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System Diagnostics
Robert4390 Feb-03-01 04:15 PM
I ran the "Sandra" system diagnostics/system tuneup program on my Abit BP6 just for the heck of it. Everything was fine except for one part which I didn't understand. It is: Pci and Agp busses information: Warning w1206-Highpoint Technologies Hpt366 udma66 controller. "PCI latentcy too high, device could hog the bus for too long". Of course I know what the HP controller is, but, the PCI latentcy thing I don't understand. I am using Win 95b. The set runs fine, no problems. Any ideas on this report?
Thank you.

1. RE: System Diagnostics
lbyard Feb-04-01 06:03 PM
In response to message 0
Look in Sandra help... “Latency Timer - specifies the maximum length of a bus transfer in cycles set-up for this device. Higher numbers means this device can use more of the bus bandwidth but this can slow-down other devices. You can set modify this value from the BIOS, higher numbers (up to a point) are better. The range is between 32-255.” My motherboard CMOS Setup has no setting like this, but yours may. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. or... "don't fix it if it ain't broke." Larry

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