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Intel(R) 536EP Modem?.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:40 PM

My PC's OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 with all updates installed. I connect to the internet via a fast ethernet cable modem supplied by my ISP. While looking through my ARP list I noticed that I had an installed program with the title "Intel® 536EP Modem". Can anyone tell me what this is and what it does and if I need it or is it safe to uninstall it as I have no idea?. I see it is also listed in Device Manager under Modems and again in Sound and Audio under hardware. I have switched off the AC'97 sound in BIOS as I have a Philips Sonic Edge sound card installed instead.
I can see it listed on my original bill of sale when I bought the PC but have no idea what it is used for.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:42 AM

It is your fax modem. Years ago (god I remember 2400 baud modems) you used a standard telphone modem to connect to the internet. The only reason manufactures include them with systems today, asside from their really cheap is to allow you to send and receive faxes and in the off chance your still using dial up. Just leave it be if its not causing problems, and if you have a scanner you can start faxing your friends!

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:30 AM

Thanks for the explanation Sneakycyber.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.




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