In Reply to: Re: Octek MVP3-AT motherboard and Belkin USB2.0 posted by Jason on 10/12/02 at 12:32 PM:
I have tried (unsuccessfully) to get an answer from Octek re the latest bios as the one on their website won't load due to error in part no mismatch. However, the current bios seems to have good irq steering (as reported by system properties).
As for swapping out the board & processor, couple of problems one has is that I am in the UK where parts seem to be more than in the US and also I will have to change memory as well. I guess you can see that I have considered it!!
: Latest bios flashed, the MVP3 haved some irq steering problems.
: : Those old MVP3 motherboardas are a handful. I really recommend upgrading to a nice ECS K7S5A and a Duron CPU. It would cost you $100 in parts ($130 with a new case) and would end this pain along with giving y0u quite a boost in performance.
: : I've built quite a few of these systems and could recommend places to buy and I can walk you through the build.
: : Bill
: : : Afraid that I've tried all that, changed slots, got another card. I did disable the VIA controllers at one point but as it made no difference, re-enabled them
: : : Andy
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: : : : Have you tried moving the card to another slot? Whatever you do, do *not* disable the VIA controllers in BIOS setup.
: : : : The card may be a bad sample too.
: : : : Bill
: : : : : I am terrible trouble with my Octek motherboard and its VIA USB chipset. Having followed everything I can on your excellent website, I decided to purchase an add-on card. As I was having to get a card, I chose to get a USB2.0 even though my periphials at the moment are 1.1. The one I got was the Belkin 5 port that you have tested. I am now in constant contact with Belkin tech support as the card is not recognised. I am running Win98SE with an AMD 500 K62 and have loaded up just about every patch, filter(1.10) and 4 in 1 drivers including the Microsoft AMD fix. My existing usb controller (Via) is recognised and return IRQ steering etc as working. It has 2 ports on which one now goes directly to an Actiontec wireless adapter, whilst the other goes to a Xircom 4 port hub, on which hangs a HP1218 printer, HP4100 scanner and a Logitech webcam. I have subsequently disconnected all but the printer, but after a short period of time, the HP monitor software 'loses' its connection and reports that the cable has been disconnected. I believe I have installed a PCI latency patch but still no good. I have also de and reinstalled the various usb software but I am getting nowhere. Has anyone had anything similar that they could recommend? I couldn't find any other reference to an Octek motherboard. Thanks, Andy (UK)