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by jiffypop
Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to set up my hard drive and optical drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 6324

Yes, I am attempting to install WinXP fresh. Where can I get my SATA drivers? I bought it used so it didn't come with any software or documentation. Also, when I first turn the computer on and it does an IDE scan, it detects both my optical drives, but when I go into the BIOS, they are 'undetected' ...
by jiffypop
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to set up my hard drive and optical drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 6324

My computer detects the SATA HDD. Does this mean I don't need to install its drivers?
by jiffypop
Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to set up my hard drive and optical drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 6324

How to set up my hard drive and optical drives?

I've just built my own PC from scratch for the first time. It has 1 SATA hard drive, 1 DVD-ROM (Pioneer 120-RD) and 1 DVD/RW (PioneerDVR-109). How do I set these up (the cables, jumpers, etc I mean)?

Thanks a lot for your help.
by jiffypop
Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Help! Can't install Win XP
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Never mind about the first problem - I used a different IDE cable, and I don't get that error msg anymore. But I still can't install Win XP. Here's the error message: Setup cannot find a CD-ROM drive. Make sure your CD-ROM is on and properly connected to your computer. If it is a SCSI CD-ROM drive [...
by jiffypop
Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Help! Can't install Win XP
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Help! Can't install Win XP

Hi, I've just built my own PC for the first time, but after I turn it on, this message appears: Warning!! An Ultra ATA/66 (or faster) drive is connected with a 40-pin IDE cable on the secondary channel. Drive speed is downgraded to ATA/33." I don't know what that means, but I have 2 drives installed...
by jiffypop
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: What's the best video card for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 3961

I can spare up to $150 Australian ($120 US). I will be buying from eBay.
by jiffypop
Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: What's the best video card for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 3961

What's the best video card for me?

I need some help with choosing a video card. I would like it to be PCI-Express. I won't be using it for games, but I will be watching DVDs. Thanks for any recommendations!
by jiffypop
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Can you decipher these pin assignment instructions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Can you decipher these pin assignment instructions?

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These instructions came with my case (I'm a first-time PC builder), but I don't understand it. What do the numbers on the right mean?... Thanks for any help!
by jiffypop
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What type of hard drive for Asus P5GD2?
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

What type of hard drive for Asus P5GD2?

I'm building my own PC for the first time. I've just bought a used Asus P5GD2 Premium mobo (as reviewed here: http://www.legitreviews.com/article.php?aid=162&pid=4), but I'm not sure what kind of hard drive to buy (I'll be using eBay). Thanks for any help!
by jiffypop
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: July Contest: OCZ 600W PowerStream Power Supply
Replies: 133
Views: 53266

That's a real pretty power supply - count me in!