Re: the $64,000 question is

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Subject: Re: the $64,000 question is
Name: MS
Date: 2/21/2001 6:14:05 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: the $64,000 question is posted by Roger

(Grin) Now, that makes it a bit easier. At least theoretically but unfortuntately, I can't get to their website.
Anyway, the board is 3 years old and at that time there were no UATA100 controllers available, neither UATA66. That means that the highest you can possibly go is to UDMA33. If the IDE controller is unable to handle ATA100, no BIOS upgrade will be able to fix this. What the BIOS does is pretend that the board has the ATA100 capabilities but then it starts looking for the appropriate hardware which is not present and gives you the error message. The reason why I was kind of stubbornly asking about the board is that there were some ATA66 capable boards out there some 1 1/2-2 years ago and I wanted to make sure that the board wasn't one of those. If you look at the South Bridge, it'll probably tell you that it is a 596B or C chip and that will not support anything higher than UDMA33.

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