More help for a novice please.I currently have a Gigabyte GA-71XE4 Motherboard.This doesnot support UDMA 100 and above Hard drives. As I have 512 mb of RAM on the board I am a bit loath to buy a new motherboard and RAM. Does any one know an A-socket Motherboard which supports UDMA100(or above)HDD and takes the same type of RAM(SDRAM, PC133, unbuffered, non parity) as my existing Motherboard? If not there will be some RAM for sale. Thanks.
If your motherboard supports UDMA66, i wouldn't worry - you'll never notice the difference, as HDDs can't do sustained transfer rates even at that speed. So if all you want to do is connect a UDMA100/133 drive - just do it.