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PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

Q: PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've installed a ssd capable of 6GB/s on my sata II board and was wondering, if there were controller cards that could be used with one of the two slots mentioned to get the full 6GB/s speed from the ssd if so, any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

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A: PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.

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A:Difference between quadro cards and gaming cards

boagz said:





I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!Click to expand...

To answer your question, the Quaddro series of cards or FirePro for AMD are different from the gaming cards because they re-purpose the cards for straight up compute. The software included with them and drivers along with some additional features make them poor at gaming but better in the fields of compute/cuda dev/opencl/etc. Also those cards in most cases also cram more RAM than the standard card models for higher rendering among other things.

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Okay, if anyone else look for it I've found the solution:
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A:New to graphics cards...couple quick questions

dazzbazz said:





Can I enable the integrated nvidia to use a 3rd monitor? I believe I can thru bios, but am nervous about bios.Click to expand...

I'm going to say no.

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How would I close this post out. Dumb me had the monitor plugged into an unused VGA port. It only took me two and a half days to figure that out. I wanted to let others know to check and see if they have everything plugged in where it should be. Including the VGA or other monitor cables.
 

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Hey Zac. Since it comes back after a power down and brief rest, to me it sounds like a heat buildup problem, maybe even with the CPU. Has the builder checked it out?
 

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Thanks for any thoughts.
 

A:Areca ARC-1231ML - Anyone have experience with this controller?

I just purchased one from ebay. While I don't have much conclusive benchmark data to give you I can tell you that adding this card to your PC will increase your Boot time by at least 60 seconds. Another 30s if an array is not done initializing.. So far this is the only thing that has annoyed me. I understand that these cards are generally not for an everyday computer like I'm using it for and if used in a server this point becomes pretty insignificant.

I made a RAID 0 setup and was able to make a sustained write from a SSD of about 256 MB/s

I am also making a RAID 10 array with 4- 2TB drives. (Total space of 4TB after it's done) ..currently at ~30% done initializing after 5 hours.

Areca's website is pretty good...it took a little while to find the manual and some of the supporting information to allow me to login to the card over the web interface. I would say that it is not too clunky and seems to make sense. The manual will help a lot in understanding the capabilities.

The card I bought had the backup battery and 2GB stick of RAM.

One of the main reasons that I liked this card was the good reviews and the fact that it has provisions for allowing the HDD hooked up to go into a powersave/slower rpm/sleep state. This save on your drives always spinning at max rpm when the power is applied.

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A:Motherboard doesn't recognize my SATA 3 drive

Hey Andromec. Is the drive being detected in the BIOS.
 

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You're spending way too much on CPU/MOBO, with a low-end cooler, instead of pumping cash into GPU.

- Get a HD7970 or a GTX770 at minimum.
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A:Graphics cards

Depends on:
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3. What kind of games you play.
 

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A:SATA to PCI-e

AMD Radeon? HD 6670 Graphics System Requirements




400 Watt or greater power supply recommended7 (500 Watt for AMD CrossFireX? technology in dual mode)Click to expand...

You will need a stronger power supply. The CX430 does not have enough wattage to power two cards, thats why there is only one PCIe power connector.
 

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SATA are independent ports, they do not have master and slave configurations.

You cannot take an operating system out of one PC and expect it to function 100% in another PC. Furthermore; System Recovery is usually machine specific and would cause problems, if used in a machine the recovery software was not configured for.

Your best bet would be to fix the issue with the old system. I'm tempted to point a finger at the PSU, but without further testing, it is hard to say for sure. Do you see any physical evidence of electronic damage? Blown capacitors and burnt chips can have visual damage.
 

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A:3 questions about fixing micro sd cards errors.

the card said it was 64 gigs (Fat32) when I looked at it on my windows 7 PC.

Next I put a song on it and it seemed to be working ok and then I tried for format the card.Click to expand...

Rule number one:- if it isn't broken then don't fix it.

The issue here is windows will not format Fat32 above 32gb, so invoking the formatter when all you needed was to delete the file was a major mistake.

Personally, your online handle Piratekitty and the fact that you are reselling on the net bothers me. I've pointed you in the right direction this time, but will not respond in the future to your postings.
 

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Can you use a DDR5 card in a DDR3 board?Click to expand...

Yes. The type of RAM used in a graphics card is independent of the type of RAM the motherboard uses.
 

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A:Netbook not recognizing network controller - code 28

it lists Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller and Broadcom 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter.Click to expand...

It sounds like you should have 2 network controllers - one wired, the other wireless.

Are you saying it's just the wired Ethernet connector? or both not working? Did you try the ASUS web site? If one of the connectors is working, i think the ASUS site offers the option to detect your model and tell you drivers needed. Or look up your model manually on their site
 

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create another for dns.company.name.
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I tried also to check with this tool of Intel and it doesn't found the drivers...
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Audio Driver for Intel Desktop Board
Product Detected Controladora de sonido multimedia
Current Driver Installed
This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates. More information>>
 

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A:Video controller (VGA compatible)

CIifford said:





<snip>
It gave me a link to it (http://downloads.viaarena.com/WinXPE/May05/xpesp2_km400_16944216_xp_wishld_logod_v20.zip), I downloaded it, but I'm too incompetent to take the next step required. I extracted it with winrar and spent 5 minutes searching for the setup or install button, but the only application seems to be VTTimer...
<snip>Click to expand...

No worries. The solution for that case is not at all obvious. See How to Install a Driver when there's no Installation .EXE file to run




SO. I guess I'm asking is the part about PCI database what I'm suppose to be doing? Am I doing it right? If so, how do I install the bastard?
Did I f*ck up by using Device Doctor and downloading some random driver? (It was telling me to download a bunch of other things that didn't match the brand of my products...)
How do I keep my drivers updated?Click to expand...

1. PCI database is a useful tool to help identify the device vendor and the device actually is. (e.g. a video chip vs. an Ethernet/network adapter). PCI database doesn't usually include the driver for a device tho in your case I see it did).

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DLambie said:





geforce GT 220 is this one better than the 8800?Click to expand...

No
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ynotbme said:





1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate.Click to expand...

Brand names are irrelevant especially when you are installing your own OS.




ynotbme said:





And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start?Click to expand...

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I think that'll be a question best answered by yourself. They do look cool (at least to most people) so that would be the point of getting one. People slap lights and decals and what not on their computers all the time. Not so they're faster or cool better but because they look good. So...sound like a reason to get one. Also, there are good reasons to know what temp the inside of your case is. So go for it, I've got a blue one to match the blue in my case and it looks ggooooddd
 

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A:I have two graphics cards. What does it mean?

you have 2 graphics cards. one is dedicated, in your laptop solely for the purpose of providing graphics (the radeon). The other, the intel HD graphic family, is built into your processor. Chances are, the radeon is better. Although i dont know, depending on what radeon model you have. almost all of them will be better than the intel though.
 

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A:New motherboard and two new graphics cards

If you're still planning on OC'ing the CPU -and presumeably the cards...then probably depends on the power efficiency of the PSU and age...and how much power in reserve you're comfortable with. You were talking about taking the 950 to 4GHz...that's pushing into the 180-200w zone. Crossfired cards will likely take you to ~550w. Overclocking the cards to any reasonable extent could add another 100w - say 650w system total.

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A:XP does not recognize external SATA drive

install Tweak UI and then...

click on My Computer, Drives,and check marking Drive F.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/
 

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A:Two graphics cards vs one

Bob Sawyer said:





I've not had a system with 2 gpus before - is there anything I need to be aware of or is it basically the same as having 1 card to the end user?Click to expand...

Connecting two nVidia SLI or two ATI Crossfire cards together would practically double your performance while connecting them together as if they were one card. There are issues that can arise from SLI or Crossfire (I have only read about the issues), so if possible it might be best to get the performance you need from one card.

If you are thinking about SLI or Crossfire for a future upgrade, you might consider changing the 550Ti to 560/560Ti. The 560/560Ti closer matches performance of the HD 6870.

I've not had a SLI or Crossfire system either so consider my post as opinion based on what I have read over the last two years. Even though not completely accurate, I base allot of performance levels from PassMark - G3D Mark. The reason for the inaccuracy is mostly from the scores being influenced by Over-Clockers. The benchmarks do give a general guideline for performance.
 

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just realized I can't post links yet. I was looking at Micro Center under PCI cards.
 

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So did you build this new computer yet?
 

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A:XP deleting files from second SATA HDD on startup

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