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Windows 7: Chipset update bagged my powered usb ports


29 Apr 2010   #1
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Chipset update bagged my powered usb ports

I f you look @ my system you'll see I own a Dell XPS Studio 1640. I recently grew tired of Dell's lack of chipset updates. So I went to Intel and DL'd the latest CS. All was/is fine except it knocked out the afore mentioned powered usb ports. As in I can charge a device via usb while my system is turned off. I called Dell but...well...

So if anyone has a hint as to where I might look/head for a fix that would be stellar. I really need the port now for my iPhune. Yeah...my Zune. First person to correctly identify and correct the problem wins a dream date with me. C'mon! That's some swag.

Seriously I thank any who can help.
Regards,
J23

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29 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J23 View Post
I f you look @ my system you'll see I own a Dell XPS Studio 1640. I recently grew tired of Dell's lack of chipset updates. So I went to Intel and DL'd the latest CS. All was/is fine except it knocked out the afore mentioned powered usb ports. As in I can charge a device via usb while my system is turned off. I called Dell but...well...

So if anyone has a hint as to where I might look/head for a fix that would be stellar. I really need the port now for my iPhune. Yeah...my Zune. First person to correctly identify and correct the problem wins a dream date with me. C'mon! That's some swag.

Seriously I thank any who can help.
Regards,
J23
Revert to the older chipset because the new one might now support it.
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30 Apr 2010   #3
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Ok

I did not know (having no presedent regarding laptop USB powered hubs) that this would be a safe thing to do. Your status indicates that you would know so..... Do I just reflash the prior chipset? It is the Pm45 ftr. I do not doubt you. I just want to make sure as I've never reverted a chip set on a laptop b4. I thank you 4 responding.

Regards,
J23
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01 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J23 View Post
I recently grew tired of Dell's lack of chipset updates.
How often do you think you should get chipset updates? I don't understand the above comment at all.
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01 May 2010   #5
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
What???

I expect Dell to update the chipsets since they choose to modify them when Intel does.

I do not understand your comment @ all. Do you not expect chipset updates?
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01 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Chipset updates are usually made to address specific problems and/or to make the chipsets more compatible with newer hardware. My rule of thumb is not to update the chipset if I am experiencing no problems. Updating chipsets is a whole lot different than updating software. If it is not broke, don't fix it.
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01 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try leaving your computer unplugged overnight.
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01 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J23 View Post
I do not understand your comment @ all. Do you not expect chipset updates?
Yes, when a new OS comes out and there is a problem with the chipset drivers for compatibility. Other than that, no.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Chipset updates are usually made to address specific problems and/or to make the chipsets more compatible with newer hardware. My rule of thumb is not to update the chipset if I am experiencing no problems. Updating chipsets is a whole lot different than updating software. If it is not broke, don't fix it.
My thoughts exactly. We think a lot alike, Carl.
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02 May 2010   #9
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

That is the case here. I am not stating anything you both are? Ithink there has been a loss in communication. If it is on my end. I apologize. My wife was almost killed in an auto accident a few days back so. Well that's TMI as is.

So it is both your opinions that I should simply return to the prior Dell approved release? Ok. Thanks.
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02 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J23 View Post
My wife was almost killed in an auto accident a few days back so. Well that's TMI as is.
Wow, sorry to hear that. I hope she's doing okay now. I certainly didn't set out to upset you, and if I did, then I appologize.
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