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T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

Q: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

I was just given a Precision T1600. I am putting in 32GB ram, a Quadro 2000 video card, and 2x 500GB SSD drives (one for boot, one for added storage).
Does anyone know the max CPU upgrade possible (recommended)? The unit came with the E3 1225. E3 CPUs are available up to E3 1286v3. I don't expect that that one is useable, but what is the upgrade max for this unit.
Can't find any help on the Web...
Lawrence

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Preferred Solution: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

I don't know why you would EVER want to put in 32gb of ram in a computer and it can only support 16gb of ram at 1333 mhz the video card is good and 2 500gb SSD drivers are WAY too much money for the computer you have, think about it, your paying $1 per 1gb for SSD (around that price, depending on some companies) so in sort just get the quadro 2000 video card with 2x HHD and just use 16gb of ram i know this is still way too much ram but its better then your 32gb of ram haha

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I recently upgraded my T1600 MB from a core i3 to a core i7 processor. (Both are Sandy Bridge) While the system is running fine, the CPU benchmarks and Windows (10-Home) utilities are only showing 2 cores and not 4 cores that should be present with the new i7 CPU. I've checked the bios performance settings and the All option is selected for cores and all performance options are enabled. Is there another step needed for Windows 10 to recognize the new processor. (Activation checked and OK.)
The Window System Information utility is still showing the original i3 CPU. ?? Thanks for any advice.

A:T1600 CPU upgrade to core i7-2600

Fixed: I ran the diagnostics located in Settings>Troubleshoot>Hardware and Devices and it identified a problem, corrected it, and instructed me to reboot. Once the reboot was completed Windows indicated 4 cores and 8 threads.

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My understanding is that the T1600 uses a standard ATX PSU and as such it is easy to replace and the only thing standing in the way of a new GPU (literally) is the internal 3.5" bay. Is it removable?

A:T1600 video card upgrade -- bay removable?

No.  It is riveted in place.

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Hi guys,

some advice please. I have a friend who has passed me an advent DT2412 desktop computer.

The mobo has failed (MSI B75MA-P45) and he wants to replace it with a MSI Z77A-G43.

I suggested that this would need a fresh re-install as its a different chipset but the question I want to ask is that is he allowed to do this with the computer being a prebuild?

If my friend installed a new B75 chipset motherboard then it would be seen as a direct replacement but if he upgraded to a Z77 chipset then this would be seen as an upgrade and thus the recovery discs supplied by advent would not be valid.

am I correct in saying this?

many thanks in advance for all comments.

A:upgrade b75 chipset to z77 chipset - prebuild issue

I may be way off on this, and will surely be told so if I am, but I believe:

He should be able to boot into safe mode, then uninstall the old chipset in Device Manager. Reboot normally and possibly Windows will install the new chipset on its own.

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Having display issues with this machine

hi ran cpz - u an this is what it gives me
p3
fsb: 99.6
Bus 99.9

mainboard - ibm
model - 6862n2u
chipset - intel i440bx/2x
south bridge - intel 82371 (p11x4)
bios version - nvkt46aus
date 061099

OK

the problem is it the on board grafix drivers i think?

because cant seem to get it into a resolution minumum for photoshop to run can tremember off hand what this is , it wont even go to 800X600 i think.

anyway ive tryed finding some kinda drive bios update but have failed. mayby because im looking in all the wrong places.

but anyway the machine is for a young single mother with newly born child and has just been give the machine by her mum who won it in a raffle. she has no tech knowleage. n basically i offered to update here pc a bit but this screen res has halted me. basically where can i download all the upates for this machine.

and are there any?

and will this fix the prob?

thanx in advance
 

A:P3 chipset upgrade?

IBM site is down at the moment
 

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Can my Amd A6-5200 graphics chipset be upgraded to a A8/A9 And chipset or an Nvidia graphic chipset ?

A:Graphics chipset upgrade

Sorry for the first post. Your processor is soldered to the motherboard as is video so no upgrade is possible in any reasonable scenario. 

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Hi, the other day I was searching for a new cpu, because I already upgraded to 8GB ram. But the FSB is 800MHz and I want to upgrade it to 1066MHz, I already googled and found this: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_%28chipsets%29/GM45_Express.html But I´m not sure the HP 620 is gonna support them all, after all some are quad core...So can maybe someone make a list wich of those are supported for the HP 620 (from up to down the best cpus). - Sidney Teelen

A:HP 620 (GM45/GM47 chipset) CPU upgrade?

These are the best CPUs for the series: P7570, 2.26-GHz, 1066-MHz FSB, 3-MB cacheP7370, 2.00-GHz, 1066-MHz FSB, 3-MB cacheT6670, 2.20-GHz, 800-MHz FSB, 2-MB cacheT6570, 2.10-GHz, 800-MHz FSB, 2-MB cache These are Core 2 Duos. If you have a Celeron or Pentium dual processor you may have the GL40 chipset which does not work right with Core 2 Duos.  Here is the Service Manual: Manual p. 28-29. Different motherboard for GL40 chipset.  So post back if any more questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Tech sheet says:
Memory module connector:
four DIMM slots
Memory module capacity
1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB
Type
ECC/Non–ECC DDR3, 1333 MHz
Minimum memory
1 GB
Maximum memory
32 GB

4 × 4 = 16 this week, so is the actual maximum 16 or is the actual per-slot capacity 8?

A:T1600 actual RAM capacity

Max ram is 16 gigs not 32  You cannot use Quad rank memory.
Chipset: Intel C206  FROM 2011
DDR3L PC3L-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3L-1600 • 1.35V • 512Meg x 64 •
AKA 4 SLOTS 4 GIGS MAX PER DIMM PERIOD END.
32 HAS NEVER BEEN AN OPTION NOR HAS 8 GIG PER DIMM (QUAD RANK) BEEN an option.

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Hi,
Working in a student computer lab and have had several, 5 fail out of the blue. 
These are T1600s, running Windows 7, single monitor.  They will never boot at all, so no monitor and no reading a diagnostic.  The power supply test button at the plug does stay green when pressed and held. The fans will run during that process, however nothing else.  The error code numbers on the front cycle through different patterns and on all but 1, stops at 3.
Any advice
Mike

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Please provide a working link for T1600 systems A04 version BIOS.Links on support side are dead!

A:DELL T1600 A04 BIOS

There is not an A04 bios for the T1600.

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So the unit when you plug it in you get a flashing power light. No power. No diag codes.

When you press and hold the PSU test button on the back the machine powers up into windows without issue.

CMOS battery tests 3.06v
Tested all ram, reset bios, still the same.

Cant find much info online about it. All capacitors look great, no swollen or corrosion.


Anybody got any suggestions? PSU tests fine on the tester and it does the same when I install a brand new 600w evga psu.

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I find different answers everywhere, will I be able to upgrade to i3 3110M or i5 3210MMy laptop is currently using Intel Pentium B960 with the HM70 chipset

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I have 6nwyk T1600 motherboard and I can't find a case for it.  Is there a compatible case with the proper connector?

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Im not one of those people who know how to work computers and know them inside out. Very specific instructions would help alot like First do this______> then_______>after that ______ etc. Thank you for the help in advance

A:Is it possible to upgrade Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you cant upgrade a laptop's gpu buddy!

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Hi all,I posted a similar question previously about upgrading my cpu, however, I have done futher research and wanted to start clean again. The question is still what is the highest processor I can possibly upgrade to. System Specs: Model: HP DV7-4070usProcessor: i5-450M (2.40GHz, socket 989 rPGA)Chipset: Intel HM55 (or the Intel 5 series) RAM: 8 GBStorage: SSD + Secondary HD After research more deeply, I have found this link: http://www.cpu-world.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18837Similar situation: "If it's not a BGA chip, you should be able to replace with Core i5-560M, i5-580M, or i7-640M CPUs. If you have Intel HM55, HM57, PM55 or QM57 chipset then quad-core i7-740QM / i7-840QM CPUs may also work. " So does that mean I can get the i7 quad-core CPU then? I understand that quad core CPU requires a different mobo, but it seems to me, from that forum link and also from Intel's site that with my current setup, I can potentially upgrade to:i7-740QM (? kinda iffy about this one)i7-840QM (? kinda iffy about this one)i7-640Mi5-580M (Almost 100 % sure) I greatly appreciate ANY response that would help me. I apologize again if anything I have done/said sounded noobish, I can only try at something I have no experience in P.S. Another list I found pertaining to my chipset, however there is a disclaimer stating that using the list method may not be as accurate. P.P.S Further investigation, I have found that the only processors that use the sock... Read more

A:Upgrade Processor Part 2 (i5-450M chipset HM55)

Hi: When you look at the service manual for your notebook, in chapter 3, you will see that there are different motherboards for dual and quad core processors, so installing a quad core processor where you had a dual core processor, is definitely out of the question. The motherboard must be replaced. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02666747.pdf IMO, you can go to the i7-620M, as that is what is listed in the BIOS release notes for F.08A -- Presuming of course, that you have BIOS vF.08A or newer installed in your notebook.Fix/Enhancement:Adds BIOS support for the Intel Core i5-520M, Core i5-540M, and Core i7-620M K-0 Stepping Processors. You are to be commended for your extensive research, indicating you are by no means a noob. Paul

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As stated, just want a worthwhile, but cheap upgrade. Nothing too fancy that will run 1080, just casual low spec gaming like the sims 2, C&C etc, and something that will smoth out the edges, and make it a little more visually appealing.

I have a dual core E6500, 2gb ram (ddr2), and currently windows 7 32-bit ultimate.

Thanks in advance

A:Best cheap upgrade from "Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family?

I'm not sure what you're asking.

Are you looking for an inexpensive graphics card to upgrade your onboard graphics?

If so, please list your system specs, particularly your specific motherboard model, and what sort of power supply you have.

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I can't get to the right hand side. Very very weird. I can expand and navigate the left hand side tree, if I press alt+f i can confirm the left and right arrows are recognized but still I can't change any setting at all. Any ideas?

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They are nice... I am considering getting the crossfire Xpress 200 for my next build but which would you pick?

Post if you would rather have crossfire, SLI, non-crossfire, ultra or regular...
 

A:Ati Xpress 200 Chipset Or Nvidia Nforce 4 Chipset?

..bump..
Anything else? does anyone have experience with the Xpress 200 chipsets? Im thinking about going with that on my next build...
 

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Are there any known compatibility issues between the Intel 865 chipset and nVidia-based video cards?

The reason I ask is that after a year or more of running this system, suddenly no AGP video card I put into this system will work unless it's in plain VGA mode (no drivers). As soon as I load its proper driver, the system won't go back into Windows 98 or Windows 2000 (dual-boot system). It just hangs with a lot of gobbeldegook on the screen.

All the AGP cards I have here are nVidia-based cards so I have no other type card to test with.

At present, I'm using an old S3 PCI video card and at least it gets into Windows; but, I'm stumped.

Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 board
512 RAM
P4 3000 processor
 

A:Intel 865 Chipset and nVidia chipset issues?

Alex, I built quite a few systems with Intel D865PERL boards (865PE chipset) and nVidia video cards and never had a problem. My workbench machine right now is running a D865PERL board with a nVidia card with no problems.

Intel released a new chipset driver on 6/04/2007, version 8.3.0.1013 which covered the 865 family, eg. 865G, 865GV, 865P and 865PE.

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-009241.htm

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/fil...rating+Systems&lang=eng&strOSs=All&submit=Go!

In the release notes under Issues Resolved, item #4 stated; "Some devices were not updating correctly or at all. Fixed in installer."

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/13499/ENG/relnotes.htm

You may want to try that update. The only problem I see with the update is since you are dual booting, the latest update is OK with Win2K, however Win98 is not mentioned in All Operating Systems. To get back to an 865 chipset driver that covered both Win2K and Win98SE you had to go back to the release of 12/16/2004, version 6.3.0.1007 that covered both Win2K and Win98SE.

Other than updating the chipset driver, I am at a loss to suggest a place to start.
 

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Ok i went to cercuit city to get my computer for Chrismas. I asked for a good gaming computer. The computer cost over $600 plus monitor, printer, keyboard ext. It is windows vista and i thought it would be a greate computer for games. Well, not really. The computer has an Express chipset family graphics. I install Jointoperations and it wont run, you guesed it. The video card did not complete the game test. Most of my games i had dident work too well, except for my Steam games like Half-Life, Day of Defeat, Counter-Strike ext. NOW LISTEN TO THIS YOU WONT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My dads computer broke so we went to walmart and got a cheap one without the monitor just the mouse and keyboard, and computer. It cost over $200!!!!! i new that computer sucked. But i was wrong. I installed Steam games and they run greate. My starcraft game runs excelent. I wanted to see if Joinoperations would work on his computer. So i Install it and it passed the game test. It runed fine. The video card on this computer is a NvidIA Geforce chipset. NOW WHAT IS UP WITH THAT! Every thing on my dads computer is excelent except the CPU speed wich is still ok.

What do u think of this?? Please reply.
 

A:I cant belive this!!! vista chipset v.s XP Chipset

Sounds like you listened to a salesman instead of researching it yourself. All he wants is the sale.

But Vista does run games. You may need to tweak it and reduce services to run them better. And try compatibility mode to run them under XP SP2 in Vista if you still have problems.
 

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I have GTX 460 with 258.96 drivers. I do not have an nVidia chipset. When I went to check the Driver Sweeper files, I found all these chipset files. Why do I have them?

A:Why do I have chipset drivers when I don't use an nvidia chipset?

Quote:
Why do I have them?


For the same reason I and everyone else does, because 7 installs base drivers for just about everything as a "just in case", regardless of the actual hardware. I have those same files as well as some from Intel, Via, SiS, etc all in the,

C:\Windows\System32\drivers

Personally I would just leave all that well enough alone as it isn't affecting anything as they never get loaded unless the hardware they are for ever gets installed. That and there is a good chance that by removing them that when SP1 does come out it will fail to install due to missing system files (ask those that had that happen after removing various unused driver files and whatnot with vlite on Vista).

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I've just recently got a laptop and I was wondering if upgrading its video capabilities like you would on a desktop?

A:Is it possible to upgrade a laptop "chipset"?

Normally no because they're built into the motherboard.

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Hi,

I think my chipset is Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.93GHz and my motherboard is Gigabyte GA-8TRC410M-NF but when using Driver Genius to scan for driver updates it reports back AMD South Bridge Driver (PCI bus) & AMD Chipset Drivers (ATII/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller) need installing/updating ?

Do I need them ? I think I've installed ATI Catalyst before for the SMBus driver but recently uninstalled because I didn't understand what it was for and didn't like the folder/installer

A:AMD Drivers On An Intel Chipset (South Bridge & Chipset Drivers ?)

First thing, check your specs just to be 100% sure of what you have.

Second, Driver Genius and any similar program is not really recommended as they aren't particularly reliable.

Then if you still have drivers for stuff you don't have we can talk about them.

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I'm going to get a new motherboard (finally) and have settled on these two options:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=866224&Sku=A455-1028E

and

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1696716&CatId=182

Question is (since my budget is so tight) will I notice any real difference by choosing the less expensive SIS chipset board over the Intel chipset board?
 

A:SIS chipset vs. Intel chipset

Not an answer to your question exactly, just an observation:

I would look for a main board with PCI Express graphics interface instead of AGP.
AGP video cards are still available, but the overwhelming majority of new cards are PCI-X, and they are generally a bit cheaper than their AGP counterparts.

Unless, of course, you want to transfer an AGP card over to the new board.
 

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I have a noisy chipset fan. Is it a fairly easy process to change the fan?
Will any good 40mm fan do?
Any input would be helpful.
Thanks.
 

A:Chipset Fan

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SiS645DX or i845G? I've been going over a ton of info on chipset's in general and these two keep coming up as top performer's. Which one should I decide on? Can anyone with personal experience give me some info on these chip's.I would really appreciate it! Thanks
 

A:Best Chipset

decent performers for the price. If you want a "real" chipset go for a 850 or a KT333.
 

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Q: Chipset

Looking for the correct chipset for my mobo. It is a via tech Model is vt8501 apollo mvp system controller. I am looking to install a win 2000 server. I would be greatful for any help.

thank you.
 

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what is the best AMD chipset for gaming and surfing the web?
 

A:AMD chipset

a Nforce2 based mobo. most of the Mobo makers now have Nforce2 based boards.
 

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I have spent the last 2 weeks researching and talking to my local computer repairshop about my issue. my last step is to find out were i can buy integrated chipsets for a notbook. any suggestions??
 

A:I am trying to buy a chipset

What chips are you looking for? Where are you looking?
 

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I just got an ASUS P5LD2 R2.0 motherboard. I ordered R2.0 and that?s what my board and box said. Thought all was good. After a little research, I found that bios was reporting v1.0 as well was ASUS Probe and CUP-Z. It was also reporting an i945G/Gx Chipset rather than i945p. Could the software be wrong, because there is no video port or anything in BIOS to turn on or off? If they sub the i945p for the i945G/Gx Chipset, will it hurt performance? I?m using an E6300 with no problems.
Thanks
Joe
 

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I understand that when you change Chipsets one should Install OS from scratch Hence getting rid of all .INF Files and regestry values. But,,If one was to stay in the same chipset family, i.e. Intel 845 & 845E, respectively in a Compaq(845) & MSI i845E-Max.
Would it be recomended to fresh install aswell?
My plan is to get an AMD "VIA" chipset MOBO and replace my MSI P4 platform. "I" need to format and re-install my OS, Now i want to put My old setup in my girls Compaq "IT" has a totaly "Locked" Intel 845 chipset P4 MOBO in it,,swaping it out would be as simple as that rite? Would just installing/updating .inf files be ok?

Both running Win98SE
Thanks all.:grinthumb
 

A:Chipset & OS Help,,,

Win98SE is pretty good at detecting and adapting to new hardware, so you might as well give it a go. There are no guarantees that it will work, and it is always better to reinstall if you have the time, especially since Win98SE does get slower with use.
 

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Hi, Just wondering if certain psu's only work with certain chipsets? I thought they were universal, atx with atx, but the power supply that i am looking at says it Support EPS & Intel 945/955 chipset. I have 975x chipset. My guess is that last time they updated their website those chipsets were most popular so they mentioned that it was compatable..So will it work?-thanks
 

A:psu chipset

Yes mate, it`ll work no problem.

It doesn`t matter what the chipset is.

Regards Howard
 

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Hi everyone...

I'm wondering to know a little more on my PC and what should I do to make it better in performance. Here it is:

I have a HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower with chipset inside:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
Mobo: Don't know exactly what it is sorry
Memory - Ram: 1 GB DDR2 667Mhz
Video Card: Inter 946GZ Express Chipset Family (Very annoying one)
Sound Card: High Definition Audio Device/ 5.1 Surround System
HDD: Samsung HD161HJ ATA Device
DVD Writer: HP

Thats a little on my PC. Now I would like to upgrade the RAM and graphic to new good one for graphic.

The problem is that I live in Mauritius and it is very expensive here and on the net I don't find any site that ship to Mauritius. I would like to know what should I need to choose for graphic card and where on the net can I found one cheap and shipping to Mauritius. Same for the RAM too...

Thanks in advance for any help
amagnien
 

A:PC Chipset

You should check with your friends and local shops for tips on computer parts and shipping companies and their charges. Your Island looks beautiful... You can also search on HP's support site for more detailed info on your model computer
 

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Hello.I have ASUS P5K motherboard and i downloaded IntelŽ Chipset Identification Utility and this utility reports that i have G33 chipset.As far as i know Asus P5K have P35
chipset.Take a look at the picture i attached.Also,Device Manager(see picture) reports that i have G33/G31/P35 chipset? And then i opened my computer case and i looked at chipset and it says VIA chipset.Isn't P35 intel's chipset?
 

A:G33 chipset?

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I keep seeing that the X79 chipset for the soon-to-be-released SandyBridge E processors won't have USB 3.0, but I see motherboard manufacturers with specs that mention USB 3.0.

USB 3.0 support is out now for some of the current motherboards, right? What am I missing?

Does Windows 7 care one way or the other?

A:New X79 Chipset and USB 3.0

Intel is not going to support USB3.0 on the X79 chipset but I would suspect that MB manufacturers will find a spot on their boards to include a USB 3.0 chip.

I would bet the life of my closest enemy on that. LOL

Seriously, the folks at ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA will be touting their support of USB3.0 when the release their boards.

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Q: chipset

need to find 82915g/gv/910gl chipset drivers
 

A:chipset

Here are some suggestions.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=82915g/gv/910gl+chipset+drivers+&btnG=Google+Search
 

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Hello i recently reinstall windows xp home and hav download my grpahics drivers and such but im having trouble with teh chipset.
CPU-Z tells me that:
Manufacturer: Hewleet-packard
Model: ATI RS400/RC400/RC410
Southbridge: ATI SB400
LPCIO: ITE IT8712

My appologies ifi hav put in stuff that is not needed im not really the greatest with computers but need this driver so i can hear sound on this stupid thing.
Thankyou.
 

A:Chipset help

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Hi, I bought a cheapy Acer laptop just to have a play with and noticed that if I go to the Acer drivers site, that under Xp the Chipset driver is in the list. However, under Vista and Win7 it doesn't show.
Am I to assume that it is tied up with one of the other drivers in the list and therefore loads automatically?

regards,
Eddie.

A:Chipset?

The drivers for Vista and Windows 7 are not shown as they are on the OS installation media and are installed with the OS. Most likely the drivers have not been updated since the initial release. As the computer is newer than XP the installation media cannot provide them.

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Q: chipset

does anybody know how i will find the chipset manufactuer for my motherboard. running windows98se. in win 2000 and xp it is under system device in device manager but not 98se. i need to know cus i have a new graphics card and i need to download agp bus drivers for non-intel chipset based motherboards. comp is compaq presario 5000 series with AMD DURON 700mhz processer. how do i find this info because the user manual for new card only gives adv for 2000 and xp even though 98se is supported?
 

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Q: Chipset

OnStream, the manufacturers of my tape drive that keeps causing my computer to crash, want to know what chipset my computer is using in order to sort out the problem.

How do I find out what chipset the computer is using?

John.
 

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Q: Chipset

Hi everyone

I have decided to build a new pc and have a question for all of you. I am going to go with one of these two choices and was wondering which chipset you would recomend. The SIS645 chipset or the VIA P4X400 I will be running a P4 2.53 with 533mhz front side bus, 512mb of pc2700 memory, geforce4Ti4200, and a maxtor 60gb with Ultra ATA133. The two boards I am choosing from are the Soyo "SY-P4S Dragon Ultra" or the "SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition". I can get a better deal on the "SY-P4S" and it handles what I want to install, But was concerned in the chipsets mainly. Which would you recomend?

Thanks and hope to see your replies

Crylynx
 

A:Chipset

I dislike SiS. They seem to have the budget board segment locked up though. I'd say if you can swing it for a P4 go for an Intel chipset.
 

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I'm currently using an Intel P965/G956 Express Chipset driver for my desktop computer. If you notice its giving me 2 options.
I can use the P965 or the G965 driver and it should be compatible. I guess this is what they're saying or if not which would be the better of the two to use. I would probably think the one P965 would be the first perference and then the G965. Is this not right? I could have this totally backware if so would someone please help me with this and thank you in advance.
DELL/XPS 410
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
Ati Radeon 256 X1300 256MB Card
Intel E6600 Core duo 2.4GHz. processor
SATA II 250 Gig HD
SigmaTel Audio/Creative Soundblaster

A:Which Chipset Is Best To Use

The 965 denotes a Family of Chipsets. 965 is the family, and the letter indicates specific functionality of the chipset.
Just because you are offered both drivers doesn't mean that one is better than the other. You MUST choose the
appropriate chipset for your motherboard or face a blue screen at some point.

And further? are you looking for a driver that provides sound or networking? or something more like a
PLATFORM driver. These are very different depending on the application.

You may want to try downloading Everest at home. (The Free version, which may not correctly identify your board)

And check to see what chipset you have. Or you could try CPU-Z (Meant to test your CPU)
And it should also list the chipset/platform you have.

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This is going to sound minor, but....the chipset fan that came with my Epox-9NPA+ Ultra motherboard is driving me crazy. It makes a sort of grinding noise that is louder than all the other sounds coming from my computer put together. It actually keeps me awake at night (I'm a light sleeper, what can I tell you). Dusting it out didn't help. How essential is it? Can I just unplug it? If not, can anyone recommend a replacement? Can I just get a replacement fan, or would I have to replace the whole heatsink/fan arrangement?
 

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i have a VIA P4M890 chipset on my ASUS P5VD2-MX motherboard. my problem is when i install its 4-1 chipset driver my windows xp system began to act abnormally. specifically, the system lags every 15 seconds.

i format again the OS, then i tried not installing the driver. the systems works properly but when i installed too many programs and i tried running music, the music sometimes lags.

my question is that, is my chipset working properly? am i going to find another version of a driver? any recommendation would gladly be appreciated.

thank you...
 

A:Via chipset

Have you updated all drivers from here:
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5VD2-MX
 

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This problem is pretty old and I have been thinking about deleting this partition.

Vista Enterprise x64 was installed as part of a triboot system and was the first os installed. When I installed it, I had a Gigabyte mobo with an ATI chipset. The mobo worked unreliabily (had a short) so about 7 months ago I got another that would work with my existing hardware. Problem was that the Gigabyte was not available. So, I got an Asus mobo that had a NVidia chipset.

Niether my other 2 os had trouble transitioning (server 2008 r2 or 7 ult). They each booted enough for me to change the chipset drivers.

Vista, on the other hand, didn't. It found most of the necessary drivers, except usb. There are no problem icons in device manager, but no usb device is recognised - including mouse or keyboard, thus making it unusable.

With a ps2 keyboard, I managed to do some simple navigation, but that was it.

I tried a repair install which seemed to have no effect. So, I know that I'd probably have to sacrifice this Vista. If there is something else to try, I'd be open to it.

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I would like to download the chipset VIA K8T800 Pro. Can someone tell me where to find it?
 

A:VIA Chipset

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