first build minor probs - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2005, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,289
Send a message via AIM to timmer
Default first build minor probs

ok i just got a 3.0ghz 800mhz fsb p4 ht
1 sony dvd burner
1 samsung 120 gb 7200rpm
1 stick corsair value 533mhz ddr2
nvidea 6600gt pcix
1 80mm fan
400w psu No namer lol

now i only have 1 ide on my mobo and 1 floppy how do i hook my hdd and my burner up at the same time because right now i cant even get windows installed becase when the dvd burner works the hard drive doesnt and when the hard driveworks the dvd burner dont

how do i do it

then i dont think my psu is enought because when i give power to my pcix my computer doesnt turn on i think i need a new psu which isnt a problem so i have an old pci card in there now and starts up. Is it really my psu i mean come on thats rediculuos LOL

and i have a few extra cablse left from my case to my mobo but i look in my mobo book and it doesnt tell me where to put these little ones they are labeled
1 +vcc
1 d-
1 d+
ground

then i have another one that are the same thing just with 2 i think it is my front usb and i know where the usb power things are on the mobo but does it matter what pin# they are on

thanks i know its a lot to read lol
__________________

timmer is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
HoLoCroN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Plant City, FL
Posts: 1,305
Default

Only ONE IDE??? That is weird... Well, make sure you have your HDD as master and the DVD-R as slave. I know it sounds simple but it doesn't hurt to doublecheck.

Let us know whats up.
__________________

HoLoCroN is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,289
Send a message via AIM to timmer
Default

i thought it was weird to but thats it
ive got the ecs board with agp express and pcix and 2 1x pcix
and 2 pci normal
__________________
Intel p4 HT 3.0GHz
1 16x Toshiba dvd burner
2 sticks of corsair ddr2 533mhz 512mb
GeForce Fx 6600GT
Asus P5LD2
HD AUDIO
480W thermaltake
timmer is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 04:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,289
Send a message via AIM to timmer
Default

well my computer teacher said that the dvd as master hard drive as slave
__________________
Intel p4 HT 3.0GHz
1 16x Toshiba dvd burner
2 sticks of corsair ddr2 533mhz 512mb
GeForce Fx 6600GT
Asus P5LD2
HD AUDIO
480W thermaltake
timmer is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

I only have one IDE also. The thing is that IDE/UATA/PATA 66/100/133 is kind of outdated technology and motherboard manufacturers do not want to incorporate older technology into newer boards even if the chipsets have support. Check to see if your board has SATA/SATAII 150 ports. Most boards have two or four of those (some have 8, but that is unlikely). If it does then you have two options. You can purchase IDE/UATA/PATA to SATA/SATAII converters and install you excess drives via converter and SATA/SATAII ports. Or, the other option is return the drives you can't install and purchase SATA versions of those drives. The second option is cost-effective since SATA drives are, in the first place, cheaper than IDE/UATA/PATA drives.
Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,289
Send a message via AIM to timmer
Default

can u show me these ide to sata converters because i cant seem to find them
__________________
Intel p4 HT 3.0GHz
1 16x Toshiba dvd burner
2 sticks of corsair ddr2 533mhz 512mb
GeForce Fx 6600GT
Asus P5LD2
HD AUDIO
480W thermaltake
timmer is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 05:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...735805317&rd=1
Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 05:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

http://www.monoprices.com/products/p...ormat=2&style=
Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 05:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,289
Send a message via AIM to timmer
Default

thnx do u use these yourself or do u just know about them?
__________________
Intel p4 HT 3.0GHz
1 16x Toshiba dvd burner
2 sticks of corsair ddr2 533mhz 512mb
GeForce Fx 6600GT
Asus P5LD2
HD AUDIO
480W thermaltake
timmer is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 05:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 73
Default

my uncle just biult a computer and by mistake he bought ide drives instead of sata becuase he is doin raid0. He says they work great and also lights flash on when the hard drive is working. becuase u cant hook sata to the motherboard light it only works with ide. if u get one i shoudl work great. My uncle has had no problems with it.
__________________

socom234 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.