Share in my misery... SATA controller bad.


Blame me for the RAZR's
Folding Team
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


Blame me for the RAZR's
Folding Team
im not sure what i was smoking but can someone please move this thread to windows hardware. sorry.


Debiant by way of Ubuntu
Folding Team
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....

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


Blame me for the RAZR's
Folding Team
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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Blame me for the RAZR's
Folding Team
man still running with this. Has had no more issues.. Im tempted to just go with it until it breaks..


Bow Down to the King
Political User
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.
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.


Political User
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.


Blame me for the RAZR's
Folding Team
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..

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