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I am setting up a gigabyte k8n pro sli mobo with a sata hd and sata optical and am wondering if its possible to use the sata ports on the board and the pata ports at same time? currently the bios sees the sata drives but even though the pata drives are hooked up its not even seeing them

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You can use both at the same time

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What is the specification for my GA-K8N Pro motherboard?


CPU
  • Socket 939 AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 / Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64
Chipset
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs (media and communication processors)
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8712
  • CICADA VSC 8201 Gigabit LAN PHY
  • T.I. IEEE1394b
  • AC'97 Realtek ALC850
Memory
  • Dual channel DDR 400 / 333 / 266 184pin
  • 4 x DIMM slots up to 4GB
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x1
  • 2 x PCI Express x16, supports two PCI Express interface Graphics cards with SLI mode
  • 2 x PCI slot (PCI 2.3 compliant)
Internal I/O Connectors
  • 1 x CD in
  • 1 x FDD
  • 2 x IEEE 1394b (supports 3 ports)
  • 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE
  • 3 x cooling fan pin headers
  • 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 (support 6 ports)
  • 4 x SATA II 3Gb/s
Back Panel Connectors
  • 1 x COM
  • 1 x LPT
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 6 x audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out(Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)
  • Coaxial SPDIF input/output function
  • PS/2 (Keyboard/Mouse)
H/W Monitoring
  • H/W detecting and reporting for case open, CPU voltage and fan speed
  • System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS
BIOS
  • 2 x 4 Mbit flash ROM
  • Award BIOS
CPU/AGP/DIMM setting
  • CPU HT / Multiplier / Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS
  • DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
  • PCI-ExpessX16 Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
Unique Features
  • @BIOS™
  • Download Center
  • NVIDIA Firewall
  • NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU support
  • Q-Flash™
  • Xpress™ Install
  • Xpress™ Recovery
Bundle Software
  • Norton Internet Security™
Power
  • ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector
  • Power-off by Windows 98/Me/2000/XP shut down and switch
Form Factor
  • ATX
  • 305mm x 244mm
Remark
  • Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website
  • This product does not support Win9X/ME, due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. However we still offer available related drivers to serve our customers.

Jan 08, 2011 | Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard

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Hi from Portugal. I have got a mobo a8n-sli SE and im having trouble connecting my new wd 64mb 1gb green sata HD. I already have got 2 working hd´s, one IDE 128gb and one Sata 320gb and now i...


ur mother bios should support 1TB HDD, only then it ll get detected... u can update the bios of your motherboard with latest bios that is available for ur board in ASus support site...if you update the bios your hdd may get detected...

Sep 30, 2010 | ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard

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Drivers for Gigabyte ga-k8n pro-sli for Windows 7 needed, please? Can you advise where I can get them, please?


Unfortunatelly there are no drivers for your motherboard for Windows 7. Here is the official link to check by your own. Since you insist on using this motherboard I advice you to try to use the Windows xp set of drivers. In most of the cases there are no significant conflicts.

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Sep 03, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard

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Can a Gigabyte K8N Pro SLI mobo support a PCIe 2.0 video card?


Hi Rachacha!

I have lait a few moths.
Off course, you can use the pcie 2.0 card on pcie 1.0-1.1 mobo, but the card effiency is only 90%, because the mobo have not enough power for the card.

Best regards
Kommy

Mar 11, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI won't boot and no beep codes


hi kathy,

there are a few things you can try, reseting the cmos, with the jumper usually located near the battery. if you cant find that, try removing the battery for 30 mins and then popping it back in. if no luck from there, you could try another cpu, if that dont work then it may just be the mobo! good luck!

hope it helps!

Feb 11, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard

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No Sound on Gigabyte K8N Pro-SLI


Might be that the chip is bad, make sure that nothing is muted in your volume control also check that digital doesnt have a check on it. some times when digital has a check it wont let you hear anything.

Oct 19, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard

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Ga k8n ultra sli keeps locking my computer up


Maybe the problem is not in the hardware, maybe your system is infected by the spyware virus. Try to download pctools spyware and pctools registry mechanic it's good anti spyware and registry checker. Clean first the spyware and run the registry mechanic to fixed the damage registry that cause of hanging of your computer.

Apr 15, 2008 | R.A.M. Computers Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI...

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CMOS battery drains after one startup. Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI


OK lets see here! Make sure your CMOS jumper is set properly on the board(Set to Normal) or Did you configure your bios after flashing the bios(going into bios and Load Optimized Defaults!)? or I don't think it would be another device in the system, but you can try troubleshooting by starting up with only what you need to run the machine (Mobo, memory harddrive, keyboard and mouse) then one by one adding devices back! or Did you have problems like this b4 you flashed the bios! Try flashing the bios back to an older version! post back if anything new or if i'm way off! Good Luck regards, babb

May 03, 2007 | Gigabyte K8N-SLI (GAK8NSLI) Motherboard

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When i boot Gigabyte K8N-SLI a long beep is heard untill completely booted


Long beeps can indicate a processor or board failure, but i would check your graphics card first, uninstall it in device manager and then remove and reseat the card. Although i think there is mobo failure imminent

Apr 23, 2007 | Gigabyte K8N-SLI (GAK8NSLI) Motherboard

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