ATI RS780+SB700 motherboard and XP support

Hi. I have an Acer PC (Acer Aspire M3201) which uses Acer made motherboard with ATI RS78+SB700 chipset and runs on AMD Phenom X4 9550. Acer only provide the Vista chipset driver. I have decided to ditch my Vista for XP after it failed to support almost all my old software (now only good for browsing). As it comes with SATA HD, I was informed I may bump into difficulties without an XP chipset driver. In fact all driver provided are for Vista i.e. the NVIDIA Geforce 8600GT, audio and network card. I had to go to the manufacturer of the graphic card and network card to download their XP driver. I hope to get some tips and advice on pitfalls waiting for me when I move from Vista to XP.
Thank you.
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  1. I have a similar problem with a Gateway DX4200-UB001A computer the MoBo is a Foxconn (Bengal) RS780 and these are the specs:

    Form Factor MicroATX 244 mm × 244 mm
    Processor Support Supports AMD® Socket AM2+ (940 pin), AMD Phenom™ (95 W), Athlon™ 64 X2, Athlon 64, and Sempron™ processors
    Chipset • Northbridge: RS780
    • Southbridge: SB700
    System Bus Support HT3 / HT1
    Memory Support Four DDR2 800/667 MHz slots support up to 8 GB system memory
    Video Integrated video
    Audio Integrated ALC888S HD codec 7.1
    Network Support Integrated Marvell 8071 / 8075 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
    Add-In Card Slots • One PCI Express ×16
    • One PCI Express ×1
    • Two PCI conventional
    Rear Panel I/O Ports • One PS/2 keyboard port
    • One PS/2 mouse port
    • One HDMI port (option with DVI-D)
    • One VGA monitor port
    • One IEEE 1394 port
    • Four USB 2.0 ports
    • One RJ-45 LAN port
    • Six audio jacks
    Internal Connecters • Six serial ATA II connectors
    • One floppy disk drive connector
    • One primary IDE connector
    • One 24-Pin power connector with full ridge
    • One 4-Pin power connector
    • One IEEE 1394 connector (2 × 5)
    • Four 2-port USB 2.0 connectors (2 × 5)
    • One SPDIF out connector (1 × 4)
    • One front audio connector (2 × 5)
    • One front panel connector (2 × 7)
    • One TPM connector (2 × 10)
    • One parallel port connector (2 × 13)
    • One 3-pin smart fan CPU fan connector
    • One 3-pin smart fan with linear circuit system fan connector
    • Clear CMOS jumper

    I cannot find the WINDOWS XP DRIVERS, if you get helped with this please let me know

    in_south_beach@yahoo.com

    thank you
  2. Lotsa help going on here!!!! I am speaking to you from a Gateway Phenom -X4 with the above mother board - using XP SP3 it can be done! I use 2 hard drives 1 for Millenium II (Vista64) and unplug it and plug it into another for XP where it mostly stays the hardest driver to find is for E-Net just google for yk51x86 and you'll find it, it's well worth the effort - the strange thing is mine came with a install directory containing WINXP SP2 wehich of course won't work.

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  3. i have all the xp drivers for this cool pc let me know if u still want it
  4. visitorx said:
    i have all the xp drivers for this cool pc let me know if u still want it



    can i have the drivers?? i need them please...i went from vista to xp and i cant find them..please help me
  5. no problem let me know how can i send them to u
  6. visitorx said:
    no problem let me know how can i send them to u

    can you send them to cbarrera128@hotmail.com please
  7. have uped download link for you.. let me know if it is working best regards
    http://infopages.podzone.net
  8. by the way with this pc you can easily enjoy vista to its max i have returned back to vista after my successfull install of xp on this machine.. although it is still personal preference..
  9. I had the same problem; no Win XP driver available on the Acer website for my Acer Extensa E420 with Chipset ATI RS780+SB700. I found that Acer has more drivers available on their ftp-servers thats where I found the correct Win XP driver for the chipset.

    http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/ftp/ftp.html

    Success
    Guus Pfau
  10. guuspf said:
    I had the same problem; no Win XP driver available on the Acer website for my Acer Extensa E420 with Chipset ATI RS780+SB700. I found that Acer has more drivers available on their ftp-servers thats where I found the correct Win XP driver for the chipset.

    http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/ftp/ftp.html

    Success
    Guus Pfau

    just checked no xp drivers for m3201 but however any generic can work for above chipset.. and can also be aquired from amd itself..
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