Epox 8rda+ Problems

Hi,

My friend just bought the following:

Epox 8rda+
Althlon XP Barton 2500+ (1.83 Ghz)
Western Digital 80Gb 8mb cache
256Mb Mushkin pc2700

and is using a GF3 Ti500, and is having problems. It seems to be a bit slow. There is a very long delay when posting, and we are currently having difficulties installing Windows XP. The multiplier/fsb settings are correct and the proc is detected as a 2500. Any ideas as to why this thing is so sluggish??

TIA,

-P.

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  1. I think there's been an issue with the WD special edition drives not being detected properly with the NForce2 chipsets.

    A possible workaround is to remove the jumpers from the drive and use it as the only drive on that channel

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  2. What is your PS?
    Do you get bluescreen when trying to install windows? it may be that your ram is bad...


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  3. I don't know about it being the hard drive I just installed my Soltek 75-FRN-RL /1800xp

    I am using my 100GB SE WD hard drive w/o issue

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  4. The WD 8MB cache Drive issue does exist but it is rare.
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  5. Thanks for the replies. When the floppy is connected it seems like it is constantly being accessed. When installing Windows there were a couple missing file errors, but it installed. Then after a reboot windows wouldnt load. My friend is just going to return the mobo to Fry's(why I wouldnt be suprised if the mobo is broken) and hope he gets a working one. Thanks again.

    -P.

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  6. Your floppy drive lead is backward. Thats what causes that symptom.
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  7. VK2amv is right, i have the same board and put the floppy lead on backwards and had the exact prob u did. jus flip it over.

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