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post #211 of 7150
Can two of these cards be used on the same motherboard? Also what motherboard supports this card flawlessly? I am planning on getting a new build together, and I would like to keep the budget as low as possible, but I would love to put a PERC 5/i into it and run eight 750GB drives off it with as little issues as possible.
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post #212 of 7150
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Can two of these cards be used on the same motherboard? Also what motherboard supports this card flawlessly? I am planning on getting a new build together, and I would like to keep the budget as low as possible, but I would love to put a PERC 5/i into it and run eight 750GB drives off it with as little issues as possible.

Any motherboard that doesn't use an Intel chipset (nVidia or AMD) can use it without the pin mod.
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post #213 of 7150
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Any motherboard that doesn't use an Intel chipset (nVidia or AMD) can use it without the pin mod.
Ok thats awesome. Has anyone found any motherboards it won't work with even with the pin mod?
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post #214 of 7150
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Ok thats awesome. Has anyone found any motherboards it won't work with even with the pin mod?
Mine

I suspect its because my motherboard doesn't have an LPC bus (the new version of ISA). Its what controls PS/2, Serial, and Parallel ports, and the floppy disk controller - my board has none of these.

I'm not entirely 100% sure of it, but you should probably stay away from boards that lack all those things (if it has even just one, then it most likely has an LPC bus). Just to be safe.
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post #215 of 7150
I think 2 cards need to be used for RAID 50. Also, in the perc5 bios it has a screen for selecting what card you want to configure.

I bet any SuperMicro board will match a Perc5 perfectly. ;-)
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I updated the firmware to 7.0.1-0060. Seemed to have flashed fine. But my PERC is doing something weird now. When I do a cold boot... my computer sees the PERC. But if I do a soft boot... my computer will not recognize it.

Any ideas???

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edit:
I updated the firmware of my PERC to version 7.0.1-0060. My PERC doesn't seem to like it. I reflashed it back to my back-up version (7.0.1-0051)... and all is well.
Edited by vannguyen0 - 9/11/08 at 12:30am
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Well I've looked everywhere for a similar waterblock and couldn't find one.

Where exactly did you get it from?
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That's a Giabyte Blue-eye Nvidia 7000 series cooler taken part. :-)
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post #219 of 7150
..and 4 the records, my coolant is 3-5F hotter then before.
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post #220 of 7150
Would a ECS 740G motherboard work with the PERC 5/i? I know that the Nothbridge is the AMD 740G, and the Southbridge is the AMD SB700.

If it is not the best choice what is the best AMD Micro-ATX motherboard for the job?
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