I discovered yesterday that if I connect one of the powercables to the dvd Rom and re boot the pc the text on boot up is purple. Swapping this for one of the other cables and the text is fine all white. Now would you recommend putting labels on these cables and IDE etc so as I or anyone wandering around the innards of the pc knows what goes where for speed if Nothing else.
If so which labels would be the right ones. Don't want a fire hazzard.
I don't think that labels are the way to go... Why don't you create some sort of "map" or take some photos of the inside and save them onto a CD-R (or printing them would be the best option) for furture reference
The IDE cables in my machines are, indeed, labelled by the supplier of the motherboard (Asus in most cases) at the motherboard end, the master end and the slave in between.
The other cables are fitted with different plugs which fit in their respective sockets such that it shouldn't make any difference whether which Molex plug goes here, there or anywhere. Fan cables may be a little different but, they are of a standard fitting and provided they are not attached to a set of jumpers (which I have heard of), should work wherever they are placed but, usually, it is fairly obvious.
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