ReviewerDate ReviewedVersionRatingReview
emulationsoft Sep 11, 2012
5 out of 5
There are many problems occurs in development we provide good solutions in , J2SE (java) and working on all latest technologies and server monitoring
Qlib Jul 29, 2012
5 out of 5
If you "brick" your motherboard by installing this then you did something VERY VERY WRONG. It works just fine and is essential for a lot of features on every motherboard that uses INTEL CHIPSETS.. so.. not for AMD people..
Pkshadow Jul 25, 2012
1 out of 5
DO NOT INSTALL unless you have a Intel Board as that is what Intel web site states.
I have just bricked my Asus Rampage II and can not get to post nor if does start reading bios will not get me to point that I can enter bios, also will not boot from CD.
flibberyGiveIt Jul 25, 2012
5 out of 5
A three meg file is quite a few .inf's, so I suspect it
does not just contain the newer ones.
Previous editions of this have been useful to me
but if I run it on this laptop what's BIOS doesn't
allow 1920x1080 video output it will overwrite the
customizations that have the laptop putting out
1919x1080 video that looks perfect on my 1920
x1080 second display.
x-ray Jul 25, 2012
4 out of 5
i wonder if it is only support for new versions
maxxxenem1 Aug 12, 2011
5 out of 5
it worked for me :)
gabotix Apr 25, 2011
5 out of 5
@baki_princ Cool man. But are you always going to post the same thing? If you're computer says you have 9.2.3, are you going to post the same thing over and over until the official release gets to that revision? I never post here, but damn..
baki_princ Apr 22, 2011
3 out of 5
it says ur comp already hv 9.2.3 which is newer D: and why driver max and driver easy always see that i hv verison 6 ?
DrTeeth Apr 22, 2011
1 out of 5
Just a one star as all this does is make the correct name appear in device manager - they are not drivers in the true sense. Have you noticed that once installed correctly, nothing ever gets updated?
baki_princ Mar 8, 2011
3 out of 5
it says that my comp already contains which is newer then this. and it took 10min b4 instalation goes up. Wholalalaal
war593122 Mar 5, 2011
5 out of 5
Download @

Also, it's a newer version . :D
Artem S. Tashkinov May 20, 2010
5 out of 5
It's beta:

* Product: Intel(R) Chipset Device Software
* Release: Beta
* Version:
* Target Chipset#: Jasper Forest
* Date: March 02 2010

Otherwise there's zero reason to install these "drivers", because this package just contains hardware descriptions.
elitegangsta Dec 29, 2009
5 out of 5
"It is not for everyone.

"This download is intended for use with Intel Desktop Boards.""

That is the entire point of the program you fool!! It's to help the OS interact with the INTEL chipset.... if you don't have an INTEL chipset, you DON'T NEED IT!!!! which is why it is required....

great app, makes things nice and easy!
CyberDoc999 Oct 31, 2009
5 out of 5
You people are so dumb!
This is for ALL Intel chipset motherboards that are made by anyone... ASUS, ABIT ect..........
Uriel Sep 4, 2009
5 out of 5
This will be good medicine for my DX58SO motherboard and Windows 7 installation.
kommando Jun 20, 2009
1 out of 5
It is not for everyone.

"This download is intended for use with Intel Desktop Boards."
Neoprimal Jun 19, 2009
4 out of 5
Intel releases these updates for their own brand boards first in every scenario. Then they filter down the line to the generic 'all chipset' area on Intel's site.
So for those wondering where this and these types of updates come from, simple go to Intel's site and pick any of their current boards. I've used these releases before and they work, but it doesn't mean that they'll keep working - one day they may really be for intel boards only.
mjm01010101 Jun 19, 2009
5 out of 5
This updated the "high precision event timer" on my Windows 7 install.
H2O_lover May 26, 2009
5 out of 5
Unless you specifically know you need this, there is no point in installing this package, as little to no difference will be made and/or experienced.
Betachecker Feb 13, 2009
3 out of 5
didnt see any difference after installing this
cowgaR Jan 14, 2009
4 out of 5
new version is not on Intel site, is not supporting mobile 965 chipsets either...

so where did the betanews get this version from?
some guy Nov 30, 2008
5 out of 5
take your wanna be warez site else where
LakotaElf Nov 28, 2008
5 out of 5
Just upgraded this, first time I have ever done so in the two years I have had this dell computer. After checking what chipset and motherboard it had, it seems that all went well, no problems, guess it was time to update anyway.
xsnred Aug 5, 2008
5 out of 5
To DudeBoyz: I had the exact question and emailed Intel support and they write that there is no need to upgrade every time a new version comes out. They state if any version you are using works, then keep that one. I myself always install the latest and newest updates to everything.
tbresson Aug 5, 2008
5 out of 5
I've had no problems whatsoever. But then again I don't even know if it does anything :P It installs pretty fast on Vista.

Regarding Vista. If you choose Vista Ultimate 32 bit, then no - there's no software for that. But by choosing Vista* og Vista 32* you'll find the download.

The Windows ME version is available on the site and it is the same version as for Windows XP. But the Vista version is too. Yet they have both different versions numbers and OS support according to their own website. Perhaps the newest version finally left the old OS'es and included Vista.

Check the site and read a bit about the software :) Aug 5, 2008
4 out of 5
Oddly this version ( isn't available from the Intel site/Download Centre yet! That's still showing the latest release as

Wonder if it's a leak? And for that matter, what's changed?

Update: Well it is available, but not from the chipset section rather under certain Intel Desktop motherboards. Direct link:

Unfortunately, no release notes are posted.
gate1975mlm Aug 5, 2008
5 out of 5

I have always installed the latest versions. And they all work fine for me.
DudeBoyz Aug 5, 2008
4 out of 5
EDIT for xsnred: I am like you. I normally want to use the very latest because I figure that at the least they would contain more fixed bugs and so its best to install the latest. I try to do a Ghost Image backup before I install any new drivers though, just in case something goes bonkers. Anyway, thanks for the reply. :)

Thank You also for others that helped in answering my question. I appreciate it.


I use these drivers with my system and they seem to do whatever they do safely.

However, I'm wanting to ask - Should users install these updates each and every time they are released no matter what Intel chipset you have?

Or is it better to stick with the version that came with the CD-ROM and the Motherboard?

With Via 4-in-1 drivers, I always installed the very latest, and I still do that with my Realtek HD Audio drivers.

But I'm just not sure if I should do the same with these Intel drivers.

I'd appreciate any helpful and informative answers other users can provide.

Thank you.
Qlib Jun 4, 2008
5 out of 5
cowgaR : works fine here so.. installed and updated, about time we got an update!..

also note that it says

OS Support: Windows 2000/2003/XP

it doesnt say windows ME II
Vimes Jun 4, 2008
5 out of 5
Downloaded and installed fine with no problems. Excellent :)
cowgaR Jun 4, 2008
1 out of 5
the download is no longer avaiable (any 32 bit vista)...

so I guess it is 0/5... (will correct it IF CHANGED)
mjm01010101 May 13, 2008
5 out of 5
Worked fine.
petok Sep 6, 2007
5 out of 5
These drivers on Intel site:
horsecharles Sep 5, 2007
5 out of 5
Vista needs to be added to OS SUPPORT... also released/available for it.
bekaye Sep 5, 2007
5 out of 5
Not posted on the Intel site, you wouldn't use it, so you give it a "1".


LOOK to see where the file is being downloaded from (Intel), READ the readme.txt file (Production Version):

* Product: Intel(R) Chipset Device Software
* Release: Production Version
* Version:
* Target Chipset#: E7300
* Date: August 10 2007

The name of this site is BetaNews. Expect to be on the bleeding edge when you are here. If you rely on your computer to make your living, most probably the last thing you need to be doing is testing BETA software on it. Please don't attack or rate a product low simply because you don't have confidence in it, and you have no intention to try it. That is counter to the purpose of this website.
xsnred Sep 5, 2007
1 out of 5
These are not posted on Intel's site yet nor was the other update. Until they come out on Intel, I would not install.
Pkshadow Aug 17, 2007
1 out of 5
I agree, these past comments "should not be posted" as they have nothing to do with this build.
xsnred Aug 17, 2007
5 out of 5
I always wait until they show up on Intel site. Right now they show at least for the 875P chipset.
iLLz Aug 17, 2007
5 out of 5
New Features

Features Added in Production Version
1 Installer is now signed with a class 3 digital signature
2 Updated INF with friendly name strings for Intel(R) 3 Series Chipsets
3 New look and feel for the user interface

Issues Resolved
Issues Resolved in Production Version
1 Fixed: -a switch doesn’t extract INFs - workaround: The INFs are available in the zipped release media.
2 Minor localization issues.
3 SMBus does not install correctly and remove the yellow bang on SMBus device.
4 Some devices were not updating correctly or at all. Fixed in installer.

Software Sightings and/or Known Issues


On Microsoft Windows 2000* operating system, if the Intel® 82801 BA/BAM AC '97 Audio Controller device is enabled, the system may fail to enter the ACPI S3 system power state. On certain systems, the issue has been attributed to some behavior experienced with the AC '97 Audio Device driver included with the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. To address this issue install an updated device driver for the Intel® 82801 BA/BAM AC '97 Audio Controller.

During the Windows* setup stage; the USB keyboard and mouse may not be accessible. This is because the legacy USB driver may be inactive when Windows enters the GUI mode. There is a small window of time when it may not be possible for the system to accept user input. Since Intel® Chipset Device Software may cause prompts during the Windows setup stage, it should be ensured that the system BIOS support for legacy USB keyboard and mouse is enabled.

Older revisions of the Intel® LANDesk Software Package may cause a Device Manager warning when installed on a system after Intel® Chipset Device Software has been executed on the system.

The language registry key, which should be located at : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Intel\Chipset\Language=[3 letter language code], does not exist after install.

When the -p command line flag option is used the license.txt file is included in addition to the readme.txt file.

The old "Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility" name can be seen briefly when the setup program is executed.
DataBitz Nov 27, 2006
5 out of 5
Issues Resolved
Fixed Vista “Program Compatibility Assistant” dialog that is shown when using the setup.exe file.

New Features
Added signature support for Microsoft Windows Vista

Known Issues
When using the self extracting executable (InstallShield* Package For The Web) the Vista “Program Compatibility Assistant” dialog will appear and give an error that says: "An unidentified program wants access to your computer". To avoid this scenario, use the .zip version; otherwise, select the "Allow" option and setup will continue.
Lug Nov 27, 2006
5 out of 5
Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility v. Support

The Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Intel® 810 Chipset
Intel® 810E Chipset
Intel® 810E2 Chipset
Intel® 815 Chipset
Intel® 815E Chipset
Intel® 815EM Chipset
Intel® 815EP Chipset
Intel® 815P Chipset
Intel® 815G Chipset
Intel® 815EG Chipset
Intel® 820 Chipset
Intel® 820E Chipset
Intel® 830M Chipset
Intel® 830MG Chipset
Intel® 830MP Chipset
Intel® 840 Chipset
Intel® 845 Chipset
* Intel® 845E Chipset
* Intel® 845G Chipset
* Intel® 845GE Chipset
* Intel® 845GL Chipset
* Intel® 845GV Chipset
* Intel® 845MZ Chipset
* Intel® 845PE Chipset
* Intel® 848P Chipset
* Intel® 850 Chipset
* Intel® 850E Chipset
* Intel® 860 Chipset
* Intel® E7205 Chipset
* Intel® E7210 Chipset
* Intel® E7500 Chipset
* Intel® E7501 Chipset
* Intel® E7505 Chipset
* Intel® 852GM Chipset
* Intel® 852GME Chipset
* Intel® 852GMV Chipset
* Intel® 852PM Chipset
* Intel® 865G Chipset
* Intel® 865PE Chipset
* Intel® 865P Chipset
* Intel® 865GV Chipset
* Intel® 875P Chipset
* Intel® 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML
* Intel® E7520
* Intel® E7220/E7221
* Intel® i94x/95x Serie
* Intel® 915GL Express Chipset new
* Intel® 915PL Express Chipset new
* Intel® 975X Express Chipset new
* Intel® 965X Express Chipset new
* 3000/3010/3100 & 5000 Series
grimson Aug 20, 2006
5 out of 5 available on Intel site as of 08-21-2006
Axe56 Jul 15, 2006
4 out of 5
seems to be replaced with an older(?) version:

atleast this is what intel has on their site, as well the download link here is no longer functional.

but horray for inf drivers =p
aredo Jun 21, 2006
4 out of 5
Klusternisse, you are wrong. They linked to a beta driver build. The 1001 you see it's the build number for the new release. The numbers before that are higher and that means a new version/minor revision in the 8.x.x release scheme.
urbanriot Jun 9, 2006
5 out of 5
It's a driver for my hardware and it installed... ? How else can I really rate this? Yippeee it's driverriffic!
benyahuda Jun 7, 2006
5 out of 5
Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility Support

The Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Intel® E7210 Chipset
Intel® E7220 Chipset
Intel® E7221 Chipset
Intel® E7230 Chipset
Intel® E7320 Chipset
Intel® E7520 Chipset
Intel® E7525 Chipset
Intel® 6300ESB Chipset
Intel® E8501 Chipset
Intel® 848P Chipset
Intel® 865G Chipset
Intel® 865PE Chipset
Intel® 865P Chipset
Intel® 865GV Chipset
Intel® 875P Chipset
Intel® 910GE Express Chipset
Intel® 910GL Express Chipset
Intel® 910GML Express Chipset
Intel® 915G Express Chipset
Intel® 915P Express Chipset
Intel® 915GV Express Chipset
Intel® 915GL Express Chipset
Intel® 915PL Express Chipset
Intel® 915GV Express Chipset
Intel® 915PM Express Chipset
Intel® 915GM Express Chipset
Intel® 915GMS Express Chipset
Intel® 925X Express Chipset
Intel® 925XE Express Chipset
Intel® 940GML Chipset
Intel® 945G Express Chipset
Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
Intel® 945GMS Express Chipset
Intel® 945P Express Chipset
Intel® 945PL Express Chipset
Intel® 945PM Express Chipset
Intel® 955X Express Chipset
Intel® 955XM Express Chipset
Intel® 975X Express Chipset
Intel® 5000P Chipset
Intel® 5000V Chipset
Intel® 5000X Chipset
Intel® P965 Express Chipset
Supported Operating Systems

The Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility is validated on the following Microsoft operating systems.

Microsoft Windows* 2000
Microsoft Windows* XP
Microsoft Windows* Server 2003
mjm01010101 Jun 6, 2006
4 out of 5
* Target Chipset(s)#: Q963/Q965/P965/G965
Features Added in PV
1 Fixed & WHQL’d the following INFs that had an incorrect character ( – ) this character caused double byte languages to display different characters. 5000xzvp.inf, 945.inf, 965g.inf, and Ich8core.inf.
2 Added device IDs, INFs and signature files for Intel® P965 Express Chipset
rseiler May 23, 2006
4 out of 5
The file is now actually listed on Intel's site as of today, 5/23. How it was listed here in advance I have no idea.
werne May 5, 2006
1 out of 5
Is this file for real? As of 5 May 2006 the latest version on the Intel website is version A search on the Intel website for version reveals nothing. If version was released on 24 Apr 2006, then where is located?
mjm01010101 Apr 24, 2006
5 out of 5
* Target Chipset(s)#: 5000 Series Chipset
* Date: March 20 2006
robmanic44 Nov 15, 2005
2 out of 5
Let's face it, Intel processer run hot. If I have this thing installed I get constant warnings. I only have one Intel box that is still in use. I've switched to AMD on all my other PCs because they run cooler.
mjm01010101 Nov 14, 2005
5 out of 5
Note: This version of the utility no longer contains support for chipsets using an I/O controller hub older than the Intel® 82801EB controller hub (ICH5).
Note: This version of the utility no longer contains support for Microsoft* Windows* Millennium Edition and Windows 98SE.
veky Jun 10, 2005
5 out of 5
Release 6.x is 1.4Mb, why this release (7.x) is only 800Kb?!?
mjm01010101 Jun 9, 2005
5 out of 5

Typically the chipset software is for new installs of an OS, i.e. building a new image. The fixes resolved don't typically change any drivers, but they fix the issues with silent installs or custom installations. It's not recommended on Intel systems to update your chipset drivers after the previous versions have been installed. (however on Nvidia, Via, sis chipsets they usually do have features/upgrades that are paramount to install new chipset installs.
bourgeoisdude Jun 9, 2005
5 out of 5
BEFORE DOWNLOADING -- realise that it may be wise to remember that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Having said that if you are installing WinXP on a home-built system ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS install the chipset driver first!
anomoly Jan 20, 2005
5 out of 5
I have been using this for awhile now. But I am using the multilanguage for some reason. I got it from station-drivers.
Same for all OS
clawso1 Jan 6, 2004
4 out of 5
"Can someone confirm that this will work with Windows 98 First Edition and the 845G/GL chipset?"

If you would look to the right of the download page where it gives the specs it tells you that the OS are Windows 95/98/Me/NT/XP/2000 and yes, it does work with my 845G/GL chipset!
DarkRats Aug 13, 2003 5.02.1002
5 out of 5
Can someone confirm that this will work with Windows 98 First Edition and the 845G/GL chipset?
XenoDaSouljah Jan 14, 2003 4.30.1006
5 out of 5
Works peerfectly for me on a p4b266. It is rock stable.
I can recommend this to anyone !!!
sirhardi Nov 22, 2002 4.20.1007
3 out of 5
Can someone PLEASE confirm this works for Win98 abnd above, there is no specs luisted here, nor any limitations or changes.
Aristo Nov 22, 2002 4.20.1007
5 out of 5
I couldn't find this in Intel's website either. However, the latest official INF driver works like a charm on my P4PE.
Kiriakos GR Nov 21, 2002 4.20.1007
5 out of 5
I am confused ,this post must be wrong .
I had just download the latest final Inf
This 4.20 version its not released officially from Intel !!