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art asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 month ago

what does a SM Bus Controller do?

when I was using my computer tonight a message appeared saying that my sm bus controller was no longer recognised, I did some research online and managed to force the computer to recognise it again by installing an Intel utility program that came with my computer drivers disk, but I still don’t understand what  the sm controller actually does in simple terms and if my computer really needs it

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  • 1 month ago
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    SMBus is the System Management Bus used in personal computers and servers for low-speed, system management communications. A SMBus controller is integrated into most Intel® chipsets.

    What am I seeing?Device Manager displays an exclamation point for the SMBus controller or lists it under Other Devices. How to fix itDownload and run the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility so Windows* properly recognizes the SMBus controller

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