well i have onboard, 4 IDE ports. so i'm guessing an extra onboard IDE controller. my mobo's GA-7NNXP. anyway i've put winblows in primary master, and i put my linux drive in primary slave. i put my CD drives as secondary master and slave, and the 2 storage HDDs in IDE 3.
Previously i put my CDs in IDE 3, but then they wouldn't boot bootable CDs. such as Knoppix, etc. we can't have that
anyway the reason i asked where to put the linux drive was that previously, i remember installing linux to one of the IDE 3/4 HDDs and it would have so many problems booting up. especially if that drive's a slave, i'm guessing.
anyway now that's all well and good, but there's been a new problem.
My computer freezes/hangs/locks up at times.
I haven't been using linux, it happens during windoze usage. That hasn't happened for a long time now....
It's the kind of freeze that doesn't start with response time increasing. Everything would be fine and fast, the cursor's following my mouse quickly, then SNAP, suddenly the cursor wouldn't move anymore.
I don't know what's wrong, i tried memtest, no errors. i tried using win's scandisk to do a thorough scan (overnight, i didn't see the results).
My PSU's a CoolerMaster 400w, and my processor is Athlon XP 3000+. the mainboard temperature stays at around 30, the processor temperature at around 60 (celcius).
The default BIOS setting for "CPU temperature warning" was 80 celcius though.
If anybody knows what might be the cause that'd be incrediblously appreciated. thanks!