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September 7, 2004 4:54:10 AM

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Will a SATA PCI Card work with any motherboard? I have the SY-K7ME by soyo.
I don't see any reason why the motherboard wouldn't take the PCI card as
long as i had the drivers. What I don't know is how I am going to install
Windows on it for the first time as it is the only hard drive I will have
and it is not the PATA IDE the motherboard has natively. Any comments on
this are appreciated.


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Anonymous
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September 7, 2004 6:24:37 AM

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On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 00:54:10 GMT, "jm"
<john_20_28_2000@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Will a SATA PCI Card work with any motherboard? I have the SY-K7ME by soyo.
>I don't see any reason why the motherboard wouldn't take the PCI card as
>long as i had the drivers. What I don't know is how I am going to install
>Windows on it for the first time as it is the only hard drive I will have
>and it is not the PATA IDE the motherboard has natively. Any comments on
>this are appreciated.

Yes, they require a PCI busmastering slot, which is standard
equipment on most any Pentium class or newer board. Yours
certainly qualifies.

When installing windows there will be a prompt to hit F5 to
install driver for the card (have it decompressed if it was
a zip/etc, on a floppy). You must install driver at that
point so pay attention and watch for the prompt.
Anonymous
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September 7, 2004 6:24:38 AM

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>>Will a SATA PCI Card work with any motherboard? I have the SY-K7ME by soyo.
>>I don't see any reason why the motherboard wouldn't take the PCI card as
>>long as i had the drivers. What I don't know is how I am going to install
>>Windows on it for the first time as it is the only hard drive I will have
>>and it is not the PATA IDE the motherboard has natively. Any comments on
>>this are appreciated.
>
>
> Yes, they require a PCI busmastering slot, which is standard
> equipment on most any Pentium class or newer board. Yours
> certainly qualifies.
>
> When installing windows there will be a prompt to hit F5 to
> install driver for the card (have it decompressed if it was
> a zip/etc, on a floppy). You must install driver at that
> point so pay attention and watch for the prompt.

And I can say from experience the promt goes by pretty fast so watch
carefully :) 
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Anonymous
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September 9, 2004 2:25:05 AM

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"Nuggie" <user.gs@t-online.de> wrote in message
news:chnn6k$pqo$03$1@news.t-online.com...
> > Yes, they require a PCI busmastering slot, which is standard
> > equipment on most any Pentium class or newer board. Yours
> > certainly qualifies.
> ^^^^^^^^^
> It another kwestion if your OS does allow the busmastering >;-) . When I
> was on w2k with Abit KT133A, was able to watch TV with the WinTV
> Theatre. When I moved to XP, I was told, Sir, I am afraid, but I was not
> able to find any supported gfx card. At that time I had a 3dfx Voodoo 3
> 3k, but any configuration with native XP or 3rd party drivers did not
> work. Even an Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI adapter did not work.

ALL recent MS OS's since W95(OSR2) and NT4SP4 have allowed busmastering.
There's something missing from your story.
Anonymous
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September 9, 2004 5:01:48 AM

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"Ron Reaugh" <rondashreaugh@att.net> wrote in message
news:5FL%c.331219$OB3.285072@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>
> "Nuggie" <user.gs@t-online.de> wrote in message
> news:chnn6k$pqo$03$1@news.t-online.com...
>> > Yes, they require a PCI busmastering slot, which is standard
>> > equipment on most any Pentium class or newer board. Yours
>> > certainly qualifies.
>> ^^^^^^^^^
>> It another kwestion if your OS does allow the busmastering >;-) . When I
>> was on w2k with Abit KT133A, was able to watch TV with the WinTV
>> Theatre. When I moved to XP, I was told, Sir, I am afraid, but I was not
>> able to find any supported gfx card. At that time I had a 3dfx Voodoo 3
>> 3k, but any configuration with native XP or 3rd party drivers did not
>> work. Even an Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI adapter did not work.
>
> ALL recent MS OS's since W95(OSR2) and NT4SP4 have allowed busmastering.
> There's something missing from your story.
>
>

Indeed. The problem is outdated hardware the manufacturer no longer cares
about, so doesn't support, forcing you to upgrade.
Anonymous
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September 9, 2004 10:06:56 AM

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On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 01:01:48 +0100, "mrlipring"
<mrlipring@@@@hotmail.com> wrote:


>>> It another kwestion if your OS does allow the busmastering >;-) . When I
>>> was on w2k with Abit KT133A, was able to watch TV with the WinTV
>>> Theatre. When I moved to XP, I was told, Sir, I am afraid, but I was not
>>> able to find any supported gfx card. At that time I had a 3dfx Voodoo 3
>>> 3k, but any configuration with native XP or 3rd party drivers did not
>>> work. Even an Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI adapter did not work.
>>
>> ALL recent MS OS's since W95(OSR2) and NT4SP4 have allowed busmastering.
>> There's something missing from your story.
>>
>>
>
>Indeed. The problem is outdated hardware the manufacturer no longer cares
>about, so doesn't support, forcing you to upgrade.

It'd be a bit hard for 3dfx to care since they don't exist
anymore.

As to why the Adaptec doesn't work, hard to say... they do
have updated drivers and bios,
http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/drivers_by_pro...

Perhaps someone forgot to install the Via 4in1 driver?
Anonymous
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September 11, 2004 1:03:00 AM

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kony wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 01:01:48 +0100, "mrlipring"
> <mrlipring@@@@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>>>>It another kwestion if your OS does allow the busmastering >;-) . When I
>>>>was on w2k with Abit KT133A, was able to watch TV with the WinTV
>>>>Theatre. When I moved to XP, I was told, Sir, I am afraid, but I was not
>>>>able to find any supported gfx card. At that time I had a 3dfx Voodoo 3
>>>>3k, but any configuration with native XP or 3rd party drivers did not
>>>>work. Even an Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI adapter did not work.
>>>
>>>ALL recent MS OS's since W95(OSR2) and NT4SP4 have allowed busmastering.
>>>There's something missing from your story.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Indeed. The problem is outdated hardware the manufacturer no longer cares
>>about, so doesn't support, forcing you to upgrade.
>
>
> It'd be a bit hard for 3dfx to care since they don't exist
> anymore.
>
> As to why the Adaptec doesn't work, hard to say... they do
> have updated drivers and bios,
> http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/drivers_by_pro...
>
> Perhaps someone forgot to install the Via 4in1 driver?

Erm, I am not quite sure for I am no using that board no longer since it
died this spring. Well, I am not quite sure if it *is* dead, for I could
not force it to start >;-). But thanks for the hint :-) !

Jakob
Anonymous
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September 24, 2004 3:23:43 PM

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Actually, it is F6 not F5, trivial I know ;¬)

I unfortunately know from seeing it recently thanks to messing with a
system's cpu and memory settings "just because I could" *sigh* I never
learn :¬)

Rule 1: If it is working fine, leave it alone!!

Rule 2: When you ignore Rule 1, take reasonable precautions like backing up
data and making sure you know what you are doing.

Rule 3: After ignoring both Rule 1 and Rule 2 remember it is YOUR fault
your system is knackered, not the fault of your expensive hardware which
you're now tempted to give a good kicking to ;¬)

John
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