Hey folks! I have been searching high and low for days now on a solution to my problem.. and I just don't know what to do! Perhaps an expert can help me out?
I just got a new HD that supports UDMA mode 6 (133mb/s) and installed it into my computer. My motherboard supports UDMA mode 6 as well, but when I boot up into Windows, my motherboard's audio is all crackly and annoying! The problem wasn't existent when I was using my old HD -- which ran at UDMA 5 -- so I presume it's the mode 6 that's causing me problems.
Here's what I've done to solve the problem, but so far nothing has yeilded a solution:
- I've updated my motherboard's BIOS to the latest available.
- I've installed all the latest motherboard drivers (including chipset, sound, and IDE) from my mobo manufacteror's website
- I've uninstalled and reinstalled all possible drivers for all possible devices
- I've searched for (but not found) any drivers/utilities for my HD
The only solution I can think of is to force my HD back to UDMA mode 5, but I can't seem to find a way to do this. I can't find any registry entries anywhere to revise.. I can't find any setting in my mobo's BIOS.. I can't find anything to suggest that such an option is possible!
It's GOT to be possible though, as my friend has a nVidia chipset on his mobo, and his IDE drivers support individual UDMA mode settings, as well as transfer rate tests.
So, does anybody happen to know of a way I can go back to UDMA mode 5? Is there a generic program I can use to attain such a result? Is there a hack, tool, anything!?!?
I know this question has probably never been asked before, so I don't expect any answers from you guys.. but please know that it would be REALLY appreciated if you could share what knowledge you have on the subject. I'll keep trying things on my end, but I can only do so much, you know what I mean?
Thank you for reading this unecessarily long post, and thank you for hopefully replying to it!
Hope to hear from you soon,