Chipset Support
How to Identify Your Intel® Chipset

Using device manager:
Complete the following steps to identify the chipset using Windows Device Manager*. Open Device Manager using one of the following options:

  1. 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"
  2. Windows 8*:
    Open the Side Panel > Control Panel > Device Manager
  3. Windows 7*:
    Click Start > Control Panel > Device Manager
  4. Windows Vista*:
    Click Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Device Manager
  5. 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.

Using DxDiag:

  1. Start > Run > dxdiag
  2. Look under the 'Display' tab for 'Chip Type'

Older PCs

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.

Note 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.

Related topics
Chipset hardware support
Intel Driver Update Utility
Intel Processor Identification Utility
How To Identify Your Intel® Graphics Controller

This applies to:

Intel® Chipset Identification Utility
Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)
Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

Solution ID: CS-009245
Last Modified: 11-Nov-2015
Date Created: 11-Feb-2004
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