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ATA133/ATA100cable/onlyATA66????

#1
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.
 
#4
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
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?
 
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RobbieSan

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#7
are you sure your board supports ATA100 or 133? if so, usually settings are adjusatble in BIOS, if not maybe there some jumpers..
 
#8
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.
 

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#9
Well, if it's the plain old Asus A7V then go to this page:

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

The additional upgrades provided include up to 7 USB ports and Promise® PCI-ATA100 controller for Ultra DMA/100 support.

And on this page:

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

*Chipset
VIA® VT8363 (KT133) AGPset supports 200MHz FSB and 3.3V PC133 SDRAM & VC133 VCM (Virtual Channel Memory)
VIA® 82C686A South Bridge & Super I/O to Support ACPI and SMBus.
Onboard Promise® PCI-ATA100 Controller

*IDE Ports
2 x Ultra DMA/66 EIDE Ports
Support CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW, ZIP and LS-120 Drives

Did you install the Promise Ultra 100TM IDE Controller Driver?
And do you you have the UDMA/100 ribbon cable connected to the Promise controller and not the normal DMA/66?

Again If it's the plain A7V it doesn't support UATA/133 and it only supports UDMA/100 (same thing as UATA/100) if you use the onboard promise controller. But you probably have to install the Driver for it to function.

Here is the page with the Drivers:

http://download.asus.com.tw/mb_dl_menu.asp?l1=1&l2=10&l3=1&mid=1

But they are only listing Drivers for Win9x/ME/NT4/2000.
 
#10
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.
 
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GhaLeoN

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#11
i had that problem before with my old asus a7vPRO

all it took in the end was a bios update
 

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#12
Originally posted by WildOptic
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.
Great :D
 

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