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Drivers Are A Motherboards Best Friend


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fractle7

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:blink: Hi all. I formatted my hard drive and reloaded windows xp pro. :help: I didnt take care to back up my drivers :rofl: So I would like any guidence toward getting my system back up to speed. I dont have the motherboard disc, I was told that i need to. I went to the "asus" site and got lost in the lingo a bit :) So any clues anyone. :whistling:

This was written on the m/board :- P4S800 MSXE.

Processor Id:- x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2660Mhz
X86 based PC

Bios Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1007.008.12/19/2005[u]

Kind Regards Fractle7 :rofl:
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Wow, that's incredibly lucky that the model number was actually written on the board. It's a convention that hasn't quite caught on, on all fronts.

Alright, it's an asus board, sure enough, that's one of their model numbers. The S in the model is for "SiS," and that would be the chipset manufacturer.

Handy guide to most asus model numbers: P4 (processor) S (chipset) 800 (front side bus). Also in that series were the P4P800, P indicating an intel chipset.

Anything with a P4 and an 800 Mhz front side bus was socket 478, so...oh, bother, you can't link directly to a downloads page at asus.
Go here:
http://support.asus....SLanguage=en-us
In the three dropdown menus on the right, tell it, in order:
Motherboard
Socket 478
P4S800 MS XE

and hit search. You need the SiS AGP Driver V5.1.2600.2180 for Windows 64bit XP/2003., SiS PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver V1.18 for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP(WHQL)/2003. for ethernet, and Realtek ALC655 AC'97 Audio Driver V3.66 for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP(WHQL)/2003. for sound. If you're using the onboard video, grab the SiS graphics Display Driver V3.65 98/ME/2000/XP/2003(WHQL).

If you need updates for those, find them at www.sis.com/download
They're labeled much the same, except maybe the sound driver, and the AGP is labeled AGP(GART).


On a side note, does it bother anyone else that SiS chipsets aren't sophisticated enough to need drivers for little things like the System Management Bus?
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Hi again you are an exelent human being and I thank you for that wealth (to me) of information so freely given.

Kind Regards Fractle7

Ps Ill let you know how i went to close the thread, thanks again, Cya later.
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:whistling: This thread is done thanks to the info you GAVE me. :blink:

Kind Regards fractle7 :help:
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