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Topic Title: Finding drivers for unknown devices
Topic Summary: Is there an application; no idea what this computer packs...
Created On: 11/09/2008 12:19 PM
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 11/09/2008 12:19 PM
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FrozenSteel
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Ok, I just received a free computer the other day and am using it to replace my girlfriends family machine. So I repaired it and got it functioning with a clean install of windows xp. Thing is, I have no idea what drivers to install as I know nothing about the contents of the machine. So I went to dell and looked up drivers for the Dell Dimension 8300 and o great, there's 20 drivers for each device. Pick the one that best suits your machine. Well, I don't know which one! So does anyone know of a program that can identify each device for me?

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 11/09/2008 12:54 PM
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Adam F
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yep, In Everest ultimate.

Like this



now from here you type in GOOGLE search bard something like this.



Its a dam good way to do a swap out from vista to xp to.
 11/09/2008 03:51 PM
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MikeB12
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I've also just simply grabbed a flashlight and went pecking around inside the case.. mobo is really what you need, and you can usually find a series of numbers somewhere on it that will point you the right way...

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 11/09/2008 06:07 PM
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FrozenSteel
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I found all of it, took me a while but I found em. Peaking into the case of a pre-manufactured dell didn't really help so I just did trial and error and eventually everything worked. Got a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz processor with Hyperthreading (Prescott with PASSIVE COOLING!), 768MB of RAM, 40 GB HDD, Sound Blaster Live 5.1 and an Nvidia FX5200. Not bad for a free computer someone gave me...

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Alienware m17x R4
17.3" 1920x1080 -- Intel Core i7-3820QM -- 16GB DDR3 1600MHz -- Intel 520 180GB SSD -- 750GB 7200RPM Data HDD -- Slot BD-ROM -- 2GB AMD 7970m -- Intel Centrino 6250+WiMax -- Mediacom 20 Mbps Internet Connection
 11/09/2008 08:15 PM
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Orn
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Originally posted by: FrozenSteel
7 (Prescott with PASSIVE COOLING!)7


what the FLAPPERY!!!!!!!!!!
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