I got my motherboard swapped. From the Asus P4S533 to the Asus P4PE. Thanks Han for the suggestion, or else I was gonna go for the Asus P4B533. The P4S533 worked with my Plextor 40X, but did not work with my Plextor 48X for writing. I couldnt even upgrade the firmware! I thought it was something wrong with the drive.
The Plextor 48X seems like a pretty good drive, a few problems I have experienced are these:
1. When the drive is seeking, it makes this rattling noise, almost sounds like it might break or somethin. Is this sound normal??
2. With certain cdr discs (not limited to the manufacturer, it just that certain discs do this), when I insert it into the tray and shut it, the drive spins up, and it spins real real fast, to the point where it sounds like it might take off and explode or somethin, then I get scared and push the eject button. ( not scared that it might explode, becasue "luckily" Plextor put a reinforced front bezel
, but scared cuz I dont want my drive broken).
Anyone else experience this??
Also, the Intel chipsets are far better than the SIS, based on the fact that you dont need to install so many drivers.
P4 3.0C, Abit IC7-MAX3, Antec True480W, Kingwin Aluminum case, 2X256 OCZ PC4000 Gold Edition,
Maxtor SATA 160GB, Maxtor 40GB ATA133
ATI 128mb Radeon 9800 Pro
Asus CD-S520, LiteON JLMS 166, Plexwriter48/24/48A, Pioneer 107