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Boris_yo
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Registered: ‎09-14-2010
Location: Israel
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How Do You Know Which Drivers Match Your Hardware?

I have lenovo G560, model 0679 and want to update drivers for wireless network adapter, LAN adapter and graphics. But how do I know which drivers on download page match my hardware?

 

Here are Hardware IDs for wireless network adapter:

 

PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_051014E4&REV_01
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_051014E4
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_0280

 

Here are Hardware IDs for Intel Graphics Media Accelerator:

 

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_392017AA&REV_02
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_392017AA
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_0300

 

I do not have Hardware IDs for LAN adapter because I do not see device in Device Manager due to it being disconnected but once I will connect LAN, I will know.

 

Teach me how to know which drivers match my device so I can update myself.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Re: How Do You Know Which Drivers Match Your Hardware?

hi Boris_yo,

 

Thanks for Posting!

 

I personally use http://www.pcidatabase.com/

 

You will be provided by two search box Vendor and Device.

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I always start with a vendor search

 So on your Posted Hardware ID the Vendor ID is the four digit/character after the word VEN (PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_051014E4&REV_01)

 

Then youll get a Broadcom Result

 

 

 

In cases you got multiple result for Vendor ID search like your GMA(Graphics)

That's the time I do a device Search (PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_392017AA&REV_02)

 

You will then be provided with devices with that device ID then just look for the Vendor Id that matches

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Hope this helps

cheers!

 

 



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