P4 MB Question

vbimport

#1

As i am new to the p4 845 chipset (AMD/VIA USER) do you guys install that chipset inf and application accellerator programs from intel using windows xp? i remember clone cd had some issues with those programs..

Not directly related to clone cd but do they help or is it best to leave xp alone....

Thanks in advance!


#2

:rolleyes:
if you install the accelerator i think if i remember right that it will disable the DMA to always off on your writer…

xp runs fine without it…
:eek:


#3

Yes… the DMA checkbox disappares when using Intel AppAcc. But I think if you want most out of your harddrives you want to install it. If you have the CD/CD:s alone on Secondary IDE you can always change the secondary harddisk driver back to Microsofts own driver and then enable DMA.
I run my system only on Intel AppAcc. and do not notice any drawbacks without the DMA checkbox.