You might have install Windows but XP and prior will not support SATA drives natively. You didn't tell.
But that's not the big issue I run into. Here it is -> The drivers you get to install after Windows.
Did the 1,300 bucks buy you a step by step guide to installing all the drivers?
I'm about ready to rip my hair out. I hope someone has some ideas because I've run out.
Ok, I just spent 1,300 bucks and built my "dream computer", which I've been meaning to do for years. About a month in, the computer starts running slower than an old windows 95. I of course first clean it of any viruses or spyware, of which there was hardly any. I see no improvement.
Next, I run the defrag and other windows tools blah blah blah. Still, no improvement. Lastly, I reformatted THREE times, 2 quicks and 1 full. It works fine for maybe a day and does it again.
At this point, I presumed the drive trash. I express ordered a new one to my dismay. A different model, from Western Digital whom I've always trusted.
This had solved the problem, I assumed I was correct.
Now, two weeks later, my new harddrive is having the same symptoms as the old. Incredibly slow boot up, trouble opening programs, and I can't game on even ancient standards, I'm talking sprites here.
I'm about at wits end, I sank way too much money into this for it to NOT WORK.
I need some help figuring out what exactly is causing this.
I've also tested the ram, so that's not the issue.
I'm going to be flashing the bios shortly, in the meantime toss some ideas around.