I guess I shouldn't really mention that the Marvell controller is so good for me, it might turn on me. It really hasn't given me any grief.
I can't really say what is causing my 1st start issue. I am currently fooling with the voltages on the FSB and the MCH/ICH thing, tried slightly higher and now I am trying slightly lower. I have a sneaking suspicion it is software related because after my most recent rebuild the problem was gone for a month or two then as I kept loading up the TB C: drive it cropped up again. I have gotten it to change character a bit with the FSB MCH/ICH voltages so I think I am on the right track. I am basically shooting in the dark, if I ever get it fixed it will be a miracle.
Mine makes a click noise upon initial lock up, then I can't reset until it makes another group of clicks. It has become a non-issue for me because I am so used to it, which is not to say that I wouldn't love to solve the problem.
Old one- D975XBX2, QX6700, 6Gigs Corsair DDR2, 8X500Gig HDD's, 470 GTX , Koolance EXOS2, 24" BenQ, Win7 Ulti.
New one- Asus Z77 Sabertooth, I7 3770K, EVGA 670 GTX, Crucial M4 256GB SSD, 2TB WD Caviar Black, Corsair H100, Corsair Vengeance 16GB, Corsair 850 PSU, Corsair 500R case, Win 7 64bit Pro