Compaq Deskpro XE 450 drivers

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Compaq Deskpro XE 450 drivers

Postby Ultrax » 2019-5-16 @ 21:57

Does anybody know what drivers are needed for the Compaq Deskpro XE 450? I cannot find anything online besides Windows 2000 drivers. Primarily, I need sound and graphics drivers for whatever chips it uses. I know the sound is from Analog Devices, but the graphics are only listed in Device Manager as "Compaq QVision". Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: Compaq Deskpro XE 450 drivers

Postby PC Hoarder Patrol » 2019-5-17 @ 03:28

You can get a list of possible drivers here by using the Locate By Product drop-downs for product, model & OS

https://web.archive.org/web/20021002215820/http://www.compaq.com/support/files/Desktops/us/

this'll point you to the correct SoftPAQ driver files, which aren't generally available on archive.org but which you can probably track down on a mirror ftp site like this one

http://cwcyrix.duckdns.org/ftp-archives/ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/
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Re: Compaq Deskpro XE 450 drivers

Postby weldum » 2019-5-17 @ 03:30

you can use a program like Aida64, or hwinfo32 to see what kind of hadrware it has, also you can see in the motherboard which components it has, but the best option is to use the software and download the drivers manually.
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Re: Compaq Deskpro XE 450 drivers

Postby PC Hoarder Patrol » 2019-5-17 @ 04:13

Also, I'm guessing the Analog Devices audio must be their WSS-compliant chipset integrated onto the motherboard
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