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Aelus
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: A64 3000+ feels unresponsive and slow Reply with quote

I've just completed an amd64 install alongside my previous athlonxp installation. The old 32 bit installation feels similar to my old install (athlon xp 2500+) so that is pretty normal I guess, but the main problem is my new installation.

When I'm in Xfree, running firefox, and switching tabs, music in xmms tends to skip, switching tasks also takes quite a bit longer than it does in the 32 bit install. One thing which does go extremely fast is compiling apps, did KDE in about 4 hours.

hdparm -d /dev/hda and hdb tell me they are enabled, http://www.pieter.dejaeghere.net/amd64config is my .config, I've got 512mb pc3200 memory, switching tabs with firefox 0.8 while playing mp3s on xmms 1.2.8-r4, on gnome 2.4.2 with xfree 4.3.0-r5

I'd appreciate it if anyone could give me ideas, because it's not very amusing to have to run in 32bit mode to get acceptable performance.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, you didn't really provide enough info.
What hardware?
What kernel (exactly)?

Also, make 100% sure you've got the latest bios installed.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Athlon64 3000+
Asus K8V deluxe (via chipset)
512mb PC3200
msi geforce4 ti4600, nvidia kernel 1.0.5332

kernel is gentoo-dev-sources 2.6.3-r2, and my xfree config file is at
http://www.pieter.dejaeghere.net/XF86Config.

Currently running the default bios, I'll look into updating that now.

Thank you for the help,

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing to check is the share interupts option in the ide driver section of the kernel configuration, and be sure it is disabled.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

running in the latest bios now, doesn't seem to make a difference.

I've disabled the share irq setting, and i'll report back when i've tried it out.

One more question though, how should the bios plug and play OS mode be set?

edit: disabled the irq sharing and it made a huge difference, so thanks for the advice! still curious about that optimal bios setting though...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I left mine at plug-n-play and let her rip, no issues so far, I did have to disable legacy usb support.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time i was running a 5xxxer series Nvidia driver i had simmilar problems. Don't know what version i was running and if that changed but maybe this info is usefull for you. GL
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