need sm bus controller?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by lumpy4900, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. lumpy4900

    lumpy4900 MDL Novice

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    Was given a free computer last week. It is a e-machine t3516a. Was not working well so I reinstalled xp on it and now I am in need of a sm bus controller and cant seem to find one. Problem is e-machine has nothing I have been able to find on this computer. I went to american megatrends because thats what system info says my bios is. Ran a scan of the computer and they tell me its a gateway motherboard. Cant find anything at gateway so I am at a loss of what to do. Any help would be great cause I am totally confused as to what to try. I have spent hours attempting to figure out what to try to install. The machine is in good condition and dont really want to give up on it. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Tito

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  3. IronMaiden

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    "Ran a scan" - what kind of scan? Did you try it with Speccy or CPU-Z? Both excellent utilities.

    "and it's a Gateway motherboard" - OK, but which one? If you have an exact name, give it to us. Maybe we can help. :p
     
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    #4 aerodown, Oct 22, 2011
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    like @Tito said use driverpacks.
    You can use driverpack Stand Alone Driverpack Utility (SAD2) available at their forum:
    Code:
    http : // forum . driverpacks  .net / viewtopic.php?id=5336 
    Then go here:
    Code:
    http : // driverpacks . net / driverpacks / latest
    and download Chipset driver for Windows 2000/XP/2003 (x86) DriverPacks.

    Extract SAD2-111008.7z (SAD2) tool.
    Put downloaded Chipset driver (DP_Chipset_wnt5_x86-32_1019.7z) into SAD2 folder (SAD2-111008\NT5\x86\)
    Run DP_Install_Tool.cmd

    It will install the driver automatically for you if your chipset smbus driver available. i always use this method when i run into similar problem like you or i cant find the driver and its work for me. i hope its work for you too.

    * sorry i have to make space for links because i cant actually post links since my post count <20.
     
  5. lumpy4900

    lumpy4900 MDL Novice

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    This one has a microsoft sticker that reads windows xp home. So it couldnt of came with vista installed. which is one reason I am so confused. nothing I am reading is adding up on this machine. will try driverpacks. Thanks. Ran a scan on bios and this is what I got. elite group rc410-m version 1.1
     
  6. Tito

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    Well, in this model, eMachines uses ECS mobo. U can try to find on ecs website, but I think driverpacks is better idea ;)
     
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    lumpy4900 MDL Novice

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    A scan from the site the motherboard was suppose to be from to id the motherboard. The scan came back saying that it was a gateway. that was about the time I had had enough for the day and quit.
     
  8. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Did you try right clicking on the SMB controller and updating driver from internet??
     
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    lumpy4900 MDL Novice

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    Driver pack done the trick. going to download all of them. Should of came here first I guess. Thanks to all for the help. :biggrin:
     
  10. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I have original 3 driver installers if you need them...
     
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