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SATA 6Gbs Cables, SATA 3Gbs

post #1 of 5
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So i just upgraded my rig to a P6X58D-E, i7 950 and 6GB XMS3 2GHz RAM triple channel,

whilst re-attaching my hard drives i thought id use the black and white SATA III 6gbs cables for my main drive as on Linus Tech Tips he mentions that you can with no difference,

is there an known problems this can cause, plus my board keeps telling there i a CPU fan error on post?? but i force continue anyway, when i was re-attaching the heatsink (Prolimatech Megahalems) it was strange, when tightening the mounting screws, every time i knocked the heatsink in anyway, there was a strange clicking sound (sort of almost electronical noise) that would occur for about 2 secs then stop?? dont know if that relates to it ...also whilst trying to boot into dafe mode normally (no OC or anything) i get green lines at the top right of my screen (like my gfx card is going scewiff??) anyone know anything about that?

Thanks all!
post #2 of 5
A SATA cable is a SATA cable - all SATA cables support all speeds, you're not going to get faster speeds with a SATA 6Gb/s cable or anything.
post #3 of 5
There has only been one SATA cable designed. It has been the same since SATA was first introduced. "SATA 3.0Gbps" and "SATA 6.0Gbps" cables are just made up marketing garbage trying to trick people into buying more cables.

In regards to the Megahalems, make sure you are not overtightening the screws. It does not need to be tightened to the maximum.
post #4 of 5
^^ this.
post #5 of 5
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yeah im aware that i wont get faster speeds lol jeez, !!!!!! ARE WE SURE that you dont have tooo tighten the mega all thee way because thats the way ive always done it?? v#been fine for over a year?? that was on my LGA775 Q9550 setup though? .....
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