SM Bus controller

Posted on 2006-04-04
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am seeing this in device manager as a question mark and went to the IBM site and tried to find the drivers to download but I am not sure what driver I would need to look for, as there is no such animal as SM Bus comntroller on the list. I tried to run there software installer as well to load all this automatically but this does not see any packages as well. I also cannot figure out what or how to know what driver is listed with a question marrk refered to as unknown device. How would I know what unknown device this may be?
Question by:millerdog
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    See if this previous EE thread helps.
    "SM Bus controller":
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    Which link to this url >
    Quote:   Problems with the SMBus controller typically indicate that you didn't install the Intel INF update utility, also known as the Chipset Software Installation utility.
    This is easliy fixed by installing the latest one from here. Unquote:*+XP+Professional&submit=Go%21
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    This previously answered question, although for a Dell computer, might give you some ideas:

    This free program might help you identify the device and driver files needed:
    Everest Home Edition - system information tool

    Everest Home Edition (the successor of AIDA32) is a system information and benchmarking tool with full hardware & software information. It comes with a built-in hardware database and physical information for CPU, motherboard, hard disks, optical drives, chipset and much more. The information can be displayed on-screen, printed, or saved as a report in HTML or text format. The built in diagnostics module can help you find potential problems, by highlighting them in the report and also includes links to manufacturers web sites, driver updates and more. An easy to use report wizard allows you to create detailed reports in the format of your choice. The program is extremely well featured and very nicely done.
    License: Freeware  
    Price: Free
    Windows:  98/ME/2000/XP
    File size: 2710 kb  
    Author: Lavalys
    Version: 1.10
    Last update: May 03, 2004  version history  
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    Great minds think alike.  ;0)
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    Hi Lee  .. snap    :)

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