1 Reply Latest reply on May 14, 2011 3:36 AM by

    Dell Vostro 3700 with i5-460M - XP Drivers?

    thommo41

      Hi,

       

      Firstly, going to DELL is not an option, they cannot and will not help me, simply saying XP is not supported.

       

      Is there a driver in existance on Intel's site that will help me out, running XP on this Vostro 3700? The i5 chip appears to have a VGA controller (XP thinks another card) embedded in it (arrendale?) which it cannot get a driver for. The laptop also has an NVIDIA GT 330M 1GB graphics card in it, which unfortunately will not accept a driver, I guess because of this conflicting Intel chip?

       

      Any help on this much appreciated, Windows 7 is not an option for us right now!

       

      Cheers, Alan

        • 1. Re: Dell Vostro 3700 with i5-460M - XP Drivers?

          Dear Alan,

           

          I had a similar problem which is well explained in two contributions to the Dell laptop forum (#19783976 & #19794919, or search on Vostro 3700 NVIDIA). It is as you think, since last October Dell has been shipping with dual video drivers and under XP they have no driver to enabling switching to the NVIDIA card. For my purposes the Intel HD Graphics driver works fine, I downloaded it from the Intel site (two drivers seemed similar, I took the most recent one).

           

          BUT: I have everything working under XP except my firewire which crashes the computer when called from Windows (works fine under Ubuntu). I can't find any postings on this, have tried clean boot but still crashes. Is your firewire working. Do you have SP2 or SP3 (I have SP3 and am thinking of downgrading to see if that helps)? Thanks, John