I just bought a 1625K today and did a straight swap with my old DVDRW but I haven't been able to get it to work.
1st boot after installation was OK, found new hardware etc, requested a reboot and then it continually tried to reboot. On just 2 occasions it has booted all the way.
I checked the jumpers and its set to slave like my old drive.
I can't access the BIOS during bootup using DEL. In fact, sometimes the boot screen mentions 'ESC' as well as 'DEL' but with no explanation of what for (and it do anything anyway)>
I'm not a hardware genius - have I done something stupid? I'm mystified because it has actually booted a couple of times so something must be correct, what could be causing the intermittent failure? Are there any known issues with this combination?
I'm using a Gigabyte GA 7VAXP Ultra F4 and Athlon 2600