Drivers for Dimension C521

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Application - Application

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Wild Tangent Gaming Console and Games - VISTA, v.webpost, A1.0
This is link to web download Wild Tangent Dell Gaming Console.
Optionalwebpost9/8/2008 Windows 7 32-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Dell Support Center, v.DSC 2 Patch 2.1 Build 2.1.08060, A07
The Dell Support Center is a centrally-located, easy-to-use application providing personalized support resources. Whether you prefer online support, chat features, or calling a customer support representative; the Dell Support Center lets you choose the support that fits your
UrgentDSC 2 Patch 2.1 Build 2.1.080603/19/2008 Windows XP
Windows Vista 32-bit
Sonic Solutions Roxio Creator LE - VISTA 117725, Roxio Creator DE 9.0 Patch
Sonic Solutions Roxio Creator LE - VISTA 117725, Roxio Creator DE 9.0 Patch
RecommendedRoxio Creator DE 9.0 Patch6/25/2007 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Roxio Roxio Drag to Disc 9.X - VISTA 117726, Vista blocking D2D fix
When launching Microsoft Vista with Easy Media Creator 9 Suite installed, the following message appears: Program Compatibility Assistant This Driver is blocked due to compatibility issues Check online to see if solutions are available from the Microsoft website. If solutions are found,
UrgentVista blocking D2D fix3/28/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
Yahoo Music Jukebox 2.0 for Vista & XP, v.0.1, A00
Yahoo Music Jukebox 2.0
Recommended0.12/5/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit

Audio - Application

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Creative Labs Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio for Vista, M2RA00
Upgrade for Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio XP to Vista
RecommendedM2RA005/16/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
Creative Labs Integrated Audigy invitation, v.RC5, A02
Integrated Audigy invitation
OptionalRC59/15/2006 Windows XP

Audio - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio, v.6.10.0.5511, A04
Sigmatel STAC92XX C-Major HD Audio Driver
Recommended6.10.0.55116/19/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic (D), v.RC3, Web A03
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic (D) Audio Driver
RecommendedRC39/15/2006 Windows XP x64
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Creative Labs Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio, v.RC6, 44.1K A02
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio Driver
RecommendedRC69/15/2006 Windows XP
SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio, v.5.10.0.5143, A09
Sigmatel STAC92XX C-Major HD Audio Driver
Recommended5.10.0.51439/15/2006 Windows XP x64
Windows XP
Windows 2000

BIOS - BIOS

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell Dimension System BIOS, 1.1.11
Dimension C521 System BIOS
Optional1.1.119/4/2007 BIOS

Chipset - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
nVidia SMBus, v.4.5.7, A02
SMBus INF for MCP51 & MCP55
Recommended4.5.79/15/2006 Windows XP
Windows XP x64

Communications - Application

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Conexant 56K V.9x DFVc Modem, D850 56K V.9X PCI DF Modem ULD, v.1.10, A02
Digital Line Detect Application for Conexant D850 DFVc V.9x PCI Modem
Urgent1.109/15/2006 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Communications - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Conexant 56K V.9x DFVc Modem, D850 56K V.9X PCI DF Modem ULD, v.7.06.00, A02
Conexant D850 56K V.9x Data Fax Voice Capable Modem Driver
Recommended7.06.009/15/2006 Windows XP
Windows 2000

CPU - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
AMD Processor Driver, v.1.3.2, A00
AMD CPU Processor Driver
Recommended1.3.29/15/2006 Windows XP

Diagnostics - Diagnostics Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version), v.A1298/0438, A1298/0
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1298
OptionalA1298/04384/1/2008 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Windows XP
Windows Vista 64-bit
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics Utility Partition Contents Upgrade Tool, v.UpUpdate.A1279, A1279
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1279 Utility Partition Update Tool
OptionalUpUpdate.A12799/15/2006 OS Independent
Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version), A1280
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1280
OptionalA12809/14/2006 OS Independent

Input - Application

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Logitech Dell Premium Optical Mouse(Nala), Premium Optical Mouse, A03
Driver for Premium mouse on both XP and Vista. Mouse Suite software to configure programmable keys of premium mouse on both both XP and Vista.
OptionalA032/22/2008 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Dell Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Bundle, v.SP_3_21_b29_DT_XP_Vista, A01
Dell Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Bundle Win XP & Vista Combined Setpoint on Desktop
OptionalSP_3_21_b29_DT_XP_Vista5/11/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Windows Vista 64-bit

Input - Patch/Upgrade

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Logitech Dell Premium Optical Mouse(Nala), Premium Optical Mouse, A00
Optical Premium Software Patch for Solving MS Office 2007 Scrolling Issue
RecommendedA003/21/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP x64

Network - Diagnostics Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.v10.0.7c, A01
Broadcom Advance Control Suite (Gui Diags)
Recommendedv10.0.7c5/16/2007 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows Vista 32-bit

Network - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.v4.60, A02
Broadcom 4401/B0 Ethernet Drivers
Recommendedv4.603/20/2007 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista 32-bit
MS-DOS

Removable Storage - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
TEAC CA200 HH 13-1 Card Reader, v.06082007-32, A01-32
Media Card Reader Icon Manager (Driver) For XP or VISTA 32 BIT OS ONLY
Recommended06082007-321/16/2008 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
TEAC CA200 HH 13-1 Card Reader, v.06082007-64, A01-64
Media Card Reader Icon Manager (Driver) For XP or Vista 64 BIT OS ONLY
Recommended06082007-641/16/2008 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP x64

Removable Storage - Firmware

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
TSST TS-H353B HH SATA 16X DVDROM, v.DW30, A09
Firmware for TSST TS-H353B HH SATA 16X DVDROM
RecommendedDW303/10/2010 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows XP
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
TSST TS-H493B HH SATA 48X CDRW/DVDROM, v.D400, A03
Firmware update for TSST TS-H493 Half-Height combo drive.
RecommendedD40010/20/2008 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Windows XP
PBDS DH-16W1S HH SATA 16X DVD+/-RW, v.2D15, A01
Windows/DOS firmware flash update for PBDS DH-16W1S HH SATA 16X DVDRW
Recommended2D156/25/2008 Windows XP
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
PBDS DH-48C2S HH SATA 48X CDRW/DVDROM, v.ND12, A01
Windows/DOS firmware flash update for PBDS DH-48C2S HH SATA 48X CDRW/DVDROM
OptionalND124/29/2008 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP
TEAC CA200 HH 13-1 Card Reader, v.4.08, A03
TEAC CA-200 firmware for Enhanced 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Recommended4.081/16/2008 Windows XP
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP x64
TEAC CA200 HH 13-1 Card Reader, v.4.08, A01
TEAC CA-200 firmware for Enhanced 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Recommended4.081/9/2008 Windows Me
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Philips DROM6316 HH SATA 16X DVDROM, v.ODNK, A05
Windows/DOS firmware flash utility update for Philips DROM6316 HH SATA 16X DVDROM
OptionalODNK12/5/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Windows XP
Windows Vista 64-bit
HLDS GDR-H20N HH 16X DVD SATA, v.0D05, A00
DOS based firmware flash utility update for HLDS GDR-H20N HH 16X DVD SATA.
Optional0D058/31/2007 MS-DOS
HLDS GSA-H31N HH SATA 16X DVD+/-RW, v.B110, A04
Windows Based Firmware Flash Utility for HLDS GSA-H31N HH SATA 16X DVDRW Drive
OptionalB1107/5/2007 Windows XP
Windows XP x64
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Sony AW-Q160S HH SATA 16X DVD+/-RW, v.KDS3, A01
- Fimware fixes playback of certain DVD titles.
UrgentKDS34/25/2007 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP x64
HLDS GCC-H10N HH 48X CDRW/DVD SATA, v.C103, A03
Windows Based Firmware Flash Utility update for HLDS GCC-H10N HH 48X CDRW/DVD SATA
RecommendedC1034/12/2007 Windows XP
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
TSST TS-H653A HH SATA 16X DVD+/-RW, v.D500, A03
Windows Based Firmware Flash Utility updates for TSST TS-H653A HH DVDRW Drive
RecommendedD5004/5/2007 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP x64
TSST TS-H553A HH SATA 16X DVD+/-RW, v.DE04, A04
Windows Based Firmware Flash Utility update for TSST TS-H553A HH DVDRW Drive
RecommendedDE041/25/2007 Windows XP x64
Windows XP

Serial ATA - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
nVidia MediaShield, v.6.99, A01
nVidia MediaShield Storage Driver (at OS install time only)
Recommended6.998/27/2007 Windows XP
nVidia MediaShield, v.9.92, A01
nVidia MediaShield Storage Application
Recommended9.928/14/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit

Serial ATA - Hardware

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Samsung HD642JJ 640GB S2 HDD, v.1AC00017 , A00
The firmware includes a fix for potential "hang" condition.
Recommended1AC000175/13/2009 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP x64
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB S2 HDD, HD103UJ 1TB S2 HDD, v.1AC00017, A00
This firmware prevents a potential "hang" condition with the following Dell hard drives. Samsung HD502IJ 500GB - DP/N XT518 Samsung HD103UJ 1TB - DP/N FY878
Recommended1AC000175/12/2009 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP x64
Samsung HD322HJ 320GB S2 HDD, HD251HJ 250GB S2 HDD, v.1AC00017, A00
The firmware includes a fix for potential "hang" condition.
Recommended1AC000175/12/2009 Windows XP x64
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB LF S2 HDD, v.DE13, A01
The DE13 firmware corrects potential hang on power up. Drive will appear not accessible after hang.
UrgentDE134/3/2009 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP x64
Seagate ST3750630AS 750GB LF S2 HDD, ST31000340AS 1TB LF S2 HDD, v.DE13, A01
Firmware DE13 fixes potential hang on power up on Seagate 3.5" 7200RPM HDD''s Model s: ST3750630AS ST31000340AS
UrgentDE134/3/2009 Windows XP
Windows XP x64
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Samsung HD321KJ 320GB Lead Free SATA2 HDD, HD501LJ 500GB Lead Free SATA2 HDD, v.CP100-13, CR100-13, A00
This firmware update corrects a feature that inadvertently causes "RAID degraded" messages on supported platforms. This firmware will update the Samsung 320GB HD321KJ DP/N (CW026) to firmware CP100-13. This firmware will update the Samsung 500GB HD501LJ DP/N (DN133) to firmware CR100-13.
UrgentCP100-13, CR100-133/28/2008 Windows XP
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP x64
Windows Vista 32-bit

System Utilities - Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell Desktop System Software, v.1.17.1, A09
Desktop System Software (DSS) is a utility that provides critical updates and patches for your operating system. Install the DSS program to gain support for Dell 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD drives, and USB devices. DSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer. DSS
Optional1.17.15/15/2007 Windows 2000
Windows XP x64
Windows XP
Dell System Utilities, 1.03
Asset utility
Recommended1.0310/5/2006 OS Independent

Video - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
ATI 256MB RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, Hyper Memory PCI-Express X16 (DVI/VGA/TV out) Radeon X300 SE, 128MB Radeon X600 SE, RADEON® X600 256MB HYPERMEMORY, 256MB Radeon X600, Radeon X1900XTX 512MB, X1300 Pro 256MB, X1300, X1300 Pro, v.8.383_Leg_WHQL_070613a-049454C-Dell_Vista32, A04
Latest 8.383 WHQL Vista32 Driver from AMD.
Recommended8.383_Leg_WHQL_070613a-049454C-Dell_Vista327/10/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
ATI 256MB RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, Hyper Memory PCI-Express X16 (DVI/VGA/TV out) Radeon X300 SE, 128MB Radeon X600 SE, RADEON® X600 256MB HYPERMEMORY, 256MB Radeon X600, Radeon X1900XTX 512MB, X1300 Pro 256MB, X1300, X1300 Pro, v.8.383_Leg_WHQL_070613a-049458C-Dell_Vista64, A04
Latest 8.383 Vista64 WHQL driver from AMD.
Recommended8.383_Leg_WHQL_070613a-049458C-Dell_Vista647/10/2007 Windows Vista 64-bit
ATI ATI Theater™ 650 PRO Combo Analog/Digital TV Tuner, v.Vista 32bit 6.14.10.243, A02 Vista 32bit
Updated Vista 32bit driver for the ATI Theater 650 Pro NTSC/ATSC Combo Tuner
RecommendedVista 32bit 6.14.10.2435/1/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
ATI ATI Theater™ 650 PRO Combo Analog/Digital TV Tuner, v.Vista 64bit 6.14.10.243, A03 Vista 64bit
Updated Vista 64bit driver for the ATI Theater 650 Pro NTSC/ATSC Combo Tuner
RecommendedVista 64bit 6.14.10.2435/1/2007 Windows Vista 64-bit
ATI TVT2 Wonder Elite - Internal Single Analog NTSC TV Tuner, v.8.33.7, A07 (xp32)
Latest Japan WinXP MCE driver for ATI TV WONDER ELITE
Optional8.33.72/15/2007 Windows XP
nVidia GForce 6150, v.97.46 (64-bit), A04
Vista 64-bit driver
Optional97.46 (64-bit)1/26/2007 Windows Vista 64-bit
nVidia GForce 6150, v.97.46 (32-bit), A05
Vista 32-bit driver for nVidia integrated graphics.
Optional97.46 (32-bit)1/26/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
AVerMedia TVT5 M779 Internal PAL-SECAM-DVBt Hybrid TV Tuner, v.2.4.0.30, A00
Installs the Vista 32-bit driver for the Dell Internal PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner.
Recommended2.4.0.301/18/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
AVerMedia TVT5 M779 Internal PAL-SECAM-DVBt Hybrid TV Tuner, v.2.4.0.26, A00b
Installs the driver for the Dell Internal PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner.
Recommended2.4.0.261/18/2007 Windows XP
nVidia GForce 6150, v.91.48 (32-bit), A00
nVidia GeForce 6150 LE integrated graphics drivers
Urgent91.48 (32-bit)9/15/2006 Windows XP
Windows 2000
ATI X1300, v.8.263.5.1-060607a-035600C-Dell, A01
ATI 8.263-5.1 driver for x1300 graphics adapter
Recommended8.263.5.1-060607a-035600C-Dell9/15/2006 Windows XP
Windows XP x64
ATI TVT2 Wonder Elite - Internal Single Analog NTSC TV Tuner, v.8.273, A06
Latest driver for ATI TV WONDER ELITE.
Recommended8.2739/15/2006 Windows XP
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit

Video - Patch/Upgrade

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Sonic Solutions CinePlayer 3.x, v.301B11C, A03_Q
Software Update / Patch for Sonic CinePlayer 3.0.
Urgent301B11C1/3/2007 Windows XP
Windows XP x64