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by Wolfram
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see.....
Replies: 16
Views: 12249

I did not really feel like posting here while my poor BP6 was off duty, replaced by one of those modern, faceless K8-units, dumped in a dark, cold box, where it's only company were the two Celerons... ...but now it is BACK, equipped with 768MB of the finest PC-133 SDRAM, still suffering from some ba...
by Wolfram
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Evil MS- Windows 2000 SP3 phoning home?
Replies: 25
Views: 131068

owned_tm wrote: rename to what?????
it will not be use again??
You can also delete the file. But I would rename and keep it just in case you might need it someday (which never happened to me).
by Wolfram
Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41494

If you don't believe me, maybe you believe Microsoft. From http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q305098 The following conditions are necessary for the correct functioning of 48-bit LBA ATAPI support: • A computer with a 48-bit LBA-compatible Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) instal...
by Wolfram
Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41494

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 Wolfram
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41494

but the machine is used for the storage, which i'm running out of...and i have noticed that there are some version of BIOS & drivers that do support larger disks than 137+GB...some of the guys here are using it, even with 250GB HDD... I had run a 200GB Samsung on the standard IDE without any proble...
by Wolfram
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 4th HDD gone bad...coincidence?
Replies: 6
Views: 8457

I would check the memory (memtest86+) and the capacitors (bulky? leaking?) on the BP6. Possibly the PSU (capacitors, beware of high voltage) and the harddisk cables. Since you run the HDs on the Promise, I guess you can't blame the HPT366. But check the temperatures (dtemp), like KliK suggested. Per...
by Wolfram
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: what kind of power supply do i need
Replies: 16
Views: 20155

I figure this should go here becasue i don't want to make a whole new topic for this. sorry if it does bring up a long dead topic. I have a sort of wattmeter thing and i tried my BP6 on it. It's built onto an AC inverter for running 120VAC electronics off of car batteries and such. It has a wattage...
by Wolfram
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel abandoning HyperThreading??
Replies: 15
Views: 14618

Wouldn't a system with a combination of dual cores and Hyperthreading be even more responsive?
by Wolfram
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: Software
Topic: XP SP1 Boots fine until HDD is connected to HPT controller
Replies: 6
Views: 5810

I've had trouble with several Seagate drives on the HPT366 (U7, Barracuda IV, Barrcuda 7200.7, 5400.1). Freezes, corrupted data etc. Fujitsu, WD and Samsung drives worked nicely. Obviously you don't have that kind of trouble. But I'd like to know what type of Seagate drive you are using... is it on ...
by Wolfram
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: has anyone tried to put C3 CPU on BP6?
Replies: 6
Views: 6285

I agree on the bad performance of the C3. But they are interesting because they need much less power than dual Celerons. Passive cooling shouldn't be an issue. BUT the newer C3 chips need Tualatin-compatible boards. So I guess they would not work on the BP6. I still fail to see the point? Want to u...
by Wolfram
Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: has anyone tried to put C3 CPU on BP6?
Replies: 6
Views: 6285

I agree on the bad performance of the C3. But they are interesting because they need much less power than dual Celerons. Passive cooling shouldn't be an issue.

BUT the newer C3 chips need Tualatin-compatible boards. So I guess they would not work on the BP6.
by Wolfram
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BP6 and registered memory
Replies: 4
Views: 3209

Recently I read that the BX should even support certain registered 512MB modules. That guy said the DIMMs had to be "stacked" DIMMs (32 chips, double height). Anybody ever heard about that?
by Wolfram
Fri May 27, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CD Boot problems
Replies: 3
Views: 2632

Does the board recognize the CDROM and the floppy?
Did you try to boot from them without a harddisk attached?
What BIOS version do you use?
by Wolfram
Fri May 27, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: what kind of power supply do i need
Replies: 16
Views: 20155

Hey how'bout this one: Brand: Lead Year Enterprise Co. LTD Name: Tiger TG-2506-C Was used in a desktop embedded computer with a Microstar ms-5150 motherboard with a Cyric 6x86-PR200. Output: +5V - 10A +12V - 2.5A Doesn't mention any +3.3V rail. Thats odd. In a PDF-file for that computer is a pictur...
by Wolfram
Wed May 25, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: what kind of power supply do i need
Replies: 16
Views: 20155

I have a PSU of the SFX-standard (40mm shorter). 70W +5V - 10A +3.3V - 6A +12V - 1.5A These days those currents are ridiculously little. But it was apparently enough for an AMD K6-2 @ 400Mhz and a Fujitsu PII/III Slot-1 with PIII @ 500Mhz. But is it enough for a BP6 with 2x400 with one hdd? Don't e...
by Wolfram
Tue May 10, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problems with IDE 3&4 ports for ATA 66.
Replies: 10
Views: 13138

Re: Problems with IDE 3&4 ports for ATA 66.

I've been running my BP6 on the IDE1 port for about 4-1/2 months now. With a 40 conductor cable and a 6.4 GB 5400 rpm ST36421A hard drive ( Seagate ). I found out that this hard drive supports ATA 66 speeds, and the IDE 1&2 ports are only for ATA 33 speeds. So I went and got an 80 conductor cable a...
by Wolfram
Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 160Gig hard drive on BP6 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 32703

Could you post your /etc/fstab contents?? Here they are (please don't laugh at my mistakes ;)): # This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 no...
by Wolfram
Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 160Gig hard drive on BP6 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 32703

I have two brands: 1 maxtor diamondmax 9 and 1 seagate barracuda. The first harddisk was running perfectly with an old bios (1.28 ), but the second disk wasn't recognised... After upgrading to v1.30B the disk was recognised and their both running perfectly under windows 2000 I guess in my case it's...
by Wolfram
Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 160Gig hard drive on BP6 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 32703

Well, on topic, Iwas reading this thread of lba48 support and the use of 137gb + hd's I'm currently running Bios version RU with hpt 1.30B (modded by paltrude). At this moment I've two 120 GB hd's attached to it and it's running like charm... Same here with one 120 GB Samsung. What brand are you us...
by Wolfram
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 160Gig hard drive on BP6 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 32703

Re: w00t! 200 GB on the BP6!

Wolfram, I would be very very interested to hear if you would experience the same type of corruption under Linux. So far everybody and their brother is dumping on the HPT366 saying it is crap. Well, I would like to know if the HPT366 is crap when used under Windows! My guess is that Linux would be ...
by Wolfram
Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 160Gig hard drive on BP6 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 32703

Re: w00t! 200 GB on the BP6!

I just did it: I put a brand new Samsung SP2014N 200GB (the new series, with 125GB platters) on my BP6 . On the HPT666, erm 366, to be precise... :twisted: The HPT BIOS recognized the drive as a 65535 MB drive, but my old Samsung SV1203N (120 GB, 5400rpm) was also reported with a size around 50GB. ...
by Wolfram
Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 160Gig hard drive on BP6 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 32703

Yes. I hope all will be fine, like it was with the 120 GB Samsung. Had trouble with Seagate drives, as I mentioned earlier. I had already bootet Fedora Core 3, but I forgot to check the reported partition sizes... :? Will do an in-depth-check in about a week, I'll be off to Prague on Monday for a sh...
by Wolfram
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 160Gig hard drive on BP6 ???
Replies: 28
Views: 32703

w00t! 200 GB on the BP6!

I just did it: I put a brand new Samsung SP2014N 200GB (the new series, with 125GB platters) on my BP6 . On the HPT666, erm 366, to be precise... :twisted: The HPT BIOS recognized the drive as a 65535 MB drive, but my old Samsung SV1203N (120 GB, 5400rpm) was also reported with a size around 50GB. W...
by Wolfram
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you do with your BP6?
Replies: 11
Views: 8260

My BP6 is my main desktop. Use it for office work. I'm a freelancing radio journalist, I write short pieces of text and fax/mail them to the studio. I do audio editing usually on another machine, which I also use to produce ugly electronic noise that might turn into music some lucky day. I use MS Of...
by Wolfram
Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: dual 433@488MHz/128kB/75MHz/2.0V, can it be more overclocked
Replies: 4
Views: 4880

You might have problems with your PCI or IDE components if you use a higher FSB than 75 MHz, which means PCI and IDE bus are already overclocked to 37,5 MHz. The BP6 uses the 1/2 divider up to... 91 MHz FSB, IIRC. So you'd have to use at least 92 MHz FSB with a 1/3 divider to get the PCI/IDE clock d...