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Chipset Issue (Booo)

Posted: 11/06/2009 10:14 AM | permaLink

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I recently re-installed Windows on to my Dell Inspiron 6000 machine, with a new hard drive. I reformatted the disk fully and used the NTFS option for filesystem.

After re-installing Windows, and then all of the drivers, the machine is noticably slower than it should be. I think I may have figured out what the problem is from a forum post out there (Allan - posted Oct 25) - after reading that, I googled "dell inspiron", "chipset driver first". I found good evidence that it's important to install the Dell chipset driver first, because it has some effect on subsequent driver installations.

Dang. I'm not sure if I installed that one first or not. So, I'm going to have to back up all my stuffs again, wipe the disk and reinstall. If the correct driver installation helps, I'll post the results!

p.s. The batteries in my mouse just died. A sign? -Jeff

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