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Postby ! » 2013-08-11 15:00

Thank you very much TmEE! I am downloading both as I type this. I will let you know as soon as they have completed.

Ps. About editing a post, please see viewtopic.php?t=66. It's a security measure. You only have 7 minutes to edit something. :)

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Postby ! » 2013-08-11 23:43

@TmEE,

Thanks! I got the files. You can deleted them. :) I will upload them in here somewhere in a few days.

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Postby EMPTORXC » 2013-08-12 11:13

@TmEE
That was quick work on the better renaming of the files [private email].
Now I notice you've got files for a RUBY-9719VG2AR (G41, 6 PCI, ICH7R industrial mobo).
Have you run the U98SESP on that motherboard (and if so, how she go)?

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Postby TmEE » 2013-08-12 11:57

The board works flawlessy, there's some settings in the BIOS that needs to be just right for good operation (ACPI set to v1.0 and Memory remapping disabled).
I had to write an utility to enable the ISA slot which is the reason I bought the board in the first place. That slot does NOT work as is.

It is my main use machine right now, ever since my BC875PLG suddenly died.
http://www.tmeeco.eu/BitShit/NewMoboSetUpFinally.jpg

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Postby Fool's design » 2013-08-12 14:56

@TmEE,

You can attach unlimited number of files in each post so in case you have pictures, please do attach them because external links tend to die. Especially if you post hardware porn like that one. We like to see those.
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Postby ! » 2013-08-12 15:01

@TmEE,

One small problem with your two rar-files. This file is broken inside them. Could you tell me where to get it from?

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Postby TmEE » 2013-08-12 15:42

I'll attach files in future. I just happen to have lot of files on my server and I am used to directly link to them.

As for the broken file, that one actually came from this thread some posts ago. Why the file is reported broken I don't quite know, you also use 7zip to extract them instead of RAR (I know I have had problems with the other way operation). In any case the file is not lost.... but a RAM stick or such in my server may be... the joys of old hardware :P

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Postby ! » 2013-08-12 16:06

Ah yeah, joys of hardware really. Some months ago, I built a new system, a Core i7 3820 3.6GHz with 32GB of RAM. I kept getting BSOD (blue screen of death) and it turned out one of my RAM chips were faulty. Now, I did not know which one so I tossed the entire 32GB out and bought a new set of 32GB. YES, I WASTED A LOT OF MONEY. haha... but in times of panic, things get a little crazy. The PC HAD to work or I couldn't get work done. hehehhe :lol:

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Postby EMPTORXC » 2013-08-12 17:59

@ TmEE, [ISA]"That slot does NOT work as is" . Yeah;
for ICH5 and below, ISA can and should work OK.
For ICH6 and up, the ICH itself no longer has all the necessary hardware
functionality built-in for ISA; so e.g. a PCI-to-ISA bridge (chip)
can't intrinsically support ISA DMA & ISA Bus Master transactioning.
If using instead a LPC-TO-ISA bridge (chip) then DMA maybe available
via 'LPC DMA compatible function', & (depending on LPC chip) maybe/maybe
not ISA Bus mastering, maybe/maybe not ISA memory mapped transactions.
That's as I understand it from Intel's short overview of it here;
http://www.intel.com/assets/pdf/whitepaper/318244.pdf
and a quick look at some of the bridge chip makers pdf's.
MMmmmmmm..., your motherboard manual states for the FINTEK F85226FG
LPC-to-ISA chip "By conditions; fully ISA bridge support except bus
master and DMA function", but the FINTEK F85226FG datasheet states;
http://pdf1.alldatasheet.net/datasheet- ... 226FG.html
"Fully ISA bridge support except bus master by conditions" and the pdf
version history shows that sentence was inserted (because)'revised features'
- possibly the DMA functionality was always there, just a typo occured? Cheers

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Postby TmEE » 2013-08-12 18:03

The board has fully working ISA slot but not in the default condition. The LPC bus only sees accesses that are specifically forwarded to it so I wrote an utility that sets up the ICH7 LPC IO ranges aswell as the LPC to ISA bridge chip.
DMA, IRQs etc all work flawlessly, only problem is that it is a 3.3V slot and some cards will not play nice in it as they expect 5V from the signal lines. Bus mastering does not work but I do not know any ISA card that actually takes over the machine to poke data directly into the machines memory space. DMA is not bus mastering, and yes the manual is wrong about not supporting DMA.

The board does not come with any utilites to set up the ISA slot for use, so they basically sold you a dud... luckily I know my way around hardware and software :P
I'll make the setup utility available at a later date, there's some stuff I got to sort out first.

This should really be in that empty hardware subforum :P