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Dell dimension 5150 VIDEO CONTROLLERS/DRIVERS

Hello there,

I just reloaded Windows XP as I am selling the dell dimension on. I eventually got the audio drivers working as well as the broadband connection. However no mattter how many video drivers I extract from the utilities disk, it just wont play a dvd or a game I re-installed.

I check the device manager and see three yellow question marks indicating a need for drivers (I assume) for SM bus controller, Video Controller and Video Controller (VGA).

Any idea where i might get these? The dell dupport and downloads website seems to send me in circles, downloading stuff that I probably dont even need.

Many thanks,

Glenn

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  • czardcw Mar 30, 2008

    I installed a new motherboard but the video does not come on. What gives?

  • sandman_86 Nov 01, 2008

    When I go to "Device Manager" the "Other Devices" drop down shows that I need drivers for my "SM Bus Controller", "Video Controller", and my "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)"



    Ive been googling...so far nothing.



    I have a Dell Dimension 5150. I didnt take it apart to find out the motherboard because its just the standard.

  • frustrated29 Jan 07, 2009

    yellow question marks for ethernet controller, video controllers and from time to time audio device on high def audio bus. where do i find the relavent drivers for them. how do i find out what my chipset and motherboard is. where is that info stored? pls help as i am about to give up on 21st century tech live as a hermit thx.

  • woodenboatgu Jan 18, 2009

    Same problem here - Yellow question mark on the SM Bus Controller device driver after reformatting and reinstalling XP Media Edition / downloading all the XP updates, etc. Went through Dell's support site and Intel's and can find anything.

  • goslings Jan 24, 2009

    same problem 3 "!" next to other devices
    fixed the bus one
    now have video controller & VGA with "!"
    intel utility says product unknown
    think it is 945GV Express chipset
    but can find nothing

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Have all the above problems
    If you go to INTEL www and run the utility to find out which chipset you have (in my case 945GV) it comes back type unknow! !
    Which is little help, searching further for the ?correct? chipset I hope and installing it fails with message a system incorrect or sytem not appropriate.
    Ahhhhh

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    **** u all

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You need to install the intel chipset drivers. You will find these under chipset in the driver section. I hope this helps.

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Witch mother board do you have and witch chipset on motherboard do you have?

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Best way IMHO is to go to support.dell.com -> select drivers and downloads -> select your system

They will have all you drivers there.

going to manufacturers like Intel is not always best, since OEMs like Dell often have slightly different specifications for parts, so they may require different drivers

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