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#1 stinkfist

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:15 PM

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I just got a high end i7 pc from Craigslist. I had to put the components together. I want to make sure I did all of it right. It is a ECS X58B-A2 Black Series board with 6gb of high end ram Patriot 6gb (3x2gb) PC3-12800 1600MHZ. To get to the set up bios screen you hit delete key when starting. Not sure what to set up here but all seamed to be working fine. When I do a restart I see the mother board screen first and then a black screen for a mila second that says detecting drive: no drives detected....Then reboots fine. Is this normal? Also what to make sure I have me ram set for max use.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:25 PM

I usually hear ECS and cringe. . .that being said though, temp wiseand setting wise, everything looks fine, and sometimes with any kind of performance motherboard, theres little quirks in the system. I had a old build, that if only 2 memory slots were filled, it would never boot right the first time, youd boot it, it would go to a blank screen and sit there, until you hit the reset button and then it would boot perfect, every time. It was weird. Then, When I filled all four slots, it would boot up perfectly every time with no issues, never could figure that one out.

But, on that note, in your BIOS, in the hard drive settings what are they set at? There should be a setting that allows you to change between IDE ATPI (or something like that I cant remeber the exact wording)

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