So I have some problems that I've been trying to resolve for a little while now. First off, here are my system specs:
-MSI K8t Neo-FSR motherboard
-AMD Sempron 3600 CPU (stock fan)
-1 GB PC3200 DDR400 RAM (will be expanding to 2 GB)
-Seagate 16 GB HDD IDE
-Seagate 500 GB HDD SATA
-ATi Radeon X1650 pro graphics card
-Ultra 500W modular PSU
-Enough fans to lower the ambient temp of my dorm
all this is booted up and working into XP pro SP2.
heres my two problems
1) my VIA SATA RAID tool refuses to work, and such my 500 GB drive will not show up. Oh yes, she turns on and spins, but I can't get her to show up in either the BIOS setup, the RAID configuration, or XP itself. By checking the device manager, the VIA SATA RAID tool gives me a disabled status with an error message of CODE 10. I've flashed the BIOS to v.2.20 (from 1.8) using MSI's Live Update. I've also use LU to try to update the SATA tool, and it down;oads, but it won't solve the problem. any seen/heard of this before?
2) my CPU obviously works...but XP and the mainboard won't recognize it. It shows up in both the BIOS and the XP systems view as AMD UNKNOWN PROCESSOR, running and 1.8 Ghz. I bought it OEM a few months back. Like above, i flashed the BIOS, which i thought would have taken care of it, but alas...no change.
as of this moment, i have not put my new build under any stress tests....she's kind of my work in progress. I hope to start doing some test on her by wednesday, but i was kinda hoping to solve these two problems first. anyone have ANY ideas???
oh and by the way, i'm hoping to do some case modding to it. Its currently in a Cooler Master Stacker 830, and it look great, but i hope to add my own personal touches to it to make it look less like it came from a factory.
Any help her would be great!!