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Toombs

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Do you have to have a hard drive thats compatible to the mother board ???

my motherboards is - ASUS P5B-E

Hard drive - Seagate 320gig 7200rpm SATA-2 NCQ 16meg Cache 7200.10
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In CPU upgrading my other motherboard is an 845GV-M3 that supports socket
478 Intel Pentium 4/ Prescott processor
-FSB 533/ 400 MHz

can it support a CPU - Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz (PRESCOTT), Socket 478, FSB 800MHz, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper-Threading Technology, 90nm process ?

Edited by Toombs, 31 October 2006 - 11:23 AM.

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That SATA2( SATA 300mb/s)hard drive is compatable with your motherboard. Even the older SATA 150 drives are still compatable, just a bit slower in data transfer. The only HD's that may not be compatable is the older IDE drives. Even these may be compatable but the MB has only 1 IDE connector for cdrom and dvdrom drives, so you are kinda limited to SATA drives.

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you could use a IDE hard drive and a CD /DVD drive together on the IDE cable...set on as master and one as slave...just be sure to use a 40 pin 80 wire cable...I use and recommend the round ones..( better airflow )...you could use the IDE harddrive as a backup drive for your data
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SATA drives are the new way to go! You DO have to have a hard drive that is compatible with the motherboard and the one you stated IS compatible with your motherboard.

Edited by SOORENA, 03 November 2006 - 08:38 PM.

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