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I recently did a dual boot with Vista and XP and my XP computer does not recognize some things such as my chipset. Before i realized that fact, I was busy searching for a SM Bus controller that my computer need drivers for, I realized i needed to go to the AMD site [Have a AMD Processor ] to download the chipset drivers, but now the any AMD setup says "No AMD components were found" Everything is running fine currently but it bugs me that I cant find a driver for SM Bus controller. I have Gateway GT5676 and I have no clue what Mobo I have because the detector is not able to pick it up but here is other info. AMD Phenom Quadcore 9600 @ 2.3GHZ 4GB Ram BIOS - American Megatrands [Released - 2/18/2008]

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The problem is that you are searching AMD for a Gateway driver. They have proprietary BIOS which AMD will not recognize so get the drivers here: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1015332R/1015332Rnv.shtml   Merry Christmas and post back if you have any further issues. Steve Medley

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