He also tried using a new battery and loading the default BIOS settings but nothing's working. 1st of all, you don't have to remove the CMOS battery for an hour..only have to remove it for a few seconds. You'll most likely take a performance hit if you simply load the defaults.2nd, Win XP doesn't natively support SATA drives & won't recognize the HDD unless you do one of 3 things:1.
enter the BIOS & change the SATA controller setting from ACHI to IDE mode.
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While I decided to go with R7 1700 and just overclock it (and save around €200 for same performance and spend that extra on high-end MBO), with motherboards it is a tiny bit trickier to pick one.
After some research I narrowed it down to two boards.
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