Upon the advice of many here (thanks!) I went with the Abit IS7 board, so far so good One (only) problem I am having so far tht I can't seem to find the answer for is this:
I have my Raptor SATA drive as the boot drive, hooked to SATA1. I have an IDE drive hooked to Pri IDE (with CDrw as slave on Pri. IDE). Works great. When I hook another IDE drive up to the secondary IDE channel (jumpered as master) the system will not boot. It goes past recognizing the drives etc. then just hangs with a black screen. In Bios everything is there, everything is assigned to the correct place, and boot sequence for hard drives is correct. I'm a little stumped as to why it won't boot when I hook up the Sec. IDE? Any help appreciated (latest Bios installed etc.) I basically want to do this so I can transfer all my old files from my old computer to this one since trying across my network is S-L-O-W for some reason.