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Created On: 10/22/2006 12:14 PM
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 10/27/2006 10:54 PM
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kwspony
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Well, dropping the speed worked like a charm. My BIOS now see's the SATA's. Now it's time for a new OS since the one I was going to use isn't going to work for me.

So, you think getting a controller card is a bad idea? I do have an extra PCI-E slot. I will look in to a few and see what's up.

Thanks again for the help guys!!!
 10/28/2006 08:18 AM
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adding a controller, when you dont need it, really just adds to heat, change in airflow, system resources, and more power consumption... yes, they may be just minor little changes but such things can change system stability.

i'd say, if it works, great, dont re-fix-it. but its your call on what you want to do. we'll still help ya either way.

on a side note, did you try the slip-stream? and, if you do decide to get another card, slip-streaming all your 'floppy' drivers onto a cd will save you time.

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 10/30/2006 09:47 AM
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I haven't looked into the stripstreaming thing yet. I am in the process of tiling our house so I have been too busy. I have to buy a new OS as well so this is on the back burner until mama's house is done.
 11/05/2006 09:30 PM
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I'm back. With more issues too. I have been able to get the bios to see the drives. However, windows XP won't install. It gets all the way through to the "Installing Windows" part then I get a BSOD and an 0x0000001a error, which I know is a memory error. Question is, my bios sees the memory, 2 stick of 512mb Kingston. ECS doesn't list the sticks I have as being compatible with my mobo but Kingston does. Who do I believe? Can the bios see the memory and still not work? I have been eyeing a set of appropriate stick on ebay for $150 but I want your opinions first. Thanks again for all the help.

On a side note, I do have a sata controller card coming. I shouldn't have heat issues with 3 fans in the case and I would like to get the 300mb/s the drives can put out. I think the sata connections on the mobo have issues.
 11/10/2006 04:45 PM
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have you tried using memtest86 off a boot cd yet? it'll test your ram, and you should do each stick individually

http://www.memtest.org/

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 12/19/2006 11:59 AM
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Well, my system is up and running fine now. I tried a SATA controller card. I had issues with my bios seeing it and since I had issues with the ECS mobo and the SATA's I decided not to use the controller. I added a Creative X-FI platinum card and soon to be arriving a Klipsh 5.1 speaker system. Thanks for all the help!!!! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!!!!!
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