July 24th, 2005, 02:03 PM #1
ATA133 controller hates my new motherboard
Ok, after tinkering around for a very long time, I figured out what is causing my new computer problems. I upgraded my motherboard to an AMD64 motherboard (This one), of course with an accompanying processor. I have a PCI ATA133 controller that uses an SIL680 chipset, which I have moved to the new motherboard. I have 5 IDE drives that I use reguarly (3 hard drives, 1 cd burner, and 1 DVD drive). Here are the symptoms of my problem:
1) When controller is not used, hard drives and cd drives boot perfectly from the motherboard's built-in controller (even with the controller plugged in but nothing plugged into it).
2) When the controller is used but the motherboard's built in one is not used (nothing plugged into it), drives boot fine too.
3) When drives are plugged into both, the drives on the controller boot fine, but the drives on the motherboard's controller do not boot at all.
4) Drives on the controller run perfectly and can be accessed, but the BIOS will not boot to them. Even if they have boot priority.
5) These problems did not occour at all on my old motherboard, a Via KT400 based MSI KT4V board.
There are two BIOSes for the SIL680 controllers, one for just IDE access and one that has a software-RAID feature built-in. Neither one remedies this problem.
Is there something I can do about this, or am I going to have to get a new controller for my stuff t work right? If I do need a new controller to get around this, what kind do you reccomend? (I only need some more ports, I do not care for RAID, and I'd like it pretty cheap (under $30) if you can).
July 24th, 2005, 02:49 PM #2
BIOS bug maybe? Have you loaded the latest BIOS for your mobo? You've enabled "boot to other" and/or "boot to SCSI" on your mobo, right?
July 24th, 2005, 11:05 PM #3
Newest BIOS, haven't checked out any 'boot to other' settings but I didn't see any last time I looked for something. I'll check again tomorrow.
July 24th, 2005, 11:45 PM #4
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Did you load the VIA chipset drivers?..if you did, and are having this problem, try uninstalling the chipset drivers.
Sometimes the VIA drivers work, and other times they do not. In this MSI board I am running now, I loaded the chipset drivers and everything went to he** in a handbasket until I uninstalled them.
May or may not be your problem, but something to try.
July 25th, 2005, 07:11 AM #5
No, my new board has an nForce chipset.
July 25th, 2005, 12:12 PM #6
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Ok, did you install the nForce chipset drivers?... I don't know anything about the newer chipsets and if there is a problem (conflict) with their drivers..but, when looking for an unknown problem, it would be prudent to test every possible. Since you can easily reinstall the chipset drivers, I would suggest uninstalling them for a try.
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