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by papakoo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any experience with Sapphire Pure Innovation HDMI (690G)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

I'm not sure if I can trust those numbers. The graphs are showing NB temps being LOWER than SB temps at idle as well as under load. I've seen plenty of hot and warm running NBs but have never come across a hot running (47C-55C) SB. SB600 is one of the hot SBs. I dont have a sensor on it but 47-55C ...
by papakoo
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

In msinfo32.exe i see all 5 "controllers OpenHCD USB" and because there are all 5 i see some using same IRQ with self, HDaudio, X1250on board graphics etc. On 6150 msinfo32.exe gives only one USB controller and there is no conflict there. I'll try mess around m8! UPDATE: NOT able to change any usb I...
by papakoo
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

It is all to auto in bios. I'm checking it anyway right now.

(from the first day i e-mailed ASUS support and i got an awful answer : "test the latest bios". I replied that of course i did tested all bios versions and after 17days nothing more from them.)
by papakoo
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

This low speed issue is so strange, for some it's <10 MB/s and for some >20 MB/s, and it seems that it occurs independently of model, drivers, BIOS or which devices attached, I think..... :? I've checked this pic to see what possibly could interfere with the USB connection, but I have no idea. Did ...
by papakoo
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

I did not read the article BUT: I DO have a e-sata enclosure (only sata disks are giving e-sata output - IDE are giving only usb2) but i also have a total of about 2GB of USB external disks. E-sata is the future but you are a bit out of topic. :wink: You just don't need an eSATA enclosure, you also...
by papakoo
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

Hey papakoo, you're not alone! I downloaded HDTach and ran it on 4 machines with the same 40GB Hitachi laptop drive connected to one of those cheap USB to IDE adapters. All but the Asrock runs Vista so HDTach needed to be put in XP SP2 compatibility mode (Asrock runs XP MCE 2005). Here are my resul...
by papakoo
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

To all who are reading this thread and consider getting an external HD, check out this review . Or in short, get an eSATA connection. I did not read the article BUT: I DO have a e-sata enclosure (only sata disks are giving e-sata output - IDE are giving only usb2) but i also have a total of about 2...
by papakoo
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Fileserver Case Ideas... ASmallAP
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

I think 1 and 2 look the best, but they both look like they will let too much hard disk noise out. I think it may be good to build something a little bigger but with indirect air inlets/outlets. When AAM is enabled seek noise is very very low. Many of last 1-2 years HDDs are really quiet. I have th...
by papakoo
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Fileserver Case Ideas... ASmallAP
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

I think the best option about cpu (most of the system needs) cooling is the case 3, but with 80mm it would be ok for HDD too. Case 2 is able to be cool with only one 120mm, so less noise. Just the space between fan and cpu HS is something to test about. Case one i'm affraid that has too little airfl...
by papakoo
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

I'm still waiting for all the guys with Gigabyte (GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H or GA-MA69G-S3) or MSI or BIOSTAR mobos with this chipset. NOBODY cares about usb performance on these boards? Nobody uses them for data transfer? So many people are talking for these mobos but none posted here! I don't know wh...
by papakoo
Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 204743

So, here are my results, Athlon X2 4000+ 65W Brisbane Minimum: 1.0ghz @ 0.856v Stock: 2.1ghz @ 1.031v New Athlon X2 4000+ 65W Brisbane user myself. Minimum: 1 GHz 0.864V Stock: 2.1 GHz 1.056V My board also seems to be adding 0.006-0.014 V. At 2.1GHz, going any lower than 1.05 in RMClock instantly r...
by papakoo
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need help with Athlon X2 4400 (Brisbane)
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Same low temperatures with all monitor programms on X2 3600 brisbane on two different asus motherboards. One with 690G and one with nvidia 6150/430. X2 4200 windsor gives right temperatures, but X2 3600 brisbane gives 10 below room. For example room is 26 and cpu is 14 and 16! Only in bios and with ...
by papakoo
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard w/Native support of BLU-RAY & 1080P?
Replies: 22
Views: 7437

Hmmm, I decided to search a little to refresh my memory, and discovered AMD just put a BIOS update out for 690g just 35 days ago which is supposed to make 1080p a reality. They apparently recommend 4600+ or above. http://www.hdtvinfo.eu/news/hdtv-articles/bios-table-upgrade-for-the-amd-690g-chipset...
by papakoo
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard w/Native support of BLU-RAY & 1080P?
Replies: 22
Views: 7437

Also is it random that the equivalent of 690, 7050 of nvidia chipset based asrock motherboard is named "alive 7 HDReady "? The datasheets of next gen chipsets are clearly saying "HD hardware support - HD avivo for ati and HD purevideo for nvidia, something that is not present at 690G-7050. I don't ...
by papakoo
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard w/Native support of BLU-RAY & 1080P?
Replies: 22
Views: 7437

Wait for the new generation of chipsets from ATI (780) and Nvidia series 8 with native 1080p hardware decoding and processing and (not a must for video playback but for gaming at the future) direct x10. Ati's will be available early 2008 and nvidia in November of 2007. At most of the manuals of toda...
by papakoo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

2 usb flash drives Are you transferring files from one USB drive to another USB drive so that if there is a speed issue on the USB handling you are cutting it in half? As to the USB load I'm using a USB mouse but PS/2 KB. My speakers and any other device I use do NOT use the USB port. I DON'T trasf...
by papakoo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

If we believe these reviews (not only OCW, i doubt in general some of them) SB600 is better than 460 and nvidia's 410. For my case sb600 is at 40% of nvidia 430 and at 30% of speed of one and a half year old VIA 8237R usb performance. I cant swallow that a new mobo is working like a 5 years old woul...
by papakoo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Advice on 2 CPUs and 2 mobos to undervolt
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

asus m2a-vm has good undervolting from bios.
x2 3600 working rock solid at 0.975V 1.9Ghz - 9.5x, but cant boot at 0,8 or 0,85 at 1Ghz - 5x. Needs clear cmos to get it back alive

0,8 and 0,85 are ok from windows and RightMark CPU Clock Utility
by papakoo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-MA69GM-S2H released yet?
Replies: 103
Views: 57195

do you have a lcd hot pixel? :roll:
by papakoo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

I wonder if this is Just problem with Asus, since I am really looking into changing my whining M2N-E into MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital which uses Ati 690G + Ati SB600 chipsets. This board was on top of my list but it has NO parallel port, not even internal connector and i have one laser printer HP with pa...
by papakoo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

I strongly believe that is a hardware issue on SB600 south bridge! Rubbish chipset! And yet my board works at 20 MB/s while yours cannot exceed 10 MB/s. What is the cause of this variability? Since you had the board replaced and still got the same result, it must be something else that's behind thi...
by papakoo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

It's not antivirus issue or a hdtach issue. The systems i'm testing are with exactly same software, even 2 of them (asus pundit nvidia 6150 / m2a-vm hdmi) tested also swapping the OS hdd. Also disabled just now the antivirus. It is not hdtach issue because the real speeds working on file transfer fr...
by papakoo
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

Okay, I got my Samsung MP0603H hooked up to a cheap IDE-USB converter: laptop: http://qviri.net/misc/hdtune/x31-usb-samsung-mp0603h.png M2A-VM: http://qviri.net/misc/hdtune/m2a-usb-samsung-mp0603h.png So in short it seems that my M2A-VM's USB port works correctly. For what it's worth, I am using th...
by papakoo
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

Comparison between: recently built system with M2A-VM and 3600+ and IBM X31 laptop. http://qviri.net/misc/hdtune/x31-usb-kingston-datatraveler.2.0.png http://qviri.net/misc/hdtune/m2a-usb-kingston-datatraveler.2.0.png I don't have any faster USB drives, sorry. Unless you were interested in the perf...
by papakoo
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

OK, I have a M2A-VM and have access to 50+ PCs at work. I am downloading HD-tach now. Ok, I have it. Are you doing quick bench 8mb or long bench 32mb? Are you going as far as unplugging the network cable and disabling the swap file or is a random test good enough for you? anything would give the sa...
by papakoo
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

Hello, is anybody here???
3 days asking someone with this OR ANY other 690G/SB600 to make a test speed on usb...
by papakoo
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

So many people were talking about this chipset! Where are you people???! Nobody uses usb ports? I use usb ports to transfer many many GB of data and i'm going to send this trash mobo back! One of my systems (3 years old) with sempron 2800 754 socket and an MSI mobo (no it's not an exotic mobo, it is...
by papakoo
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed
Replies: 41
Views: 18653

owners of asus m2a-vm or any other 690G/SB600 - USB speed

Just build one mob asus M2A-vm and complete disappointment! Every usb device connected is working at half speed than on asus pundit older 6150nvidia chipset! (same proccesor a64 X2 4200) For example one usb stick (kingston mini fun 2GB, tested with HDTach) on the old pc gives a speed of 21MB/s and w...
by papakoo
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: update of 690G chipset
Replies: 14
Views: 5251

OK. there is no dif between the vanilla and the HDMI version except the HDMI connector on the extra card. I think you'll find there is firewire and other minor stuff but anyway, it seems Asus has different bios versions for the M2A-VM (bios 1002), M2A-VM HDMI (bios 1101) & the barebones box version...
by papakoo
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Two 690G builds
Replies: 76
Views: 50067

Unfortunately the MSI 690 FIH mobo looks that is the only one that with extra Graphic card , the onboard is disabled. The power consumptions with descrete and onboard are clear: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=376&type=expert&pid=12 Asus with onboard is 4 W less but with descrete is 12W more th...