I wish I found this forum long ag. Looking through actually showed me how possible it is to improve my machine.
Based on my specs below, I am wondering how to get the most out of my hard-driver performace. The two Serial ATA drives are excellent but I would like to install a 160GB Maxtor that I am not using. My mobo only has one IDE socket so I have to add another or go Sata and lose a perfectly good 160GB.
Can anyone suggest what the best way to configure the drives are?
My specs are below.
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel® Core2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 17/12/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Total Physical Memory 2,045.88 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.21 GB (Low, but problem was active before VM dropped)
Available Virtual Memory 2.90 GB
Page File Space 2.29 GB
Mainboard: MSI P965Neo (basic model)
Audio: Integrated Realtek High Definition Audio (disabled on one profile as it conflicts with the TC Audio interface)
Audio 2: TC Electronics Konnekt 8
Video: Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS (512Vram)
Network: Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
IDE Support: JMB36X Standard Dual Channel PCIE IDE Controller
Serial ATA Controller: Intel® ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820
Sata Drives: 2 x Sata HD and 1 LG DVD (sata as well.)
Ide Drives: 1 x Ide HD at 7200RPM 160GB.
PSU 550 Watts
Thanks in advance tothose who might have some advice.