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Intel Management Engine - Do I need it?

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It is listed on asrock p67 pro3 mobo driver download site (5.2012 version) about 50mb.

There are couple of new versions on intel site but I am not sure which do download. Do I even need this? WHAT IS IT!!!?
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post #2 of 12
It's for corporate networks, you don't need it.
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post #3 of 12
no you do need it, install it.
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

no you do need it, install it.
What does it actually do? I always install it when I do an OS install but never knew why I had to.
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post #5 of 12
I'm curious what this does too.

Although, I'm fairly certain it's needed because (IIRC) I had a yellow '!' in the device manager until I installed the MEI software.
post #6 of 12
IME

It's a driver that's useful for remote system management.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketman331 View Post

IME

It's a driver that's useful for remote system management.

I see. Thanks for the reply!
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketman331 View Post

IME

It's a driver that's useful for remote system management.
But why do you NEED it.
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post #9 of 12
if you have unknown device in device manager then installing this will get rid of that. i installed it on my machne because of that, and it won't really hurt to install it.
post #10 of 12
it does everything from allowing in windows multiplier adjustment to managing your UEFI, it even helps with USb devices.
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