Dell Dimension B110 Windows 7 Video Driver

Although it is true that there isn’t a Windows 7 video driver available for the Dell Dimension B110 it is still possible to force the integrated Intel i865GV video card to work properly by making a simple adjustment to the Dimension B110’s BIOS.

Dell Dimension B110 Windows 7 Driver

1. Turn on the computer and press F2 to enter the BIOS.

2. Scroll down to Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options) using the arrow keys and press enter.

3. Now scroll down to Onboard Video Buffer and use the arrow keys to change this setting from 1 MB to 8 MB.

4. Press Esc until you are prompted to Save Changes And Exit, press enter to exit the BIOS.

5. Windows 7 will boot as normal only you will now be able to set your Dell Dimension B110’s screen resolution to 1024 x 768 with 16 bit color by right clicking on the Windows 7 Desktop and left clicking on Screen resolution. Select 1024 x 768 and click on Apply.

The issue at hand here is that the Dell Dimension B110 shipped with the older, and now unsupported Intel 865GV integrated graphics controller. Simply allocating more memory to the video buffer allows for the Dimension B110’s integrated graphics card to work properly on Windows 7 albeit as a standard VGA adapter. You won’t be able to use any of the Aero graphics themes, but Windows 7 will still run very well on your Dell Dimension B110.

Dell Dimension B110 Memory Upgrade

As an aside, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that your Dell Dimension B110 can support up to 2 GB of RAM. I would highly recommend this upgrade as you’ll find that Windows 7 will perform much better on your Dimension B110 after a memory upgrade. You can purchase RAM for your Dimension B110 directly from Amazon.

24 thoughts on “Dell Dimension B110 Windows 7 Video Driver

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  2. Chris C

    Mike,

    It didn’t work for me. I was elated to find your remedy, but my resolution is still locked at 800×600. The pull-down won’t pull down. I have a Dimension 1100. Is there a difference between that and the B110 ? Is that why your procedure didn’t solve my problem ?

  3. Stan

    this works for me…. thanks so much…. i spent all day looking for this driver until i read your intructions.

  4. Dean

    Thanks for the fix. I’ve been trying to figure out a fix for tbis for a week. Your suggestion did the trick. If I could figure out how to get tbe keyboard to work, I’d be happy.

  5. FaustoDamian

    Thank You Mike! I almost bought a new card, luckily I found your post first, it worked flawlessly. Thanks again for sharing this.

  6. JD

    Thanks, it worked. Also, i had issues with the sound card but after installing the driver for Vista from dell s webbpage, it works fine. Thanks a lot!!! Good job! :-)

  7. John

    Mike, you are a genius. Thank you so much for this great tip.
    I am doing a clean install to give this desktop to someone deserving and you helped me out a lot.
    Thanks again.

  8. Naim

    I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!
    (NO-HOMO)
    almost bought a new video card, almost forgot….that there really are good ppl out here :’)
    (i thought this was fake because some of you guys sound like programmed bots)
    but was i wrong…….
    again…TY

  9. Ted

    Thanks a million. I was getting ready to scrap this old computer and buy a new one. Since I don’t play games it is just fine for internet surfing.

  10. Alberto Munera

    Mike, GREAT idea. Worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Continue enjoying computers and life. THANKS again.

  11. Anthony

    Mike,
    Thanks a lot for the information on Dell Dimension B110 Windows 7 Video Driver. Works perfect now…..

  12. D Sizzle

    Thanks for the tip, totally worked! Dell’s are suck pieces of $%^&, I’m glad I could egt this one running for some people though. =D

  13. Justsid

    Thanks for sharing Mike, I was ready to purchase a compatible video card and drivers and did a search first and found this post. Easy solution and worked great!

  14. help and support

    I use this kind of computer for home use for over a year now. Anyways, your tip really helped me a lot I am currently using Windows 7 which has faster loading than the Vista.

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