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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:43 pm 
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I set up a system, for testing & for real after testing, using a very old Motherboard Aopen AK33, with a AMD Duron CPU 800Mhz, a true Curb Side Orphan, with 3x128MB SDRAM PC133 memory. The Diskwriggler transfer rates are terrible.

The - my - question is, would 3x512MB SDRAM improve the throughput, or is the processor the bottleneck? And why. We always want to learn, to understand.....

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:13 pm 
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It has been my experience in the past that most older AMD processor based motherboards performed poorly as a NAS box. There were a few AMD based systems that did perform very well, my K6-2 /300 with 256MB was one that did very well. It easily did 12MB/sec sustained.

The processor and the memory are more than up to the task. Check the IRQs and move the NIC to a different slot. The board just may not work for you, have had that happen a few times as well in the past.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:52 am 
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mikeiver1 wrote:
Check the IRQs and move the NIC to a different slotMike


:-) Just fiddled around with some obscure BIOS settings; box stays very quiet. When I have time I'll have to find the reset jumper on the board - LOL

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