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chris palmer
Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2001 - 6:48 am:   

ok, i've got a asus P5A-B motherboard amdk6 500 processor, plenty of ram, matrox g200 marvel, creative live value sound card... and was running windows 98.

recently i bought a pci modem, it installed fine, connected fine, and worked fine except it was consistently about 4 times slower than it ought to have been (the icon would light up and then go dark for a few seconds before lighting up again). i know its not the the service provider because i tried my friends laptop on the same line and it worked fine...

so.... i changed the modem for an external modem on the serial port...exactly the same problem, it seems to just keep on cutting out...

so.... i upgraded to windows 2000, with a new blank hardrive, the problem is still identical. i know the modems fine cos i installed it on my friends laptop and it was rocking....

there are no conflicts raised in the system dialogue stuff...

what can i try now??
could it be some weird bios setting??

thanks for your help!
matthew chapman
Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2001 - 11:27 pm:   


try this site -

some one else added it to this forum.

pretty helpfull.


V (Vera)
Posted on Friday, November 9, 2001 - 6:17 am:   

did you check i/o and dma resources to see if any of these are trying to share, that would conflict with the resources that the modems are needing

such as:
for the external modem on the serial anything trying to share any of the same resources
as the com port. what com port is it on?

for the internal: what pci slot is it in. did you try moving it to another slot. if your video card is agp, pci slot one and agp share the same irq. irq sharing doesn't always work well.

some thoughts

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