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May 28, 2004 7:52:46 PM

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Hi All,

I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)

Any ideas why?

My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"


Thanks a lot,
Adam

--
Adam Richardson
Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
Carpe Diem
May 28, 2004 7:52:47 PM

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Did you go into CMOS and disable the onboard IDE controller?
HH

"Adam" <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:2hp21rFflg41U1@uni-berlin.de...
> Hi All,
>
> I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
> limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
> recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
> (I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>
> Any ideas why?
>
> My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
> The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Adam
>
> --
> Adam Richardson
> Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> Carpe Diem
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 4:06:25 AM

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A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the PCI spec,
whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require PCI 2.1 on
the motherboard... Ben Myers

On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Hi All,
>
>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>
>Any ideas why?
>
>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>
>
>Thanks a lot,
>Adam
>
>--
>Adam Richardson
>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>Carpe Diem
Related resources
May 29, 2004 5:35:28 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Just done that - didn't make any difference :( 
Still doesn't even appear on the list.

Adam

HH wrote:
> Did you go into CMOS and disable the onboard IDE controller?
> HH
>
> "Adam" <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:2hp21rFflg41U1@uni-berlin.de...
>
>>Hi All,
>>
>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>>
>>Any ideas why?
>>
>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>>
>>
>>Thanks a lot,
>>Adam
>>
>>--
>>Adam Richardson
>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>Carpe Diem
>
>
>
>


Adam

--
Adam Richardson
Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
Carpe Diem
May 29, 2004 5:37:31 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
say it's PCI, revision 2.2

Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?

Adam


Ben Myers wrote:

> A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the PCI spec,
> whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require PCI 2.1 on
> the motherboard... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Hi All,
>>
>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>>
>>Any ideas why?
>>
>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>>
>>
>>Thanks a lot,
>>Adam
>>
>>--
>>Adam Richardson
>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>Carpe Diem
>
>


Adam

--
Adam Richardson
Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
Carpe Diem
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 5:48:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Adam,

Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2 board
requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo. However, a PCI
2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.

The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the motherboard. For the
most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant, with a few
made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers

On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
>
>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
>
>Adam
>
>
>Ben Myers wrote:
>
>> A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the PCI spec,
>> whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require PCI 2.1 on
>> the motherboard... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hi All,
>>>
>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>>>
>>>Any ideas why?
>>>
>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>>>
>>>
>>>Thanks a lot,
>>>Adam
>>>
>>>--
>>>Adam Richardson
>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>Carpe Diem
>>
>>
>
>
>Adam
>
>--
>Adam Richardson
>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>Carpe Diem
May 29, 2004 7:06:21 PM

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Oh :( 

So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?

Adam

Ben Myers wrote:

> Adam,
>
> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2 board
> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo. However, a PCI
> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
>
> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the motherboard. For the
> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant, with a few
> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
>
> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
>>
>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
>>
>>Adam
>>
>>
>>Ben Myers wrote:
>>
>>
>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the PCI spec,
>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require PCI 2.1 on
>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
>>>
>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi All,
>>>>
>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>>>>
>>>>Any ideas why?
>>>>
>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Thanks a lot,
>>>>Adam
>>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Adam Richardson
>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>>Carpe Diem
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Adam
>>
>>--
>>Adam Richardson
>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>Carpe Diem
>
>


Adam

--
Adam Richardson
Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
Carpe Diem
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 7:06:22 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Absolutely no chance , the mobo isn't even looking at the right
address on the card. Like trying to use a USB 1.0 port with a USB 2.0
device , most are only USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatable.



>Oh :( 
>
>So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
>
>Adam
>
>Ben Myers wrote:
>
>> Adam,
>>
>> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2 board
>> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo. However, a PCI
>> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
>>
>> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the motherboard. For the
>> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant, with a few
>> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
>>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
>>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
>>>
>>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
>>>
>>>Adam
>>>
>>>
>>>Ben Myers wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the PCI spec,
>>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require PCI 2.1 on
>>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
>>>>
>>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hi All,
>>>>>
>>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>>>>>
>>>>>Any ideas why?
>>>>>
>>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks a lot,
>>>>>Adam
>>>>>
>>>>>--
>>>>>Adam Richardson
>>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>>>Carpe Diem
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>Adam
>>>
>>>--
>>>Adam Richardson
>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>Carpe Diem
>>
>>
>
>
>Adam
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 7:06:23 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

I'll accept your thoughts on the PCI cards, but no machine ever shipped with
a USB1.0 port, so I don't think your comments are accurate. USB2 devices
will run flawlessly (and slowly) on a USB1.1 port.

Tom
"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
news:v7jhb056glrll7jouci7v3oohqh6ld84l5@4ax.com...
> Absolutely no chance , the mobo isn't even looking at the right
> address on the card. Like trying to use a USB 1.0 port with a USB 2.0
> device , most are only USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatable.
>
>
>
> >Oh :( 
> >
> >So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
> >
> >Adam
> >
> >Ben Myers wrote:
> >
> >> Adam,
> >>
> >> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2
board
> >> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo.
However, a PCI
> >> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
> >>
> >> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the motherboard.
For the
> >> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant,
with a few
> >> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
> >>
> >> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com>
wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
> >>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
> >>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
> >>>
> >>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
> >>>
> >>>Adam
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Ben Myers wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the
PCI spec,
> >>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require
PCI 2.1 on
> >>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
> >>>>
> >>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam
<cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>Hi All,
> >>>>>
> >>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the
8GB
> >>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
> >>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS
:-(
> >>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Any ideas why?
> >>>>>
> >>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
> >>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Thanks a lot,
> >>>>>Adam
> >>>>>
> >>>>>--
> >>>>>Adam Richardson
> >>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> >>>>>Carpe Diem
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>Adam
> >>>
> >>>--
> >>>Adam Richardson
> >>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> >>>Carpe Diem
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >Adam
>
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 7:56:11 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Tom I am used to your disputing everything I say but you might want to
look up OHCI especially when Compaq started making the transition to
UHCI 1.0 (1994-late 1996) . It is known as USB 1.0/1.1 and was very
common in a lot of earlier P2's . The southbridge chipset wasn't even
capable of handling the higher 12mb/s I/O for about 4 months after
UHCI 1.1 was developed .Only mice , keyboards and other 1.5 mb/s
devices worked well. A lot of Digital R&D was put into perfecting it
for about two years after the spec was published. (real world met
theory in a big way). Yes USB 2.0 devices will usually work on 1.1
ports but they will not work on 1.0 ports if the full 12mb/s is needed
.. I had an Armada 1700 that had a USB 1.0 port listed as USB 1.1
compliant that worked only with 1.5 mb/s devices and the occasional
older Palm (the MB in the Armada was ver 1.1A this problem was fixed
by ver 2.0) . I worked for Digital/Compaq/HP for 11 years and finally
got tired of be treated like trash and now work for the federal
government so I can stop worry so much about be "downsized" for a
change.

Best Regards Tom

Sharmon

>I'll accept your thoughts on the PCI cards, but no machine ever shipped with
>a USB1.0 port, so I don't think your comments are accurate. USB2 devices
>will run flawlessly (and slowly) on a USB1.1 port.
>
>Tom
>"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
>news:v7jhb056glrll7jouci7v3oohqh6ld84l5@4ax.com...
>> Absolutely no chance , the mobo isn't even looking at the right
>> address on the card. Like trying to use a USB 1.0 port with a USB 2.0
>> device , most are only USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatable.
>>
>>
>>
>> >Oh :( 
>> >
>> >So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
>> >
>> >Adam
>> >
>> >Ben Myers wrote:
>> >
>> >> Adam,
>> >>
>> >> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2
>board
>> >> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo.
>However, a PCI
>> >> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
>> >>
>> >> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the motherboard.
>For the
>> >> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant,
>with a few
>> >> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
>> >>
>> >> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com>
>wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
>> >>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
>> >>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
>> >>>
>> >>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
>> >>>
>> >>>Adam
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>Ben Myers wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the
>PCI spec,
>> >>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require
>PCI 2.1 on
>> >>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
>> >>>>
>> >>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam
><cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>>Hi All,
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the
>8GB
>> >>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>> >>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS
>:-(
>> >>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>Any ideas why?
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>> >>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>Thanks a lot,
>> >>>>>Adam
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>--
>> >>>>>Adam Richardson
>> >>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>> >>>>>Carpe Diem
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>>Adam
>> >>>
>> >>>--
>> >>>Adam Richardson
>> >>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>> >>>Carpe Diem
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >Adam
>>
>
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 7:56:12 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Back to the original issue though, as far as I can be of any assistance,
you might see if you can get a PCI controller card that the system will
recognize. Check your local used PC shops etc. If not them, then Ebay,
Pricewatch, and a general Google of the web may turn up an alternative
source. Since Compaq machines were big as leased machines see if you have a
local office machine leasing company and try to find out what they do with
their returned/off lease machines. Many have a used PC outlet that sells
these machines and their components used, but still in good condition to the
general public. Also check the local college system as Compaq's are big
with them as well.

Finally, at the risk of sounding like a sales agent, look at
www.epcusa.com. They are St. Louis based company that sells returned/off
lease machines for a couple of different office machine leasing companies.

KC

"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
news:o 6phb0tetsbm1rp0s3ht34tl6fn40p8enn@4ax.com...
> Tom I am used to your disputing everything I say but you might want to
> look up OHCI especially when Compaq started making the transition to
> UHCI 1.0 (1994-late 1996) . It is known as USB 1.0/1.1 and was very
> common in a lot of earlier P2's . The southbridge chipset wasn't even
> capable of handling the higher 12mb/s I/O for about 4 months after
> UHCI 1.1 was developed .Only mice , keyboards and other 1.5 mb/s
> devices worked well. A lot of Digital R&D was put into perfecting it
> for about two years after the spec was published. (real world met
> theory in a big way). Yes USB 2.0 devices will usually work on 1.1
> ports but they will not work on 1.0 ports if the full 12mb/s is needed
> . I had an Armada 1700 that had a USB 1.0 port listed as USB 1.1
> compliant that worked only with 1.5 mb/s devices and the occasional
> older Palm (the MB in the Armada was ver 1.1A this problem was fixed
> by ver 2.0) . I worked for Digital/Compaq/HP for 11 years and finally
> got tired of be treated like trash and now work for the federal
> government so I can stop worry so much about be "downsized" for a
> change.
>
> Best Regards Tom
>
> Sharmon
>
> >I'll accept your thoughts on the PCI cards, but no machine ever shipped
with
> >a USB1.0 port, so I don't think your comments are accurate. USB2 devices
> >will run flawlessly (and slowly) on a USB1.1 port.
> >
> >Tom
> >"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
> >news:v7jhb056glrll7jouci7v3oohqh6ld84l5@4ax.com...
> >> Absolutely no chance , the mobo isn't even looking at the right
> >> address on the card. Like trying to use a USB 1.0 port with a USB 2.0
> >> device , most are only USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatable.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> >Oh :( 
> >> >
> >> >So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
> >> >
> >> >Adam
> >> >
> >> >Ben Myers wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Adam,
> >> >>
> >> >> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2
> >board
> >> >> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo.
> >However, a PCI
> >> >> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
> >> >>
> >> >> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the
motherboard.
> >For the
> >> >> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant,
> >with a few
> >> >> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
> >> >>
> >> >> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam
<cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com>
> >wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
> >> >>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
> >> >>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
> >> >>>
> >> >>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
> >> >>>
> >> >>>Adam
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>Ben Myers wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the
> >PCI spec,
> >> >>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may
require
> >PCI 2.1 on
> >> >>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam
> ><cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>>Hi All,
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip
the
> >8GB
> >> >>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
> >> >>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq
BIOS
> >:-(
> >> >>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>Any ideas why?
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
> >> >>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>Thanks a lot,
> >> >>>>>Adam
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>--
> >> >>>>>Adam Richardson
> >> >>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> >> >>>>>Carpe Diem
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>Adam
> >> >>>
> >> >>>--
> >> >>>Adam Richardson
> >> >>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> >> >>>Carpe Diem
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >Adam
> >>
> >
>
Anonymous
May 30, 2004 2:59:10 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Adam,

Odds are slim. There are other PCI IDE controllers (and even plain disk BIOS
replacement cards without IDE connectors) which are less demanding of the
motherboard PCI revision level. You might investigate specs of other cards
before buying. Unfortunately, most of the new cards require a PCI 2.2
motherboard. You may well have to find a used card. Or consider replacing the
DeskPro if you can afford it... Ben Myers

On Sat, 29 May 2004 15:06:21 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Oh :( 
>
>So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
>
>Adam
>
>Ben Myers wrote:
>
>> Adam,
>>
>> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2 board
>> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo. However, a PCI
>> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
>>
>> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the motherboard. For the
>> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant, with a few
>> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
>>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
>>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
>>>
>>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
>>>
>>>Adam
>>>
>>>
>>>Ben Myers wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the PCI spec,
>>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require PCI 2.1 on
>>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
>>>>
>>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hi All,
>>>>>
>>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>>>>>
>>>>>Any ideas why?
>>>>>
>>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks a lot,
>>>>>Adam
>>>>>
>>>>>--
>>>>>Adam Richardson
>>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>>>Carpe Diem
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>Adam
>>>
>>>--
>>>Adam Richardson
>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>Carpe Diem
>>
>>
>
>
>Adam
>
>--
>Adam Richardson
>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>Carpe Diem
May 30, 2004 3:49:57 AM

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Tom, good point. I've got a Western Digital 80GB USB 2 HD. It works fine on
my Presario S5200CL with USB 2 ports. It also works fine, just slower, on my
IBM with USB 1.1 ports.
HH

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:yYadnYXWzYlQSSXdRVn-hQ@comcast.com...
> I'll accept your thoughts on the PCI cards, but no machine ever shipped
with
> a USB1.0 port, so I don't think your comments are accurate. USB2 devices
> will run flawlessly (and slowly) on a USB1.1 port.
>
> Tom
> "Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
> news:v7jhb056glrll7jouci7v3oohqh6ld84l5@4ax.com...
> > Absolutely no chance , the mobo isn't even looking at the right
> > address on the card. Like trying to use a USB 1.0 port with a USB 2.0
> > device , most are only USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatable.
> >
> >
> >
> > >Oh :( 
> > >
> > >So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
> > >
> > >Adam
> > >
> > >Ben Myers wrote:
> > >
> > >> Adam,
> > >>
> > >> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2
> board
> > >> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo.
> However, a PCI
> > >> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
> > >>
> > >> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the
motherboard.
> For the
> > >> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant,
> with a few
> > >> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
> > >>
> > >> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam
<cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
> > >>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
> > >>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
> > >>>
> > >>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
> > >>>
> > >>>Adam
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>Ben Myers wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the
> PCI spec,
> > >>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may
require
> PCI 2.1 on
> > >>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
> > >>>>
> > >>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam
> <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>>Hi All,
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the
> 8GB
> > >>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
> > >>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq
BIOS
> :-(
> > >>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Any ideas why?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
> > >>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Thanks a lot,
> > >>>>>Adam
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>--
> > >>>>>Adam Richardson
> > >>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> > >>>>>Carpe Diem
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>
> > >>>Adam
> > >>>
> > >>>--
> > >>>Adam Richardson
> > >>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> > >>>Carpe Diem
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >Adam
> >
>
>
May 30, 2004 3:59:43 AM

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Actually, Tom, a few Presarios did ship with USB 1.0. Some of the early
4700s and even 4800s did and caused no end of headaches.
HH

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:yYadnYXWzYlQSSXdRVn-hQ@comcast.com...
> I'll accept your thoughts on the PCI cards, but no machine ever shipped
with
> a USB1.0 port, so I don't think your comments are accurate. USB2 devices
> will run flawlessly (and slowly) on a USB1.1 port.
>
> Tom
> "Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
> news:v7jhb056glrll7jouci7v3oohqh6ld84l5@4ax.com...
> > Absolutely no chance , the mobo isn't even looking at the right
> > address on the card. Like trying to use a USB 1.0 port with a USB 2.0
> > device , most are only USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatable.
> >
> >
> >
> > >Oh :( 
> > >
> > >So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
> > >
> > >Adam
> > >
> > >Ben Myers wrote:
> > >
> > >> Adam,
> > >>
> > >> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2
> board
> > >> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo.
> However, a PCI
> > >> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
> > >>
> > >> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the
motherboard.
> For the
> > >> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant,
> with a few
> > >> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
> > >>
> > >> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam
<cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
> > >>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
> > >>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
> > >>>
> > >>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
> > >>>
> > >>>Adam
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>Ben Myers wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the
> PCI spec,
> > >>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may
require
> PCI 2.1 on
> > >>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
> > >>>>
> > >>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam
> <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>>Hi All,
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the
> 8GB
> > >>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
> > >>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq
BIOS
> :-(
> > >>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Any ideas why?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
> > >>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Thanks a lot,
> > >>>>>Adam
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>--
> > >>>>>Adam Richardson
> > >>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> > >>>>>Carpe Diem
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>
> > >>>Adam
> > >>>
> > >>>--
> > >>>Adam Richardson
> > >>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> > >>>Carpe Diem
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >Adam
> >
>
>
Anonymous
May 30, 2004 11:38:38 AM

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OK, I stand corrected. I was under the impression those machines were
entirely non-standard and only officially supported the Compaq USB camera.

Tom
"HH" <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o 6juc.182$861.167@fe25.usenetserver.com...
> Actually, Tom, a few Presarios did ship with USB 1.0. Some of the early
> 4700s and even 4800s did and caused no end of headaches.
> HH
>
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:yYadnYXWzYlQSSXdRVn-hQ@comcast.com...
> > I'll accept your thoughts on the PCI cards, but no machine ever shipped
> with
> > a USB1.0 port, so I don't think your comments are accurate. USB2 devices
> > will run flawlessly (and slowly) on a USB1.1 port.
> >
> > Tom
> > "Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
> > news:v7jhb056glrll7jouci7v3oohqh6ld84l5@4ax.com...
> > > Absolutely no chance , the mobo isn't even looking at the right
> > > address on the card. Like trying to use a USB 1.0 port with a USB 2.0
> > > device , most are only USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatable.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >Oh :( 
> > > >
> > > >So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
> > > >
> > > >Adam
> > > >
> > > >Ben Myers wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Adam,
> > > >>
> > > >> Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI
2.2
> > board
> > > >> requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo.
> > However, a PCI
> > > >> 2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
> > > >>
> > > >> The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the
> motherboard.
> > For the
> > > >> most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1
compliant,
> > with a few
> > > >> made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
> > > >>
> > > >> On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam
> <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
> > > >>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
> > > >>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
> > > >>>
> > > >>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
> > > >>>
> > > >>>Adam
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>Ben Myers wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of
the
> > PCI spec,
> > > >>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may
> require
> > PCI 2.1 on
> > > >>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam
> > <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>>Hi All,
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip
the
> > 8GB
> > > >>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
> > > >>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq
> BIOS
> > :-(
> > > >>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>Any ideas why?
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
> > > >>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>Thanks a lot,
> > > >>>>>Adam
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>--
> > > >>>>>Adam Richardson
> > > >>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> > > >>>>>Carpe Diem
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>Adam
> > > >>>
> > > >>>--
> > > >>>Adam Richardson
> > > >>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
> > > >>>Carpe Diem
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Adam
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
>
May 30, 2004 4:01:07 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Thanks for the advice Ben (and Kevin for similar thoughts)

Yes - the problems was that I didn't realise that my DeskPro wouldn't
support PCI 2. I did have a look at the specs of the card before I got
it and it mentions backwards compatibility with 33MHz buses and the
like. Also, there's lots of advice around which I found which says "buy
a new PCI card to fix your harddisc limit" without any caveats, so I
didn't realise there'd be a compatibility issue :( 

<thinks> In fact, I think when I originally asked here about new hard
drives, someone recommended a new PCI IDE controller...

Anyway, I shall return my card and keep an eye on eBay for an old one.
Hmm, actually it looks like my new card sells for more on eBay than I
bought it for! Maybe I'll sell it instead...

Buying a new computer isn't really a question of money - my current one
pretty much does everything I want fine and if I had 80GB instead of 8GB
then I'd really be all set :) 

Adam


Ben Myers wrote:
> Adam,
>
> Odds are slim. There are other PCI IDE controllers (and even plain disk BIOS
> replacement cards without IDE connectors) which are less demanding of the
> motherboard PCI revision level. You might investigate specs of other cards
> before buying. Unfortunately, most of the new cards require a PCI 2.2
> motherboard. You may well have to find a used card. Or consider replacing the
> DeskPro if you can afford it... Ben Myers
>
> On Sat, 29 May 2004 15:06:21 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Oh :( 
>>
>>So you think I've got no chance of getting my new controller working?
>>
>>Adam
>>
>>Ben Myers wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Adam,
>>>
>>>Unfortunately, there is only some backward compatibility. A PCI 2.2 board
>>>requires a PCI 2.2 motherboard, and may work in a PCI 2.1 mobo. However, a PCI
>>>2.2 complaint mobo IS backward compatible with any PCI card.
>>>
>>>The important thing is the level of PCI compliance of the motherboard. For the
>>>most part, Pentium-class motherboards were PCI 1.0 or 1.1 compliant, with a few
>>>made to meet the PCI 2.0 spec... Ben Myers
>>>
>>>On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:37:31 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hmm, actually the specs of the card:
>>>>http://tinyurl.com/3y3yb
>>>>say it's PCI, revision 2.2
>>>>
>>>>Surely the new specs would be backwards compatible though?
>>>>
>>>>Adam
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Ben Myers wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>A 166Mhz Pentium system may well conform to an older version of the PCI spec,
>>>>>whilst the new PCI cards meet the PCI 2.1 spec. And they may require PCI 2.1 on
>>>>>the motherboard... Ben Myers
>>>>>
>>>>>On Fri, 28 May 2004 15:52:46 +0100, Adam <cooladamrichardson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Hi All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB
>>>>>>limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not
>>>>>>recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-(
>>>>>>(I've tried it in two different PCI slots)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Any ideas why?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>My computer is a: DeskPro 4000S 5166X
>>>>>>The card is an ST-305 made by "Silicon Image"
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thanks a lot,
>>>>>>Adam
>>>>>>
>>>>>>--
>>>>>>Adam Richardson
>>>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>>>>Carpe Diem
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>Adam
>>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Adam Richardson
>>>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>>>Carpe Diem
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Adam
>>
>>--
>>Adam Richardson
>>Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
>>Carpe Diem
>
>


Adam

--
Adam Richardson
Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
Carpe Diem
June 5, 2004 9:07:39 PM

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Hello again :-)

Well, I managed to pick up a secondhand Promise Ultra66 on eBay for next
to nothing (still planning to sell my new card there and hopefully make
enough to profit to pay for the Promise!!) and had a /slight/ nightmare :-(

The Promise card works fine, recognised the big harddrive and
everything. So next I decided to use fdisk to create a new partition to
use the extra space. Good plan, I thought. However, somehow fdisk
managed to completely corrupt the filesystem on the *original*
partition
  • - not an eventuality I had prepared for :-(
    Not only that, but it then refused to see more than 10GB of my 80GB!

    Anyway, after some extensive trauma and with the help of an old drive
    with an OS on it and "free fdisk" I've ended up with a formatted drive
    and everything running fine except...



    How can I stop the compaq BIOS asking me to press F1 every time I turn
    the computer on and after the Promise has booted up? Or is it just
    something I'm going to have to live with?

    Thanks a lot,
    Adam

  • While not fun, it was funny! For example, a folder with a couple of
    megabytes worth of files in it counted as being 360 gigabytes big!!
    June 5, 2004 9:38:48 PM

    Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

    Adam wrote:

    > How can I stop the compaq BIOS asking me to press F1 every time I turn
    > the computer on and after the Promise has booted up? Or is it just
    > something I'm going to have to live with?

    Oh, and, my "disc-activity" LED doesn't light any more. I can see a
    green and white pair of wires running from the LED. I assume I can chop
    these and attach them to the connector on the Promise card (see step 11
    here: http://tinyurl.com/3bw7m) but which of the four connectors on the
    Promise card should I attach them to?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Adam
    June 5, 2004 9:45:29 PM

    Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

    I wrote:
    > How can I stop the compaq BIOS asking me to press F1 every time I turn
    > the computer on and after the Promise has booted up? Or is it just
    > something I'm going to have to live with?

    Oh, and, my "disc-activity" LED doesn't light any more. I can see a
    green and white pair of wires running from the LED. I assume I can chop
    these and attach them to the connector on the Promise card (see step 11
    here: http://tinyurl.com/3bw7m) but which way round do the green and
    white wires go?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    --
    Adam Richardson
    Email me at: stonemonkey@ntlworld~nonono~dot com
    Carpe Diem
    !