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I am installing SCSI Hard drives to my system. I have a controller card with 2 slots, 1 for a 50pin IDE cable that connects to the motherboard and 1 for the 68pin SCSI cable that connects to the SCSI hard drives. Do I need to connect both cables to the SCSI controller card? Thanks for your help.

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I think you have two connections to SCSI drives not one to ide and one to scsi. anyway, if you have a SCSI controller card, you only need to connect do SCSI drives. only.

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Processor main featuresHyper-Threading Technology -GREAT
Cache Memory - THIS IS PROCESSOR MEMORY -This enables the processor to process things. A Dual or Quad processor is better.
Type-L2 cache-Installed Size-512 KB Mainboard Chipset type - OKAY BUT LIMITS YOU.
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TechnologyDDR SDRAMMemory speed -333 MHz - REMEMBER THIS
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You,ll need a ribbon cable also 40 or 80 strand IDE Cable. to connect from hard-drive to Motherboard. If you have an existing connector already in. this should be In IDE 1 Or Primary slot ( on motherboard ) there should also be a secondary IDE Slot.
connect ribbon to IDE 2 Or secondary slot, and to hard-drive.
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Power Off first.
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