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can't enable dma in gec8400b

Postby csmarley on Fri Feb 07, 2003 9:46 am

i read all the topics about enabling dma, did everything, and even upgraded my motherboard bios, but i still can't enable enable dma. another problem is that my buffer level keeps going up and down, and i am running an athlonxp 1600+, 512mb ddr, someone help me please!
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Feb 07, 2003 3:33 pm

we'll be glad to try to help you out, but we need more info.

for starters:
what drive? type (CDRW/DVDROM/DVD burner), what brand and model, what firmware version?
what OS are you running?
what motherboard/what chipset is in it?
what IDE drivers do you have installed?
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Postby csmarley on Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:53 pm

My Drive is a LG CD-RW 40x12x40
Running Windows Xp Professional SP1
Soyo Dragon Plus, Chipset Via KT266a
IDE Drivers are the Via Hyperion 4.45
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Feb 07, 2003 6:10 pm

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Postby csmarley on Fri Feb 07, 2003 6:47 pm

dodecahedron wrote:check out the FAQ:
How to enable DMA in Windows XP (with pictures)
Problems enabling DMA in Windows XP
maybe that'll work


i've already tried this, didn't work
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Postby Jbird on Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:54 pm

I have this drive, I was under the impression that LG drives (cept the new new ones) don't even support DMA.

Am I wrong here?
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Postby csmarley on Fri Feb 07, 2003 8:23 pm

in the box it says that the drive has Multi Word DMA Mode 2 support
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 07, 2003 8:23 pm

they support DMA.. not UDMA.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:16 am

OK, support DMA, don't support UDMA, so the best you can get is Multi-Word DMA Mode 2.

try removing the VIA IDE drivers (going back to the Microsoft ones).
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