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Old 06-30-2003, 01:45 PM   #14
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Originally posted by JoeBar
I have a P4C800 non deluxe that uses ICH5R and don't have a single prob installing IAA raid edition.
The bigest difference is the use of the ICH5R chipset on the -E model. The P4C800 Deluxe used the ICH5 , the cheeper version without S-ATA Raid support. The -E model not only has the ICH5R chipset with the Intel S-ATA Raid on a seperate bus but it also includes a Promise 378 Fastrack chip for 2 more S-ATA drives in RAID or just normal and support for Ultra ATA 133 and below drives in a RAID setup. So you could have 6 drives in a RAID configuration on this board if you wanted. This was good for me because I have 2 20G Ultra ATA 133 7200RPM drives that I wanted to put in a Stripe set for performance to give me 40 gigs. I keep the O/S and all the Application stuff on there. I don't have any S-ATA drives yet and could not afford them right now sense I have plenty of Ultra ATA drives why spend more on the S-ATA at this point. Now later I will get 2 S-ATA drives and can still keep the other RAID set together on the Promise chipset and put the new S-ATA on the Intel chipset, they will both be on seperate busses. A bit of a smaller difference is that they used the Intel CSA Gigabit Ethernet controller on this board instead of the 3Com one used on the non -E boards. The Intel CSA one resides on the CSA bus and is not riding on the PCI bus like the 3Com one does. This take yet one more thing off the already stuffed PCI bus.

Ok enough already hehe. Here are the spec sheats for the 3 P4C800 boards, the 800, 800 Deluxe and the 800-E Deluxe.


P4C800 Deluxe

P4C800-E Deluxe

Hope this helps!
System Specs:
P4 3.06 Hyperthreading CPU w/Swiftech MCX4000 HS and Thermaltake Smartfan 2
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe i875 chipset with ICH5R Soutbridge BIOS 1010
2 Gigs of Corsair TWINX1024-2700LLPT DDR333 XMS2700 Dual-Channel Memory w/Platinum HS
ATI 9800 Pro 128 w/Catalyst 3.6
Audigy XGamer w/5.1 Speakers
WinXP Pro SP1 w/DirectX 9.0b
250 Gigs of total HD Space
Blue Thermaltake Xaser III 1000D Case w/Antec True Blue 480w P/S
3DMark2001SE 17279 - Old Score with P4G8X and Catalyst 3.2

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