SMBus Generic Device

Category: System controller
Manufacturer: Intel
Caution Level: Immediate
Download File Size: 5.9Mb
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: v.2.0 / 19 Jul 2004

Windows device driver information for SMBus Generic Device

These are drivers for a SMBus Generic Device, which is a motherboard controller device. They are issued with purchase of the device and can be downloaded from the manufactures website. The user is also issued with step by step guide to help them through the installation process and one can also access the manufactures website just incase they do not get enough information from the supplied software. This system controller monitors the computers voltage and board temperature including those programs, which read the computer hardware sensors. It also maintains and controls the clock settings during the initial bus installations. The device installation requires a professional and it is advisable that one carefully installs the device following the provided procedure. With the drivers well installed, the device performs its pre-defined functions effectively without any errors or fallouts and to the user's satisfaction.

Outdated Drivers?

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 device specifies the two classes of electrical power features i.e. high and low power. When high drive power is needed, the device automatically amplifies the available power to the required drive level for maximum performance and the device regulates the power consumption to limited usage in times when least power is needed to run the hard drive. The device design is automated by the manufacture such that it will regulate and perform all its tasks efficiently and even the user will not notice the speed at which the transactions are being performed. Most of the times, the device is incorporated in the motherboard but just incase one encounters difficulties after purchase of the motherboard, they should directly consult the manufacture to issues them with the exact SMBus Generic Device for their machine. One should note that a wrong SMBus Generic Device could affect the performance of the motherboard. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and SMBus Generic Device errors before installing any driver updates.