Is OEM for me?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Christopher Chung, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, after selecting all the parts I need for building my computer, I'm at the point of choosing the DVD/CD ROM of my choice, but I'm not sure if it is okay for me to install just the CD ROM drive without any supplied software.

    Will this be okay for me, or should I get a retail version of my components?

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Worse comes to worse you can just download the drivers. You will also need an IDE cable because those are not supplied with OEM stuff
     
  3. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Jeff,

    Where could I download these drivers at?

    Thanks again!
     
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    Brian E Screenwriter

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  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    That's true. My advice was more of a general OEM thing.
     
  6. Les_D

    Les_D Auditioning

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    Unless you are installing a RECORDER, you will not need any drivers or software for an IDE device.

    Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP have the full ATAPI command set as part of their OS.

    Find the best buy on the drive you want and just plug it in.

    I've been a PC geek for the entirety if my adult life and have helped MANY along the path to the DARK SIDE.....

    At least it keeps getting:

    a) cheaper

    b) faster

    LES_D
     

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