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Need drivers for motherboard

By adam12689
Dec 29, 2009
  1. I just got a PC with no OS on so i ordered windows XP and installed it on there, but now i need drivers, as it did not come with the disk. i do believe i need audio, network, LAN ect. im not sure.. everything i suppose. i Think i have the motherboard model number so if anyone can help that would be great. ALso i have a small usb flash drive so i can transfer drivers over to the new PC. thanks

    edit- i believe its an ECS motherboard. and i think the model number is 945GT-GN
     
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I could find no info on the motherboard, it appears that ECS has nothing listed on their site. You can look Here but I could on find 945PL drivers.
     
  3. adam12689

    adam12689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm

    i guess all i need is the drivers to be able to connect to the internet... where would i look to find the model number of my motherboard and what would it look like?
     
  4. adam12689

    adam12689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have looked myself and cant find much. seems as if 945gt-gn is not the model number or they just simply dont have the drivers for it..

    edit- the little cpu processor says Intel on, maybe thats the motherboard??
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Try executing a "dxdiag" in the Run box in the Start menu.
     
  6. adam12689

    adam12689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this is what i found under system informartion:
    Time of this report: 12/30/2009, 10:20:00
    Machine name: GAMING-ED70CFCE
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gateway
    System Model: E2610
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 2038MB RAM
    Page File: 91MB used, 3843MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

  8. adam12689

    adam12689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  9. adam12689

    adam12689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have the motherboard name and chipset info if that will help
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Usually for major manufacturer's like Dell, HP, Gateway, etc., you go to their websites. For self-built or custom built you go to the motherboard manufacturer's site. You fall into the former category. That said, I suppose you can try those drivers.

    What did HP say was the original operating system on that PC? Maybe it would be simplest to install that one.
     
  11. adam12689

    adam12689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    a friend gave it to me so i have no idea. i might have found the right drivers for it but im not sure what version it is.

    also im not sure what drivers to download. all of them are supported for XP?
     
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Not necessarily. Check what operating systems are supported for each driver. It's near the bottom of each description.
     
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

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