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Hello Overclock.net users

I here have what could probably only be described as a noob question. I am planning on building a complete new system. I plan on having the Asus P8P67 Motherboard (Not Pro, Ls or Deluxe) just P8P67. The Intel Core i5 2500k The HIS Radeon 6950, With 6Gb of Corsair 1600Mhz ram.

I have a current system which comprises of 4 Sata H/D's, I am concerned where to place them into on the new motherboard. Some port's are 3Gb's and 6Gb's. I need to buy a new Cd/Dvd Drive is my current one isnt sata. I do not know if sata is backward's compatible. The cables in my pc say "Serial ATA" I have been getting real confused and stressed as to what to place where. I do not run any raid configurations just AHCI Mode. So in total i will need use of 5x Sata Port's on the m/b any help as what to place where would be great.

P.S The Sata Drives are Sata II


Edited by Beetsie - 2/19/11 at 6:00am
post #2 of 12
What do you have on your hard drives? If you have 4 hard drive using the flawed SATA 2 connectors is unavoidable. If you have any data you really can't afford to loose, use the SATA 3 connectors for those drives.

SATA 2 Drives will work in SATA 3 slots, so you're fine there.

Also, how are you planning on having 6GB of RAM? 2 x 3GB sticks?
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I have the same board, i don't think it matters the sata 6gbs will work that same as the 3gbs but if you have a ssd then us that on the 6gbs ports.
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post #4 of 12
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Ram 3 x 2Gb Stick's, I do not have any SSD's. Well I have a fairly new Terabyte HD i beleive the rest are older h/d's. Here is a picture of the connector to the hd's. If it help's my current m/b is Asrock AliveXFire EsataII


Edited by Beetsie - 2/19/11 at 6:02am
post #5 of 12
You can't put 3 sticks of RAM in the P8P67. It's dual-channel. You can use 1, 2, or 4 sticks of RAM.

Yep, that's a SATA connector. I suggest exchanging your board for one with a fixed chipset as soon as they are available.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
You can't put 3 sticks of RAM in the P8P67. It's dual-channel. You can use 1, 2, or 4 sticks of RAM.

Yep, that's a SATA connector. I suggest exchanging your board for one with a fixed chipset as soon as they are available.
Ohh right I guess I'll have to settle for 4Gb then, Fixed Chipset are you referring to the recall problem with the Sata connector's?

Ok my C: Drive is a Sata150 and my other 3 are Sata300
post #7 of 12
Yeah the chipset issue. If you can get a replacement for free i'd do that ASAP.
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Yeah the chipset issue. If you can get a replacement for free i'd do that ASAP.
I havent actually bought it yet, wanted to make sure everything would be fine before i bought. So i better wait a month or so for replacement board's to be sold
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I would wait a month, yeah. They should start appearing at the end of March with the fixed chipsets. Otherwise you're just going to have to return it as soon as you buy it.
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Thanks for all the help, so the fact that one of my harddrives is a Sata150 and the 3 other's are Sata300, They should connect up to the P8P67 No problem?
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