1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

Discussion in 'Asus' started by _radditz_, Jun 29, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. _radditz_

    _radditz_ Fallen to the Sith...

    Reputations:
    120
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,584
    Its on the website for download from Asus support but i dont know what it is. Im going to do a clean install of my OS and was wondering if i need this? What does it do?

    edit:just noticed a few other things:

    -INTEL Inf Update
    -CPU HOTFIX Utility
    -Wireless Console
    -UAA bus driver and Audio driver (different from Realtek HD Audio driver)

    what are they and do i need them after doing a clean OS install?

    Thanks.
     
  2. coriolis

    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    2,319
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Messages:
    14,121
    I believe that is for all the hotkeys, such as the TouchPad, BT(if appliable), Wireless, etc.
     
  3. ProntoR2

    ProntoR2 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    21
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    190
  4. hoimin

    hoimin Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    7
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    118
    it is an Asus motherboard and hotkey driver (HControl) package.

    HControl allows you to use your function button in conjuction with the F1-12 keys and InstantOn or other non-keyboard buttons.

    ACPI allows programs like NHC to monitor temperatures

    so, yeah, you probably need it.
     
  5. SRD

    SRD Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    133
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,089
    It is for hotkeys. And yes you need all of them. always download all the drivers for something. The ones that come with windows suck.
     
  6. MilestonePC.com

    MilestonePC.com Company Representative

    Reputations:
    160
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,973
    You may also want to install P4G or NHC or RMclock to manage your system.

    Also get the latest graphic drivers, this will help for gaming and video display.

    You will also need the synaptic drivers for the touch pad.
     
  7. gizbug

    gizbug Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    30
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    283
    The new atk0100 acpi utility crashes in windows xp. beware
     
  8. AuroraS

    AuroraS Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    651
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2004
    Messages:
    3,498
    I usually install everything the CD comes with on a clean OS install... unless there's an update on the ASUS website with a newer version.
    However, the Intel INF update is most likely a CPU database update for Windows, the CPU HOTFIX is something I'm not sure of... but you should probably install it anyway (although you won't know what it does... they include it for a reason, do they not?). It probably helps Windows understand the CPU you're using and thus it will know how to optimize it's operation and know its cooling states... etc.
    The Wireless Console helps you control your wireless LAN and bluetooth... essentially, it's a tool that helps remember which wireless devices you had on before you enter standby/hibernate. Without it, your bluetooth and wireless LAN will be turned off by default when you resume from standby/hibernate.
    The UAA audio stuff is needed for sound and something else I think... but it's needed for sure.
     
  9. Lord_Nemesis

    Lord_Nemesis Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    17
    which one is this bastard ;)
    - 02/23/2006, 1043.2.15.56
    or
    - 04/13/2006, 1043.2.15.58

    Thanks!
     
  10. _radditz_

    _radditz_ Fallen to the Sith...

    Reputations:
    120
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,584
    Thanks for the replys everyone.

    I am installing everything else from the website (P4G, Winflash etc) its just that i wasnt sure about those programs i mentioned at the start.

    I need the hotkeys so will install the ACPI thingy, which version is buggy? If its the one from the web then i'll stick to the one on my CD. I'll install UAA because i need sound but what else does it effect?

    Im hesitant about installing unkown programs like the CPU hotfix/INF so i probably wont unless i encounter problems.
     
Similar Threads: ATK0100 ACPI
Forum Title Date
Asus Can't Open ACPI ATK0100 kernal Mode Driver Oct 2, 2009
Asus need ATK0100 ACPI driver for win 7 RTM 64bit on ASUS G1Sn. Aug 23, 2009
Asus Where to dl latest ATK0100 ACPI for vista? Dec 20, 2007
Asus W7Sg Win8.1 64bit ATK0100 Driver? Jan 22, 2015
Asus ATK0100 Asus Sep 13, 2012

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page