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Re: PATA Harddisk connection
Hi Murtazasoni, if you have the manual for K8V-MX motherboard you shouldn't have any troubles. You can download it from this link, Win XP; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=K8V-MX&SLanguage=en-us The IDE data ribbon only connects to the PATA drive & motherboard in one direction. Please see the top of page 1-22 for instructions. Most data ribbons for IDE drives have three connectors. The connector farthest from the other two connectors (Two connectors very close to each other), is plugged directly to the motherboard as shown & explained on the top of page 1-22. If you are only connecting 1 PATA drive to the data ribbon, connect it to the last connector on the ribbon, leaving the next connector for another PATA drive. Setting the jumper on a PATA drive. Every hard disk drive has a large white sticker on it. This sticker includes information about the drive. Things like the model number of the drive. There is also information regarding how the drive is to be set. Example: if the drive is to be the only drive in the system its jumper should be set to (Master drive only). If there is another PATA drive in the system connected to the same ribbon cable than change the jumper on the drive to, (Master with a Slave). The second PATA drive's jumper must be set to, (Slave). Connect the power cable to the PATA drive ['s]. Re-check all connectors (internally) before closing the case. Boot the system & press the Delete key on the keyboard every two seconds until the main bios menu opens. Open your manual to the top of page 2-7. Here you'll learn how to move about while in the bios. At the main menu you should see your PATA drive. Listed to the right of Primary IDE Master you should see the model number of the PATA drive listed. If not than the drive was not connected correctly. Shut down the system. Unplug the power cord from the system, open the case & re-check the data ribbon for correct orientation, solid insertion & solid insertion of power cable to drive. Connect the power cord to the system & boot to the bios again. Once the drive is listed go to the title Boot, section 2.6, page 2-27 & follow the instruction through to page 2-28. Open your CD-ROM drive & load your windows CD, close the CD drawl. Save bios changes & exit. The system will auto restart. The system should start loading windows if you set the boot device correctly as shown in the manual. If you find this too difficult to follow, suggest you ask a friend with more PC knowledge for assistance.
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Below is a link to Asus website. You will need to put in an OS under download to get the list to pull up. At the bottom of the list you will find Manuals. Hit the plus sign and I would down load the Users manual, it should have what you are looking for in it.
Hi, 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! CreativeTECH
Well, that depends on what type of optical drives you have. The board (sweet) has 6 SATA ports, if both of your optical drives are SATA drives, then just plug them both into the next consecutive SATA port. Now, if you have a PATA drive, my suggestion is to get a dual PATA cable to connect to the board. Make the one you'll use the most the Master and the other the Slave. And Bios and Windows will automatically setup the drive letters for you.
first you connect your harddisk data cable to mother board
connect your hard disk powercode using smps
connect smps 24pine connector threw mother board
connect 12v connector threw mother board
connect cpu&external fan connections
also connect the front panel connections on mother board using mother board details
this is the connection problem. there is loose connector betn cable and your hdd. first remove the harddisk, connect cable, be sure that it is connect correctly. do connect it loosly. i hope. then your hdd work.
Firstly, Put a new battery on your motherboard(usually a cr2032). Unplug everything except the ram and try to boot up. Switch off and gradually attach one component at a time and reboot. Remember to turn off every time you add a component. This happens because your bios chip is getting mixed up because you are changing the configuration all the time. Hope this helps