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Unread 08-11-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
hysandrew
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Cable/motherboard issue. Any advise to solution?

OK. I've now resorted to the fact that my current motherboard is DEAD
(MSI 925XE Neo Platinum), I've started to look for another one. Problem
is though that ideally I would like one with 2 IDE's, but these are
very rare as far as I can tell. Most boards have 1 IDE, and 1 EIDE.
Can I use a normal IDE cable 2 drive a drive plugged into an EIDE?
If not is there any cables that can be purchased that can solve this?
Again if not, can a DVD drive be fitted to a SATA drive?
The reason why I'm asking these questions is that the DVD re-writers
that I have are Sony AW-G170A and it clearly states on the box
ATAPI/EIDE INTERNAL.
But I don't want to lose the CD-rewriters that I have already.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also any help to which would be a better motherboard costing no more
than approx 100.
It needs to be compatable with the following as I don't wanna spend
more money to update other items:-
533Mhz 512Gb DDRII
LGA775 socket (Pentium D 945)
IDE X 2
SATA (at least 2)
PCI-E slot

Many thanks everyone!


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