Using device manager:
Complete the following steps to identify the chipset using Windows Device Manager*. Open Device Manager using one of the following options:
- For Windows® 10:
Right-click on the Windows logo (aka "Start"), select Control Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
- You will see something like the following: "Intel® 9 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller"
- Windows 8*:
Open the Side Panel > Control Panel > Device Manager
- Windows 7*:
Click Start > Control Panel > Device Manager
- Windows Vista*:
Click Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Device Manager
- Windows XP*:
Click Start > Control Panel > System. Select the Hardware tab and Device Manager.
- Expand the System Devices entry and look for the chipset name similar to the following: "Intel 955X Memory Controller Hub - 2774". In this example, the chipset is an Intel® 955X Express Chipset.
- Start > Run > dxdiag
- Look under the 'Display' tab for 'Chip Type'
For systems purchased before the year 2012 you can use the Intel® Chipset Identification Utility to identify your Intel® Chipset. The Intel® Chipset Identification Utility is a downloadable tool used to determine which Intel Chipset is being used by your system. You will need to right click > Run as Administrator during install.
||This utility is for 32-bit operating systems only. Use the Intel® Driver Update Utility to determine system requirements if you are running a 64-bit OS. This utility was verified to work up to Windows 7; it might not work in newer operating systems.|
Intel Chipset Identification Utility gives a general idea of your chipset and directs you to the appropriate support content. It is not designed to be a chipset verification utility and Intel does not guarantee it to be free from defects or errata.
This utility does not identify Intel® Processors. To identify the type of Intel Processor you have, such as the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor or Intel® Celeron® Processor, download the Intel® Processor Identification Utility.
This applies to: