ATA133/ATA100cable/onlyATA66????

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by WildOptic, Sep 7, 2002.

  1. WildOptic

    WildOptic OSNN Member

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    Well I have a Maxtor 60GB ATA133, ATA100 cable, yet its running at ATA66, and yes its WinXP Pro with SP1. FYI the motherboard is an Asus A7V. Any explainations would be great thanks.
     
  2. NetRyder

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    Have you checked the DMA mode for the hard disk in the BIOS?
     
  3. WildOptic

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    No I havent checked the bios ...I will check on that
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Yeah, Windows will get its DMA settings based on values set in the BIOS itself. So if the BIOS setting is incorrect, Windows will set it to a lower setting too.
     
  5. WildOptic

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    Theres no way to set anything in the bios other than the raid control to disable/enable which is disabled since i dont use those connections. And bios shows UDMA4 on boot. Anything else guys/gals?
     
  6. sometimes to get true 133 it takes software driver..........look into it for board...
     
  7. RobbieSan

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    are you sure your board supports ATA100 or 133? if so, usually settings are adjusatble in BIOS, if not maybe there some jumpers..
     
  8. WildOptic

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    The board supports ATA100 for sure I dont know about 133.....I will check on the jumper thing but i havent know Asus to use jumpers much for that.
     
  9. gonaads

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    Well, if it's the plain old Asus A7V then go to this page:

    http://usa.asus.com/mb/socketa/a7v/overview.htm

     
  10. WildOptic

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    Ok, I got ATA100 working. I switched to the promise controller instead of the normal primary IDE. Thank you guys for all the info. I cant wait to get my A7V333R, it will make things much easier.
     
  11. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    i had that problem before with my old asus a7vPRO

    all it took in the end was a bios update
     
  12. gonaads

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    Great :D