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Old 12-23-2005, 02:44 AM   #41
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True sata drives use a flat, brown, 15 pin connector for power. Alot of sata drives have both the sata power and legacy power connectors. You can use either connector by itself, but not both at the same time.
is this what we are talking about? i was going through my stuff tonight and saw this

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that looks like an adapter to take one legacy connector and make it power 2 SATA drives.

the ends of the black portion should look somewhat like a long "L", they have a notch in one end.

that adapter isnt necessary unless you plan on having a RAID setup, all it will do is clutter up the inside more.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:00 AM   #43
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True sata drives use a flat, brown, 15 pin connector for power. Alot of sata drives have both the sata power and legacy power connectors. You can use either connector by itself, but not both at the same time.
is this what we are talking about? i was going through my stuff tonight and saw this

yup, if you don't need it, leave it out. There is no benefit for it in your situation. Only a down side, more clutter and an extra connection.
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:33 AM   #44
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WTF did i order wrong here... pretty sure this is not going in the AGP or PCI slots

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PCI express? except PCI express slots are usually shorter than AGP and PCI slots.
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yes the box says PCI express... what does that mean?

should i look at exchanging the card, or getting a new mobo

F(*#%^*$^#@*$~!
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this is the order of what'* best..
PCI<AGP<PCI Express.

That graphics card was made for the best of the type of slots. Which one was cheaper? There really is no way to make that card work with that mother board though.. I'd upgrade the motherboard.
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yes that is what im gonna do, because i found out that the mobo supplies only 1 front usb connector, and i got 3 to work with...

thanks for the info...

anyone got suggestions for a new motherboard?

anyone need a motherboard
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:53 AM   #49
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did some research at two local computer stores today and found out that basically nobody makes AMD chips with PCI-express slots...

so i just made it easy on myself and downgraded video cards cuz i want this thing NOW

i got the ATI RADEON 9550 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card from bestbuy for $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814142026



built the system tonight and was getting SUPER frustrated with the SATA drivers not working...

BUT...

Boreas worked me through it... and im in the process of installing windows right now...

i cant say thanks enough to him...
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glad to hear you got it working.

PS. I know there'* a lot of boards out there that support AMD and have PCI express. I have one of them.
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