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Intel download site is confusing.

I have a Dell laptop circa 2008 and it has the ICH8 but when looking for a driver I never know which chipset series it is.

 

Dell Studio 1525.

 

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965 Series Chipsets. Thats old its actually PATA

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Intel download site is confusing.

I have a Dell laptop circa 2008 and it has the ICH8 but when looking for a driver I never know which chipset series it is.

 

Dell Studio 1525.

 

Thanks

 

You can download all the stock drivers directly from Dell.

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Thanks to all. Yes I could download from Dell which is an alternate but I was hoping to get a newer version at Intel's website. Dont know if it makes a difference or not

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Thanks for the link. I just downloaded and tonight after work I will install it. One question though.

Sometimes when I have installed this type of software the install takes it's time which is a good thing and sometimes it goes by very fast and that concerns me. Usually happens with older chipsets.

Why would it not be the same? Is it because Windows already has the built in driver?

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^ Installing Intel chipset drivers will do that if you've already installed them previously. The updated driver packages don't necessarily contain many updates, so the install will finish quickly. Remember, these are bulk packages with a lot of drivers, so when they deliver a new package it probably just has only a few updates.

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Thanks for the information but what if it is a fresh install of Windows?

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Thanks for the information but what if it is a fresh install of Windows?

This is an older machine, so it's possible that most (if not all) of the up-to-date drivers are already distributed and installed automatically. So it may just be extraneous to install the chipset drivers manually. I'd still do it in any case.

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OK will do

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You can run the Intel chipset setup via the Run command with "setup.exe -overall -overide" (no quotes). This overwrites the previous install and updates all the files as well.

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You can run the Intel chipset setup via the Run command with "setup.exe -overall -overide" (no quotes). This overwrites the previous install and updates all the files as well.

Very cool tip!

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Wow never knew that. Will add to my bag of tricks!

 

Thanks  :)

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