July 25th, 2006, 11:45 PM
What is the proper layout for the power supply to my hard drives cd, floppy etc....is there like a general rule of thumb to by.
July 26th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Yeah make sure its fully seated and not connected on backwards. other than that no there isnt any special way it should be connected. Also make sure you have enought watts to handle all that equipment.
July 26th, 2006, 02:02 AM
The only rule I've ever seen is that there should be separation between the video card and all other cards.
The logic was any "leakage" by the radio frequency speed of the video card would bleed into your sound card, network card etc etc
"Somehow saying I told you so just doesn't cover it" Will Smith in I, Robot
July 26th, 2006, 11:32 AM
OK blue_wolf as said by my colleagues above. And:
1. Your floppy has a separate connector.............you cannot get that wrong without using a large hammer
2. The MoBo connections are obvious as well (please check fourdc's comments there)
3. You should then have 3 or 4 Molex connectors (vaguely rectangular, about an inch square with 4 female connection points). These have no particularly significant order, but my feeling is that if you have two HDDs you should allocate them an individual connection. If you have to split one, then put the CD/DVD drives on that one.
It all depends on how you use your computer. Like if you do a lot of direct CD/DVD copying, I would share the read drive with the least used HDD (on the grounds that the drive doing the burning is probably getting more stress). But that is probably just my personal paranoia..............I have not come across anything authoritative to support it.