Originally Posted by Gizzmo
hi, does somebody use this board with all
5 or 6 SATA-ports used ? and if so how strong
is your powersuplly ?
In my HTPC i use a Intel E7300, 2048 RAM Kit CL4,
6 SATA harddrives and 1 SATA Blu-raydrive. Two
SATA harddrives are connected to a PCI RAID expansioncard
from Promise Technologies ( SATA300 TX2plus ).
And i use a 400 watt ( peak 460 watt ) powersupply. Nearly
every time i startup my system i get a mainbios checksum error.
I changed my RAM, nothing changed. I changed my mainboard
batterie, no changes. I contacted Gigabyte and they told me,
maybe the bios is damaged and has to be replaced.
So i did a last test and only connected 1 SATA harddrive and
for 5 times i had no mainbios checksum errors ?! so at the moment
i am not shure if it is really my powersuplly not strong anoth to
handle all drives ???
I littlebit strange because in my old system Gigabyte 965p mainboard,
with 8 SATA drives onboard, a E6300 i had no issues ...
Could somebody imagine that it is the powersuplly ??? please give me a
hint, because i don't wanna send the mainboard to the service and get
the information no problems found .... Thanks