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Himself
13th December 2000, 11:34
http://www.viahardware.com/download/4in1426.zip

Better, worse, no idea.

alessandro
13th December 2000, 12:18
AMDZone (http://www.amdzone.com) said they had from this beta version a slight increase in Quake III speed at 640x480 only.
Also for the Win98SE users like me get the viagart.cat missing file from here (http://www.apushardware.com/downloads/kt7/VIAGART.CAT)



[This message has been edited by alessandro (edited 13 December 2000).]

Gurm
13th December 2000, 12:27
Hey under Win2k the 4-in-1's only install the newer AGP driver - is that normal? I thought I'd get a lot of things updated...

- Gurm

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Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

Rik
13th December 2000, 13:04
The Win2k AGP driver seems to be the same as the previous two 4-in-1 releases, and so is a bit older than Microsoft's 'hotfix' AGP driver.
The Busmaster IDE driver is new though, and worked wonders for me. I used to find one of my drives reverting from UDMA to PIO mode when transfering large files between drives, this no longer happens!

Himself
13th December 2000, 14:42
I noticed the same thing under winnt.

Rick
13th December 2000, 17:58
Interestingly I can't tell anymore what mode my drives are in. The entry that used to show PIO or UDMA mode is no longer there.

tuco
14th December 2000, 07:07
well, under win2k & the new 4in 1's my ibm 75dxp 30gig ata66/100 is now a scsi harddrive! & performance is terrible.

Rik
14th December 2000, 10:33
Rick, if you ferret around in the 4-in-1 zip file, you'll find a file called SETDMA.EXE which when run shows you what each device is running in and also lets you enable/disable DMA.

Hey, would you like to buy my user name? Just think - less letters to type when posting on MURC! I'm sure I could fix a reasonable fee...

Rick
14th December 2000, 20:15
Originally posted by Rik:

Hey, would you like to buy my user name? Just think - less letters to type when posting on MURC! I'm sure I could fix a reasonable fee...

ROFLMAO.

I did come across the DMA utility, first time it's actually worked. Haven't noticed any real change in HD performance.

Rik
15th December 2000, 10:35
...I'll take that as a no then ;-)

I noticed the new driver increased my burst rates from about 40mb/s to 64mb/s on an ata66 drive, but the 'real' performance figures remained unchanged.

SCompRacer
1st January 2001, 16:09
Thank you, alessandro, for providing the link for the missing viagart.cat file!

alessandro
1st January 2001, 17:55
SCompRacer,

Look your e-mails
I send you some instructions on how to make your own viagart.cat. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif