Originally posted by Riggs69420
I just finished building a new PC. It has the AsusV87X-X motherboard. AMD XP 2400 CPU. I have been collecting the parts for for a couple of weeks now and I had to throw an old hard-drive in it.
They only gave me one IDE cable with the ability to hold two devices.
My question is this...
Is it okay to have my Hard-Drive and my CD-ROM connected on the same IDE cable and port? And/or would it be better for my system if I had seperate cables with the devices connected on seperate ports? Or does it not really matter.
Also, can I use IDE cable from an older PC? I have a few from an old Celeron setup from 1998.
The computer runs just fine I was just starting to clean it up and make sure it is good to go.
Any Help is greatly appreciated.
Older cables Why not get the latest you can use,probably 100/66.
Do you have a Computer store in your town ?
Anyway use the ends for hd's and the center for cdroms.
You can up to 4,of your choice.
Windows should be on Primary Master.