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IDE won't work on Asus P5K SE/EPU

Last response: in Motherboards
June 2, 2008 4:35:32 PM

I'm doing a new build with an Asus P5K SE/EPU mobo and an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 45nm Wolfdale processor. None of the IDE devices I attach to the lone IDE on the board are recognized. I have tried three different CD drives and one HD. I also tried using two different IDE cables. If a CD drive is attached, the drawer won't open; just a lit power light.

Anyone have any ideas? The mobo is brand new. Do I need to flash the BIOS to support this processor? I need the CD drive to install the OS. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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June 2, 2008 11:56:09 PM

More than likely the controller is disabled or not set correctly...

Refer to page 4-23 of users manual...

"Marvell IDE Controller"
"Allows you to enable or disable the Marvell IDE Controller"

If this is set to disable it just wont work...
June 4, 2008 9:01:07 PM

try enabling the ide chip

it may be turned off it secondary sata and ide -- its marvel or jmicron - usually
i do not use that mobo i use the p5k wifi - its the best low end mobo made!