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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by wdowsing, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. wdowsing

    wdowsing Regular member

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    Hi all,

    My problem is...

    I have got/am getting 1 x DVD Rom, 2 x IDE Hard Drives 1 x 60GB, 1 x 40GB, 1.5gb PC3200 ram, 9600XT Graphics card, 2 x firewire ports in PCI, XP 2600+.

    My problem is I found a motherboard which i thought was perfect but i now relise it is supports SATA not IDE.

    Im hoping that someone can guide me to a new motherboard which has the following:-
    4 x PC3200 Slots
    at least 3 x Spare PCI Cards
    1 x IDE for my two HDD
    1 x IDE for my DVD-RW
    1 x Free 8X AGP Slot
    1 x Free Socket A
    1 x 34Pin for FDD
    5.1 Channel Sound
    at least 2 x 2.0 USB slots

    Any help would be much apricated.

    Will
     
  2. ddp

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    what was that board as i don't think they make a board without ide
     
  3. djscoop

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    yeah, IDE is still too popular of a format for manufacturers to stop producing it. Unless you're looking at some incredibly high-end board, it probably has it, it just may not be listed. Have you checked to specs from the manufacturer's website?
     
  4. CJC

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    Hey

    Most new Socket 775 Intel and 939 AMD boards are coming without IDE and just SATA.

    If you like that board, why not buy an IDE Controller Card and put it in, and run your drives off that.

    What board where you going to get?

    CJC
     
  5. wdowsing

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    the board i was going to get was a Asus A7V880
     
  6. wdowsing

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    and it supports 1 ide, i have 3 drives
     
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    like CJC said, you can get a PCI IDE adapter. I got one a ATA-133 at Fry's for like $30.
     
  8. wdowsing

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    Yea i will, i hadnt thought of that
     
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    yea, im going mad, got another prob tho, my 9600XT now isnt working, god damn f**king thing
     
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    what is it doing or not doing???
     
  12. wdowsing

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    The fan is running like normal but the damn thing will not work when i plug the mointor into it, it was working fine, but if i unplug the mointor from that and plug it into the slot that came with the mobo then it works, any ideas?
     
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    does it have onboard video, if does disable it
     
  14. wdowsing

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    how would i do that?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    check manual to see if disable in bios or by a jumper
     
  16. wdowsing

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    all working fine now, i bios had "reset" itself
     
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    1 happy computer than??
     
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    1 happy computer than??
     
  19. wdowsing

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    yep, thanks ddp
     
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    teach & learn
     

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