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"New" processor, new HDs - no workie.


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#1 Mr. Bitchen

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:46 PM

Hi there. I still use a computer with AMD Athlon Socket 754. I had the 3000+ cpu, but replaced it yesterday with the 3200+. Slight upgrade from 2.0 gHz to 2.2 gHz. At the same time, I added a 1 TB HD to the 1 TB HD I already had. The Gigabyte motherboard has 2 onboard SATA ports. The HDs are the same model Seagates.

Right-off, the computer wouldn't startup. So I disconnected the extra HD. Then it seemed alright. Whenever I reattached the 2nd HD however, I get nothing but grief. Sound familiar to anyone? Either the machine won't start, or it will start, but the 2nd HD won't show up in WINDOWS, not even in Disk Management. Aaarrrgh.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:01 PM

Power supply?

Is the new drive properly recognized in the BIOS when attached?

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:52 PM

The computer ran 2 HDs before this. The processor only takes a wee bit more juice than the other one. Never any problems with the power supply.

The strange part is: sometimes both drives appear in the BIOS, sometimes not. If it would just give me the same problem again and again, I could probably figure it out. Could it be the CPU replacement? Do I have to restart WINDOWS from scratch? I hate baby-fying my computers.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:52 PM

Well...you didn't have 2 1TB drives before either.

I have a 1TB drive and I don't assume that it requires the same power as my 20/40GB boot drives.

This might be worth investigating: http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php

In my limited experience...a CPU that malfunctions (for whatever reason) is likely to prevent more obvious things...like booting....I would not pursue that suspect very long.

Along with various other obvious components, the two things that I know can make a system run amuck are the CMOS battery and RAM situations.

Hold on for inputs from others.

Louis

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

Thank you for your replies and your help. I figured it out. The Seagate HDs have a jumper that can be removed to allow 3.0 GB/s transfer rate, instead of the standard 1.5 GB/s. I had removed them of course, to take advantage of this greater speed. What I didn't know was that my particular motherboard only supports 1.5 GB/s.

Jumpers were replaced, computer works perfect with it's now 2 TB disk space. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:23 PM

Nice work :thumbsup:, happy computing. Thanks for keeping us informed.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 09:04 AM

thats a lot of room :thumbsup:




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