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SubjectRe: Only 10 MB/sec with via 82c686b chipset?
egger@suse.de wrote:
>
> On 20 Mar, SodaPop wrote:
>
> > I have an IWill KK-266R motherboard with an athlon-c 1200
> > processor in it, and for the life of me I can't get more than
> > 10 MB/sec through the on-board ide controller. Yes, all the
> > appropriate support is turned on in the kernel to enable dma
> > and specific chipset support, and yes, I think I have all
> > relevant patches and a reasonable kernel.
>
> Yes, actually I'm seeing the same on a KT133 board from Elitegroup.
> Although here I get a bit more: 15 MB/s
>
> > I noted a number of other interesting things; one, that -X33,
> > -X34, and -X64 through -X69 all have the same 10 MB/sec transfer
> > rate, and two, that the 10 MB/sec transfer rate can be linearly
> > increased to 12 MB/sec by raising the system bus from 100 mhz to
> > 120 mhz (all components are safely rated at 133, no overclocking
> > involved.)
>
> Duh, before making such a claim you should consider the fact that
> this is overclocking your PCI/AGP bus and I have yet to see any
> graphic cards/IDE controllers/other devices which are rated for
> 37MHz PCI bus speed.
>
> --
>
> Servus,
> Daniel

Actually this depends on the MB. On mine for instance (Athlon also, but
not IWill), the PCI bus is a quotient of the oscillator and the FSB is
a multiple of the PCI and the CPU & ev6 are multiples of the FSB.
Memory
speed is also a multibple of PCI. In this case increasing the FSB
doesn't increase the PCI. Mine has two crystals 100/133 jumper con-
figurable.

Anyway this is probably getting way off-topic; although I'd kinda like
to see Dennis' output of both buffered and sustained output. Looks
kinda
like a hw config problem. Mine for comparison:

Maxtor 13.4 Gig 5400rpm ATA66
Buffered: ~170 - 175 MB
Sustained: ~24 MB inner ~26 MB outer
PCI: 33 FSB: 100 Memory 128M@133 CPU: 750Mhz EV6: 200

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