cd-rom! bios=dma33 - w2k=pio ?
just like the topic says, is there anyway to force it to use dma, or is my bios giving false dma capabilities, it's just a regular atapi 44x, the checkbox in win2k is set to dma if available.
Best thing to do is to download SiSoft Sandra, a benchmarking program. this will tell you whether it is acting under DMA or PIO.
I had this problem as well. I just moved the cable on the motherboard from secondary master to primary master. My HD was on the ATA100 controller so I didn't have to worry about that, I don't know if that will affect you.
dave- i already have sandra installed, however it wont run a cdrom/dvd bench because it wants a dvd or a data cd with 60+mb files. i tried a few different cd's with no success..
qwerty- right now my cdrom is secondary slave.
c: is alone on primary
d: & e: master and slave on sec
normally i wouldnt care but i get a 1/100th delay in games, and i'm wondering if this could help.
I wouldn't worry then. Mine was a DVD drive and the transfer speed was reduced from as high as 10MB/s to ~1.5MB/s, so I had to fix that.
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