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differences between firmware, chipset and EPROM inside a computer

All chipset, EPROM and firmware in a computer seem to have some physical electronic components that contain codes for controlling the working flow of processor, RAM and other hardware peripherals, but ...
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LSI MegaRAID X99 / Haswell-E

Does anyone know if LSI MegaRAID cards will work with the new X99 chipset? I've seen some reports of people using CPUs / Chipsets not on LSI's compatibility matrix, but that information is hard to ...
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how to get amd chipset series and driver

I m having an asus motherboard the model being M4A8-EM-1394. It has a AMD chipset for which I downloaded the chipset drivers from the ASUS driver website. The driver is an outdated one released in ...
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Difference between different hardware of computer of recent times [closed]

While searching for good desktop for software development I came across many configuration.I become confuse over different thing as I don't have detail knowledge of Hardware. Difference between Core ...
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Hitachi HDD PCB ROM Replacement (firmware)

I've put a 24V adapter on a 12V HDD. Now the PCB is broken (HDD does not spin up anymore.). I'm very lucky and found a HDD with the exact same PCB. I've been searching on the internet and found that ...
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How to deal with integrated graphics driver bundled with chipset driver

I am preparing to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I noticed a potential problem with the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 1.0) ...
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Unsure from where to download chipset drivers

I am about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I have identified almost all drivers I'm going to need. The only driver I'm unsure about is the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. ...
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Is there a windows 7 driver for ICH10R that supports >2TB drives?

The ICH10R controller on my ASUS P6T SE board does support drives larger than 2 TB, however, the windows driver I can find doesn't. I am trying to use a 4 TB HDD, I am not trying to boot from that ...
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Windows 8.1 drivers?

This question is related to a laptop (Lenovo G560) with "Intel HM55 chipset + Integrated Intel HD graphics w/ shared video memory". I wanted to know if windows 8.1 will run on it (At present it is ...
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What to expect from a H81 motherboard

I'm building a budget gaming PC with an Asrock H81 motherboard. I'm about to buy my RAM, but I just saw on the description that H81 is not in the list of the "supported" chipsets. The motherboard is ...
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How do I know which is the fastest processor which is supported by a specific chipset?

I have an old laptop, I want to upgrade my cpu or motherboard, but don't know the knowledge of computer hardware .I have added a 4g memory and cleaned my fan. Can I upgrade a laptop Mobile Intel® HM55 ...
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Does my graphics card have to be compatible with the motherboard chipset?

I am looking to purchase to Radeon HD 7850's, these particularly, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814150641 I want to run them in Crossfire on this motherboard, ...
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Asus P8P67 PRO usb copy corruption and updating USB Drivers and chipset drivers

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Find the Correct RAM for my motherboard

I'm considering upgrading my system memory from 1 GB (2 x 512MB) to 4 GB (1 x 2 GB + 1 x 1 GB + 2 x 512MB). I'm an absolute novice at this stuff but am trying to learn quickly. The RAM is DDR2 and I ...
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How to know if Intel chipset can run 64-bit guests on VM?

How can I know if my Chipset can run 64-bit guests on my virtual box? My Chipset model, btw, is Intel 5520
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How do I know which chipset a motherboard uses?

I am building a new computer and am curious about the chipsets that motherboards use and I found it quite confusing because it gives me two values The motherboard I've chosen is the MSI Z87-G41 ATX ...
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Chipset G31 drivers for Windows 7?

I finally decided to upgrade my quite old system to Windows 7 x64 (from Vista x86) and I have the following question: The site for my motherboard (ASUS P5KPL AM SE) lists the G31 drivers for Win 7 ...
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How to “convert” processor/chipset name to /proc/cpuinfo output?

I'm trying to choose a laptop and see "Chipset" and "CPU" being listed as a codename. Sometimes there is an article in Wikipedia about the processor or chipset mentioning it's features, sometimes ...
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Is there a way to reduce a motherboard chipset load in Linux?

I'm interested in reducing the load on the motherboard chipset, or at least, finding what causes the overheating... I have an HP ProBook 4720s with Ubuntu 12.04, which is slightly overheating. The ...
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Do all USB3.0 to SATA adapters present to OS as USB Mass Storage?

My first experience with external USB hard drive enclosures was with Windows 98SE. At that time, drives were IDE, not SATA, and I remember that after drivers were installed (I remember using one ...
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Connect 4 TB HDD to Intel Q57 Express onboard SATA-II port

I'd like to replace my current data hard disk (SATA-II, 2.0 TB) with a new, bigger one. I considered going for a new 4 TB drive by Hitachi (SATA-III). But I'm not sure, if I can use it with my "old" ...
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Computer shuts down in BIOS

I have a laptop that runs the OS just fine (fan runs fast though). I can use the computer as long as I want and will have no problems. If I restart it after using it for awhile, it will typically not ...
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Macbook 2.26 unibody late 2009 model 6,1 comes 1066MHz RAM, can it run 1333hz

I am not asking if I put in 2 4GB modules of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM will it run without glitch, but instead I am asking will this Hz of am run at 1333hz without issue so the additional benefits of paying ...
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What's the difference between these Intel components?

What's the difference between the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) and Intel Chipset software (and INF update utility)?
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Chipset fan on the frtiz - compressed air hasn't fixed anything - is there anything I can do? [closed]

Yesterday, my computer started to make an annoying whining noise. Knowing that this is likely a fan issue, I opened the case and proceeded to determine which fan was causing the issue. I got some ...
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Does Intel HM70 supports SATA 3 (6 GB) ?

I want to buy a laptop and change HDD to SSD. And I want to know Does Intel HM70 supports SATA 3 (6 GB) ?
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Which drivers are necessary for an AF Drive in an HP laptop?

I have a HP Pavillion HP DV4-2126TX. Since the hard drive crashed, I bought a new drive and it is an AF drive.The company website tells me to install some drivers from Intel but HP has not listed ...
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How to upgrade to WDDM 1.1 on Intel-R--82945G-Express-Chipset-Family--Microsoft-Corporation

My Desktop PC is having Intel-R--82945G-Express-Chipset-Family--Microsoft-Corporation with WDDM 1.0 Ii need to upgrade it to WDDM 1.1 for Windows Phone 7 emulator to work. With the present WDDM 1.0, ...
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Correct register for offset 0x54 on ICH4M chipset to force fast write speeds on primary slave

I've read this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-business-class-notebooks/352887-hp-2510p-owners-lounge-28.html#post5519419 I'm looking for the same but I got ICH4M not ICH8M. There is 1011 by ...
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How can I reinstall my AMD 880g/sb850 usb driver?

I have the Asus M4A88TD-M Evo motherboard with the AMD 880g/sb850 chipset and I wanted to use AHCI mode. I activated it in the BIOS and made a change to the Windows 7 registry and I got it working. I ...
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Will Windows Update find chipset drivers?

Does Windows Update in Windows 7 find and install chipset drivers? It will automatically find newer versions of video and audio drivers, etc., but will it do the same for chipset updates?
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Searching Win2008 R2 chipset driver for a lenovo idea centre K330

I have here a Lenovo Desktop and I dont know what chipset driver I need. If Im reading the information with AIDA there is: Motherboard Name: Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 if I search on the lenovo support ...
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Setup Intel SSD Caching on Z68 chipset with Windows already installed

According to this article about the Asus P8Z68 motherboard, to use the Intel SSD Caching, I need to enable RAID mode before installing Windows 7. What if it's already installed? Is there not a way to ...
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Does Intel H61 chipset supports Intel Integrated graphics?

I am about to get a motherboard with the Intel H61 chipset and the Intel i3 2100 CPU. Can these two comunicate and use the Cpu's integrated graphics? According to this it is possible but I am kinda ...
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Explanation of the Intel 1155 “Sandy-Bridge” chipsets

Originally there was an H67 (with graphics), a P67 (for overclocking), and a z68 (for both). However, now it seems like there is a whole slew of alterations to this chipsets and I'm looking for an ...
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CPU upgrade option for my Acer Aspire 1420p laptop

Here's the specs of my current laptop http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/2009/acer/aspire/Aspire1420P/Aspire1420Psp2.shtml I want to upgrade the CPU because it's too slow. I did some minimal ...
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Intel chipset drivers confusion

I'm installing Windows on an Asus P5B-E (Intel chipset) and wish to use the most recent drivers available, but I'm having trouble figuring out which chipset download I want. The original motherboard ...
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Install ATI Chipset Drivers when Using Nvidia Card?

I bought a new motherboard (with integrated ATI graphics) that came with ATI drivers for the chipset. Should I install the chipset drivers even though I am using an Nvidia graphics card in the ...
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Does anyone know the exact symptoms of the Intel 6 SATA bug? [closed]

There has been a bug discovered http://www.anandtech.com/show/4142/intel-discovers-bug-in-6series-chipset-begins-recall It was acknowledged by Intel and recalls have been ordered. However, since ...
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How to determine which revision of the SATA is supported by the chipset?

I've got a laptop Asus K50IN that, according to the specification, uses NVIDIA MCP75L chipset. How do I determine which revision of the SATA interface is supported by my laptop?
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My HP ProBook 4530s got much hotter with Ubuntu Linux than Windows 7

I have a ProBook 4530S with Windows 7 on it. I've got the software drivers from here. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 x64 on it. I am noticing that the notebook became much hotter, even after ...
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Why should I install hardware drivers if my computer is working fine?

I've just installed Windows 7 on my PC. I went online to look for drivers. For my motherboard, Foxconn offers LAN drivers, on-board audio drivers, and chipset drivers. And for my graphics card, ...
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How can I find out what chip is used in USB <-> Serial (RS232) converter from FTDI?

I have an USB <-> RS232 converter with no designation of producer on it. After plugging it into USB port on Windows Vista 64bit computer I chose an option to automatically find and install drivers ...
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How do I match wireless card chipset to actual product names?

I'm wanting to buy a USB wireless adapter that works with OpenBSD. My problem: finding one that I know will work. There is a lot of documentation for what chipsets OpenBSD supports in this area, ...
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How to avoid purchasing Faulty “Cougar Point” Chipset motherboard?

I plan on purchasing an Intel 2600K processor and am worried about my motherboard choice considering the faulty chipset ("Cougar Point" Chipset ) issues. What should I check to make sure I don't ...
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Does using Smart Response Technology (Z68 chipset) require a UPS to prevent data loss?

The Smart Response Technology (SRT) of a Intel Z68 can operate in two modes: Enhanced (Write-through) or Maximized (Write-back). Clearly, the Maximized mode sounds better since it will give you near ...
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Where to find Win XP chipset drivers for ASUS A6R?

I tried to search the manufacturer's page at http://support.asus.com.tw/download, but there is no Win XP chipset Drivers. I found something under Utility Category (SMBus Driver) and tried to install ...
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Are there significant performance difference between chipsets?

I wanted to build a single PC to fit all my needs, but since hardware virtualization support (Vt-d specifically) is a huge problem, I decided to build multiple single-use oriented computers. In this ...
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Southbridge cooling [closed]

I am looking for a southbridge cooling fan. The motherboard is Intel DG45FC, with the southbridge ICH10R. I have it in a low profile mini-ITX case, and height from the board to the case is about ...
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What is a single-chip microcomputer?

I'm a bit confused about what a single-chip microcomputer is. Specifically, what is the difference between a single-chip microcomputer and a multi-chip microcomputer? (Since chip is so informal, what ...