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Gateway GT5404 Desktop, Looking for XP motherboard drivers.

Posted on 2007-07-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I am loading Windows XP on a Gateway GT5404 Desktop Computer, this computer originally came with Vista from factory. No XP driver support on gateway site. Gateway site does list the motherboard "Intel (Coryville) 945G Motherboard".


Where can I find XP drivers for motherboard?

GT5404 general info. http://support.gateway.com/s/pc/R/1009371/1009371nv.shtml
Question by:stevef22
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Whats the difference between Intel Chipset 945 and 945g?

Also, can you tell the the motherboard model by looking at pictures? Is it a Intel® Desktop Board D945GCZ Classic Series? I navigated your links, and clicked on Motherboard and Barebones Selector Guide> then sorted by manufacture. I think Gateway uses the Intel brand board. I need the board name to find specific drivers though.
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Here is your motherboard chipset and other infor:
So your motherboard has 945G chipset. It is impossible to ID motherboard using pictures! however you can download Intel chipset 945 G and install in your system first, then check device manager see if any other devices have not configured yet, then we could search more from there.

945 and 945G are same family chipset, the differences based on Intel webiste are just versions.

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Mark earned 150 total points
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Your best bet is to put Vi$ta on the computer and run a hardware detection software like SIW to identify all your hardware in order to find the compatible XP drivers from the components manufacturer pages.
Once you identify your components in Vista (LAN, CHIPSET, AUDIO, VIDEO if onboard) you can search for the appropriate XP drivers.
Most of the OEM products shipping with Vi$ta, like Gateway, Dell& HP, do not have XP drivers on their sites, seems to be a trend as Vi$ta is becoming the norm for them, and Micro$oft is making it very difficult for users to revert to XP if the computer is shipped with Vi$ta  as OEM's are not  offering XP drivers for these systems.

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Just wanted to add that I found the correct motherboard info. Here is the motherboard that Gateway GT5404 Desktop ships with.

Intel® Desktop Board D945GCL


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Anyway to mark my find as a solution?

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