Full Tower ATX Case
Promise Ultra 133 TX2 IDE controller card
I installed the Asus A7N8X-X nForce 2 motherboard into my new full tower atx case.
PC was stable with everything in it. 10 Hours of Prime95 + SiSoft Sandra burn in wizard.
But, the on-board audio produces crackly noises and high pitched whine on the speakers, and also makes noise when I move the mouse or the hard drive is accessed. But the thing is, if I play sound, there is virtually no distortion (unaudible unless I put my ear up to the speakers). This doesnt seem to be uncommon for theis motherboard.
And thats not all, my USB devices (Aztech modem + memory stick) usually dont work. ie, slow to respond on plug-in, 90% of the time the memory stick shows up with nothing on it and a capacity of 0bytes.
I downloaded the latest drivers, latest BIOS and nada, nothing. No effect.
So in the end, I couldnt work it out and am currently running my old MSI KT4V where the speakers work perfectly, as well as my USB devices, in the same case, on the power supply.
But I still have 1 problem. And thats the stuttering whenever the hard drive is active, although it seems to be delayed. For example, I play an mp3 in winamp, open MyIE2 and the audio stutters after its been loaded up for the time it took to load the program.
The hard drive is on the Promise controller on an 80-wire conductor cable. My 165H is on its own 80-wire cable on the motherboards primary channel, the 52246S 24102B are on an 80-wire IDE cable on the motherboard secondary channel.
Please help, Im getting pretty :a :a :a :a at the moment.
If you can help, thanks a lot.