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hello all
I'm having slow hard drive reads. Suddenly, it stops for 10 seconds, keeping the hd activity led steady on.

When this happens i cant open any program , till i hear disk click click then system back normal ,,

my Hard disk is healthy , i checked SMART and is goood,,, performance is good in Ubuntu and Windows 7

i saw some fix for it but include edit the DSDT.AML but i dont have one and i tried to create one but looks hards to do and i have so much errors in it,
is there any other ways

My Mobo:

asus m3a76-cm

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Check Activity Monitor (/Appications/Utilities) and see if there is anything hogging up your resources.

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thanks for fast replay ,

when the freeze comes, then i cant open the activity Monitor,

and when i let it open then i try open any programs that effects hard disk to freeze then also the information in Activity Monitor freeze so is really hard to trace it

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Hm...have you tried reinstalling?

Don't try to open anything while Activity Monitor is running. Select All Processes and see if there is anything using too much CPU/RAM.

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yes i did reinstall 2 times,, and i updated from 10.6.2 to 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 and all same problem freezing,,

freeze when open applications like final cut , adobe after effects, iweb, ,,,, also when try access other partition in hard disk

there is nothing using aLot RAM/CPU ,


my spece ;

mobo : asus m3a76-cm
AMD Athlon II x3 435
Ram 4 Gb DDR2
Disk seagate 500 Gb
Cart Ati hd 4850 1Gb

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I'm not quite sure, then. I'll see what I can find.

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i did research in google and i found some people had same in asus Mobo and they had to modified DSDT and delete some lines of IRQs in some devices ,,

i cant do that coz i dont have DSDT and i couldnt create one byself,, i got alot warning in it

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Did you extract it from OS X or Linux?

If you're having problems with OS X, I can give you instructions on DSDT extraction in Linux (Ubuntu).

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yes i used OS X for extract DSDT ,,

yes plz give me

instructions for UBUNTU



i can use live cd for it , or i need to install ubuntu ?



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ok i installed Ubuntu 11.10 and i wait for ur instructions mate xD

thanks mate ,, i just extract it from ubuntu,,

but can be edit in ubuntu ? or i need to do in OS X ?

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Okay, so now you need to get to the Terminal. If your graphics card doesn't have drivers (it's running in Classic mode) than go to the Applications menu in the top-right corner, choose Accessories > Terminal. If Unity is loaded, go to the Ubuntu icon at the top right and search for Terminal. Now type: the following commands:

cd ~/
sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/DSDT > dsdt.aml

Bingo! You now have the DSDT in your home folder; now you can drag it onto a flash drive and upload it. :) If you want to be a dear, you can also decompile it by entering the following commands:

sudo apt-get install iasl
iasl -d ~/dsdt.aml

Then drag dsdt.dsl onto your flash drive. :)

You can edit it in either. It doesn't really matter. I would post this issue with your DSDT up in the DSDT forum and see if any DSDT gurus know what to do (I'm a noob to DSDT; I only know how to fix the RTClock, which is totally unrelated to your issue :rolleyes:).

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thank u so much for ur help and ur time

this is dsdt.dsl and dsdt.aml from Ubuntu

dsdt.aml

http://www.mediafire...298m3mtj8ci650u



dsdt.asl

http://www.mediafire...3ly9l3lebi9eywq


i hope someone can fix errors and warnings in this dsdt

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I'll take a look at it and see what I can do. :)

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thank u so much :thumbsup_anim:
if u can make it free errors and warnings and i can do rest of IRQs :weight_lift:

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this is where i saw about the IRQ

http://www.projectos...p?showtopic=564


thank u for ur help

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I'm so sorry - I accidentally gave you the DSDT for my MacBook!!! Don't use it; I will patch the real DSDT.

I think the DSDT Patcher is malfunctioning...I'll do what I can.

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haha yes i saw that is different than mine :lol:

i didnt used it ;)

i'll wait for ur patched DSDT :)

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now i've got 0 errors , 15 warnings , 0 Remarks , 75 Optimizations,,
the rest of warnings i couldnt do i searched but nothing can help


here is dsdt.aml

http://www.mediafire...c18ejfh398n0u9j

if u can check it and help me in those left errors
thanks

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I wouldn't worry about warnings. I'll add the patches for the SATA. :)

However, I'll have to send you dsdt.dsl as for some unknown reason DSDT Patcher will only compile the DSDT for the machine you're operating on. I'll be back in a little. ;)

It seems that the DSDT Patcher fixed all the issues listed in the SATA fix post. I only added a group of lines in the TMR device. Compile it and see if it works. :)

Attached File  dsdt.dsl.zip   40.07KB   5 downloads

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Tip:

If you can't boot after placing the patched DSDT.aml in /Extra, you can type DSDT=none at the bootprompt to skip loading DSDT.aml.





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