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Method for advanced diagnostics of a PC system through the SMBus using an external system management controller

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009979D
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-02

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and apparatus to allow an external system management controller (SMC) to perform advanced diagnostics of a PC system through the system management bus. Benefits include improved reliability and improved support for high-availability features.