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Sata DVD Ausus using K8V-MX

I have just decided to upgrade to a duel layer Sata DVD drive on my AUSUS K8V-MX Motherboard. The Sata DVD drive is also an AUSUS product so I wasn't expecting any issues. After pluging in the Sata DVD ROM the system found the drive and listed it on the boot up as master 1. (note. master 0 is the Sata Segate HDD). The issue is the system hung when starting on the first boot up part of Windows. My first thoughts were some sort of IRQ conflict or bios setting but I couldn't find anything on the net. I thought well it could be a jumper setting on the drive like the older ide master slave thing. But hey, no jumper on a sata drive. Yes there is a firmware disc that came with the sata DVD but hey how can you load it when it doesn't want to boot up. I am using Windows XP.

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I have exactly the same problem. It seems that there's a conflict with the SATA Controller itself. My SATA HDD won't boot when I plug in the ASUS SATA DVD-RW on ASUS P5RD2-VM mainboard. Why can't ASUS make their products work together for good?

Solution posted won't solve it since it won't boot on the DVD-RW drive. It's detected in the BIOS/CMOS correctly, but just won't boot and makes the HDD Led lit all the time, sometimes blinks in and out....

A workaround might be, not to use SATA DVD drives together with SATA HDDs, unless of course ASUS has something to say with it.

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Re: Sata DVD Ausus using K8V-MX

TRy to load the "optimized bios default setting" in your bios setup. If not solve the problem maybe in your windows issue.

try to boot up windows in safe mode and then start it normally and let the windows fixed the problem on it.

if still problem exist maybe you need to repair your windows installation using the new SATA DVD to resolve problem regarding the issue. or reinstall it. (Note: important files was no guarantee to retain, backup files when doing this).


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Hi, I'm having K8V-MX Asus mother board with AMD 3000+ processor wih 1GB DDR ram, with 80 GB PATA Segate HDD connected. After adding 500GB SATA HDD to this mother board, my system performance is very low....

Thanks for the details. I have used K8V-MX Asus motherboard and found it very reliable with quite reasonable performance. It definately supports 500 GB Sata drive and there must not be any issues after increasing just the storage. However, Operating System upgrade may result in sluggish performance. Drivers dont seem to be an issue to me either.
I suggest to review a few points detailed as under: -
- K8V-MX Asus Supports RAID, so, check for any RAID Drivers/ settings. (You dont have to use RAID for two Hard Drives of different make, capacity and speed). Try using one disk at a time having same Operating System (e.g. Windows XP) and compare the performance.
- Infact SATA Drives have better data transfer rate than IDE, which results in enhanced performance.
- Some Programs (that you may not be using with 80GB drive) Like antivirus may result in decreased performance.
- Please Review you Operating System environment and software installed. Make sure that the new drive & Operating System are free of any virus, which results in CPU Utilization upto 100%.
- Also, motherboard supports Max 2GB RAM, so you may consider adding more RAM.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.
Hope it helps! Good Luck!

Jan 27, 2011 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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I have K8V-MX motherboard. I am planning to buy a 1TB SATA HDD Will this support ? Thanks! Madhusudan

Your model KV8-MX motherboard does not have a SATA controller.
To install a 1Tb SATA hard drive you need to install a PCI SATA controller and then connect the SATA hard drive to this controller board.

Aug 21, 2010 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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I have ausus motherboard Pentium 04, 2.4 ghz processor and DDR ram 256mb, When i try to extend its ram by 256mb, it starts beep. i M sick of this problem. kindly guide me . how this problem can be solved.

you mean you inserted same value 256mb to become 512mb? some motherboard has new hardware detector in your may detect a new hardware insterted...follow screen configuration after you insterted the expansion RAM...

May 25, 2010 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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SATA HDD is not detceted properly

As far as I can remember, the VIA VT8237R southbridge used on this board has a bug, causing it not to recognize SATA II drives.
You may be able to configure your hard drive to use the slower SATA 150 mode (1.5 GBit/s or 150MB/s) by setting a jumper on the drive. Unfortunately, this is not supported by all models - check the jumper description on the drive.

If the drive doesn't offer this feature, you might consider adding a SATA controller like this one (you may be able to find better and cheaper controller cards at your local computer store).

Mar 22, 2010 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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This motherboard does support SATA. Check out the specs on the ASUS website:)

Dec 30, 2008 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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K8V-MX motherboard+HDD size limit

yes the mother board supports SATA However if you connect large Disks to the SATA connectors they are recognized correctly with full size. So leave your 500g and less HDs on the IDE and the big ones on the SATA. you can check this link for the manual for more information hope this helps .thanks and Godbless pls appreciate by rating as fixyaa

Oct 03, 2008 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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K8V-MX SATA and XP instal problem

enter the bios and disable raid function, there is no specific SATA drivers unless you work with xp SP1.
In the following link you can read the user's manual :

May 04, 2008 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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Sata driver

check for the website of your HDD for seagate hdd.
make sure you format using fat32 file system.

Jan 28, 2008 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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