1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 1, 2010 10:10 AM by

    Updating driver for Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset

    kmills0612

      Hi. Im trying to update to the most recent driver for my Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family video card and i am recieving an error to go to my manufacturers website, which is Gateway. I have visited their site and also attempted to download the most recent driver for my specific computer, ive even talked to tech support and the driver updates that they supply me with are not working. It gives me the same error message about having a customized driver and to get it from the manufacturer, which is Gateway.

       

      Since neither the Intel's version or Gateways version will update my driver for the 945GM, im wondering if i can just uninstall my current driver and then install the most recent one from Intels site. I would have already tried this, but im concerned over whether or not im going to screw up my system. Any help or suggestions about what i need to do from here would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Also, here is a short list of most of my systems specs.

       

      ---------- System Overview ----------
      Model: Gateway                          MX8711
      System name: GTW-LAP01

       

      ---------- Processor ----------
      (2)Intel #6e8, 1730 MHz
      533MHz external bus

       

      ---------- BIOS ----------
      Phoenix Technologies LTD 72.11    11/28/2006

       

      ---------- Memory ----------
      2560MB physical
      90% free resources
      2 memory slots, 0 free (2048+512)

       

      ---------- Video ----------
      Graphics Adapter: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
      Screen Area/Colors: 1440x900 pixels, 16 million colors
      Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor

       

      ---------- Modem/Network ----------
      (modem) Motorola Inc Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem
      (net) Broadcom Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
      (net) Intel Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection
      (net) Microsoft isatap.{60C4CE46-39FC-45C0-BF2A-DC5BB85D38BC}
      (net) Microsoft isatap.carolina.rr.com
      (net) Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

       

      ---------- Windows OS ----------
      Windows 6.0.6002 6.0.6002 SP2 (Windows 6.0.6002 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2)
      Original setup date: 1/12/2007
      DirectX Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
      SWAP FILE DISABLED
      File cache managed by Windows

       

      ---------- Hardware ----------

      ==== 1394 ====
      Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Battery ====
      Microsoft AC Adapter (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== CD and DVD Drives ====
      Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A ATA Device (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Hard Drive Controllers ====
      Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (10/11/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF (6/21/2006)
      IDE Channel (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Hard Drives ====
      WDC WD1000BEVS-22LAT0 (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Hidclass ====
      USB Human Interface Device (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Input Devices ====
      Microsoft HID-compliant mouse (6/21/2006)
      Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad (11/17/2006)
      Standard PS/2 Keyboard (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Media ====
      Microsoft Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device (1/26/1999)
      SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC (1/2/2007)

       

      ==== Modem ====
      Motorola Inc Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem (10/26/2009)

       

      ==== Mtd ====
      Texas Instruments Inc Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller (9/1/2006)

       

      ==== PCMCIA ====
      Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Scsiadapter ====
      Microsoft iSCSI Initiator (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== System ====
      Intel 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448 (6/21/2006)
      Intel Mobile Intel 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and Intel 945GT Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 27A0 (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Controller - 27B9 (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D0 (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D2 (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller - 27DA (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft High Definition Audio Controller (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft Composite Battery (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft UMBus Root Bus Enumerator (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft UMBus Enumerator (6/21/2006)
      High precision event timer (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller (6/21/2006)
      ACPI Lid (6/21/2006)
      ACPI Sleep Button (6/21/2006)
      ACPI Thermal Zone (6/21/2006)
      Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver (6/21/2006)
      ACPI x86-based PC (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Universal Serial Bus (USB) ====
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8 (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9 (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB (6/21/2006)
      Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC (6/21/2006)
      USB Root Hub (6/21/2006)
      USB Root Hub (6/21/2006)
      USB Root Hub (6/21/2006)
      USB Root Hub (6/21/2006)
      USB Root Hub (6/21/2006)

       

      ==== Video ====
      Intel Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family (12/12/2006)
      Intel Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family (12/12/2006)
      Generic PnP Monitor (6/21/2006)

       

      Again, any help would be greatly appreciated, and as you can tell from just above, the driver is VERY out of date.

        • 1. Re: Updating driver for Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset

          That's because some manufactors disable installation of drivers not approved by them.

          You can force it to install:

           

          First download the ZIP version from intel (not the EXE), and extract it to any folder.

           

          go to "device manager" and then expand "display adapters", right click the grapic card and choose "update driver"

           

          Choose "no, not this time"..... NEXT....

           

          "install from a list or specific...." ....NEXT....

           

          mark "don't search I will choose the driver to install"... NEXT....

           

          Click on "have disk" and browse to the folder you have extracted the zip from intel, it will look for the *.inf file and install, probably will give you a warning just go ahead it should work.