Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:57 AM
I'm working on building an OK system out of several that were basically scrap. When finished I will give it to a couple here in town that would like to have a home computer but will never come up with the money to buy one. I do that quite a bit. (2 in the past three months)
My problem is probably the old motherboard I'm using. It came out of an HP Pavilion 7915. I have a Maxtor 6Y060L0 installed as the system drive. Bios sees it and the OS (Win XP Pro 32 bit) and it shows up in Device Manager. But when I go to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controlers, advanced settings tab, use DMA if available is active but the mode is only 2. I read somewhere yesterday (I think) that board will support up to mode 4. HD tach says it's working at 32.3 Mb/s That Diamond Max9 ought to be running twice that.
All suggestions are welcome. Thanks, Chuck.
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