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FFlin2
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i3 540 graphics and S3420GPV

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I thought this CPU (i3 540 3.07GHz) had HD graphics, but when I try to upgrade the drivers, it says I have a plain generic display adapter with no HD. I am using an S3420GP intel motherboard with 4 GB RAM and Window 7 64bit. Any ideas?

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Jose_H_Intel1
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Hi willie83, it took me a while to find why this is happening.

This Intel® Server Board uses the SMI LynxEM4+ graphics controller instead of Intel® HD Graphics.

Drivers are available for the operating systems listed here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21299 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21299

Let me know if you have further questions about the Intel® Server Board, I can try moving this discussion to the Intel Server Community if needed.

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Jose_H_Intel1
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Hi willie83, this processor includes Intel® HD Graphics.

I am adding the download links for the exe installer and the instructions for the manual installation method using the zip driver file.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22521 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22521

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22520 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22520

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033916.htm Desktop graphics drivers — How to Manually Install a Driver in Microsoft Windows 8* or Windows 8.1*

FFlin2
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Thanks for the response back Joe.

I have tried to load that driver manually, but the problem is in the device manager, it says I have a Standard VGA graphics adapter, and when I try to install the driver it won't even give me the option to choose that driver. Is there a set of motherboard drivers that I need to instal first so the Intel HD adapter will show up?

FFlin2
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Also, if I try to run the driver directly, it says the "computer does not meet minimum requirements for installing the software".

FFlin2
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Operating System System ModelWindows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

 

Install Language: English (United States)

 

System Locale: English (United States)

 

Installed: 6/4/2014 11:56:02 AM

 

Boot Mode: BIOS (http://www.belarc.com/secureboot.html Secure Boot not supported) Intel Corporation S3420GPV

 

Enclosure Type: Server ChassisProcessor a Main Circuit Board b3.07 gigahertz Intel Core i3 540

 

64 kilobyte primary memory cache

 

256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

 

4096 kilobyte tertiary memory cache

 

64-bit ready

 

Multi-core (2 total)

 

Hyper-threaded (4 total) Board: Intel Corporation S3420GPV E80883-106

 

Serial Number: AZGV04900496

 

Bus Clock: 133 megahertz

 

BIOS: Intel Corp. S3420GP.86B.01.00.0047.111620101731 11/16/2010
FFlin2
Beginner
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I'm beginning to think this motherboard, Intel S3420GPV, doesn't support the core i3 integrated HD graphics. Can anyone confirm?

I have updated the BIOS to the latest version

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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Hi willie83, it took me a while to find why this is happening.

This Intel® Server Board uses the SMI LynxEM4+ graphics controller instead of Intel® HD Graphics.

Drivers are available for the operating systems listed here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21299 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21299

Let me know if you have further questions about the Intel® Server Board, I can try moving this discussion to the Intel Server Community if needed.

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FFlin2
Beginner
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Thanks Joe,

Am I right in thinking that I'm stuck with the generic video adapter if I use this motherboard and windows 7? The operating systems listed are Linux and Windows Server 03 and 08.

EDIT: I just downloaded the driver and see that the Widows Server package contains windows 7 drivers.

FFlin2
Beginner
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If you would like to move this to the server forum, I do have another question.

I have loaded the driver and it is working better than the generic, but is there any way to assign more RAM to the video adapter?

I currently only have a measly 8 MB dedicated to the video adapter.

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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Thread will be moved as requested.

Regards,

Joe.

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