July 15, 2001 Computer Specifications™

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Toolbox

Quantum Physics
#1
I have never been so frustrated about compters in my entire life. No matter what I do, I can't get these two IBM 60GXP's to work together.

I'm looking to rebuild my entire computer and I need some good ideas... I figure the best way to do this is to see what everyone else is running so I can start fresh.

Start Here:

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It Is Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer
 
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Toolbox

Quantum Physics
#2
Intel Celeron 533A @ 800 MHz
Abit BE6-II
KingMax TinyBGA PC150 768MB PC150
2 IBM Deskstar 41.17GB 60GXP
1 Seagate Barracuda 20.4 GB
Asus GP-V7100
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
3Com 3C905B-TX-NM
Plextor UltraPlex 32
Adaptec AHA-2930B
PC Power & Cooling 425ATX

This configuration does not work!

I cannot copy from one hard drive to another no matter what Master/Slave/Primary/Secondary/UDMA66 configuration I try.

Do not, by any means, use this system! Nothing, absolutely nothing works!
 
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Pradeep

New Member
#3
Have you run IBM Drive Fitness Tools on the drives? Maybe one or the other is fubar'd?
 
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Chairman Mao

New Member
#4
oh yeah toolbox, just remembered.

have you tried with the CPU at stock speed?

sometimes the HD controller doesn't cooperate well when components are overclocked.

try it at stock speed, and see how it goes.
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#5
Toolbox,

You have the cpu turned up pretty high there.

If you want 800mhz go out and buy a new cpu that you don't have to turn up so much.

I think Chairman Mao is right on this one.

Remember when you turn up the bus speed you strain everything on the motherboard.
 
glussier

glussier

Active Member
#6
Toolbox has is cel533 running at 800 therefore nothing is overclock except the cpu. You should go and get an UDMA100 pci ide controller card.
 
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Toolbox

Quantum Physics
#7
I've tried stock speed as well. I swear, there is nothing I haven't tried.

I'm going to now try to connect these two drives to an Asus P3V4X to see if that helps.
 
animal18

animal18

Rarrrrgh!
#9
Toolbox, have you tried zeroing the drives? I'm sure Quantum has a program just for that purpose. I've found that it'll fix some drives that are beings pain's in the arse.
 
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Toolbox

Quantum Physics
#10
Thanks wetling, but internet.com doesn't allow links to other competing websites. I'm sorry for having to edit your post... but, I really have to.

Cheers
 
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terence

New Member
#12
Here's what I'm running. Not top of the line but is more then enough for my games, apps, etc...

AMD Thunderbird 1.2GHz (266mhz BUS)
Epox 8KTA3L
512MB Micron PC-133 RAM
Asus V7700 Geforce2 GTS
Plextor 16x CDRW drive
Pioneer 16x Slot DVD drive
IBM 30GXP (OS, Apps, Games)
Seagate 40GB (Storage, Backups)
HP NetServer 10/100TX
RCA Cable Modem
Linksys 1-port DSL router
SB Live! X-Gamer
Intellimouse Explorer
 
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krusty

New Member
#13
Ah well ...ahem.. my new setup, with some old bits.

AMD t-bone 1330 @ 1450
GA-7DXR mobo - DDR + ATA100 Raid
256mb PC2100 DDR ram
Maxtor 20gb HDD
ATI Rage 128 GL 32mb
Creative PCI128 4 channel sound (mobo)
 
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John567

New Member
#14
Core i3 Dual Core 3.2ghz
8192mb DDR3 Ram
Sound Blaster x-fi Xtreme Audio
Asus 1GB GTX 560Ti
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
Crucial CT256M4SSD2 256GB M4 SSD
 
Bink

Bink

Will moderate for food
#17
Well there is the added bonus that pretty much any specs you post will kick the snot out of the stuff already mentioned in this ancient thread :p
 
glussier

glussier

Active Member
#18
Nowadays, even smartphones are faster then these setups.

As for John567, he wanted to have the fastest setup in a forum thread. As far as I know, aside from creating a thread and locking-it on the spot, it's pretty much the only way he could have his wishes granted.
 
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John567

New Member
#19
Sorry for bumping the thread. It's like a time capsule but on the internet. Was very interesting to read.
 

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