This HD has a very minimun Buffer 128kb _ Thats 0.128mb _ the newest HDs have a Buffer of 16mb thats 16,000kb - you need 2mb/2,000kb minimum or even 8mb - THIS 0.128kb is your WEAK link from getting the HD info onto your RAM
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Re: quantum fireball 10.2gb
The computer speed completely depends on the speed of quantity of RAM, HDD, processor and FSB of mother board. Your processor is good enough to give better result with windows XP and did not mention about the availability RAM, if less than 256 MB, you need to upgrade and you can upgrade HDD not so mandatory if you have more than 20% free space. Under maintenance practice do regular "DEFRAGMENTATION and CHECK DISK" from selecting driver properties under tool tab.RAM will surely give boost and do degramenation
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The specs for this machine state that it is a motherboard with "Socket 478 for Intel P4 Williamette and Northwood processors Supports Intel Pentium 4 processor up to 2.8 GHz Supports Intel Celeron processor up to 3.06 GHz (Prescott based Celeron with 533MHz FSB)"
In other words, any CPU that is not socket 478 ( a fairly old socket now) will not even fit on the board. You do not mention your current CPU so you need to compare it with the spec above to see if you can improve it. It is an old machine/motherboard, so your money might be better going towards a motherboard or system box upgrade.
my hdd was install in IBM pc. Aftr that i am install my hdd in my assemble machine. My hdd is good condition.In BIOS HDD property is show perfect but when i want to format my HDD maybe fdisk or winXP CD my HDD is not work properly from this time. Please help me..........
Here is a picture I found that shows the jumper settings for: Quantum Fireball CR
Quantum Fireball CX
Quantum Fireball EL
Quantum Fireball EX
Quantum Fireball LCT08
Quantum Fireball LCT10
Quantum Fireball LCT15
Quantum Fireball Plus KA
Quantum Fireball Plus KX
Quantum Fireball SE
Quantum Fireball ST
Quantum Fireball LM
Quantum Fireball AS
A 20Gb Quantum Fireball LCT20 could be nearing its life end considering the length of time it has been in service. Perhaps what could be done is to perform a burn-in test on the 20Gb HD attaches as a Slave or Secondary on a 2nd PC or alternately, as an external mass storage device through an IDE to USB adapter. Burn-in test would be a multiple time scanning fro errors as those used by Norton Disk Doctor. Alternately, you can also Partition Magic to partition/format and eventually test the HD.
In your concern of PC slow down after 10 minutes, it is possible that:
the HD is slowing after some time or having difficulty searching for the called for system files;
heat related, either on the HD motor/bearings or even on the CPU (thermal throttling);
there are a number of software running in the background using the PC's memory;
presence of virus and/or malicious software.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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Here is some information may be useful to you.
Socket 1 169 pins 486 SX/DX
Socket 2 238 pins 486 SX/DX/DX2
Socket 3 237 pins 486 SX/DX/DX2/DX4
Socket 6 235 pins 486 DX4
Socket 4 273 pins Pentium 60 en 66MHz
Socket 5 320 pins Pentium 75 t/m 200MHz
Socket 7 321 pins Pentium, AMD K6/K6-2/K6-3, Cyrix M1/M2
Socket 8 387 pins Pentium Pro 150 - 200MHz
Slot 1 242 pins PII, PIII en Celeron
Slot 2 330 pins PII Xeon en P III Xeon
Socket 370 370 pins PIII, Celeron, Cyrix III
Socket 423/478 423/478 pins Pentium4
Socket 603 603 pins Pentium4 Xeon
PAC418 418 pins Intel Itanium
PAC611 611 pins Intel Itanium 2
Slot A 242 pins Athlon
Socket A 453 pins Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP and Duron
Socket 754 754 pins AMD Athlon 64
Socket 940 940 pins AMD Opteron
Conclusion: You can not upgrade beacuse Armada M700 has a pentium III processor with 370 pins. So the Socket 478 pinned pentium is not suitable.
Advise: Try to exchange it with a new laptop or buy a used laptop for suitabl configuration
Hi, considering that the 20G hdd was manufactured years back, it is possible that they are really at the end of their life. Being detected in the bios does not necessarily mean that everything is ok with the drive(s). You may want to try a third party partitioning/formatting software such as partition magic which however would need a second pc that is fully operational and install the fireballs either as secondary or slave. Another way is to download a diagnostic software from quantum dgdsk250.exe, install in a diskette and boot your on that diskette with your fireballs installed. it will perform factory std check-up and give you info re status of hdds. Hope this be of some help. Pls post again how things turn up