Also, should I have put the. Unfortunately, the Xpress is too old to be supported under Windows I would say you have pretty much maxed the system out besides a possible processor upgrade. This is also unofficial, the official maximum is 2 GB. The NB and SB chipsets were used for many later models than the Inspiron , which was a transitional model between 32B and 64B applications. I can try asking him to check the sys file next time i talk to him.
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Inspiron 1501 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit
I’d like to braphics you in advance for leaving any donations or clicking on the affiliate links. Does AMD have a Windows 7 chipset or video driver for this laptop?
I also have the bit Win7 software update for both the SouthBridge and Northbridge chip sets — I updated these as well which also might have installed the AHC drivers. Give me a day or wondows.
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Inspiron 1501 – Windows 7 and 8.1 32 Bit
I was hoping that it could tell me which driver I would need for W7. I mean to say Windows 8. Well, wrong — I have some ideas but have no results: Thanks for all of the information here Gary and Yuri. The process is very similar to adding new hardware in XP, but finding the entry point is a little harder. Nope, no appropriate drivers found.
Then I updated the driver to the gigabyte one. Install it and reboot; 6. Install the registry inxpiron and then the audio driver. This laptop now flies!
As Yuri discovered, since Microsoft began strict policy enforcement earlier this your, you have to make sure you get a signed copy of the SB AHCI driver which Yuri has. Everything else worked great.
Yup only AHCI support for me as well. I saw that note from Dell but I thought it meant that Dell did not list any Windows 7 drivers for that machine.
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Make the following selection. I’m sure that there is a driver that will work and it will take time, when I do I will post the fix to help others with older Dell’s.
Install the registry file and then the audio driver. I’ll be back if I get it done.
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Using the Windows 7 bit chipset device software, it should be possible to access the full capabilities of the chipset. The driver-discovery problem is solved by running the Windows Experience utility in the control panel — when it performs the graphics metrics, this somehow triggers discovery of the new display drivers.
Dell only offered firmware updates for optical drives. It was a big help. It was an unexpected side-effect for me: Monitor is still just a Generic PnP monitor.