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Dell Inspiron 8600
Dell Inspiron 8600



15.4 inch display @ 1280x800 or 1680x1050 or 1900x1200
Intel Pentium M processor
Intel 855PM chipset (ICH4-M)
Up to 2GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo or NVIDIA Geforce FX Go 5200
Alps touchpad
hard drive
DVD+RW optical drive
Broadcom BCM4401 Fast Ethernet
Intel PRO/Wireless 2100BG / 2200BG or Dell TrueMobile 1350 / 1450
Dell TrueMobile 300 bluetooth
Conexant modem
Intel AC'97 Audio
USB 2.0
Texas Instruments PCI4510 PC Card controller
Texas Instruments PCI4510 Firewire controller
Docking Station connector

Hardware Status Overview

Device Working Driver Troubleshooting
Processor Processor Image:Tick.png
Drives and Storage Hard Drive Image:Tick.png ata_piix
Optical Drive Image:Tick.png ata_piix
Firewire Image:Tick.png ohci1394
USB USB Image:Tick.png uhci, ehci
Graphics ATI Image:Tick.png fglrx, radeon, radeonhd
NVIDIA Image:Tick.png nvidia
Input Devices Keyboard Image:Tick.png keyboard
Touchpad Image:Tick.png synaptics

Functions Keys Image:Tick.png
Networking Ethernet Image:Tick.png b44
WLAN: Intel Image:Tick.png ipw2100
WLAN: Dell Image:Tick.png b43, ndiswrapper
Modem unknown hsfmodem
Bluetooth Image:Tick.png hci_usb
IrDA unknown
Sound Sound Image:Tick.png snd-intel8x0
Other PC Card unknown yenta_socket
Hardware Sensors unknown i8k
Suspend to RAM unknown
Suspend to Disk unknown

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