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Old 09-26-2006, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a new system and built it myself. It has:

Core2duo 6600
2 GB ram
Geforce 7950 GPU
250gb HD 7200 rpm.
ASUS P5B mobo.

However, When I go to start it up, the mobo splash comes up, and then it just sits with a black empty screen for about 30 seconds to 1 minute before windows starts loading. I'm not quite understanding what the problem is. I read about it online, and the only assistance I was offered was that I should remove the old integrated video drivers from my mobo as it might have been causing a conflict. I really don't see how this could be, since i think my mobo doesn't have any old video drivers, there was no integrated video and there wasnt even a monitor port ON the mobo. Also, when I play games (not online) They are still rather laggy. Does anybody have any ideas?

P.S. I have already done the following.
-Flashed my BIOS to the latest version that supports dual cores.
-Installed all the driver software that came with my hardware.
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possibly a driver issue. download the latest drivers for your motherboard and graphics card.
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it was actually the first thing I did after installing Windows. So I don't think that's it.
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you could always try chaning the hard drive cable, worth a shot anyways
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I think I have this problem solved . Well, possibly.

After re-checking my HD, I just discovered that I had attached BOTH the SATA power cable AND the regular molex power cable.

Can an SATA HD run with molex power going in?
Would I be better off using the SATA power and cord, or going with the normal PSU molex and an IDE?
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You probally damaged the HDD if you used both power in-puts. It tells you to only use one like 5 different ways, so it's probally not a good thing to use both.
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Eh, it's working fine now.
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Good to hear
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echoing CrazeD in future you should never use both power connectors as it provides too much current
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