Optiplex 790 - Mini Tower - Reformatted - Extracted all the drivers from the support site.
NO Restore Method Used - FRESH INSTALL OF Windows 7 Pro
All went well, except for a missing driver as shown in Device Manage: Code 28: SM Bus Controller - The drivers for this device are not installed
Installed This Chipset:
Release Date: 4/19/2011
Version: 188.8.131.529, A02
This is the only other Chipset for my Service Tag
Release Date: 3/21/2012
Version: 184.108.40.2064, A02
I've checked and double checked the download site, can't seem to find anything else.
Sorry - How are you?
Although I installed the correct Chipset: R293337 - Apparently it was required to also install the Update Component: RVR_WIN_R29333. As soon as I installed the Chipset Update driver, (a separate driver package), Code 28 was resolved.
And BTW., it was partially due to your expertise that I was able to perform this format on my new Optiplex 790. Interestingly however, Dell set the drive so that I could NOT delete it before formatting. I'll have to start with a Bare Bones Drive.
Happy New Year!
"Dell set the drive so that I could NOT delete it before formatting."
What do you mean - what exactly are you seeing? I have a dozen or so 790's that I have built over the last couple of months, and have had no issues either regarding the SMBUS driver (which I'm sure the correct driver you listed above was installed in the process - I'd have to take a look at my notes on Monday), or deleting partitions (I fully deleted and formatted each disk in rebuilding them).
flash - the SM Bus Driver isssue was resolved as I mentioned. The solution/process to avoid that from happening is explained above for others to see. The issue of formatting was a separate issue I encountered when it came time to choose the option to DELETE, before Formatting. Apparently (it appears), Dell added/inserted/assigned this OEM drive so that it could NOT be deleted. I a got prompt warning me of that, so I went ahead and continued the Format process, WITHOUT Deleting the drive first. Clear? I don't really care too much because this was a practice format on the drive that came with this new machine out of the box. I always intended to replace this 250GB drive with a larger drive anyway. I'm sure I won't have that problem with a store-bought retail drive.
Thank you flash
All I'm saying is you should not be having that issue on a Dell OEM drive either. I've worked with hundreds of OEM drives and have never seen one that prevented you from deleting, expanding, shrinking, or otherwise formatting or partitioning the disk. So, no, it's not clear to me what exactly the issue is that you are seeing ... but if it doesn't matter to you, then it doesn't matter to me . If you want help figuring that out, let me know. Take care
Hi again flash
"you should not be having that issue on a Dell OEM drive either." Well my freind, it did come up, and did surprise me. Maybe I'll try it again just for fun?
In any event, it could be an issue when I pull it out, and use it somewhere else as a spare drive.We'll see ....
On another note, I'll be looking to add a sound card, and a Video Card. Although a nice machine, the Opitlex does not have a DVI out on the mother board.
Sequence of events: install the card phyiscally, then boot into Bios Set Up - Make Changes? Then load the drivers?
Here's my other thread:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19484299/20266790.aspx#20266790 < To be clear, Slot 2 is occupied, so I'll put the sound card, PCI Express x1 in tiny slot 3.
You won't likely need to make any changes in the BIOS ... just make sure your video cable is connected to the card and not the onboard or you will get an error. It will load to the Desktop in VGA mode (everything big, pixelated, etc.), then you can add the driver. Before adding a driver of your own, you may give Windows a chance to find a driver ... Windows Update may already have it.
Your video card will "probably" be ok, but your 790's power supply falls short of the published minimum specs for the GeForce 210 (300W required, 790 has between 200W and 265W, depending on which chassis/model you have).
Hi again flash
In this particular 790, there was actually an upgrade to a 520 Watt Neo Eco 520c. So I shouldn't have any power problems.
Thanx for the tips: just make sure your video cable is connected to the card
That being a power cable from the card to a female socket labeled; 'Intruder' on the motherboard directly above the card slot toward to rear?
Slot 4 for this nVidia on sale:
Slot 3 is available for a PCIe x1 http://www.microcenter.com/product/397403/Xonar_DSX_PCIe_71_Audio_Card
Slot 2 is already taken.