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Just bought a dual core, need help

By Tha General
Jan 10, 2010
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  1. I bought a Intel pentium dual core 2.67ghz 805 system, by emachine. Only problem , i have 2 yellow question marks in device manger, something called " PCI DEVICE , and SM bus controller, but i cant find any drivers for whatever they are. I look over at emachine, no such drivers, from intel.com, can't find anything.
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    If you're talking about that AMD you have in your system specs, it won't fit, but it sounds like your computer is running, so its probably a different one.

    PCI Device doesn't have anything to do with the processor, if you have a PCI device, directly search for drivers for that device...
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,839   +669

    The SM bus contoller must be missing a driver -try here http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-013541.htm
    PCI device could be anything- have you got a PCI modem, soundcard or RAID card ? if not you could try either:
    Updating the driver package from emachines
    Right clicking the device and try updating the driver
    Use this utility to identify the device http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html
    Disabling the device- losing any functionality would soon point to what it was

    It could possibly be that someone removed a PCI card prior to you getting the machine and didn't uninstall the driver or adjust the preferences.
  4. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    I don't build computers, i only deal with and buy prebuilts, i have this rig which i bought today:

    http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T5212


    Thanks for the links. About the pci device, not sure what it is. Guess i have to see what is going on.
  5. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Wait which chip is mind, i don't see 805?
    ALRIGHT i fix the pci device, it was the realtek audio, so what is the sm bus?
    cant seem to find any drivers for it, is it some sort of ati drivers i need
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,839   +669

    On the product page you have in your post- this one http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T5212
    Click on the "Customer Care" tab on the banner near the top
    Click "Drivers and Downloads"
    Select "Desktop" > "T Series" > "T5212"
    Select OS from the dropdown menu -seems W7 is not supported
    Click the Driver tab and download the appropriate driver files
    Click the Patch tab and download any applicable files.

    The SM bus controller driver is included within the chipset driver package.
  7. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Well there is nothing in the patch tab under xp, but there is a chipest driver set, i guess i will see whats in it.
  8. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Nope, not in the folder. I don't even think none of them files work with my system lol.
    everything is install correctly, that sm bus is the last thing i have to fix/install. everything seems to be working just fine with the yellow mark, maybe i should disable it?
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,839   +669

    Disabling the SM bus controllers could lead to problems down the line.
    I would download CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
    and select the Mainboard tab -if, under Chipset if it says ATI Radeon Xpress 200 then the driver download you did will include the SM bus controller- I doubt whether you could just install that on it's own. You would need to update/install the whole chipset package otherwise you would have to load everything seperately -chipset, southbridge, USB controllers etc...Never hurts to reinstall chipset drivers in any case. If they are the same as the ones on the machine then you'll most likely get a notification box telling you so.
  10. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    It says ati something, but i can't seem to find any drivers for it, i think its something in my bios which i have to disable. Doesn't seem to cause any trouble , gaming is fine, no crashes, no errors, just a question mark on sm bus controller, and i can't find any drivers for it.
  11. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Quick question, what is faster a Intel E2210 2.2GHZ Dual core Vs My Intel Pentium D 805 2.6GHZ Dual core?
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,839   +669

    Here's a comparison of most of the representative LGA775 and AM2 processors at Matbe
    No E2210 and D 805 but it does include the E2200 and D 920 and 840.
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    E2210, but not worth the upgrade if you have to pay anything IMO.
  14. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Thanks. Just was curious. Going to keep my 805 dual core(secondary rig) for my older games and xp which i am using now. My next computer , my main computer i am going quad core, and something really good by gateway. Buying it late next month.
  15. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Well i am selling my Intel Pentium Dual core 805 + 4670, and i have 2 choices to buy next week.

    Intel Pentium E2210 or Intel Pentium E5300 , which one is better?
    The E5300 came out in late 2008, whereas the e2210 is a Oem model and came out in 2009.
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

  17. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Cool thanks, lol i was kinda aiming for that one also, because of the Intel Chip. :)
    Anyways, i will report back about performance once i buy it this weekend :)
    I am buying a 5670 to go along with it btw, if i am able too, if not, guess i will just buy a GT240.
  18. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Pentium D...I think.
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,670   +879

    Comparing a single core Celeron to a dual Core Pentium doesn't really seem fair, now does it? I mean that's 2 CPUs to 1.

    So, you may have found 1 of the few things an 805 Smithfield is faster than, good work
  21. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Alright thanks. I just bought a quad core Q8300 as my main computer. My dual core i plan to get rid of tho in a few months or so, and buy either a E5300 or E5400 or maybe a E2210. All depends on what best buy has when i replace my dual core.

    Peace, thanks :)
  22. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Alright i found a good computer, one i was looking for to replace my Intel Pentium D 805, i am going to buy a emachine AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz. Which should be a great replacement over the emachine pentium d i have. :) :)

    The 4850e is faster right?
  23. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Yes...its better, I have one.
  24. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Nice, thanks :) Going to make that my official secondary computer with XP+32bit and for older games. And my Q8300 which i just bought i plan to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and get 12GB + for newer games. It says my quad can support up to 24 GB lol, thats insane.
    Anyways, peace.
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