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How to permanently uninstall Intel g33/g31 chipset?

Question: How to permanently uninstall Intel g33/g31 chipset?

Hi there,

Just got a new nVidia GTX460. I've tried to installed it several times without any success. Here's the thing that puzzles me. Every time I unintsall the current video (intrel g33/31chipset )card Win 7 requires a restart, and after the computer reboots it installes the chipset again. Once the old card installs again on its own the new card cannot be insdtalled because it is in conflict.

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Preferred Solution: How to permanently uninstall Intel g33/g31 chipset?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: How to permanently uninstall Intel g33/g31 chipset?

I'm not really sure why you care. What's wrong with having the driver installed? Is it causing a problem?

You should be a little more clear about your problem, and what you're doing.

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Im having problem with MUTE BUTTON LIGHT.
The buton works when i press it, but the light is NOT workinkg as is should.
When speakers are working - the MUTE LIGHT is ON
When speakers are muted   - the MUTE LIGHT is OFF
So what is the catch!?
I UNinstall pointing device driver, Audio driver, Energy managment & Flash Media Controller, but the problem still insists!!!
How can i UNINSTALL intel chipset driver? Mod edit: Question merged in here.


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Answer:Mute button light and uninstall intel chipset driver?

Hello LforLENOVO, welcome to Lenovo forum!
Please tell us the type, not S/N number of your system.
Also interesting is your OS.

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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

Answer: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 which covered the 865 family, eg. 865G, 865GV, 865P and 865PE.!

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

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 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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Hello Lenovo Forum!
I'm thinking of upgrading the CPU of a Lenovo G450 Laptop:
S/N *************
MO CB09100506
--> view the full specifications gathered by CPU-Z at the end of the post.
Regarding the present CPU - Intel Pentium T4400, Socket P, Frontsidebus 800MT/s, TDP 35W and Chip Type Penryn-3M - of the Laptop I figured out that the Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 would be the a good choice.
However I found this thread, concerning almost my problem:
The post from MU_Engineer (4 January 2013 15:12:31) states that the similiar Chip Type Penryn-6M should have a high chance to run in my motherboard. Another time viewing my specifications, the Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 would be the strongest possible CPU applicable to my G450.
The only thing that now stops me from buying is the missing information concerning the actual BIOS compatability.
I already installed the latest BIOS Version (v 44, released on 4/30/2010) from your download center but couldn't find any clues.
Does the T8300 or maybe even the T9500 is compatible with the latest BIOS version for my mainboard? Please help me!
Laptop specifications:
CPU-Z TXT Report-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of processors 1Number of threads 2
Processors Infor... Read more

Answer:Lenovo G450, Chipset GL40, Socket P (478), compatible to Intel T8300 / Intel T9500

I think there may be more issues with upgrading a notebook of this vintage than just replacing the CPU.   Most of the '09 notebooks that I get in my shop I will not upgrade as when you try to open the case the plastic fails, the mounts break and it rarely goes back together right no matter how gentle you are with it.  That results in having to find and replace shells, surrounds and sometimes even daughter boards...  not worth it in the long run.
You may have better luck and gain better performance with purchasing a new notebook now, as they are very affordable (sub $400.00 us at Best Buy right now). 
Reasons behind this are:

Better power management
Better system architecture
Better connectivity options
Increased storage capacity w/faster thru put (SSD).

New notebooks have much better batteries, draw less power and produce less heat.  They also have stronger CPU offerings, faster I/O paths (SATA, SSD and bus speeds) as well as USB, HDMI and other good updates all around.
Just some thoughts...

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Hi Friends:

Yesterday, I installed my new computer and it has the following:

- Intel DX58SO Extreme Series X58
- Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz
- Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB
- EVGA 02G-P3-1185-AR GeForce GTX285
- Western Digital 300GB Sata HDD 10K RPM
- WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0
- Samsung CD/DVD Super WriteMaster
- Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850-Watt
- Cooler Master HAF 932
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits

but I would like to ask you if I need to install the new Intel? Chipset Device Software for Intel? Desktop Boards are the advantages and disadvantages?....Can you help me please?


Answer:Intel Desktop Board DX58SO & Intel Chipset Device Sof

Their should be ( on the site where you found the update) information as to what issues it specifically addresses.Most of the time it is advisable to update chipset drivers. They control all the way everything your MB does, from the Ethernet to NB to Sb and ram communication. Where as a bios update should only be done if it specifically addresses issues you are experiencing, or new support for your CPU. This is of course my opinion. There'll be others I'm sure.Fabe

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i need to install my chipset drivers but the intel 845 drivers are no longer supported at the intel site? is their another site that i dont know of that u can download from?

System Devices
Name: Intel(R) 82801BA/CA PCI Bridge - 244E
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244E&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_05\3&61AAA01&0&F0
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(r) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244B&SUBSYS_24110E11&REV_05\3&61AAA01&0&F9
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2449&SUBSYS_00120E11&REV_03\4&1351887D&0&40F0
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\e100b325.sys, 5.41.0022.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 07:12:10, 117760 bytes

Name: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2445&SUBSYS_008A0E11&REV_05\3&61AAA01&0&FD
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2444
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2444&SUBSYS_24110E11&REV_05\3&61AAA01&0&FC
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2442
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2442&SUBSYS_24110E11&REV_05\3&61AAA01&0&FA
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) 82801BA LPC Interface Controller - 2440
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2440&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_05\3&61AAA01&0&F8
Drive... Read more

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Is Intel HD Graphics Family better than Intel G41 express chipset?

The name is only Intel HD Graphics Family there isnt a number after it in dxdiag

Answer:Is Intel HD Graphics Family better than Intel G41 express chipset?

Intel G41 express is the very old, Core 2 equivalent on-motherboard-gpu aka Eaglelake. It only supports up to dx10, it has awful and old drivers, and incomplete opengl support (less apps can run on it). It can idle in recent games like Dota 2 with up to 30fps with everything on low. Key word: idle. Don't even think about playing under more than 15-20fps.

Intel HD Graphics Family is on-cpu-die-gpu aka Sandy Bridge, it's still old now, but does have support for dx11 and opengl, and it has a lot more raw power than x4500(g41), depending on the cpu. It even supports overclocking with sizeable improvements.

Really there is no contest between the two families.

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Is Intel HD Graphics Family better than Intel G41 express chipset?

The name is only Intel HD Graphics Family there isnt a number after it in dxdiag

Answer:Is Intel HD Graphics Family better than Intel G41 express chipset?

Intel G41 express is the very old, Core 2 equivalent on-motherboard-gpu aka Eaglelake. It only supports up to dx10, it has awful and old drivers, and incomplete opengl support (less apps can run on it). It can idle in recent games like Dota 2 with up to 30fps with everything on low. Key word: idle. Don't even think about playing under more than 15-20fps.

Intel HD Graphics Family is on-cpu-die-gpu aka Sandy Bridge, it's still old now, but does have support for dx11 and opengl, and it has a lot more raw power than x4500(g41), depending on the cpu. It even supports overclocking with sizeable improvements.

Really there is no contest between the two families.

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The X6800 outclasses the AMD CPUs by a wide margin in virtually every circumstance of performance measurement. The CPU also runs cool in comparison to earlier Intel CPUs and consumes less than 75W. By any standard of measurement the X6800 is an success bringing Intel back on top.

The E6700 which has a rather interesting naming scheme considering its only 266MHz slower than the x6800 while having the same cache and structure is right in there with the x6800 in performance, slower than its bigger brother but faster than the competition. For a suggested MSRP of $530, the E6700 is an easy choice for those wanting a fast system without wanting to shell out a grand.

And from Tom's Hardware:

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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

Answer: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 have a Yoga 2 windows 8.1 and I had unstalled  most of the lenovo applications that I would never use in order to get disk space back but then I created a new user and the applications appeared again. How do I permanently remove the application from my Yoga2 thanksSteve

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How do I get rid of Windows Messenger 4.7 permanently??? I don't mean the Windows messenger service, I mean the MSN Messenger look-a-like program. It is not listed anywhere in Add/Remove Programs and it is not hidden in sysoc.inf which some have suggested. Add/Remove Windows Components shows it as uninstalled but that is clearly not the case.

Everytime I start Outlook I see Windows Messenger automatically startup and log me on. There is no setting in Windows Messenger to prevent this either.

Any clues what I can do? This is almost more aggravating than my cat clawing his way up my leather home office chair.

Answer:How do I uninstall Windows Messenger - permanently

I did this right off every fresh WinXP install.

In Windows, run > msconfig > Services Tab > untick 'Messenger'

Then in Program Files, i delete the 'Messenger' folder.

In Add/Remove Programs > Add/RM Win Components, i unticked 'Windows Messenger'.

After all this, restart. When windows loads up, it'll popup a msg saying change system configuration. tick 'Don't show this message again'.

That was it. Neva bugged me again.

Note: It'll probably say you can't delete msg.dll+???.dll (something like that). After the restart, delete it then.

Sounds stupid, but it works. So

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For the people wanting to remove completely Cortana from System , I followed How to uninstall and remove Cortana in Windows 10 and it works. Just the Search Icon or Search Box on Taksbar shows up but has no function .
Search in File Explorer is not affected by this and Search in Settings is also working normally.

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Every time I restart my computer I am getting this annoying prompt which asks me to set my default search provider, I always click "prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider" then cancel it yet it still manage to to change my search provider in Google chrome which is the only browser I use.

I have disabled internet explorer yet I am still getting this stupid prompt. Is there a way for me uninstall internet explorer from windows 7 once and for all? It's like Microsoft is force me to use IE and Bing.

Answer:how can I permanently uninstall internet explorer?

You cannot uninstall it because everything in Windows is inetgrated but you can turn off the prompt. Open Control Panel/Internet Options and on the General tab click the Settings button for 'Change search defaults. If Google is not listed click on 'Find more search providers' and choose Google as your default.

Go to the Programs tab and make sure that IE is NOT the default browser and that there is NOT a check mark in the 'Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default web browser' box.

Next in Control Panel click on Default Programs and make sure that Chrome has all its defaults.

Next in Run type msconfig and go to the Startup tab and make sure Internet Explorer is not listed. If it is, un-check it and reboot.

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


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?

Answer: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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Hi, so, I messed up - I have LoJack for Laptops on my T420, decided to move to Linux, saw no need of using the Intel AT feature, decided to disable it in the bios. Now it's permanently disabled, which of course sounds horrible ;-) Does anyone know if Lenovo has some way, whatever way, to re-enable it in the future besides replacing hardware? I'd assume, since it's a BIOS option, that it would be as simple as installing a special bios which re-enables it. Also, under the Anti-Theft section in the bios, it now says the Current State is Locked - I have not noticed any bad side effects when running Windows or Linux, I even tried re-installing LoJack/Computrace to see if there's some kind of removal procedure to get rid of Computrace completely - but apparently that doesn't work. I honestly don't really care either, since I'm permanently moving to Linux on the T420 - just wondering if the 'Locked' status is something really horrible. Thanks. -Paul

Answer:Intel AT permanently disabled

Okay, I guess this is fixed. Eventhough things are permanently disabled, and apparently this can only be fixed if you replace hardware - I did manage to get rid of Computrace by reinstalling it and following the removal procedure. Once that was removed I also permanently disabled it.

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Since I completed the upgrade to Windows 10, twice, the computer failed to boot into the log in screen  the first time.  I was told at that time it was due to a conflict between the two video adapters I had.  I disabled the Intel on-board video via the control panel and with a few more works around finally go into Windows 10.  It ran fine for about 6 month until MS released an update of some sort that caused the same issue once again.  However, this time there was no work around to get into the OS.  So I've formatted and re-installed all software again and the Intel adapter will not go away.  I can't get into my BIOS, where one would normally disable on board video.  So at this point I won't be doing the "free" upgrade until I can remove the on board video permanently.  I did locate this link to a previous article but it's for a different computer and the control panel that's referred to is no longer a part of the NVIDIA software pacakge; at least that I can locate. Thanks in advance.

Answer:How Can Intel Graphics Be Disabled Permanently?

Hello @Dav_Todd, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I read your post about the Graphics issue, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, if you are having trouble getting into the BIOS, you can try restoring the BIOS using the following document: HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS Let me know the results.  Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Good day, on a T440s I have permanently deactivated Intel AMT by accident. According to HMM I cannot reactivate this option: Besides a mobo swap: Is there any chance to restore this option (maybe through cmos reset) ? Kind regardscdeibert


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Answer:T440s: Accidentally deactivated Intel AMT permanently

Information is stored in EEPROM, no further answers needed: Case closed.

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Hey guys,

I had a bit of a problem while removing some drivers using the "Driver Fusion" software. I had to remove my AMD and Intel display drivers in order to do a clean update, but I accidentally removed the "Intel chipset drivers" as well. The thing is, I'm not sure if that is anything important as I don't use an Intel motherboard. I'm using an hp laptop that has a Hewlett-Packard motherboard. What do you guys think?

Oh, and one more thing. Can a device using a motherboard from one manufacturer be using a chipset driver from another?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Chipset Driver uninstall

The Intel chipset driver is for a motherboard that uses an Intel chipset. The motherboard doesn't need to have been manufactured by Intel. (Most aren't.)

If your HP has an Intel CPU (central processor unit), it probably uses an Intel chipset as well, if it's of recent manufacture. NVidia and Via used to make chipsets for Intel CPUs, but I believe that Intel stopped licensing that after the Pentium 4 days.

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hiya,just upgrading my motherboard, to one with a different make of chipset. I wanna try hotswapping, but been told i should try to uninstall the current chipset drivers from windows first.setup:Win XP pro, HDD = 120 & 40Gb, DDR Ram 1Gb, P4 2.4, Gigabyte motherboard 8IR533 intel motherboard = Gigabyte SiNXP 1394 SiS655 Chipset.If i bung in the chipset driver CD for the current motherboard and try to run it, will it automatically come up with the uninstall option?Nas

Answer:Chipset Drivers, how to uninstall them???

i just put in the CD and it said devie: hhfffor summat like that, then went to the chipset drives link and it said no chipset device detected... whats going on here?

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Suddenly the wireless stopped working. The connection works on other computers, and the drivers seem to be updated.
When I try to click on the wireless console bar icon called "wireless console 2", I see all the options which usually worked to switch between only wifi enabled, only bluetooth, both or neither, and that its now set to "wireless LAN and bluetooth disabled" but I cant change it, it just appears for a second and dissapears. Also the keyboard shortcut Fn plus F2 which used to work is not.
I tried system restore to the day before and it didnt make any difference. Then I tried to restore it to 5 days before and it doesnt let me.
On the diagnose for windows network it says something like: "the wireless functionality is disabled on this computer". Then when I click on diagnose also on the menu of Intel wireless, its saying "Wireless hardware is not bound to transport driver".

On the devices administrator, under "net adapters" I had some isatap.ename and another one which were with the yellow "!" sign, and then they dissapeared, maybe because I did a scan for unused, uninstalled drivers. Now I have only Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN and Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Controller.

I had scanned for viruses just a few days before this happened and I had no major stuff. Then now I scanned with Malwarebytes and I only had to remove some tracking cookies. Then Avast scan got only to 95 per cent and ... Read more

Answer:WiFi not working - Intel Wireless console permanently off

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Hi all, I'm trying to enable Intel's virtualization technologies VT-x but the option is [Disabled] and grayed out in the BIOS. I can't move in the options to enabled the options.I've tried to see if there is any BIOS update, but everything seems to be up-to-date.  BIOS general window  Security > Virtualization  Intel virtualization disabled  Everything is up to date   Any hints on how I can proceed? The llaptop still has a valid warranty. Should I contact Lenovo support directly? Thanks,

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Question: Intel Chipset

I have just spent the last hour on the phone to Tiscali Broadband technical support because I am having problems with my modem. They now tell me that my USB chipset (VIA) does not work well with their modem and that I should get an Intel Chipset.

I am not technical and this has confused me, does this mean software of hardware? And if it is software am I able to download it?

Help gratefully received as I am going up the wall every time my connection drops out.

Answer:Intel Chipset

This indeed would be hardware - going from one chipset to another - it means a new motherboard. However, since VIA is one of the largest chip makers i find this hard to believe. You can download newer chipset drivers for VIA from - its the Via Hyperion 4-in-1 driver you want.

It may also be possible to get a ethernet Modem instead of USB from Tiscali, although you may need an ethernet card, although it would be easier and cheaper then a new motherboard.

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hi all,

i built my first rig about 2 years ago and its running great. im starting to get more into gaming and want to replace my old mobo. i want to run a 2 vid. card setup. i'm leaning toward an intrl processor and was wondering...... on the intel chipsets, p31/ p35, q33/q35, x38/x48, can you run an Nvidia SLi configuration or a crossfire config. I have always used amd mobos so im not at all formiliar with intel chipsets.
so can these multi-card configs work on intel chipsets? there are in tel chipset boards with 2 or more pci x16 slots so i think so.
will these run crossfire or sli?
which chipsets will or won't?

thanks a ton!

Answer:Intel Chipset = SLi???

I have a board [foxconn mars] that runs the p35 chipset AND supports ATI crossfire with both slots running @16X.
As for sli, that is nvidia technology and you would have to buy a board with a nvidia sli chipset.

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Current W's (at least the flavor I need with a second drive and then those apparently have a quad core) are shipping with 4th gen. I was told that Intel decided to ship 2 different versions of 5th gen mobile quads this year. The second version would be shipped in the second half of this year--which we've just entered. Lenovo had decided to hold off until they received the second half shipment so they wouldn't have 2 different versions of the same chip floating around.. Can anyone confirm this? Anyone have any Intel information on when these supposed '2nd batch' of 5th gen quad core mobile chipsets will ship? Mark

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Question: chipset intel ....

in supportassist and it said my inspiron 3847.. driver and downloads that a driver needed to update....chipset-intel management engine interface driver... verison,A00..I downloaded and restart my computer, when I went to supportassist  and and both said the same thing update..chipset- intel management engine interface,A00 driver again...I went to control panel...programs and features..and I look for intel management engine interface was there the number was without there a diff and,A00 and said I did not update to driver... but in programs and feature it did  

Answer:chipset intel ....

The driver is old and is the buggy version inbuilt into Windows 10 TH2. Install the latest driver from Intel ( This may install a slightly older version to suit your hardware but it will be more up to date than the version:
See here for details:

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Question: New Intel Chipset

Do forum members have any views/news on the proposed new Intel 'Nehalim' processor due out in Sept this year? The 'i7' processors will be apparently be successors to the current Intel dual core ones but I am not clear if 775 pin motherboards will need to be replaced to accomodate them.As I am contemplating another new build (if my wife does not find out first) any info or even opinions would be welcome

Answer:New Intel Chipset

Oops , for chipset read processor! The chipset required is changing to X58 I understand

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Without it my XP boots when the loading bar gets 1/2 way
With it, it has to go through 3 times before booting.

What exactly is this chipset and do I even need it?

Answer:What is the intel inf chipset?

If you have an Intel chipset board, it should be the very first thing you load before any other drivers and software.

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Which chipset provides the best overall performance on a board? Intel produce their processors, doesn't this mean that their supporting chipsets should be the best?

Answer:VIA / INTEL chipset

I pass... beings we just talked it to death :dead: here -->
We've had so much discussion of this, that I don't care to participate now.

Originally posted by Phantasm66
I agree. I think the whole thing is getting a little tired to me. Buy what you can afford, and get the best that you can for the money that you have to spend. If that happens to be AMD then sobeit, if that happens to be Intel then sobeit.
Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed.Click to expand...


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Question: Intel Chipset

i was wondering how good the intel g33/g31 built in chipset was if neone knews, it says it has 128mb ddr3 ram onboard but im not to sure because it doesnt even want to play bf2

Answer:Intel Chipset

Spend some money on a separate video card. You didn't say anything about your motherboard. Wether it has a PCIe or AGP video connector. If you want to play serious games, it's always good not to use on-board video if you can get away from using it

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I noticed that Intel has an updated chipset driver It's newer than one currently installed from Asus mobo page but Asus doesn't offer this update. Do I install it?

Answer:Intel Chipset

Generally it wont cause an issue, however sometimes chipsets and other hardware will be manufactuered to the OEMs specs which will make them different. That is often why an OEM will provide specific drivers for the hardware. I say its up to you, but before you do it create a system restore point in case issues ensue.

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Question: Intel Chipset

Hi, is there an updated driver for the G33/G31 Express Chipset?Thanks, Bob


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Answer:Intel Chipset

Click Here Scroll down and you will see your chipset [G33]. Click on "Download" under "Chipset Software". Then select your operating system. This is direct from Intel, the manufacturer of the chipset inside your computer.

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I have just updated to Intels chip-set and I would like to know if this was the right thing to do.
After installing the new chip-set and restarting my PC I ran the Intel Driver Utility and it was able to see the new chip-set and it said it was valid. Does this mean I did the right thing and should not see any problems?

Answer:Is the new Intel Chipset right for me?

It ok - generally you gain from any updates relevant to your chipset, and if not they just load previous driver drivers from previous releases - meaning each new release is backward compatible, and each new release covers the new motherboard chipsets as well as the older chipsets.

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Question: Intel Chipset?

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750. I'm seeing an "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver" update and it shows a list of chipsets, but mine is nothing like the ones listed.
Intel? G41 Express ChipsetIntel? G43 Express ChipsetIntel? G45 Express ChipsetIntel? G31 Express ChipsetIntel? G33 Express ChipsetIntel? G35 Express ChipsetIntel? Q33 Express ChipsetIntel? Q35 Express ChipsetIntel? Q43 Express ChipsetIntel? Q45 Express ChipsetIntel? 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller HubIntel? 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller HubIntel? 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller HubIntel? 82946GZ Graphics ControllerIntel? 82945G Express Chipset
Are any of these it? I'm unable to find what it would be called. Even doing a google search did nothing.

Answer:Intel Chipset?

You identify your chipset by your motherboard model. The chipset, is a chip on the motherboard , not on your CPU. Intel Core2Duo is your CPU model. You have to find what is your motherboard model so you know which chipset it wears.

There is a handy application that can help you idendify your chipset if you don't know which one it is. It's called CPU-Z. You can download it here:

Open the application, it gives you a list of your hardware. Go to Motherboard tab and look for chipset

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Question: Intel Chipset.

I'm having some problems on the family computer at the moment. When I start up the computer, the message for found hardware in is popping up. It says my Intel chipset has been detected and needs the software to be installed. It is also giving me this message for the video card. Some help on why this pop up would be appreciated. In addition, I ran "Hijack This" as a precaution, but my virusware isn't detecting or has ever detected a virus. It anyone can spot something from the log, thats great too.
Thank you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:21:56 PM, on 5/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMX... Read more

Answer:Intel Chipset.

Download the LSP Fix just in case you lose your Internet connection as a result of removing New.Net. It shouldnt happen and this is just a precaution but if it does, run the LPS Fix to get the connection back and click the "I know what I'm doing" checkbox. (Don't do anything else)

Then click Finish.

Go to this site and download the New.Net removal tool:

Scroll to the bottom of the page to procedure 4 and download and run the New.Net removal tool.

Please download and run the following program(s):


Go here:
and download Ad-Aware SE Personal

Install the program and launch it.

First, in the bottom right-hand corner of the main window click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

Then, in the main window: Click Start and under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

Then, deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

To start the scan, click the Next button.

When the scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and then click Next).

Restart your computer.

Open Spybot Search & Destroy (Click Start, Programs, Spybot S&D (Advanced Mode). Click online, Search for updates, download all available updates. Close all Browser win... Read more

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Question: New Intel Chipset

Hey i am pretty new here but i was wondering, i was whatching tech tv and they anounced that intel had just recently released a new chip set which is quite rare. I am pretty sure the newest one is called the 925X, i was surfing around and i could not tell if they where on sale now or not, if they where how much are they and is it worth getting one? do they really make a difference in preformence.

Answer:New Intel Chipset

I tell you the story i heard this from from my maximum pc mag. Ok intel has got rid of the tejas or the prescott chip sets because they are running way to hot and with way to much power to run them so intel is coming out with some new chips but no they are not out yet and im sure they will be top notch when they are but be patient. But if you are looking for a good chip set go with an amd 64 bit

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When switching motherboards, is there a need to uninstall the chipset drivers before installing the new ones?

I am going to try a P55 mobo and i7860 because I can.

Where would I find these? Device manager? What device is the "chipset"?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:New motherboard - do I need to uninstall chipset driver

Hi Nate,

It would be best to uninstall them first, but sometimes changing the motherboard may also require a clean reinstall instead.

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I'm helping a friend of mine build a computer, and I'm unsure exactly how to choose what chipset I want to buy for him. Previously, I just sort of looked at each of my available motherboard options, and chose which one had the requirements I was looking for. However, my friend is on a budget, so I feel like buying a specific chipset might be a better, cheaper option (instead of buying one with the ports that he wants, but with other ports he doesn't need).

Is there an easy way to compare the different chipsets? The Wikipedia article is somewhat useful, but also seems to have some inconsistancies (I own a Z68 motherboard with USB 3.0 support, something the Wikipedia article doesn't list). Then again, perhaps this is normal for motherboards (which is why I'm asking for advice).

To elaborate on my friend's preferences, he has no need for any integrated graphics, and would be interested in future-proofing (SATA III, USB 3, PCI-e 3), if the price is right. He'll be buying an Ivy Bridge LGA 1155. I can help provide any other details, if required.

Answer:Choosing an Intel chipset?

If he is buying an Ivy bridge, he will have to go Z68 Gen 3 or z77. The board itself does not have graphics on it, the CPU does. But, there really is no such thing as future proofing. No matter what you chose, a newer CPU and chipset will be out within 6 months. That being said, I believe the Z77 boards are the closest thing to it.

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I have a Dell dimension 2400.
828456g cmotherboard, and no AGP slot.

I like playing mp online games and am looking for a video card.
I have 256mb of ram. The MB max's out at 1gb of ram and I plan on doing so.
Im pretty sure the fastest ram I can use is DDR 2600.

Im A little unclear if my mother board supports Dual channel. If it does support dual channel, would i need a certain type of memory or just 2x512 DDR 266 ram.

What I would really like to know and have input on would be the best video card I could use for my PC. I know PCI cards are not as fast as AGP cards, but thats what im limited to.

When I look for Video cards I become unclear on which one to choose becasue I dont want to waste extra money on a vid card and only have that extra speed wasted because of the cpu and mother board limitations.

The processor is a 2.8 P4

Thanks in advanced for any input

Answer:Intel 82845g chipset

Are you sure it doesn't have an AGP slot, if not then your options are very limited, and personally I wouldn't bother?

As far as the memory, if your motherboard is dual-channel capable, then you need a pair of memory sticks to enable it, and preferably identical.

EDIT: If it has no AGP slot, then you would be better off leaving it or saving for another motherboard that does.

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where can i go to find out what kind of intel chipset motherboard i have. i've reformatted my hard drive and i'm trying to download the correct ac'97 codec for the sound.

Answer:intel chipset motherboard

Hi, There are several ways to ID your motherboard. Try this first:

You want the Free Download link there. Download Belarc Advisor to desktop, run it to install. Shows many motherboards, video, sound, chipset, and software.
Your motherboard may be shown under "System or MainBoard"
then, Audio for sound device. Best to get drivers for sound from company that made the it a name brand like Gateway? Do you have any CDs that came with the system?
You can also look inside the computer....if that is not an option for you, try Belarc.
Somewhere on the board itself is a label, either a paper one or printed directly on the board, in bigger print than the rest, an ID number....perhaps like this: MB6137 or SD-11
MS6168 GA7VX
There might also be an FCC ID number.
Post what you can find.

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Are these needed after a clean install of Win7?? If so, where are they?? I only can find chipset drivers for Win7 RC1.

Answer:Intel chipset Drivers

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I have just got another PC (Secondhand) and I am having a few probs. Re-Installed Win XP Pro and the board will not recognize the AGP slot. A FX5500 card sits in the slot and does display. No mainboard driver disks included in the package. Aida 32 recognises the card in the windows video part but does not recognise in the AGP Video or GPU parts. My other PC has all this listed for my Graphics Card. The new PC is Pentium4 3.4 Intel Springdale i865PE Chipset. Downloaded several tools for this board at Intel and nothing gets fixed. Trying to run Rocketmania and Bejewelled on this PC brings up Access Violation Errors and just dissapears. Anybody know what's wrong here.T.I.A

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I've been trying to install an update for this blasted thing for days now, as it's showing a date for 2008 since it was last altered in any way. This version meses with the graphics in my online game. I've tried to update it several times, and it will not update. I've had a wuick look through the forums, but wanted to post afresh thread on this matter. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR38E, with 2gig of memory. Please help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Intel Chipset 965

What kind of update Bios, chip set driver or other?

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I have read (somewhere!) that the Intel TX chipset will not read ram above 64MB and was wondering if this was in fact true?

I am running a 200MHZ Pentium MMX with 64 MB ram and Win98 and would like to increase the ram to 128 if it will a difference.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Intel TX chipset and ram upgrades?

Well I'm not sure if it's the same chipset but I looked up an Intel TX Chipset on the net and the best I could find was a Intel 430TX Chipset. Is that the one you have or is there no 430 in the name? It says that the Intel 430TX will support 4 Mbytes to 256 Mbytes of main memory. I hope that is some help to you this is the first time I've ever answered someone else's post, so I hope I'm doing good. Oh and I'm not sure about that 64meg thing it didn't say anything about it unless I over read something.

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Question: Intel PIIX chipset

What modern, available for purchase, IDE PCI controller cards utilize the Intel PIIX chipset?

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so after installing my new system, i used the mbo CD instead of downloading the newest. now im trying to update. however i can not find intel z77 chipset drivers. i go to their website and plug everything in and it says 0 results found...?

anyone know where i can get them?

i also need their sata drivers too. idk where to find those.

and.... i also need the asmedia sata and usb drivers aswell.

if someone could just point me in the direction, that would be great! thanks!

Answer:Need Intel Chipset drivers

Well; the thing is; usually the drivers intel puts out are just "generic" drivers; as they arent made specifically for any brand. What is the brand of your motherboard?

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What version of Intel Chipset Inf is being used for Windows 7? I ask because I see two versions but they don't seem accurate:

Intel Chipset Inf v9.1.0.1013:
Icrontic ? Intel chipset drivers for Windows 7 have arrived

Intel Chipset Inf v9.1.1.1012:
intel drivers pour chipsets

Obviously would seem newer, problem is while it clearly supports Windows 7, no mention is made of the X58 chipset (Tylersburg).

The other Inf,, while it does not make a mention of Windows 7, it does make a mention to the X58 chipset.

Answer:Latest Intel Chipset Inf?

latest ones listed at station drivers . com

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Hello all,

Just wondering if Windows 8 RP includes full native/out of the box support for the Intel Z77 (Ivy Bridge) chipset?

I have installed it on my new 3770K rig based on the Asus P8Z77-V PRO motherboard. Everything seems to be working correctly. However, I can't find any Z77 chipset driver installers on the Intel website.

The chipset driver that I can download from the Asus website only installs when I force it to install by using compatibility mode. Wondering if I should do this or just leave it as it is after a clean install as it seems to be recognised anyway.


Answer:Intel Z77 chipset support.

Welcome to Eight Forums OD.

I would just leave it as it is now.

Chipset drivers are better to get from the OEM or motherboard sites.
Asus will have new Win8 drivers anytime from now until the release.

The only drivers I D/L from Intel are the RST (for all computers) and Graphics drivers for my laptop.
Most of the rest are from OEM or motherboard site, all graphics cards from manufactures site.

For any pre-release OS I check if any drivers are needed after the clean install, if none are needed I just go with it.
These beta releases can be picky about drivers, usually after RTM the drivers are better and the OS handles them better.

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Hello All,
I am getting ready to build a new pc and i am looking around for a motherboard for a Intel chip set, can anyone help me with a good stable motherboard, i am thinking of spending around $400.00.
thank you all for your help

Answer:Which motherboard with Intel chipset?

I take it you mean a Sandy Bridge compatible MoBo?

There's been a massive recall on them.
AFAIK, you can only get Intel Chipsets to suit these processors, and check with your supplier that the board you are buying is the Updated (V2) one.

See here:

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Hey all,
About a month ago, I bought a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4014. Not knowing all that much about computers, I didn't realize that this actual computer is built for business use, rather than gaming. Much to my dismay, I found that Call of Duty 2 does not work on my computer. I meet all of the minimum requirements (1.83 GHz duo processor, 1 gb ram, 120 gb hard drive), but the problem in running the game is in the fact that the chip, the 945 GM (Calistoga), is not 100% directx 9.0 compatible. I think this means that only some games work on directx 9.0, while others do not. That being the case, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this chip and can offer any advice as to what I should do/ what games I could play, etc. Thank you.

Answer:Intel 945GM Chipset help

Only a very few high end laptops are capable of real gaming, the prime purpose of a laptop is business/office work and that is what they are mostly all made for.

Alienware/Dell do make gaming capable laptops, but you realise that when you see the price of them....

It may be better to get this shifted to the Games forum, where someone may have tried out some games on the chipset.

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Recently, a game I was playing crashed and alerted me my graphics driver was out of date. I checked what driver I had (Intel 945 Express Chipset on WinXP Home), and went to Intel's website. I downloaded the driver, and ran the setup program. Early in the installation, I see 'Unknown error, setup will now exit.'
That error doesn't really help me. At all.
I tried to install it again yesterday, and the process bar got half-way complete, so I at least had a hope. And then, of course, the same error message greets me again.
Now, though, other programs and games tell me there is a problem with my graphics card and refuse to run. I believe it got so far in the installation and changed something, and wasnt able to resort back to working settings.

Any one able to help? The error message doesn't really give me any clues, so I don't know where to go from here.....

Answer:Intel 945 Chipset acting up

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Recently i had installed Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit but i m not able to install any of the drivers.Help me to resolve this issue.

Answer:Drivers for Intel 915 GAV chipset

Hi KED , and welcome to the forums Intels' website has the drivers you reqiure Intel? 915 Express Chipset Family - Chipset information and downloads If you would be so kind and give us a little more information , manufacturer/ model of your PC we may be able to help you find the drivers you require

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My laptop has the Intel 945GM chipset. Installation has always been flawless with Windows 7, even up to build 7077. The only thing is I always have to install the older driver from Intel in order to fully utilize the S-Video out functionality. You will see from the 1st pic (1: the clear edge of the screen) that when using the default installed driver, the output needs zooming (2). This cannot be done from within Windows as far as I can tell.

After installing the drivers from Intel (using Vista compatability) i can fully use the Intel Graphics Media Accellerator Driver as shown in pic 2 to zoom the output to fir the screen.

This is a very strange issue as there is nothing wrong with the drivers shipped with the latest builds of Windows 7.

Answer:Intel 945GM Chipset

Hi there,

I found a solution for this. It's the "Aspect Ratio" setting in the Intel driver. Unfortunately, in Windows 7 the Intel Graphics Settings tool is missing, so you cannot choose between "Maintain Aspect Ratio", "Center Desktop", "Stretch to Full Screen"...

The default seems to center the desktop. I now found the registry setting for this.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\{CLSID-here-you-have-to-find-the-right-one}\0000\

In this key, you find many entries, beginning with ~3DMark03.exe and several other game executables.

Now search for the DWORD ForceBorderForMAR. Set it to 1. This worked for me and stretches non-native resolutions to full screen.

Hope this helps...

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I want to buy a mobo with a Intel i875P chipset. would a i865P chipset be much the way, is the i915P chipset good? can u OC ur chipset??? [enough Chipset rite!] lol

Answer:Wats the best Intel chipset??????????

I've heard that i875P is good from some people and that it isn't so great from I'm guessing that it doesn't really matter which of the 2 you pick. I have no clue as to if the i915P chipset is any good. I imagine that it is really good, only 'cause the # is higher...I don't really know if you can o.c. the chipset or not.

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I have a Lenovo T61 with an Intel 965 Express chipset. It has no s-video out and i was wondering if I could buy a vga to s-video cable or if I would have to buy a converter box. I am told my graphics card will support TV output but I have not been able to get it working.

Answer:Intel 965 chipset, VGA to s-video

Hi snoboardin70, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
You will need a converter box to go from VGA to S-video. Search the community and you'll find several discussions about this.

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Question: Intel GL40 Chipset

Is it compatible with the Intel t5900???? Also, is it compatible with the T9600?? Thank you to all who reply.

Answer:Intel GL40 Chipset

Not according to Intel:
Seems to only support various Celerons.

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Always, when I reinstall Windows (XP) I never install Intel Chipset driver. And in the Device Manager, nothing is wrong.

so, should I install this driver?

Answer:Intel Chipset Driver


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Hello, Just purchased the SL500 and will be installing Vista Ultimate.  Are the chipset drivers the standard drivers from the Intel website?  or are they special chipset drivers for laptops. Thanksfvlmasl2 


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Answer:What Intel Chipset Drivers.

I think these are what you're looking for. I'm not sure if they're the same as the ones on Intel's site, but I think I'd try these first.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Currently Just passed the CompTIA A+ 601 with flying colours! =DOwner of an SL500 running Vista Business with 4GB of PC2 6400 RAM

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Does such a thing exist?

My friend has a Abit AS8 mobo and he bought a P4 540 skt775 but it had 925x or 915 express chipsets. His mobo only supports 865pe chipset.

I have been looking all over and can not find one. Surely Abit wouldnt make a mobo for a non existent processor.

If you do find one for sale to the UKplease post a link.

Answer:Intel P4 Skt 775 with 865pe Chipset

If you look at this , there are some I guess but the whole thing seems pretty wierd. I would suggest picking up a new mobo.

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I have a problem with my Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset Graphics Card , I Install Modo 601 to learn 3D Modeling
Welcome to :: Home of modo 3D Software for the Entertainment and Design Markets

but i can't use that software , i mean it's crash all the time and this is what shows error

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: modo.exe
Application Version: 601.48460.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4f47c732
Fault Module Name: StackHash_d280
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17725
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ec4aa8e
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 00000000000c40f2
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: d280
Additional Information 2: d280f50fe34c65ada7084b6fa0ee5cfd
Additional Information 3: 64a8
Additional Information 4: 64a84dbae7b1499975e84b4d163906d3

it seems that it's OpenGL related Problem Cuz Modo required OpenGL in order to work Good , however i did Install the latest Intel driver from here
according to luxology Modo Require OpenGL 2.0 and according to Intel this Graphic Card Support OpenGL 2.1 , but still can't get that work very Good without crashing the software
However when i let my Windows 7 64bit Install the "WDDM 1.1" driver from Microsoft Update the software no longer crash , but the problem is Microsoft driver "WDDM 1.1" doesn't support OpenGL at all , so the software not working good withou... Read more

Answer:Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset

We might be able to help you if we had your system specs.

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when I go to intel's site they say that the driver for this is unavailable. does anyone know where to find this driver?

Answer:intel x48 chipset driver?

Long way around:

Intel 4 Chipsets

After clicking download, don't select an edition of Vista (if that's what you're trying for). Use Vista 32 or Vista 64.

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Hi all,

This is my first post hear so I apologise if I get anything wrong.

I installed the INTEL Chipset Driver which was provided with my motherboard and as a result my keyboard & mouse no longer work.

However if I go into the BIOS the keyboard does work and the light on my mouse stays on. It's when the P.C gets to the log in prompt they stop working. Lights on the mouse & keyboard go off.

I have tried plugging the devices into different USB ports with no joy. I plugged my mouse into a laptop and confirmed that still works.

I can't do anything to log in to resolve the problem.

Support Details:
Motherboard: ABit IP35 Pro
Motherboard Chipset: ICH9R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
Memory: 2GB Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500
PSU: OCZ 600W Next Generation Power Supply
Graphics: NVIDIA 8800 GTX 768MB GDDR3
Graphics Driver: Current
Sound Card: Onboard

Operating system: XP SP2

Can you please advise on anything I can do to resolve the problem?

I look forward from hearing from you experts.

Answer:INTEL Chipset Driver. Why me!

USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse?

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hey there i was wondering if anyone here could tell me if intel rapid start technology is supported in my machine... i could do it myself but intel chipset identification utility does not work on 64-bit machines... and all i could find under device management are the following... thanks in advance!

Intel? Rapid Storage Technology (Intel? RST) — Supported Chipsets and Controller Hubs

Answer:identify intel chipset

I'd look up the detailed motherboard specifications at the Acer website for your particular laptop model. Or if you can get a model number for the motherboard at Acer, then Google that model number.

Or a program such as Speccy from might give enough detailed info.

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Question: Intel 945G chipset

Hi guys,

Does anyone know what is the maximum hard disk size I can install on my PC with the Intel 945G chipset.

I have looked on the Intel web site for details, alas I can't find anything as of yet.


Answer:Intel 945G chipset

The largest that is currently available (1TB, or 1000GB, at the moment), hard disk size limits are a thing of the past.

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Having a Intel 850 chipset motherboard with AGP 4x slot will it affect the video output quality of Samsung 226BW lcd? Even though i've a geforce 6800XT graphic card, resolution can scale to 1680 x 1050px but video pixel still blur and color distortion.

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Why does intel NEVER use active cooling fans on any of their motherboards? Instead just a huge heatsink. Yet most Nforce boards have small heatsinks with loud little fans. I don't understand why. At first I thought it was a sound issue, i mean less noise is good right? Then I thought no moving parts = less chance of failure = longer lasting hardware. Makes sense right?

What are your opinions. Only Intel board I've seen with chipset coolings is that Abit fatality board.

Answer:Intel vs AMD - Chipset cooling

It would actually be much more logical for the Intel chipset to use active cooling and the AMD to use passive cooling...Intel still uses the northbridge memory controller and therefore if you're overclocking memory you need to start pumping voltage through your northbridge and it will start to get hot

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over a P45 intel chipset based motherboard apart from Crossfire?

Answer:What advantage is there with a Intel P45 Chipset

Pretty much comes down to PCIe support (i.e. crossfire capability)click here

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I have this current graphics card and Was thinking of upgrading as i play a lot of games and like the gameplay to be as smooth as possible but at the same time i don't have money to splash out on expensive graphics cards.

Is this a good graphics card for gaming or should I Save for a newer one?

Answer:Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset

You really need to save for a PCI-E graphic card, onboard graphic cards these days will not do the job intended for gaming ATI and nVidia are most common graphic cards brought these days on the market.
Here is a list of graphic cards available in today's market: Video Cards | Techbuy Australia

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Pretty tired of having outdated graphics cards that can run only basic specs of old games etc, so wondering if it's possible to upgrade or replace an Intel G33/G31 Chipset graphics card?

Running a..
Zoostorm Intel Celeron E3500 2.7Ghz CPU
Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
64bit System

And not entirely sure about the PSU... Haven't mustered up the stones to open it up and take a peak under the hood yet... I'm not very tech savy with the hardware unless it's relatively basic...

Any help would be really appreciated! And if anyones had any experience with this model at all that would be a big help as well as I've found it suprisingly hard to find a good detailed description about this exact model.

Answer:Upgrading Intel G33/G31 Chipset Family

I had one of those some years ago ... Got it from Argos it did not have any expansion slots .. Your Model could be different the only way to find out is open it up .. Take some pics and Post them ... Your PSU should be 300w ..

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Is the only chipset that supports vPro the Intel I217LM? If not, could anyone tell me what others support it as well?

Answer:Intel v-Pro KVM supported LAN chipset needed.

Many others do. Too many to list. Google it.

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Hi,after adding 3x2 gb ram Micron ddr3  (in total 12gb on mobo) to my HP Pavilion Elite m9661pl , computer started restarting randomly on its own, so I decided to update Intel x58 chipset driver but Intel driver update utility failed I do not why?my configuration:CPU -Intel i7 -920mobo- Pegatron Truckeegraphics - AMD/ATI Radeon HD4850ram - 6GB DDR3any help would be highly apreciated.Regards,Kelob

Answer:intel x58 chipset driver update

HI. Since when this happens? .. Note that if it is to root the new hardware will have to remove it and see if it happens without it, you can remove the CMOS battery and do a hard reset to the bios and try, maybe you will have to update The bios and see if it solves this.If the driver is from the official page, this should not be the problem, you can try device manager and get the hardware ID and look for a previous driver, not always a current one works the same way. Regards.

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I have been looking on Intel sight for most up to date Chipset driver, but can't figure out what chipset my Y560 i7 740qm has. It seems the auto finder doesn't work on Win7 64bit. Any idea's?Thanks for any help


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Answer:Intel chipset driver for Y560
You ran the Intel driver update utility, right?
I just ran it on a U160, Windows 7 64bit and it ran fine.
Make sure you run it in Internet Explorer.

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I want to upgrade my HP Pavilion PC to be better at playing games and I think the best way would be to get a better Graphics Card. The question is "will this integrated chipset cause me problems?"My spec is below.800Mhz processor320Mb memory20Gb hard drive48 speed CD rom56k modemIntegrated sound card with speakers17" monitor3D graphics cardColour inkjet printerModel - Powergen PavilionProcessor - Intel Celeron? 800MHzChipset - Intel 810 chipsetBus speed - 66MHz bus speedCache - Level 2 cache 128KBMemory - 384MB SDRAMStorage - 20GB Ultra DMA hard driveFloppy drive - 3.5" 1,44MBCD - 48x speedCommunication - High speed V.90 data/fax modemMonitor - HP Pavilion mx70 17" multimedia monitorVideo - Integrated Intel Direct AGP with 3D graphics Video memory - 11MB shared video memorySound - Integrated AC '97 sound solutionSpeakers - 2 Polk Audio premium stereo speakersExpansion slots - AGP/PCI 3 PCI (2 PCI free)Bays - 5 expansion bays (free: 1 x 5.25" external, 1 x 3.5" internal)Keyboard - HP Internet command keyboardMouse - PS/2 scroller mouseUSB ports - 2 USB ports (1 in front)Parallel port - 1 parallel portSerial ports - 2 serial ports (1 in front)Any advice would be appreciated.CheersChris

Answer:Upgrading an integrated Intel 810 chipset

If it's got an AGP slot, it must be one of the motherboards designed to enable you to upgrade the graphics.I would suggest you get a reasonable, but not over the top card, otherwise the processor will be limiting performance anyway. Such as a GeF4 MX440 card, with 64Mb RAM.If you look in the BIOS and/or the manual, it will should tell you what to do (if anything) to disable the on-board graphics.It will also pay you to get the latest intel 810 chipset drivers from the intel site.

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i have noticed that in my add and remove filesi have my nvidia 175.19 driver and intel(R)82845 chipset driverdo I need them both or can i remove the intel (r) one if i do what will happen thanks mike

Answer:Intel(r)82845 chipset driver ?

Just a wild guess here. Removing the Nvidia driver could mean your graphics won't function effectively (very slow). Removing the chipset driver could result in everything being slow or things not working e.g. USB.

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Can someone help me to find the driver for my Intel Chispet? I'm running Windows 10. The chipset's a Series 8.


Answer:Intel Chipset Driver (Need help to find)

Did you do any search on Intel's downloadcenter page?

A quick search came up with this link: Download Intel Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)

Theres also a thread on this forum for latest version.

I assume your 64-bit.

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i got a problem and here it is

i have some computer with intel chipset and on board graphics with shared memory and currently amount of memory that is shared with graphics is 9 MB. it say i can share 128 MB of memory with graphics. problem is where to say to the computer to share 128 MB of memory? i tried in bios, driver and no luck so if somebody is willing to share that info with me i will be very greatfull

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How do I know if my new T410 is affected from Intel's Chipset Design Error??? Intel's Chipset Design Error


Go to Solution.

Answer:Intel's Chipset Design Error?

Well since no Sandy Bridge based laptops have been released yet I would have to say NO.

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Audio not working, power management not working probably due to missing chipset driver
The device manager not showing chipset information

The output from Speccy shows that I have Intel chipset

I tried installing Intel official drivers
Download Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 10 and Windows 7*/8.1* [15.33]
but got error message "the computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"

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Does it exist? (Win 7 32)
Con someone post a link?

Answer:Intel chipset 946 - Win7 driver [.inf]

Hi, aremkay! Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Have a look here.

Either click:

Or, type "Intel chipset 946" into this box and select "Search downloads":

Then select "Windows 7" (or your preferred 32 bit):

And, voila!:

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Hi all,

I have a Dell workstation (Precision 670) with a single Xeon Irwindale 3.4 GHz and I installed windows 7 x64. I am ok with all of my devices, some drivers are windows 7, my wireless adaptor is a vista driver that works fine, and the rest are Microsoft generic (chipset etc). I tried to intsall the latest intel inf using -OVERWRITE but it didn't update anything from the E7525 related devices. I know this chipset is old but its the first time that a Windows 7 instalation gives me worst benchmarks compared to XP even with generic chipset drivers.

Anyway the thing I would like to ask is if anyone knows in what OS did they stop the support for E7525, so if it is Vista I could try to use the Vista drivers in some way... Intel gives no info, they just have one single file for 5 OS's and 40 chipsets and if it installs it installs.... LAME!

Answer:Chipset drivers for intel E7525

Usually whatever chipset drivers Windows installs works without problems. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell users forum and we didn't see any problems caused by chipset drivers on Dell PC's.

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Hi, I'm having issues with my intel chipset install. This all started when I tried to install a bluetooth mouse to my computer, but it wouldn't install.

The exact thing that would happen was that it would find new hardware, try and install the hardware, and say it couldn't install because of a Data error (cyclic redundancy check). When I tried the same mouse on other computers, it worked just fine. When I tried another mouse on this computer, it failed to install as well.

I heard that this could have been a problem because of my intel chipset, so I went to the site, and found the appropriate chipset install/update/whatever, and ran it. Upon running, it would go part way, notify through a hardware update wizard window that it installed something,"windows has finished installing the software for: PCI Standard ISA bridge." It then tells me it wont work till I restart, it resumes the chipset installation, then says "An unknown error occurred. Setup will now exit." and the chipset install shuts down. I'm at a loss for getting this to work; i've tried in safe mode and whatever I could turn off I did, and it still did that. Can someone help me please?

Answer:[SOLVED] Intel chipset troubles


Originally Posted by holy_fenix

Hi, I'm having issues with my intel chipset install. This all started when I tried to install a bluetooth mouse to my computer, but it wouldn't install.

The exact thing that would happen was that it would find new hardware, try and install the hardware, and say it couldn't install because of a Data error (cyclic redundancy check). When I tried the same mouse on other computers, it worked just fine. When I tried another mouse on this computer, it failed to install as well.

I heard that this could have been a problem because of my intel chipset, so I went to the site, and found the appropriate chipset install/update/whatever, and ran it. Upon running, it would go part way, notify through a hardware update wizard window that it installed something,"windows has finished installing the software for: PCI Standard ISA bridge." It then tells me it wont work till I restart, it resumes the chipset installation, then says "An unknown error occurred. Setup will now exit." and the chipset install shuts down. I'm at a loss for getting this to work; i've tried in safe mode and whatever I could turn off I did, and it still did that. Can someone help me please?

This maybe of help

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when I check up the Device manager at one place yellow question mark is shown. I checked the properties
and the following is displayed as the location.

" on Intel(R) 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Controller - 27B8 "
please tell which is the driver for this?

M/Board : Asus P5KPL-VM
OS: Win XP Prof. with SP3.

Answer:Hardware problem with Intel Chipset

It appears to be an infrared device. Have you installed the Intel chipset drivers from the Asus website?

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Hello everyone i hope someone could help me with this , i recently made a clean install on my laptop toshiba u405 of windows 7 professional and started to intall the drivers that were on the toshiba webpage, sometimes when i reboot several problems occur but is not always sometimes it works fine and sometimes don't. and also sometimes when i shutdown the screen stays black like if its going to shutdown but it doesnt and i have wait for it to shut it down for 30 minutes, so i have to press the on/off button to shut it down "manually". Sorry for my english. please help me,
I have made like 7 clean installs trying different things to see if something works

1.- i install the drivers of toshiba and no updates of windows.
2.- i install the drivers of toshiba for win 7(32) and updates of windows update.
3.- i install the drivers with the driver genius pro and no updates of windows.
4.- i install the drivers with the software upgrade for win 7 that it suposes to download the drivers for win 7 and no updates of windows.
5 .- i install the drivers of toshiba win 7 (32) and some others of win vista and the updates of windows.
6.- i install the drivers of toshiba win 7 and also some others of driver genius and no updates.
7.- i install drivers with toshiba software updates and driver genius and also updates of windows

This is what i have observed when the problem occurs, but is always:

Screen resolution drops to very low 800x600(the optimal is 1200X800)

Touch pad and key... Read more

Answer:intel chipset 965 driver problem with win 7 pro

Welcome to SF!

Try this Intel utility...

Intel? Driver Update Utility

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As I started with Windows 8 it became clear, that my buildin USB 3.0 hub did not work with Windows 8, but I found a solution here in ( read here: USB3 - still missing a new Intel USB3 driver ).
Now I have moved on to a never chipset, the Z97, and a new CPU, and now I am again looking at my USB 3.0 hub that don't work. Is there a solution to use the windows 7 USB3.0-driver in the same way as above? Where do I find the "hacked" .inf files? Or what do I do with the default .inf files so they will install in Windows 8.1 with driver signing turned off like the earlier solution for Z77?

I use a Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z97 mobo, and I have downloaded the windows 7 driver for USB 3.0, so all I am missing is the .inf files or the knowing of how to change the .inf files so windows 8.1 don't reject them.


Answer:Intel USB 3.0 driver for Z97 chipset - where to find?

Look around on the French website Station-Drivers - NEWS. I don't know how he/they does/do it: but this is always a good place to look for latest bleeding edge drivers. Poke around at Intel for the Intel USB 3.0 drivers of most recent creation.

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Always, when I reinstall Windows (XP) I never install Intel Chipset driver. And in the Device Manager, nothing is, should I install this driver?

Answer:Intel Chipset Driver, Install or not?

Yep, especially if it involves the Video Card.

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When I run the Intel Driver Update Utility, it always shows my chipset needs an update.

My problem is that my current version is
Intel Driver Update Utility wants to go to

Isn't 10.1.2 greater than 10.1.1? Or am I applying math where it doesn't belong?

Answer:Intel Chipset numbering question

Who knows, Intel and its labeling. The latest version is from 1/17/2017, while showed up in 2015.

Download Intel? Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)

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I was just curious about something and consider it more of just a since of curiosity do you think the chipset can aid in displaying in 1080p.  Maybe one day someone gets bored and wants to watch their bluray on their think pad and they switch out the screens.  Can the gm45 hack it?

Answer:mobile intel gm45 chipset

you mean whether the intel 4500 mhd can decode the 1080p blu-ray, the short answer is yes. The Intel 4500 MHD was designed from ground up for 1080p decoding without assistance from CPU.

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Hi - This morning I was close to purchasing a new laptop because of a slow laptop, but have (on a budget) reconsidered and ordered a samsung 850 evo to replace my 5400RPM HDD.
I wanted to check if my laptop was Sata 2 or 3 compatible and according to click here (table 1-3 - SKU HM67) it IS compatible with SATA 3 but only in ports PCH 0 or 1. I suspect this is where my two 5400RPM HDD are plugged into at the moment. Is that the case?

Answer:Which PCH port for SATA III with intel chipset?

I dont think you need worry unduly which port you connect a SSD to even if its a SATA2 port as the speed increase will be considerable in any case.

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Owning a P50 is starting to feel like an R & D group or a beta-test group. Which wouldn't be so bad if we weren't trying to run businesses with these machines!The Intel Chipset update fixes "nothing" and addresses "no" problems. It's just recommended by the Vendor. Bios 1.23 fixes "nothing" and addresses "no" problems.There are readme files with these upgrades so why doesn't Lenovo put an intelligent, brief, explanation of who would want the update and why? It could just be one line added to the comment section of the readme file so it doesn't feel so much like you're just rolling the dice...

Answer:Intel Chipset Device Software v

Are your system having issues that you are trying to address, or are you just trying to be proactive? Generally I go by the rule that "If it is not broken, don't fix it" when considering applying updates, but if you are experiencing stablity problems with the systems, updating the drivers, especially the core Chipset Drivers would be a good first step.    The readme files for the two updates you cite state the contain the followign fixes.Chipeset <>(N1EH106W) fixes - (New) Improved driver's stability.    (These are fixes from Intel that may fix problems if you are experiencing crashes etc.)BIOS Version 1.23 Problem Fixes - APS does not work on specific configration.    (I hate when they use acronyms, but I believe this referes to the Active Protection System that protects the HD from damage due to shock) 

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Can anyone point me in right direction for the chipset drivers for Intel 945 Express?

On the intel site I have found this link but it only appears to be available for the RC version.

? INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets

Thanks in advance.

Answer:chipset drivers for Intel 945 Express

Quote: Originally Posted by joeydeacon

Can anyone point me in right direction for the chipset drivers for Intel 945 Express?

On the intel site I have found this link but it only appears to be available for the RC version.

? INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets

Thanks in advance.


If it runs on RC, it runs on everything. The only reason they just mention the RC is becuase when the driver was written that is all that was out


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i am having a problem in my desktop whenever i update my display adapter from VGA to intel r g41 express chipset, after restarting the pc it gets black screen and hangs for a minute then restart again.I dont know what to do     OS Name   Microsoft Windows 7 UltimateVersion   6.1.7600 Build 7600Other OS Description    Not AvailableOS Manufacturer   Microsoft CorporationSystem Name   ABBU-PCSystem Manufacturer   IntelSystem Model   DG41WVSystem Type   X86-based PCProcessor   Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz, 2926 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date   Intel Corp. WVG4110H.86A.0007.2010.0302.1843, 02-Mar-10SMBIOS Version   2.4Windows Directory   C:\WindowsSystem Directory   C:\Windows\system32Boot Device   \Device\HarddiskVolume1Locale   United StatesHardware Abstraction Layer   Version = "6.1.7600.16385"User Name   Abbu-PC\AbbuTime Zone   India Standard TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM)   4.00 GBTotal Physical Memory   3.96 GBAvailable Physical Memory   2.26 GBTotal Virtual Memory   7.92 GBAvailable Virtual Memory   6.30 GBPage File Space   3.96... Read more

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