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MGhonim
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Graphic Drives | Intel® Q35 Express Chipset Family

Hello,

I'm facing problem as I'm using HP Compaq DC7800 SFF & It was using Windows 7 64bit. I knew It's old PC ,but I'm still using it.

Currently, I installed fresh installation of Windows 10 & most of PC's drivers are installed through Windows Update.

I'm facing problem with getting graphic drivers update as Intel doesn't supported anymore.

If I downloaded the drivers from Intel & install it, It shown the following:

Name: Intel (R) Q35 Express Chipset Family.

Drivers Date: 23.Sep.2009

Driver Version: 8.15.10.1930

If I did Windows Update or Drivers Update, It's showing the following:

Name: Intel (R) Q35 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.0).

Drivers Date: 01.Oct.2012

Driver Version: 8.15.10.2697

But most of application doesn't see it as updated drivers.

So, can you please support me to finalize this issue?

Thank you.

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AlHill
Super User
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The Q35 chipset is not supported on Windows 10.  The only driver available for WIndows 10 is the Microsoft generic driver, which lacks performance and features.

If you are a desktop, you can try and find a compatible nvidia card in the GTX 750 to GtX 1060 range.  If you are a laptop, you need to get a new(er) laptop.

For a system this old, I recommend replacing the system.

 

edit:  since you are a sff, that complicates finding an add-on card.

Doc

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Actually, there are lots of GeForce GT 710 boards around built specifically for use in SFF systems - and pretty cheap too (less than US$50)!

...S

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