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Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

What's the difference between "Standard PC" and "Standard PC with C-step i486"? EDIT1: I ultimately put the CF card into my i430tx system and installed NT4. While still in the 430tx system, I rebooted after NT4 installed, but NT4 wouldn't boot. It hangs at the point where it should just get started …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Did you have to hit F6 to manually select the standard PCI IDE controller? During installation, I get to that blue screen that says 64 MB RAM, and NT Multiprocessor kernel. I'm not sure if that "multiprocessor kernel" is messing it up. I didn't select it at any point during the install. I hit F5 to …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

I've definitely used either NT4 drivers in NT3.5, or NT3.5 driver in NT4. I forget which now. I haven't installed NT4 on my 8 GB CF card yet. I received an "inaccessible boot device" error. Did you have any issue installing NT4 on the CF card connected to your MB controller? I didn't run into this …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Thank you for the results. The numbers are looking very similiar now, so I'm not sure why the synthies were favouring your system so much more. Mine: Promise Ultra100 to IDE PIO-4 -> 2786 Kbyte/s IDE PIO-4 to Promise Ultra100 -> 2512 Kbyte/s Yours: PROMISE Ultra133 to IDE -> 2774 Kb/s IDE to PROMISE …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Not entirely. In October 1998, I ordered a custom Dell Precision Workstation 410, which was a dual PII-400 with Ultra2-LVD SCSI. http://aoaforums.com/frontpage/images/stories/Articles/200503/museum/dell_precision410.jpg I didn't get it until December. I used it for some time then thought that I …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

I just pulled the Promise Ultra133 TX2 card out of my Cyrix MII-433 system to test in the Biostar. The card works fine in Windows 95c. I am using driver version 2.00.0.42 from the Promise website. I'm not sure what driver version I posted earlier, but it isn't 2.00.0.42. Did you try *.42 already? …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Well that certainly explains my issues with the UMC driver. I'm glad the issue isn't related to the IBM 5x86. In all my tests I have had a Promise Ultra100 PCI card installed with a hard disk or CF card connected. The UMC driver doesn't like that 'eh? The UMC IDE controller is using IRQ's 14/15, …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Those results are peculiar. Slower than IDE to IDE. WIN95 UATA to IDE: 1818 kb/s WIN95 IDE to UATA: 1422 kb/s I guess you don't have an Ultra100 TX2? Yes, I have the Ultra133 TX2 driver for Win9x. I think I use it in Win98SE, so not sure how it works in Win95osr2. Attached. I know the Ultra100 TX2 …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Should we try to choreograph some cross benchmark in let's say DOS and some popular 486-correct version of Windows, like 98 or 95osr2. Can be as simple as hand stopwatching a copy of ### mb file. We can pick boards that are close/compatible. Even hw setup varies a bit, we will still have more info …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Could you let me know how determined that your SanDisk Ultra 50 mb/s CF supports multi-sector transfers? If possible, could you provide a screenshot? Not to be overly particular, but time and human memory can have surprising results. To match my tests, just grab a Promise Ultra100 TX2 and plug in a …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Is this any help? flashmemorybenchmarks.png https://www.target-earth.net/wiki/doku.php?id=blog:blog_flash_memory_benchmarks A few months ago I went through all of the CF and SD cards in my "box of flash memory" and benchmarked them using the Linux 'disks' tool. The Sandisk 'Extreme' branded ones …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

BIOS abstracts the hdd config, so we can switch between these settings at any time without side effects, as long as we don't spill outside their related maximum address space. Big books say that lba may be marginally faster, but I am yet to see that. Well, there is a 1 MByte difference in size …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

What is size @015 and how does this show up in DOS? Mine was size "P014" and it didn't work properly. It is 16gb model cf. Or I may not understand your question. Your BIOS HDD screen shows a size of "@015". The BIOS has an 8 GB limitation. What size does your HDD show up as in DOS with and without …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Thanks for the HDD BIOS screenshot. What is size @015 and how does this show up in DOS? Mine was size "P014" and it didn't work properly. Looks like the UMC driver is junk. What is the non-UMC driver's DOS performance like? What non-CPU bound DMA controller did you use to help facilitate the …

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