Dimension 8300 driver support - Windows XP (SP3)

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Dimension 8300 driver support - Windows XP (SP3)

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Hello all,

 

First time poster here at the forums. I have frequently used the Dell Support page for drivers for Dell towers and laptops in the past. However, I cannot find ANY (for any O/S) drivers for the Dimension 8300 tower!

 

Am I missing something here? Has Dell stopped supporting some of the older models or something??

 

Here's the link: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Home/NoDriversFound

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks ahead of time.

 

Chris

 

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  • It is a known issue. We are looking into it.

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  • Do you know of any alternative/third-party driver download websites? I've been scouring the web for them to no avail, thus far.

    Thanks for your timely reply.

    Chris

  • You need to start ATA not AHCI.  XP doesnt like AHCI.

    The F6 drivers and Chipset Drivers are first.

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/drivershome/download/DIM_PNT_P4_8300  is broken right now.

    The F6 Driver is

    Drivers and Downloads

    Promise SATA Controller
    Release Date: 21/08/2003
    Version: A021.00.20.41
    Importance: Optional
    Download Type: Driver
    File Format: Floppy
    File Size: 273KB

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/SATA/BR60785.exe

    8300 uses INTEL 875 chipset

    INF Update Utility -​​ Primarily for Intel® 800 Series Chipsets

    Did you just install the operating system? If you did not, then you do not need to install the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility.

    Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio
    Release Date: 29/04/2003
    Version: A095.12.01.3555
    Importance: Optional
    Download Type: Driver
    File Format: Hard-Drive
    File Size: 3MB

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R58182.EXE

     R58182.EXE



    Onboard Nic is 3COM or INTEL Pro 10/100

    Then 3COM and INTEL nic drivers.

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R56237.EXE


    http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R58277.EXE

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  • As Chris said, this is only an ongoing problem with the support site ... the drivers will be back soon.  I would recommend waiting until they are available rather than getting drivers from other sources.  Using third-party sources runs the risk of using generic (and thus possibly incompatible or unstable) driver packages, outdated packages with unfixed bugs, or worse - "value-added" drivers (drivers that come with more than just a driver, like spyware, etc.).

  • More to the point, XP doesn't natively support AHCI/SATA, making the installation process more difficult because of the need to add drivers during the install (F6).  Setting the BIOS to ATA/Compatibility is not required - it is just a workaround for loading the drivers.

  • I posted direct link to the F6 driver.  

    Audio driver I think is AD198X AC97 Codec.

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  • Did you just edit it?  When I saw it, all it said was below :)

    You need to start ATA not AHCI.  XP doesnt like AHCI.

    The F6 drivers and Chipset Drivers are first.

  • I've edited several times.

    Finding Drivers Piece by Piece is not automagic.

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  • I realize how much work goes into finding drivers, as I do it all the time ... it's just that seeing a post that needs clarification, I'm not sure how long to wait for you to finish - or if you're coming back at all.  I post it all at once - not that that method is better than yours ... you'll just have to excuse responses to unfinished revisions of your post :)

  • I do not believe the 8300 comes with integrated Video. So that would have to be figured out.

    The F6, Chipset, Audio, and Network Drivers are there in the post now.

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  • The occasion is a full reinstall onto a new hard drive.  

    I have the original R58201 on the Dell CD and downloaded the Intel® Chipset Device Software 9.0.0.1008 5/01/08.

    Will using the latest Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility release for the 875p chipset, from the Intel website,

    offer any improvement from the last release by Dell - 12/3/2003, A13, v.5.0.0.2012?

    Does anyone know why v.5.0.0.2012 A13 now has a release date of 5/21/12?

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?c=us&s=bsd&cs=04&l=en&DriverId=R58201

    http://downloadmirror.intel.com/16859/eng/relnotes.htm