This is my 1st Gigabyte MB, as I have used Asus for the past 10 years, but from all the reviews of how well this MB works with overclocking, I figured I would give it a try.
Issue 1. I have to 74g Raptors I wanted to run raid 0 with. However I cant seem to get the Raid Bios to show itself no matter what i change in the Bios setup for raid/ide. So i went and installed my Sata Raid controller board and can easily run it that way, but I really wanted to try and run the controller on the MB. Any insight would be helpful.
Issue 2. In Post, the memory is showing only Single channel. I am running Corsair twin2x2048-6400. Now I havent started too overclock yet, so all the settings are set to auto in the MB Intelligent Tweaker. Any ideas?
Issue 3. My CD roms show up in the bios, but when I try to run a bootable disk, ie win98, it starts to load, but then it cant load the cd driver, its telling me no device is found? Never ran into that before. Any ideas?
You shouldnt have any issues with that revision. It is possible that if you flash the bios with even the same revision it could fix this. If not, you either have an issue with your motherboard or drives. I'm at the end of my knowledge with these issues on this motherboard, I don't use raid and my board worked perfect first time around. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
So I decided to update the bios, since there is a newer version available. It took me over 2 hours to back up the old file. It shouldnt take that long should it? I tried to copy it off the floppy to my laptop and it was taking forever so I stopped it. I am just wondering if it is corrupted. I tried loading the new bios, but it kept erroring out when it was checking the file. I copied only the bios version and not the autoexec.bat file nor the flash file according to the manual. So I decided to copy those to files over. I tried it again and it seems to be reading the disk, but it is taking forever. It hasnt gotten to the "are you sure" yet acknowledgement yet. Is this normal?
It took me about 5 minutes to flash BIOS, at least it seemed like it was that long, I didn't time it. Copy the .bin file to a floppy disc, and you can go into the bios screen (DEL), and hit F8 for the Qflash tool. It should go relative quick and easy, but make sure to backup the old bios to a floppy just incase something doesnt go right. Whatever you do, do not do a flash in windows, thats about the same as taking a bath with a toaster that might or might not be plugged in.
Honestly, I don't know if its safe to stop it. Either wait for someone else to come in here and respond, or wait it out. I'm quite nervous of flashing bios, because so much can go wrong if you screw it up
Yeah Im not a big fan of it either....but I stopped it and I am able to reboot into the old bios no problem. I cant believe I am having so many issues with this board. I just need the dang on thing to read my cd rom so I can install xp....jesh..
I tried 2 different drives. Both of them show up in bios, but when I tried to load a cdrom driver it says the drives are not there and aborts. That is from a windows 98 cdrom that I boot up on. So it sees it intially. I need to find my xp cd, that is why I was trying with win98.
Often times, windows 98 needed to load cd-rom drivers. Occasionally it wouldn't find the correct driver, or the drive wasnt supported by the generic driver. I would definitely look around for your xp cd.
Ok, I have the XP disc now. It boots up on it, but says there is no HD to install to now. So that is probably what it was referring to when it wouldnt load the cd driver. Now i just need to figure this out.....