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uzi9mm 02-17-2006 07:47 PM

SATA Drive Problem.. Possible
This is the first time I am using SATA, and my drive came unjumpered by default. I think WD said that if it is unjumpered that I should have spread spectrum disabled in the BIOS. Well..... I installed the OS with spread spectrum turned on, currently it is off.. I am now getting complete lockups and poor performance sporadically. when this happens, the HD light is completely on.

Now the simple question is............ Would having spread spectrum on during the install affect the computer even after spread spectrum is turned off?

I really dont want to hear anyone elses theory on why it could be doing this, I have checked out EVERY other piece of equipment on the computer, and the only thing I have not been able to resolve is the *possible* HD problem.

Nitestick 02-18-2006 12:00 AM

i don't know either, i'm fairly new to SATA as well. are there any problems caused when you have spread spectrum on? (not a clue what it does anyway)

Trifid 02-18-2006 03:31 AM

Do you have a NF4 motherboard, and did you instal IDE drivers? As that causes lockups.

You could always do a format again with it off and reinstall.

Have you overclocked and left the PCI lock on? (Stupid qusestion) As that affects sata as well.

uzi9mm 02-18-2006 09:11 AM

I got an Asus K8U-X

And it is running a Sempron 2800+ Palermo, and it is not being overclocked.

I would reformat and install XP again, but I have used my CD-KEY so many times, I have to wait 30 days between activation..... Or I have to call up a computer automated systems, which re-routes me to a call center in india......... :confused:

And people in india are hard to understand sometimes.

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