I need a recommendation to replace my Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L. Within reason price is not an issue but I don't want to replace my CPU/RAM/Video. Replacement could be Gigabyte or other; I'm open.
I've had the GA-EP45-DS3L for 18 months. Seems to be frying my hard drives - 2 died a month ago (boot and backup!); salvaged the backup and rebuilt the image on a new drive. Now I'm getting errors on the new drive and new backup. (Repeated system crashes, restored my BIOS settings, reboot, drives don't show in the BIOS - identical behavior to last time) I don't even want to try and salvage them using this mb.
Thanks for any recommendations. Jim Landers
ANTEC SOLO ATX mini tower SeaSonic S12 II SS-380GB 380W
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L intel p45 chipset w/sound, ethernet INTEL Core 2 Duo e8500 2 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 - 8GB total
Variety of Maxtor, Seagate, WD drives have burned
Maxtor 6L300S0 7200RPM SATA LITEON iHAS120 DVD VisionTek Radeon HD 4870
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Are you sure it is your motherboard although Seasonic is a good PSU brand your PSU at 380 watt and 27 amps on the +12 volt rail is a little low for your setup.
Thanks - and my mistake - I had replaced that original PSU with a Liberty Enermax 620 watt about 12 months ago