P3V4X and USB issues?

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by Odd, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. Odd

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    Hello everbody!

    I´m a owner of a Logitech Formula Force steeringwheel. The steeringwheel works much better on the serial port than the USB port. Using the steeringwheel on the USB port causes problems as the computer not fully respond of my commands. The serial port works much better. Are where some known issues with the USB port on P3V4X.

    (However except that my mobo works very nice. A month ago I buyed a Inn3D Gf2 PRO, an belive it or not, the Gf2 PRO works very stable (4X AGP) from the beginning. I have not tweaking so much, and have not yet have use for to change the undocumeneted jumper next to the CPU fan connector to increase from 3,3(3,46) to 3,6 volt)

    Except the parenthesis I am very thankful for answer.

    Have a nice day.
     
  2. scummer

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    I havn't had any issues with my p3v4x and usb. I've got a Belkin 4 port usb hub connected to 1 port and my Intellimouse connected to the other. On my Belkin I have a MS sidwinder joystick, a creative labs web cam go plus, and for driving an MS force feedback wheel. It might be a driver issue. It would be worth a look to see if newer drivers or patches are available for your wheel. Regards.

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    Odd

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    Thank you for answer. Logitech have not any newer drivers for my steeringwheel than 3.62 which I currently using. I have not any important devices which share IRQ either. Are my serial ports faster than the USB?:confused:
     
  4. Powermike

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    I am using the Logitech Formula Force GT wheel which only has a USB-Connector. Works very fine, no problems so far with USB...

    Powermike
     
  5. scummer

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    Odd,
    If the serial port works fine, use it and don't sweat it. For a wheel/pedal combo, I don't think you would be able to guess what port they were connected to if you didn't already know.
    Now if you were saving data to a storage device, that would be a different matter.

    ASUS P3V4X, Apollo Pro133A,1005 bios
    Step ThermoDynamics PIII 700 @ 933 1.90 vcore
    Promise Fasttrack 100 (raid 0)
    2x IBM GXP75
    SB Live Platinum
    256 meg Crucial cas2 ram
    Pioneer 115 DVD
    Plextor 16/10/40A CDRW
    Utobia DVD decoder with Remote
    ZIP Drive
    Netgear nic
    WIN ME
    Radeon 32DDR clocked 187MHz
     
  6. Peacekeeper

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    Have you any cards in slots 4 or 5. They share with the usb and may cause issues re irqs.
    tony
     
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    Odd

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    Thanks for answer. I have my modem in slot 4 and the SB PCI28 in slot 6, because I will not allow my SB to share IRQ with USB, and I am not use the modem and USB at the same time.
     
  8. Buck

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    USB fixes

    You don't mention which OS you're using, but while I fought the USB demons on my P3V4X I tried all these fixes from MicroSoft:

    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q240/0/75.ASP
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q250/6/35.ASP
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q263/2/18.ASP
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q272/5/84.ASP

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/win98SE/Patch/4.10.2223/W98/EN-US/240075up.exe


    I never was happy with my USB, even after and bought a PCI/USB card and stuck it in slot 4. Was ok after that.
     
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    Odd

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    Thanks very much Buck and other here. I´m currently go with Win98SE and will give MS troubleshoutting pages a try. Buck, was the PCI/USB card the only way for you to solve this problem. Please, give me the name of your card?:) :)
     
  10. scummer

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    Just for fun I thought I'd list my slot assignments.
    AGP/Radeon
    1/Promise fast track 100
    2/SB live
    3/modem
    4/Utobia DVD decoder
    5/empty
    6/Net Gear NIC
    Good luck.


    ASUS P3V4X, Apollo Pro133A,1005 bios
    Step ThermoDynamics PIII 700 @ 933 1.90 vcore
    Promise Fasttrack 100 (raid 0)
    2x IBM GXP75
    SB Live Platinum
    256 meg Crucial cas2 ram
    Pioneer 115 DVD
    Plextor 16/10/40A CDRW
    Utobia DVD decoder with Remote
    ZIP Drive
    Netgear nic
    WIN ME
    Radeon 32DDR clocked 187MHz
     
  11. Buck

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    Technical Specifications

    Description: USB TURBO QUAD 4-PCI HOST USBX-404


    Manufacturer: ADS Technologies


    Lowest Price:
    US$34.94

    Description
    The USB Turbo Quad 4 offers a powerful performance advantage over all other USB host controllers by providing full USB bandwidth for each port, rather than sharing USB bandwidth over all ports. This results in an increase in the number of devices that can simultaneously operate. Only the USB Turbo Quad 4 ensures high-bandwidth simultaneous operation of USB devices such as cameras, speakers, scanners, modems and other bandwidth-intensive peripherals. The USB Turbo Quad 4 utilizes Lucent’s QuadraBus technology, which allows a single PCI card to provide four independent full speed USB ports. The Turbo Quad 4 is an OpenHCI compliant board, which means it works with Mac and Windows-based computers, while providing significant USB performance benefits and reduced CPU overhead.


    Hope this helps!!!
    ;)
     
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    Odd

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    Thanks:)
     
  13. scummer

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    Also another company to check for usb cards is http://www.orangemicro.com/. They have the new usb 2.0 cards and they are backwards compatable with our current usb stuff.

    ASUS P3V4X, Apollo Pro133A,1005 bios
    Step ThermoDynamics PIII 700 @ 933 1.90 vcore
    Promise Fasttrack 100 (raid 0)
    2x IBM GXP75
    SB Live Platinum
    256 meg Crucial cas2 ram
    Pioneer 115 DVD
    Plextor 16/10/40A CDRW
    Utobia DVD decoder with Remote
    ZIP Drive
    Netgear nic
    WIN ME
    Radeon 32DDR clocked 187MHz
     

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