Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Cyrix Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 800.8 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 1 / 20 Sep 2006
This hardware component is responsible for the implementation of the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface functionality of the host computer system. This feature set is commonly attributed to the ISA South Bridge chipset which is found on the computer motherboard. The implementation and activation of the Cyrix Cx5530 ACPI bridge with the use of the appropriate device driver allows the host computer system to conform with an industry specification with regards to the handling of power consumption. This industry standard for the efficient handling of power consumption relates not only to desktop computer systems but extends even to mobile computing machines as well. The installation of the proper device driver allows for the determination of how the host computer system's Basic Input Output System (BIOS), peripheral devices, and operating system environment talk to each other on the amount of power usage required. This feature is a critical key in the implementation of certain computer system functionalities like the Instantly Available technology for Intel based chipsets. This technology is similar to the Always On feature provided by Microsoft Technology to its newer operating system platforms.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The implementation of the Cyrix Cx5530 ACPI bridge basically requires two major components, first is the installation of the proper device driver and secondly is that the feature must be supported by the underlying operating system environment. When present the deployment of this feature set allows the computer user to specify at what time a particular device should be turned off. This function is commonly observed in computer display monitors which go on standby at a user defined time. The same feature is responsible for bringing the supported hardware component out of its standby state. In terms of mobile computing systems, the computer user has the benefit of specifying a lower level of power consumption to preserve battery life. This results in an extended battery life due to lower consumption but without affecting the functionality of critical system services. Normally when the ACPI feature is invoked only non-critical operating system environment services are terminated or put on hold. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Cyrix Cx5530 ACPI bridge errors before installing any driver updates.