I just put together a new EVGA H55 motherboard with a Intel Dual-Core 655K processor, 2 x 2MB DDR3, 550W power supply, Seagate 1TB SATA HD, 24x SATA DVD.
The motherboard boots up to get to the BIOS and I can see the hard drive and the DVD drives. No problems configuring the BIOS.
When I try to read the DVD to install the drivers, I see the LED read the disk for a second and the DVD spins-up but never reads the disk.
I've isolated the motherboard on cardboard and have only one stick of RAM inserted into slot #1. Replaced the SATA cables, swapped out RAM, cleared CMOS. No joy.
Verified the 24pin power and 8pin power. Can't understand why Bios sees and identifies both drives but can't boot from the DVD. Changed out the DVD drive for another, no luck.