i have some little problem in here with my new system
i would appreciate any help
just before i speak about the problems
my spec :
1- cpu = i5-2500k , with stock cooler (for the time being only)
2- ram = g.skill 1600 Hz , 1.5v , 2 x 4 gb
3- mobo = asus P8Z67 V pro
4- Vga = MSI N460
5- psu = hunt key 500 watts
1- i have IDE HDD and i wanna use it as a boot drive in SATA only motherboard , i got a IDE-to-SATA bridge but never succeeded to make the HDD recognizable !!!
maybe my installation is wrong , i don't know , it doesn't come with a manual
the bridge simply is :
2 sata ports , 2 pins power connectors , the other side is IDE port
is there anything extra ordinary to be done here except connecting everything in place ?
my mobo can't recognize the drive at all ....
2- i tried the performance mode in the BIOS (just for the sake of curiosity) , the temperature spiked to 80 c and the motherboard was beeeebing ...all what i was using is the BIOS only , and as i see the speed went from 3.3 to 3.4 only ! ,,,, i have 2 x 120 mm fans , and 2 x 80mm fans ....all of them are working , and yes the stock cooler fan (CPU FAN) is working too and the cooler is in place ... is this normal for the new sandy bridge ?
btw : my Idle temperature also in BIOS was 50 c !!!
3- last but not least , what good arrangement do you suggest for a good ventilation for my case "setto ii 142"
i have :
4 fans (2x120mm , 2x80mm)
other components with fans :
PSU : 120 mm
VGA : 2 x 80 mm
cooler : zalman CNPS X10 Extreme (to be installed once arrive)