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Thread: ECSK7S5APro - omg! a p.o.s - help me !




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    ok, check it out, due to er... unforeseen circumstances my box is severely lacking in the mobo department. I have been forced to resurect an old FIC AZ11e which, among other things, caps my cpu at 1250mhz ; [ As I'm a few weeks away from the ca$h for a new nforce mobo I jumped at the chance to borrow a more contemporary stand in. What a fkup that was! This p.o.s K7S5A Pro is insisting that my hard drive run only in 'MS-DOS Compatibility mode..' and denies the very existence of my CD Drive !

    I think I have tried all the standard fixes, anyone got any inspired last minute suggestions? Appreciate it, n1.

    Oh yeah, btw I flashed the newest Cheapoman Bios in too. Its a nice job but doesnt solve the above probs.

    :afro:

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    Another sucked in by a cheap price. :cry:

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    FIC and ECS: two brands I won't ever touch with a 10-foot pole again.

    ECS is the #1 reason I have for paying more money for a better brand---which is just about anything else out their (Asus, Abit, AOpen, Iwill, Epox, Tyan, SuperMicro--no AMD tho, etc)

    When getting a motherboard, keep in mind that time=money. Spend one or the other. I'd rather spend the money, and use the time to tweak the system instead.

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    Who buys cheap buys twice...

    Who buys good buys once and svaes money...

    my :2cents: Do some reserch like you are now...most of the time it prevents happening like these from occuring.
    - Damien

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    doods i appreciate the replies. but........i didn't buy the ECS i'm just borrowing it (thankfully) - anyway your advice is all sound nonetheless. n1.

    reading between your lines I take it there is no hope for this board, so ill slip the old FIC back in for a fortnight ; [

    :afro:

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLaCo
    Who buys cheap buys twice...
    I sure as hell wont

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    I sure as hell wont
    LOL, well you are buying another board aren't ya?...just this time you know whatcha buying there fore you learned from your experience. :cheers:
    - Damien

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    i just bought my 8rda+:thumb: , never will buy without knowing the reviews from wiggo and others on a mobo again

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