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#1 junga

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:48 PM

While Browsing my Device manager, i've notice I have a few things not installed.

Ethernet Controller - PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0
Multimedia Audio Controller - PCI bus 0, device 30, function 2
Raid Controller - PCI bus 0, device 31, function 2

Q1: How can I install all 3?
Q2: Just for reassurance sake, Ethernet and wireless device are two separate entities? I do not need Ethernet working to access the internet via my wireless dlink device?
Q3: Same goes for Audio controller, my USB headphones works but my audio jack doesn't because I don't have the Multimedia Audio Controller installed?
Q4: What is Raid Controller?

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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:22 PM

Is this a new install of the OS? If so did you load the drivers for the motherboard?

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#3 junga

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:28 AM

No, this is a used desktop

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:14 AM

I think you need to identify your mother board, this is easily done with "WIS" it can be found here: http://www.gtopala.com/

Simply download it then run it, it should be in My documents/Downloads once it loads scroll down about 3/4 the way down to Motherboard click and you see the board and its specs in the right pane. Once you know what it is you can go to the board makers site and down load the boards drivers. Don't dump WIS when you are done it is a very handy tool, it needs to be reloaded for each use and best of all it is free!

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:06 AM

Thank you Oldphil. I have downloaded SIW and now I am ready to start downloading updates for the motherboard. Looking at the motherboard specs on SIW, I need help deciphering whats what. I will paste the specs here:

Property Value
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0J3492
Serial Number ..CN4811148F03CA.

North Bridge Intel i925X Revision B1
South Bridge Intel 82801FB (ICH6) Revision B1

CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

System Slots 5 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction Single-bit ECC

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed


Yay for Pentium 4 HT. at the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/ site, where can i find this particular motherboard.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:26 AM

You appear to have a Dell Dimension 8400. If this is correct, drivers are here:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/devices.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8400&os=WW1&osl=EN
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:38 PM

Edit: in progress

Edited by junga, 08 December 2010 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:54 PM

The Dell site gives you the option of using the Download Mgr or download direct to your computer. I personally don't use the DLMgr. Just click download instead of "Add to download list".
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:33 PM

I have had several Dell's still have one, a tip down load ALL the drivers whether you think you need them or not! Reason being Windows will use generic drivers that do work, but take my word for it it will run better with all the Dell drivers!

I Promise!

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Edited by OldPhil, 08 December 2010 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:25 PM

Resolved

Thank you for everyones feedback and support. I was able to update all hardware and now my ethernet, audio, and drive is working

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:59 AM

Excellent!
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:52 PM

Resolved

Thank you for everyones feedback and support. I was able to update all hardware and now my ethernet, audio, and drive is working


yes for all Dell computers it is the same procedure. go to their site, plug in service tag and get the list of drivers. save them to a CD or something to use later (especially the network drivers)




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