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ATI RS780+SB700 motherboard and XP support

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January 18, 2009 4:51:02 AM

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.
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January 26, 2009 8:07:25 PM

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
February 13, 2009 6:18:48 AM

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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April 21, 2009 8:43:53 AM

i have all the xp drivers for this cool pc let me know if u still want it
May 19, 2009 5:23:50 PM

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
May 19, 2009 5:41:21 PM

no problem let me know how can i send them to u
May 19, 2009 7:04:06 PM

visitorx said:
no problem let me know how can i send them to u

can you send them to cbarrera128@hotmail.com please
May 19, 2009 11:36:41 PM

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..
May 21, 2009 9:40:14 AM

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
May 22, 2009 11:54:03 AM

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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