I am not an expert at computer repair but I have fixed a few over the years.
Right now I got this gateway 2000 that I want to use for playing OLD 1990's games on. The cpu is an Intel Pentium III 600 Mhz, Tabor 3 BX motherboard uses an Intel®/Phoenix BIOS, Made in 09-12-1999 and it came new with windows 98 installed. It was working when I got it but the hard drive was having software issues, and being over 10 years old I thought it best to replace the HD. So I bought a new WD1600 IDE or EIDE (not sure). I knew about barrier limitations to access larger HD's, BUT Western Digital EZ-DRIVE utility is supposed to solve it. But it did not. So now I am looking for a solution.
After many hours searching & learning, I now know that I have a promise ultra 66 PCI card controlling the HD. But I read somewhere it can only support up to 128 GB. So I thought about putting a promise ultra 133 PCI card in it, but this idea oped up more questions which I am here now asking.
My question is how do I find out what ATA speed the motherboard uses?
And, would I benefit from installing a 133 card or should I buy a smaller HD and use the 66 already in the computer?
Or is there a better option?
Edited by nerfication, 16 May 2011 - 04:50 PM.