1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 18, 2010 1:21 AM by Cpt.Dogfruit

    Intel Chipset missing from Device Manager

    DanielK

      Pretty much as the title says; I've been trying to identify which Intel chipset I have for my Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Quad Core Processor. I've tried each of the methods outlined here:

       

      http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-009245.htm

       

      to no avail (Device Manager didn't show it, the utility wouldn't work, processor manual didn't specify it, couldn't determine what the "chip markings" meant). The following is a picture of what the Device Manager is showing:

       

      http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6196/devicemanager.jpg

       

      The reason I've been trying to find out what chipset I've got is so I can update it's drivers and *hopefully* stabilize my constantly crashing machine. I'm going to be calling the manufacturer later today, but I thought I'd ask the folks on this forum if there was anything else I could try doing to identify my chipset and move on with installing up-to-date drivers.

       

      Any helpful comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!