be referred to as the INF Update package, but nowadays it is called the Chipset Device Software package.
The dates on the drivers is supposed to be updated by the INF file when the configuration is installed. For some unknown reason, this sometimes does not happen. Usually it doesn't matter for proper operation of the driver. If it bothers you to see this, then you should try the following:
Hope this helps,