Discussion in 'Asus' started by John, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. John

    John Guest


    anuone knows what this is in devicemanger

    PCI simple communications controller ?

    on the cd i cannot find anydriver for this.
    i have a Creative soundcard and ATI 6970 videocard which works perfectly.

    gr. John
    John, Jun 11, 2011
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  2. John

    Paul Guest


    "Additional Notes

    If the Intel Management Engine (Intel ME) driver has not been
    successfully installed, you may see an error on a
    "PCI Simple Communications Controller" in Device Manager."

    Just a guess (as it sounds a lot like a serial port).

    There is a version on the Asus site, under the "Utilities"
    section of the download page for your board. But the file
    is 250MB, which has gotta be a mistake. The one on the Intel
    site is around 9MB. I suppose if we multiply that by 24 languages,
    that might explain it, but still, 250MB is excessive.

    "Intel Management Engine Interface V7.0.0.1118
    for Windows 32/64bit XP & 32/64bit Vista& 32/64bit 7."

    So I don't know what is hiding in there. You could "Explore" your
    motherboard CD, and see if there is an "MEI" file on it.

    Paul, Jun 11, 2011
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  3. John

    Paul Guest

    Hilarious. That 250MB download on the Asua site ? Most of that,
    is a copy of dotnetfx35.exe installer file, plus a much smaller
    "real file" to install. So most of your download time, on the
    bloated 250MB Asus download, is spent getting a Microsoft file
    (which you may or may not have a copy of already).

    It looks like I've had that file on disk here, since 2009. So
    plenty of opportunities to already have it.

    Paul, Jun 11, 2011
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