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Old 08-16-2007, 04:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so I'm getting an Intel E6850 Core 2 Duo CPU and I'm probably going to slap it into this mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-N650SLI-DS4 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I'm fairly certain I already know the answers but here are my questions:

1. Are the SATA 3.0GB/s ports compatable with SATA 1.5GB/s drives?

2. Can I run just one video card even though it's an SLI board?
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#2: Yes you can run only one card on an SLI capable motherboard. It just opens the options for you in the future.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe #1 is true as well this is from the mobo manual (i remembered reading it when I was building my pc)

9) SATAII0/1/2/3/4/5 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by ICH9R, Orange)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s
standard. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The ICH9R controller supports
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10. Refer to Chapter 5, "Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)," for
instructions on configuring a RAID array.
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Yes and Yes
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agreed. i actually have a sata 150 hooked up to my computer right now through a sata 2 port.
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Okay, so I'm getting an Intel E6850 Core 2 Duo CPU and I'm probably going to slap it into this mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-N650SLI-DS4 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I'm fairly certain I already know the answers but here are my questions:

1. Are the SATA 3.0GB/s ports compatable with SATA 1.5GB/s drives?

2. Can I run just one video card even though it's an SLI board?
why not get a q6600 instead? two extra cores for 10$ lesser
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why not get a gigabyte ds3r?
its better then the ds4 and the same price
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it did say p35-ds3r b4... wtf... he changed it?
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