2.6.x Athalon XP 2700+ A7V600-X mb slow
I just upgraded my hardware yesterday after a downgrade. I was running 126.96.36.199 (Slackware Current) on a AMD-Duron 700mhz system with no problems at all. The hardware went south, and thinking it was the software I did a reinstall of Slackware 10 using 2.4.26 and then 2.4.27. I moved over to a PII 400mhz using the stock kernel until I upgraded the hardware.
I upgraded the mb, processor, and memory. I kept all other components the same. I moved to the 2.6.9 kernel and started noticing some issues:
1) When I extract large archives (i.e.; kernels) there is a tendency for everything to slow down. The mouse gets jittery, typing is paused, etc.
2) If I burn a CD in ATAPI the same thing slowness occurs until the burn process is complete.
None of this exists in 2.4.27. Everything runs smooth.
I have tried 2.6.9-ck, 2.6.10-rc3, and 188.8.131.52 all to the same effect. I have tried turning off the premptive kernel features, and that did not make a difference.
The only other change I made was to move from the sb live I had in there to the AD1888. I used the sb live with the 2.6.9 kernel so moving sound cards is not an issue.
I am wondering if this is has anything to do with the ide controllers and such. I am still using my old 20gb hard drives which may be dma/66 or ealier. The controllers I have now support up to 133 so perhaps I am missing something in the config. The problem only seems to happen with regards to ide activity so far.
Asus A7V600-X mb VIA KT600 North Bridge and VIA VT8237 South Bridge
Athlon XP 2700+
512 mb DDR ram
Nvidia GForce FX 5200 w/128mb
VT6102 Rhine-II ethernet controller
Haupuage BT787 WinTV
Firewire Card: Via Tech.
2x Maxto 20gb drives
Compaq DVD drive
All ide devices have dma on (right now and I belive they do in the 2.6.x but I would have to double check again)
USB logitech optical mouse
USB Epson Perfection 610 scanner