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I need chipset driver of optiplex gx280 915 board for windows vista

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It appears that Dell does not provide Windows Vista drivers for the GX280, however, you may be able to force the Windows XP drivers to install (not guaranteed):

Normally you would probably have better luck with drivers that Intel provides for the 915 chipset, however no drivers for Windows Vista are provided:

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Where do i find the sound card?

Ummm, you don't.

Just the name they use to identify the audio portion of the computer.
(Dell / Microsoft)

To explain;

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The Chip, or Chipset (You can use either word), for sound; is the audio chipset.

If the audio chipset is mounted (Soldered) to a Printed Circuit Board, or also known as Card; it is a Soundcard.

Removable, therefore replaceable.

If the audio chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard; it is Integrated Audio, and not replaceable. (At least not easily)

The Dell Optiplex 360 Desktop PC uses Integrated Audio.

If indeed you do have a Soundcard installed, it would be mounted in a PCI slot on the motherboard, and it's outside bracket would be in an expansion slot, in the metal framework of the computer case.

There are four such slots shown, in the empty Dell Optiplex 360 Small Mini, computer case shown above. They are at the bottom.
This is an example of a Soundcard,

Perhaps you had no audio, went into Device Manager, and saw NO Device, listed.
This means Windoze lost the Drivers for the audio chipset.

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device

Do not know what the O/S is.
The audio chipset is the device.

Post what version of Windows you are using.

In the meantime I'll use Windows Vista 32-bit as an example, as this is what the computer was supposed to come out with;

Dell Support > Optiplex 360 > Drivers & Downloads page,

The page automatically comes up with Windows Vista 32-bit, drivers; listed.
If you use a different O/S, click on the blue Down Arrow, to the right side of the box that has Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, in it.
(Under the blue Operating System subheading)

Here we see only 1 Audio file listed.
Click on the blue down arrow to the left of - Audio (1)
Click right on the blue name - Analog Devices - Driver

Now click on the blue - Download File - to the left of -
Update package for Microsoft Windows

Make sure there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of -
Download and save the file.
Then click on Continue in the blue oval.

[If there isn't a green dot, click in the empty circle ]

(Suggest install it yourself. Automatic features have a tendency to scr-ew up)

Green dot needs to be in small circle to the left of -
Single-file download.
Click on Continue.

A small window will come up on the right -
Opening DRVR_WIN_R216290.EXE

Click on Save File

Another small window will come up on the left.
Allow the file to download all the way, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.

(If somehow a Microsoft 'squawk box' comes up, ignore it.
"Warning this software does not have a digital certificate, ya-da, ya-da. Just click on OK. It is Okay.

At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.
Close all windows,restart your computer if not asked to do so.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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I upgraded optiplex GX260 with Windows Vista. I lost video resolution on the monitor. Can you email me the link for the driver? Thanks, paa

Vista has a cutoff date on desktop computers for supporting drivers for video.
Your options are to go back to XP, or see if your computer has a spare
PCI slot, if so then buy a PCI VGA board that is Vista supported.
When you open your case and install the board, bootup and Vista
will detect the new VGA board and install the required drivers.

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The SM Bus Controller driver is integrated with the Chipset Driver, Download and install the Chipset driver, if it's already installed, uninstall it, restart your computer and re-install it. I guess you Operating System is Windows since this machine doesn't support windows vista or windows 7. You can download the driver/s from HERE. Open the link, scroll down the page and expand the "Chipset", you'll be able to see the driver download link, click it to download and follow the onscreen instructions. When the download dialog box pops up, click the "Download" button below "Download via Internet Browser", otherwise you'll need to download through Dell download manager which I don't recommend as there used to me issues with it.
Let me know if you need further help.
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Hi all,

I tried numerous solutions for this issue and none of them worked except this one. I tested it with Vista Ultimate and don’t know if other Vista versions have the same drivers but here’s what worked for me:

1. Right click ‘Computer’ then left click ‘Properties’ to open up System window.
2. Click ‘Device Manager’
3. Click ‘+’ on ‘Display Adapters’ and you should see the drivers for your video. Right click and select ‘Update Driver Software...’
4. Select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ and click ‘next’.
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