Need some help here
Have a customer that has an Packard Bell imedia M3710.
On the back of the computer I have model ZEU-PE2. Couldn't get anything with the ssid number at Packard Bell, but the serial gave me:
God they have a crap system
I have just moved this motherboard which had been left to a repair shop in Germany and when the customer got it back they had erased all the drive without telling him.....?! The computer then ran for about 3 months and then gave up.
I said I would take a look and sure enough the computer started and then wound up the processor fan and turned off again....
First impressions overheating, bad thermal paste etc...That did the trick. Had it on test on my workbench a whole day running after changing the thermal paste - no problems.
I have had several customers that have come to me with Packard Bell so called great computers and then rebuilt them into a better chassis, better processor cooling, and better chassis cooling....Customers still have them running no problems.
I suggested this to my customer and now the motherboard has been installed in a NZXT H2 with USB3, a Noctua NH-U12P processor cooling, and a 500w OCZ modular psu. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the standard psu was on a max of 250w....lol didn't know they still make them
OK the next stage if he wants to go that far is a ssd drive. I think ahead and the psu and chassis give him a good start if I build him a better computer when this motherboard craps out...lol.
When I looked in the bios. There doesn't seem to be any way to turn off raid on this model and get the computer to boot. With the sata controller activated the raid settings in bios are greyed out. If I disable the sata controller there are no other options to make this crappy mobo work?!
I am putting up the bios pic showing what I mean.
Has anyone had any experience with ssd's in this unit and what are the pitfalls if any?
Sorry for the long winded story...needed to calm down....lol
Just so fed up with crap computers!!