Over 100 reads. I don't think any of us are doing a good job ignoring your work in progress.
Just goes to show how bad everyone in this %^#$ forum is at following instructions [:bilbat:9] [:bilbat:9]I know you said to ignore...
Ya know - I've been debating that with myself (one of the good things about being fairly crazy , you've always got someone handy to debate with!) I know the 'fan-boiz/gamer-kidz' think floppies are something us antiquated geezers [:bilbat:6] carried in our shirt pockets when we rode our dinosaurs to work in the 'olden days'; and a lot of cases these days don't even have a place to put one; but - when you need one, you really need one!are you going to throw in your standard advice to set the floppy as the first boot device in case of disaster?
...broken interrupt return mechanism... [:bilbat:2] Happens to me three times a day - this process reminds me of doing 'brain-dumps' after the MCSE exams! You just reminded me of another thing - gotta have a thingie extolling the virtues of adding that lousy two-dollar case speaker!!I had a couple thoughts as I was reading through it again, and of course I forgot one of them already
Always best to disable anything you're not actually using - saves interrupts, discovery, and interrupt services...I actually disabled the secondary chip, the "Onboard SATA/IDE Device". I only have two harddisks plus a DVD drive and I've plugged them into the main SATA ports. If you don't have enough drives to even fill up all the southbridge SATA ports, is it a good idea to connect everything to the southbridge and turn off the secondary chip?
Now, whether you'd gain by putting the HDs on, say, 0 and 4, and enabling the jMicron to handle the DVD - only testing would tell; what you gain in raw port speed, you might lose in interrupt service...5.16 SATA Host Controller (D31:F2, F5)
The SATA function in the ICH10 has three modes of operation to support different operating system conditions. In the case of Native IDE enabled operating systems, the
ICH10 utilizes two controllers to enable all six ports of the bus. The first controller (Device 31: Function 2) supports ports 0–3 and the second controller (Device 31: Function 5) supports ports 4 and 5. When using a legacy operating system, only one controller (Device 31: Function 2) is available that supports ports 0 - 3. In AHCI or
RAID mode, only one controller (Device 31: Function 2) is used enabling all six ports.
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