my list of grievances/complaints with the GA-7VAXP Ultra Rev. 1.2:
- does not have the four holes by the socket for waterblocks, etc.
- does not read WD 200Gb drive
- does not read the above harddrive connected on the 3rd or 4th IDE connectors (ATA133 RAID)
- absolutely does not cooperate with Win2k...period.
- does not support or have an option for S.M.A.R.T. for harddisks
- random self-rebooting
i downloaded all the drivers for everything, including the BIOS update from GigaByte's site, and the BIOS updater says the chipset is not supported, but all the driver packs work. As soon as I go to install something, the error message "____.exe has genereated errors and is now being closed....." If by some miracle the installation goes through, there are endless errors in the program when I try to run it. Either some message pops up saying it wasn't installed right and files are corrupted, or it just won't open. During the installation of 2k, when the files are being copied from the CD, many of them "can't be copied" and those are completely random and every installation attempt the uncopyable files are different ones. The CD is not bad, nor are the contents of it. It has worked flawlessly several other times on widely-varying hardware environments. I wrote zeroes to the drive a total of 15 times and formatted/installed at least 30 in the past four days. Nothing make a difference. I decided to not even try messing with the board anymore today, so I took it out and put my 7VTXE+ back in and i'm back to tolerable semi-cooperation.