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Pentium 4 motherboard with 2 IDE connectors ?

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I need to install a new motherboard in an old PC. I was looking at a Pentium 4 compatible motherboard, e.g. Gigabyte GA-8I915GMF, but I have 1 HD and 2 CD drives, and the motherboard only has 1 IDE connector.

I can't seem to find any socket 775 motherboards with 2 IDE sockets, they only have SATA.

Can anyone recommend a motherboard / supplier?
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by:Callandor
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Your question needs more clarification: what socket is the P4 that you are using?  The new LGA775 sockets will only work with new P4's, and the socket478 motherboards will not accept the new P4 cpus.  Then you should specify what cpu speed, FSB and memory you have, because not all motherboards will support every configuration.

In general, I go with Abit and Asus for performance and flexibility, and I'm sure they have one that will work with your current components.
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crazijoe earned 500 total points
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You could purchase a SATA to IDE converter so you can hook your IDE drive to the SATA port.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-999-111&depa=1
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by:huntersvcs
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Check this one out - seems to have what you need:

http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/motherboards/albatron/Mars_PX915PGpro/
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by:jpneal01
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Should have mentioned that I am based in the UK, so would prefer a UK supplier, e.g. dabs.com

I'm replacing motherboard, CPU, and memory. I'm keeping the HD, CD-RW and DVD-drive (all IDE), and the case, obviously.

I was thinking of buying Pentium 4 520 1MB Socket775 800FSB (mfr code: BX80547PG2800E). Also I would like onboard sound, and fairly powerful graphics without buying separate graphics card if possible.
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by:treellc
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Why not just add a PCI IDE controller.

I just found one for $13 --> not too sure about the conversion rate. :)
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by:tonyteri
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You could also get a PCI card with IDE slots, this will solve your problem.
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by:jpneal01
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Have ordered a SATA to IDE convertor as suggested, but have gone for the ABIT SERILLEL ATA II. Will close this question when I know it works.
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I went that route when I wanted a RAID set up and my MB only supported SATA RAID. That was before I bought SATA drives.
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