I do plan on using the new SATA drive but to be honest, I dont know anything about them, I know it's all connected and working, the BIOS is showing it as first boot device, but it gets by passed and then my old drive (master on the IDE strip) boots to my old XP install. Also, the new drive doesnt show up in "My Computer" when I look. so I am a little lost on this. I assume I need to format it, install Vista and go from there to get the SATA drive to show up and then I assume my original drive will show up as "D".
Also, I installed the Crysis SP demo and let it auto assign setting and it set everything to high with AA/AF assigned by my video card, 16x, I dont know how to pull up fps in crysis but it runs super smooth and looks really good.
let me reboot and I'll see what BIOS I have.