Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2

    Unhappy MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    Hi All.
    Well guess it's my turn to ask for help :0)
    I just bought a GB MA790X-UD4 MB.

    After I have installed all hardware and drivers, I got a small problem.
    First things first. Hardware used:
    HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB SATA-300
    2 LiteOn IHAS322 DVD-+RW
    Graphics: Geforce 260GTX
    RAM: 2x2GB Kingston HyperX PC-6400
    CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9600
    PSU: NorthQ 650W
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME

    So back to my problem.

    After I have installed XP everything runs extremely slow.
    I have used memtest and found no errors, checked and double checked all settings in BIOS.
    Updated BIOS to latest version from GB's site.

    Finally I found the problem. IDE/SATA Drivers.
    I've used HD Tune Pro to test the speed of my HDD.
    Average speed is 1.6 MB/s.
    So I have tried getting the newest drivers from GB's site.
    No luck. Still the same.
    Tried a different HDD (WD3200 320GB SATA-150) same result.
    Although I did get 1.7 MB/s with that drive.

    So finally I removed both Primary and Secondary IDE-Channel and the 2 Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE-Controller.
    Rebooted the system and let windows find the drivers for the hardware.
    Used HD Tune PRO again Voila! 163 MB/s transfer on the HDD and no more lockup of the system when I tried doing more than one thing at a time. :0) So my trouble was over, or so I thought.
    Next time I started the system up. Same thing again. Slow system with only 1.6 MB/s.

    I've reformatted, reinstalled even bought and tried Vista same darn problem.

    So have any of you guys heard of this problem before?
    I mean, gets a bit irritating having to remove the IDE controllers everyday just to get a normal running machine :0)
    A first glance I would guess it's the drivers that seems to be the problem.
    But I can't rule out that there might be an error with the MB itself.

    So at this point I'm open to suggestions. Anyone?

    Sincerly

    /Kenneth

  2. #2
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    Are you using Express Install for drivers off of the CD? If so, do not do that. You do not need any drivers for vista to be loaded

    You did check for and remove any jumpers located on the back of the drives correct? if not, please do so now. But your removal of drivers and that fixing things leads me to believe you are installing the incorrect drivers by using the Express Install CD possibly

    What do you have set in your BIOS in the Integrated Peripherals section, and what ports do you have your Drives connected to, CD and HD, (Port # and color) >>>

    Integrated Peripherals

    OnChip SATA Controller...................................
    OnChip SATA Type ........................................
    OnChip SATA Port4/5 Mode .............................


    Onboard GSATA-II Ctrl ...................................
    Onboard GSATA-II Ctrl Mode ...........................

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    Hi.

    Regarding the ports and color.
    They are all yellow.
    HD is pluged in to port #0 and the 2 DVD on ports #1 & #2

    In the BIOS I use the following:
    OnChip SATA - Enabled
    OnChip Type - Native IDE
    OnChip SATA Port4/5 - IDE (This part is grayed out so I can't change it.)

    Onboard GSATA-II Ctrl - Non existing in my BIOS
    Onboard GSATA-II Ctrl Mode - Non existing in my BIOS

    I've attached a picture of the Integrated Peripherals setup.
    Attachment 959

    Regarding drivers.
    At first I used the Express install, but on later installs I skiped the CD and installed the drivers manually.

    Oh, just forgot I use Win XP Pro.

    Hope this help :0)

    Thanks.

    /Kenneth
    Last edited by KeAnd31; 04-15-2009 at 06:31 PM.

  4. #4
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    Sorry about the port color and setting confusion on my part, I looked at a 790XT Manual so that is why I thought you had the other ports as well.


    Well that looks to be all ok, I would personally move my DVD drive to the last port or two though.

    When you say drivers, are you loading a SATA Driver? If so, then that is the issue as None would be needed since you are not using AHCI or RAID.

    If you are not, I am not sure what is going on??? When you flashed to the latest BIOS, you did load and apply optimized defaults and then save/apply/reboot correct?
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 04-16-2009 at 03:14 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    I am having the same exact problem. I have to uninstall the Primary and Secondary IDE-Channel and the 2 Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE-Controller to get my drive running normal. Once I do this it works for about a day or so then I have to do it again.

    KeAnd31 have you resolved the problem? If so can you post it here. If not any help would be appreciated.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    J'Habite En Angleterre
    Posts
    2,431

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    Have you tried downloading the intel INF update directly from Intel?

    If that doesn't work, try un-instaling the device and clicking YES to delete driver. From there, manually install the intel driver from the INF folder by clicking "Select device from a list" followed by "Have disK".

    Sory I can't be more precise as I'm on my old XP x2-3800 Nforce4 rig.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    I have an AMD board. Does it matter if I install the intel driver?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    J'Habite En Angleterre
    Posts
    2,431

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    Ahh. You will need to install the AMD driver. Download the latest package from AMD.

    If installing the drivers using the setup.exe doesn't work, you can manually install them using the method in my last post. You will need to brows to the directory where the setup program extracted the files.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: MA790X-UD4 Extremely slow HDD

    Greetings:

    I have a similar problem, I have an ASUS MA3A79-T Deluxe w/ an HD 4670. I recently did a fresh install of Windows NT5, with this hardware, loaded the drivers from ATI's website and even downloaded the south bridge SB750 drivers (v 9.5), but still I am getting horrific transfer rates on SATA 1-4. A peculiar thing is that the transfer graph is constant (flatline) from start to end of disk (1.8 MB/sec-even on burst & w/ a VelociRaptor), whereas, on SATA 5-6 it's about 124MB/sec at start, and 90MB/sec at end, 107MB/sec avg, and w/ about 254 burst (normal).

    NOTE: I need more than two SATA ports (non-RAID) or else I would use just 5 & 6.

    So I then looked in:

    Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager>IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers

    and found these entries

    AMD PCI IDE Controller
    AMD SATA Controller(Native IDE Mode)
    Primary IDE Chanel (two)
    Secondary IDE Channel (two)

    The "Primary" and "Secondary" have atapi.sys & storprop.dll for drivers, while the "AMD" ones have amdide.sys. No matter what SATA port I put a hard drive in they all have disk.sys as a driver & all w/ write cache enabled. Question is I don't know if SATA 1-4 are tied to the Primary/Secondary channels, or even if this would be the problem. Also, eSATA is disabled in BIOS, and problem exist even if the Velocirator (or any other disk for that matter) is the only drive on any of the SATA 1-4 (with none on 5-6). Please help.
    Last edited by JB2007; 05-27-2009 at 05:06 AM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •