Driver Details

Intel Cougar Point Chipset Software Installation Utility, v., A00

This file provides the chipset driver for Intel Cougar Point-based 11G PowerEdge systems running supported Microsoft Windows OS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release


Version, A00



Release date

18 Apr 2012

Last Updated

11 Jun 2013



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
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File Size: 2MB
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Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64

Applies to

Cougar Point Chipset Software Installation Utility

Installation instructions


1. Click 'Download Now' to download the file.
2. Save the driver package to a local location.


1. Run the executable.
2. Follow the on-screen commands and extract the contents to a desired location (the default is C:\Dell\Drivers\N8D64\).
3. Once the extraction is complete, navigate to the extraction folder and run Setup.exe if the Intel install utility does not autorun.
4. Follow the onscreen directions to install the drivers and restart afterward if prompted.
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