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Postby OLDNY » Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:01 pm

I was wondering since Dell sends no manuals and any information in the computer is sketchy at best concerning hardware weither anyone knows of a program that can give me information on my motherboard, ect.
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Postby SCgone » Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:07 pm

Aida is a very good freeware program that a lot of folks here use. Try it.

http://www.aida32.hu/aida32-download.php
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Postby OLDNY » Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:25 pm

Bob this is exactly what I was looking for, thanks a lot buddy. :notworthy ^*^
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Postby OLDNY » Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:16 pm

Thanks to Bob I found out some interesting things. Two of my PCI slots have USB! cards in them, so all I have to do is switch one for a USB2 card. ^*^

Also found out that my hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 80021 80GB which isn't bad for two and a half years ago. I didn't know that ATA HD were made back then.

Ran a benchmark on my Pentium 4 1.90 and got 2349 Memory read and 1040 memory write. These were in the upper range so I am guessing that it isn't bad. Maybe I can put off changing my motherboard and CPU for awhile.

Bob thanks again bud for all your help, Ed. ^*^
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Postby dlt » Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:27 pm

Ed, did you buy those components already? For some reason, I thought you had.
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Postby OLDNY » Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:00 pm

Yes Deb I had bought them but have been too chicken to install them. :embarrassed:
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Postby SCgone » Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:08 pm

You're welcome Ed. I have USB2 onboard my new motherboard, but I honestly can tell no difference in any of the hardware that I have plugged in, which would be my keyboard, printer, scanner, and joystick.
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Postby OLDNY » Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:17 pm

Well both my new printer and scanner call for USB 2. That is the only reason I am doing this. My scanner wasn't working properly and the printer was just too slow. Now that it is all tax deductible the money isn't as much of a problem as before. :yesnod:

Bob did you know that they made ATA hard drives that long ago?
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Postby OsirisX » Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:47 am

Bell1 wrote:You're welcome Ed. I have USB2 onboard my new motherboard, but I honestly can tell no difference in any of the hardware that I have plugged in, which would be my keyboard, printer, scanner, and joystick.


I think it will make a big difference in external hds, cd roms, cameras, and flash drives.
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Postby glexp » Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:32 am

OLDNY wrote:Bob did you know that they made ATA hard drives that long ago?


IDE has been around for quite some time. ATA and IDE are really the same:
http://www.pcwebopedia.com/TERM/A/ATA.html
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