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July 18, 2010 11:52:20 PM

I need a mobo that has a BIOS or BIOS update that will support my 1TB Samsung SATA HDD but also my CPU and RAM so I don't have to buy all that stuff again

I have an Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz socket 478 processor and 2GB of DDR RAM - my EPOX e4pda5+ mobo BIOS doesn't support the HDD.

Any help appreciated!
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July 19, 2010 12:44:08 AM

Buying a PCI SATA controller that supports your hard disk might be less expensive. You certainly won't find a new socket 478 motherboard.
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July 19, 2010 2:29:13 AM

but wouldn't my bios still have to be compatible - particularly if i wanted to boot from SATA drive, which is what I was hoping to do?
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July 19, 2010 4:28:57 AM

cheers for the help mate
made a typo with the motherboard model - its epox EP-4PDA5+
the reviews for this card weren't too good - and someone wrote - "If you need RAID or need it to be bootable, save yourself the trouble of dealing with this cheap card with no support and spend a few more dollars on something better."
how do I know if a card has a boot BIOS?
Can you suggest any other cards for around $30-$40?
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July 20, 2010 2:29:57 AM

I've taken a punt on one similar to this - hope it works
thanks for your help
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