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by s4brains
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What do YOU look like?
Replies: 77
Views: 57354

YippeeKyeYay!!!

Whole lotta people here from Nebraska, now. I was hatched and educated there. Been livin' in Minneapolis for thirty years now. Nebraska is a good place to be from but I'm glad I don't still live there.

Regards,

S4
by s4brains
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Articles / Knowledge Base
Topic: [ KB ] Q6 VTT $2 Fix
Replies: 48
Views: 64627

g0fvt,

If salvaging your DivX files is important to you, it might be possible to copy the files using an application called "Captain Nemo". It is an o/s independant file transfer application that I've grown quite fond of. It's a long shot, but it just might work.

Regards,

s4
by s4brains
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Q about wireless networking...
Replies: 4
Views: 9817

KliK, I can't clearly picture how your set-up is currently configured. It does not make sense to me when you say you have "enabled a wireless network with encryption" and yet you talk as if you do not yet have a wireless router. Wireless routers typically have (5) hardwire connectors. One connector ...
by s4brains
Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My BP6 died. :(
Replies: 13
Views: 16946

Re: My BP6 died. :(

: Anyway, I have available a pair of lapped 366 with matching FEP32 HSFs. Also an extra 366 and a 500 that are not lapped. If anyone needs caps maybe I can pull them(all look excelent) and send them, or the entire board. I have a spare nic or 2, and can lay my hands on an extra 128MB PC-100 as well...
by s4brains
Wed May 09, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: cpu not working, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 10968

Check out http://www.computekinc.us/prod01.htm . Although you will be required to order a package of both 1000 uF and 1500 uF capacitance each in the 8x20 mm or 8x16 mm size (20 pcs/pkg), you will only pay shipping once for up to one pound so the price is still reasonable. The rated voltage must be ...
by s4brains
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone have the RV w/1.25 BIOS, Files area Download busted
Replies: 6
Views: 9516

I didn't know that the problem was isolated to only that particular BIOS. I don't know if the "files upload" forum feature here has been fixed but it was problematic at one time. I will attempt to add the file as an attachment to this message. If that does not work, contact me using the e-mail addre...
by s4brains
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: UDMA 66 Performance (HPT 1.28 -> HPT 1.25)
Replies: 3
Views: 7433

ulutas, I agree with your findings regarding the performance of HPT 1.25 versus HPT 1.28. HPT 1.25 will "generally" provide the best performance. Certainly, one's individual results will vary depending on the make and model of hard drive, so the performance difference is not always as significant as...
by s4brains
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41492

Wolfram wrote: Please correct me if I'm wrong! :)
Nah, it's not worth the time and effort to make corrections.

My data is not at risk and I'm weary of this discussion.
by s4brains
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41492

and i know somewhere that the larger HDD were enabled with some of the latest version of BIOS (from 1.25)...but i don't know which one?! and would want to trow away money for the HDD i could not use... KliK, I believe that you are mistaken. The early firmware BIOS versions for the HPT366 did not ev...
by s4brains
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41492

BUT there is AFAIK no BIOS that supports large disks. 48bit-LBA support is given through the Microsoft IDE driver (atapi.sys) supplied with Windows, at least if you have XP SP1 or SP2 installed. Wolfram, The above statements are quite misleading. System BIOS's which support 48-bit addressing DO exi...
by s4brains
Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O.T. : Need Help with a Problem SA-6
Replies: 5
Views: 8193

@InactiveX, While I can't easily rule out a problem with capacitors, I'm also not ready to believe that bad capacitors are the cause of ALL strange problems that arise with motherboards. A visual inspection suggests that the capacitors present are not in "great" condition, but they are in better con...
by s4brains
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41492

KliK, It is nice to see you again after a long absence. I don't know how much money you have to spend, but my best suggestion is for you to purchase a used ATA 100 drive card in addition to your new drive. I recommend a Promise "Ultra ATA/100" card. The reasons for my suggestion are these: 1) To the...
by s4brains
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O.T. : Need Help with a Problem SA-6
Replies: 5
Views: 8193

O.T. : Need Help with a Problem SA-6

I know that this forum is devoted to our beloved BP-6's, so please forgive my asking for help with an SA-6. I value the knowledgeable input from members here. I have an unusual problem with an Abit SA-6 that is driving me insane. This SA-6 motherboard lapses into an unbootable state 10-30 minutes af...
by s4brains
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted, iWill DVD266-R
Replies: 2
Views: 7774

jaybird, Does the board have an ISA slot? I once had success troubleshooting an old mobo by putting an ISA video card in it. An ISA video card can often display even when PCI and AGP cannot. I'm not familliar with the model number you refer to. Seems like the models I watch for on eBay are "KK266R" ...
by s4brains
Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My experiences with hpt366
Replies: 6
Views: 9290

It is my belief that the Linux kernel uses a software sector translation scheme with the HPT366 (similar to an Ontrack Systems approach) since no firmware BIOS exists for this controller that provides for large LBA (48 bit) required to support large capacity drives. I suspect that all disk I/O for t...
by s4brains
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Revised BP6 RV BIOS Released
Replies: 15
Views: 32114

though HPT BIOS can be 1.28, and still have UDMA 4 for HDD!! can't wait for that one, RV with 1.28 HPT!! KliK, I believe that BIOS files of the flavor you describe already exist. See: http://www.bp6.com/board/dload.php?action=file&file_id=41 and http://www.bp6.com/board/dload.php?action=file&file_i...
by s4brains
Thu May 25, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead BP6
Replies: 2
Views: 7393

Hi. I'm somewhat confused by the discussion referenced by your link. That discussion seems to say that you (or somebody else) is attempting to use an 800 MHz Celeron on a BP6. The CPU sockets on a BP6 are designed for PPGA Celeron CPU's ( 300 MHz - 533 MHz ). The discussion does not mention an adapt...
by s4brains
Tue May 23, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Articles / Knowledge Base
Topic: [ KB ] BP6 Mouse Lockups
Replies: 8
Views: 21771

sagonzal, Perhaps more information would help. What is the name of the manufacturer and model number of the PPGA-to-FC-PGA adapter that you are using? The CPU socket closest to the RAM seems to work best for most people with similar situations. Which socket are you attempting to use? Best Regards, s4
by s4brains
Mon May 08, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Software
Topic: XP SP2 Install - Wont Boot unless VGA Mode
Replies: 11
Views: 8298

I'm not certain what you mean when you refer to a "slip streamed" version of XP. It sounds like you are trying to install some manner of image. I do not believe that an image created on a uniprocessor machine will be compatible on a BP6 with (2) processors. I think that a deployable image for a mult...
by s4brains
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uploading Files?
Replies: 2
Views: 6489

Uploading Files?

Is it still possible to upload files for the files archive?

I tried to upload a BIOS file and it did not appear to work.

The upload function would not let me choose any category other than "Misc." and the process did not seem to work.

Should I make another attempt?


Best Regards,

s4
by s4brains
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Dual Coppermine on BP6
Replies: 26
Views: 25302

David, You might wish to take a peek at the following page: http://www.48bitlba.com/faq.htm#FAQ3 I don't know how relevant it is because it mentions the HPT 372 controller which is much newer than the HPT 366 which is found on the BP 6. Just for a quick test with my own BP 6, I connected a WD1600 (1...
by s4brains
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Dual Coppermine on BP6
Replies: 26
Views: 25302

I believe that both the o/s and the controller that the drive is attached to must support 48-bit LBA for proper operation. I think you are headed for trouble unless you add a controller card which is known to be "48-bit LBA capable". Search the topics here. I seem to remember some mention of add-in ...
by s4brains
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Dual Coppermine on BP6
Replies: 26
Views: 25302

Re: BP6 capacitors

My server at home runs OpenBsd and has NEVER crashed, this is despite having a pair of 250Gb drives on the Highpoint controller (boot drive is a 30Gb on UDMA 33). David, How is it that you are able to (or dare to) connect 250 GB drives to the Highpoint controller? I was not aware that any version o...
by s4brains
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad BIOS? Need help
Replies: 11
Views: 9842

Phantom, To the best of my knowledge, there is no procedure that will completely disable the HPT controller. There are some modified BIOS versions which exist without the HPT BIOS, but the modified BIOS does not mask any interrupt generated by the HPT controller hardware and would not prevent a need...
by s4brains
Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for noob
Replies: 12
Views: 11365

I'm afraid that the amount which I remember from the subjects of heat transfer and thermodynamics wouldn't fill a teaspoon. It has been 30 years since I studied those subjects and I never quite mastered them while I was in school. In general, it isn't the size of the heatsink that is important, but ...