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I am considering switching from my P5N32-E SLI to a P5K with 6 SATA ports...

...my current SB is an NVIDIA 680i... and the P5K offers either the Intel ICH9 or the ICH9R... I bet I'd end up with the model with the ICH9R just cause HDD speeds are uber important to me and though I don't really know, I bet it has to be better


Thank you in advance!
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I don't believe it would. In theory it would, but then it still wouldn't. At least it didn't for me when I moved from VT8237 to nForce4
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post #3 of 12
I think it depends to a great extend on WHICH motherboard you're switching to ..


If you're using a motherboard that has the same bios..

PERHAPS.
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crap... anyone else want to weigh in on this for me please...

I am worried about the move because of this and other little issues I may have, but I could get an additional 0.6GHz which on a Quad would translate to 2.4GHz more... and for editing that may mean I'd be able to throw color correction on the clips and be able to preview without ever rendering which would be helpful

EDIT FOR GRIM's POST:
ok, well these don't have the same BIOS... I heard they have defferent options, and since they are completely different chipsets then I seriously doubt they could have the same BIOS
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post #5 of 12
Unless the mobo you are switching to uses the same controller, odds are it won't work.
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they don't... NVIDIA 680i now and INTEL ICH9R later
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Umm sometimes you can but it only works usually with the same chipset. Going from a nvidia chipset to a intel chipset will not work. You will probably get to about the load bar on windows then it will reboot or do some other crazy stuff.

If you were going from say a 650I board to another 650I board it may work but its still not recommended.

I even tried going from 965 to a p35 and it worked kind of and I even got rid of the chipset drivers and reinstalled and everything btu I just kept getting bsods and reboots for no reason until I did a fresh install.
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post #8 of 12
When you switch to the new board, the RAID controller will pickup your existing RAIDed drives [as long as you put them in the right ports].
If it's your System drive you will need to load the drivers for the new mb's RAID controller.
    
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post #9 of 12
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well now there are mixed opinions... all I can say is that I hope it would work, but I need to know for sure...

the RAIDs are not where my OS is.. my OS is on a single HDD so I will be able to boot and be operational... but I do need the RAID to work flawlessly... however I guess I could just back up to my external 1TB and then dump it all back in... it just sucks cause there's about 350GB worth of footage there right now...

waaait... but let me think again... cause let's say I switch and my Windoes install works fine... I will never get to get the RAID drivers back in it and the ones that it has now are going to be the wrong ones...

so do I have to do a fresh install?
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Just do a fresh install. The amount of work will save you headaches down the line.
    
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