Turn a studio PC into a normal PC?

By KindredFly
Jun 29, 2009
  1. Hello!

    I'm Steve, I'm new and i have a strange problem..

    First off.. i have a cool pc that i got when a guy was chucking it out because he got a new mac.. i'll post the spec..

    Operating System	Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack	Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer	6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
    Computer Name	GIGA (PC)
    User Name	Ben
    Logon Domain	GIGA
    CPU Type	Intel Pentium 4HT, 3000 MHz (3.75 x 800)
    Motherboard Name	Intel Rock Lake D865PERL  (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DIMM)
    Motherboard Chipset	Intel Springdale i865PE
    System Memory	2048 MB  (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type	AMI (01/22/04)
    Communication Port	Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port	Printer Port (LPT1)
    Video Adapter	RADEON 7000 SERIES  (64 MB)
    Video Adapter	RADEON 7000 SERIES  (64 MB)
    3D Accelerator	ATI RV100 DDR
    Audio Adapter	Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller
    Audio Adapter	Xilinx RME Hammerfall DSP
    Floppy Drive	Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive	Maxtor 7Y250M0  (250 GB, 7200 RPM, Serial-ATA/150)
    Disk Drive	ST3160023AS  (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Serial-ATA/150)
    Optical Drive	_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A  (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:32x/16x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    C: (NTFS)	152617 MB (137294 MB free)
    E: (NTFS)	239366 MB (50207 MB free)
    Keyboard	HID Keyboard Device
    Mouse	HID-compliant mouse
    Mouse	HID-compliant mouse
    Primary IP Address
    Primary MAC Address	00-30-BD-BA-AC-46
    Network Adapter	Belkin Gigabit Desktop Card  (
    USB Device	USB Composite Device
    USB Device	USB Human Interface Device
    USB Device	USB Human Interface Device
    USB Device	USB Human Interface Device
    Now for the weird question... how do i turn it into a normal pc... I've been looking around and finaly found what this PC was used for! it has something called Gigastudio on it and it was used (with another couple of the same PC) to do this music thing.. lol..

    I want to turn this into a normal PC because the specs are so cool and i want to use this as my normal PC.. its got 2x hdd's and (E) drive is a 233GB with 184GB's used to hold samples for this gigastudio thing.... theres sooooo many..

    It also says that the PC dont have a soundcard but it has the ports at the back for mic/headphone input so i guess theres one? and if there is anyone know how i can get a driver to work?

    so um.. help please D:
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Just pick the operating system you want to use, partition and format the hard drive using the OS install disc. Install the Intel D865PERL motherboard drivers and go to AMD/ATI website and get the Radeon 7000 driver from there... easy!
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