Ive just built my first comp and I want to know can I use a SATA cable for the Hard Drive and a IDE cable for the Cd,DVd,floppy Drives or does every thing have to be SATA cables. As Ive turned everything on and the cd drive tray wont even open so as to put the software on. Motherboard is the P5K Premium WiFi-AP. Can anyone help Thanks.
Hey Nat, if the cd tray doesnt even open then its getting no power or is faulty, check the power connectors are plugged in tightly. Also if this is the only device on the IDE ribbon ensure the jumper is set as master.
Many Pcs have SATA hard disc & IDE cdrom, to install the operating system you need to set the boot order to 1)cd rom, 2) hard disk.
Hi, Ive just changed the ram to the yellow slots Ive got 2Gb in both yellows now will try out in morning a get back, Ive got power to the Mobo as there is a green light on when powered up but I have just checked As for the Cd tray there is a small light on so there is power there. Last cant set anything Blank screen.??
Make sure (if you have a dual output graphics card) that the cable is connected to the port underneath where the wireless aerial socket is.
Also check the cable is connected to the monitor correctly.
Are all the fans spinning?
It will also fail to start (or will start for a couple of seconds only) if the CPU heat sink isn't correctly fitted or there's no thermal paste. If you're using the Intel heat sink then make sure all the push pins are fully inserted, they should audibly click into place.
I have a couple of these P5K Premiums and rate them highly.