Hi I just recently bought some new things for my computer, an IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive, an AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor (Socket AM2), and a GeForce 8500 graphics card (PCI Express x16).
I was trying to install all this on my old motherboard but I found that absolutely nothing fit. I tryed putting the new hard drive in Newegg.com - EXCELSTOR Jupiter Series ESJ8160 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
, but the connectors wouldn't fit... I'm assuming IDE ultra is different from IDE? The slots weren't normal like on my old hard drive, instead there seems to be a sort of chip instead of a socket.
The graphics card was obvious, I just need a PCI Express slot.
I couldn't really pry off the old processor (glad I didn't) to install the new one in.
Here I'll just post all the specs for it.
Intel Springdale i865PE
Now what i was wondering... is all I needed to make this upgrade would be a new motherboard? Would I need to buy a new heat sink? Could I use two different types of IDE's on one motherboard?
Also is there a motherboard that supports multiple AGP's and just one PCIX (Edit: I don't know whether those are AGP's or PCI's... I think PCI's...)?
Sorry if anything I typed sounds confusing. Thanks for help in advance.
Just a side not I was reading up on this earlier about why my PCIX16 slot wouldn't fit into a PCI and apparently some guy took a box cutter to his it to make it fit. Not suggesting I would do that, but lol.