This log is of re-building my trusty reliable AMD Athlon XP system, upgrades plus new case. Also it's my trusty HTPC.
So here's the white case it was in compared to what it will be going into:
Here are the new parts - G.Skill DDR PC3200 RAM, 1GB x 3, Syba PCI SATA II Controller, and a 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green (Got it for $140 at NewEgg on Cybermonday):
I'll be changing to this power supply, the original was just a 250watt, and I have this 550watt laying around, so why not?
Shot of when it all was still in the white tower:
Out with the old Mis-matched RAM:
In with the new RAM, along with the motherboard in the new case now:
Closer view of the SATA II controller:
Okay, so I plugged it up, turned it on.............. waiting.... nothing comes on screen..... no beeps.... no beeps.... keyboard doesn't even light up.... no beeps.... Okay...
First thing I do is shut it off, unplugged it, and removed the SATA controller, incase of a conflict.... tried powering up after plugging back in again.... nothing... so I put it back, removed one RAM stick... nothing... removed them, put one in, boots... shut it off, back on.... nothing... put old RAM back in. nothing...
So I go put all the new RAM in, took out the graphics card, which is an ATI AIW 9600 AGP.... and I get an ATI Rage 128, put it in.... boots... shut it off, back on, it boots again, no problem....
Seems something went wrong with the AIW 9600... I was careful, but I guess things just happen. So the re-build was successful, other than the graphics will have no choice but to be upgraded. Preferably being ATI.
My plans were to upgrade to a Radeon HD 4670 AGP, from HIS, but, I plan to wait and see if there will be a 5670 coming out on that. Then I can make use of it in Windows 7 when I ever get that for this machine, but for now, Windows XP.
Reason why I do not want to use that Rage 128 card is because it's bottle-necking the system.
Though any further updates on this will be posted in this thread, however, the harddrive and controller successfully works, I am currently formating the harddrive.... long process though, since that is a huge drive. lol