Originally Posted by BlackOmega
I like a good challenge
and if you get yours working we'll be the elite OCers
Has the addon SATA controller helped you at all? It sounds to me like the ULi chip might be bad.
At any rate, I'm actually going to run an IDE HDD in it. I have one from my dell that has Win2kPro installed on it, hopefully it still works. My spare CDROM drive is also IDE. So I don't think I'll be using SATA anything on it, for the time being at least.
I might just plug the one from my sig rig to it, just to see what happens.
Do you think I'll see any issues with running a nvidia card in it?
I've not actually used the add-on controller card yet; I want to see if, at the current settings, the ULi SATA controller will behave. If it doesn't, then I'll use the add-on SATA card and reinstall the OS (reinstalling the OS is something I'd rather not do if not necessary; it's an additional step, you know?).
Reports from CFX3200 users vary: Some say their ULi controllers work perfectly, others say theirs are intermittently bad; some say theirs are useless, and still others say their issues disappeared when they used Vista...
When you're ready, perhaps we can have a CFX3200 vs CFX3200 showdown.
As far as for ATi or nVidia cards on the CFX3200: This will only matter if you want to run Crossfire.
In single card mode, it's down to your own preferences, or to whatever card you have on hand. Edited by txtmstrjoe - 12/14/08 at 10:40pm