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ECS (Elitegroup) NFORCE4-A939 (V1.0) and SATAII

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- Does anyone know if this motherboard supports SATAII? I have Windows XP and when I tried to change the mod to SATAII it always reverted back to SATAI after the restart. I also checked the jumpers and there're no jumpers at all on my both hard drives so it should be automatically set to SATAII. Also I was looking into BIOS and there's no particular option to enable SATAII. Finally I'm suspicious about having SATAII at all...

- This is relatively old motherboard so is it recommended to use newest nForce chipset drivers (15.23) or old ones that came with motherboard and that are available as latest ones on manufacturer's website (6.69)?
 
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Processor FX 8350 @ 4.35 Ghz with 1.28v
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 v4.0
Cooling TT Water 3.0 Performer + 2 x Cougar 120mm fan, 1 x 120mm Blue LED, 1 x 200 mm Red LED fan
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333 16GB
Video Card(s) Asus R9 290 OC @ GPU - 1050, MEM - 1300
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I don't think it has NForce4 Ultra chip on it, so its SATA I. Its the regular NForce4 chipset. Only the Ultra and SLI have SATAII. You can do the pencil trick to make it Ultra chip if you know what to do;)
 
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System Name Red Spy
Processor FX 8350 @ 4.35 Ghz with 1.28v
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 v4.0
Cooling TT Water 3.0 Performer + 2 x Cougar 120mm fan, 1 x 120mm Blue LED, 1 x 200 mm Red LED fan
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333 16GB
Video Card(s) Asus R9 290 OC @ GPU - 1050, MEM - 1300
Storage ADATA 128GB Sata III SSD for OS, WDC Black - 1TB Storage, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD - Games
Display(s) AOC 23" 1080P LCD
Case AeroCool XPredator X3
Audio Device(s) Built-in Realtek
Power Supply Corsair HX1000 Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Benchmark Scores BF4 with Mantle on Ultra settings gets around 60 FPS.
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Latest Drivers from NVidia's website is fine.