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why enable dma? what is it?

Postby b_atkinson on Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:03 pm

I have seen a couple of posts on this and would like to know what dma is and what I need to look out for in win home xp. Thoughts?
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Re: why enable dma? what is it?

Postby bill on Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:42 pm

b_atkinson wrote:I have seen a couple of posts on this and would like to know what dma is and what I need to look out for in win home xp. Thoughts?
Thanks
Brad


Hello Brad,


DMA = direct memory access. The ability to pass data from a hardware device to memory without using the cpu. It's quicker than going through the cpu.

You can use Dodecahedron's instructions to see if it is enabled on your computer.

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:24 pm

read this FAQ:
What are DMA and UDMA ?

please start a new topic for questions such as this, don't use FAQs for asking questions.
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Postby bill on Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:35 am

dodecahedron wrote:read this FAQ:
What are DMA and UDMA ?

please start a new topic for questions such as this, don't use FAQs for asking questions.


Thanks for cleaning up the FAQs
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:57 am

BigMonkey wrote:Thanks for cleaning up the FAQs

that's my job! :wink:
FAQ moderator was my second assignment here at CDRLabs :D
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