I am just now assembling this system and it has been a headache for me.
Initially using a prior drive i had laying around (maxtor 60gb pata drive) i was able to go part way through a windows install, but upon reboot the drive was always corrupted, though it worked fine on any other system I have once it was fully formatted. Tried to install 3 times on that drive with the same results.
I then tried to boot with an Ultimatebootcd and was unable to though my other 3 systems here booted fine with it.
I then flashed to the most recent bios dated 8/9/06, and set memory latency to to 5-5-5 to match the spec on the ram.
I upped cpu voltage to 1.275.
I then tried to boot with a memtester86 floppy and had no success even with different disks and downloads. I then tried the Ultimateboodcd again and no boot. I also tried removing one drive, and trying the drives on different channels, ports etc. In eery case I received an unable to boot error with the CD (though as i said before it works fine on my main system) and the floppy boot just goes nuts.
I did manage to boot from a windows cd and get a copy of XP on an ancient 10GB hard drive. I am now running the orthos prime2004 stress test in a custom setup and it has been stable for over 2 hours so far.
it baffles me though that I cannot boot from any cd but a windows cd so far, or that the floppies dont work, or that the 60gb maxtor drive constantly is corrupted (ntdll.dll is the particualr file).
Any suggestions on anything I can change in bios or maybe somethign that I am doing wrong being overlooked? i appreciate it!
I would also like to add that i have read through the forums as much as I could the past 2 days before posting, so if i missed something good that may help me please feel free to let me know!