Share in my misery... SATA controller bad.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by VenomXt, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    For the Second time in the last two months my PC has suffered extreme lockups. And boot failures. I have tracked it back to my onboard SATA controller and aparently doing a switch between the 4 onboard channels with my two raptors has stemed of the problem completley. But As tonights incident has shown me that it does indeed come back.

    Whats odd is im 100 percent funcinal right now. That switching channles (just moving the SATA cable over has fixed the issue again.

    Now here is the real misery. Lucky for me the board is indeed under warranty.

    but i have to take everything out.. Including the ZALMAN cpu cooler. Sigh..

    Join in my misery if you hate hardware failures. hehe
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im not sure what i was smoking but can someone please move this thread to windows hardware. sorry.
     
  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    might you consider getting off board controller to reduce the misery and salvage a dying mobo? Just a thhought - mine is onboard too (Neo2) - I guess your board is slightly older? Mine is I am guessing approaching it's second birthday this coming October....
     
  4. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Bleh... Nothing like the component going being one on the motherboard itself... Still, you have an Asus A8N according to your sig, which seems a relatively recent board. How long have you had it? You might want to see if you can get that bugger RMA'd
     
  5. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    yah its under warranty still, Newegg is sending me a new one. Just very frustrating the whole proccess is gona take me 10 hours with my memory tweaks needing to be re memtested. sigh.
     
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  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Thread moved to General Hardware.
     
  7. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    man still running with this. Has had no more issues.. Im tempted to just go with it until it breaks..
     
  8. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Believe me Venom, I know how you feel. I've been battling issues of my own with my work computer. It's quite annoying and time consuming.

    Luckily for me (since the computer crashed again over the weekend) Dell is sending out a technician to replace all major hardware and throwing in a second drive so I can setup a RAID 1.
     
  9. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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    My ECS motherboard works greats with my 3500+
     
  10. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Ahh warantees, not worth the paper they are written on.

    I gave up on top quality brands 5 MB's ago. They failed just as often and cost twice as much. I started buying junk MB's (ECS, Chaintek) and have not had one fail yet.

    I still get the urge to buy a Asus or MSI occasioonally but then I remind myself of why I went to the junkers.
     
  11. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    true leejend.
     
  12. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    You guys must be horribly unlucky.... I have built several systems either for myself, family or a friends and have yet to have a catastrophic problem. I buy nice quality stuff to, I personally feel you get what you pay for. But that sucks Venom... hopefully you get it all worked out.
     
  13. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    i havent had any issues with this anymore.. im think im gona ignore it then.... of course it will break right after warranty goes out on the mobo..