Hi all, first build in more than 6 years - lottsa new stuff. Water cooling a Max iv extreme rev b.
On boot, initially wouldn't recognize any hdd, cdr, dvd, etc. After a couple of boots and a cmos reset, it now recognizes my Corsair Force GT SATA 3 120 gb, but will not recognize any optical drives.
Mine are old ide's with a SATA to IDE dongle. I have tried CSEL, Master, Slave, Nothing. I have reset AHCI to IDE on Intel and Marvell. Just won't detect the drive.
Other minor probs, but nothing that would suggest any mobo issue. Get "A2" led when in ahci and "A3" when in ide, with or without the optical drive connected, so don't think this error code applies to the non detected drive - presume it notes the unformatted drive. Could boot to usb 3 jump drive to install OS, but that still won't help me with detecting optical drive in bios.
Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
Specs: I7 2600k, 8 Gb Mushkin 2133, GTX 560 Ti (water cooled also), above SSD, WD caviar black 750 Gb 64 mb cache sata 6 (but not connected yet), CoolMax 950w PSU - molex not connected to mobo as using only 1 gpu.
Curiously, while in bios, cpu temps are running 43C, socket 23C. This is lots hotter than my dual core ran with same setup even oc'd 50%. Checked compound and great seal/application. That's another post....
Thanks in advance