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Promise SATA300 TX2 Plus PCI controller card compatibility

I have a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 2 Intel Pentium 4, 3GHz, 800MHz system clock. Purchased in Jan 2004. Bios version A06 dated 09-27-04. Chipset is Intel 875P.

I want to know if this motherboard is compatible with the Promise SATA300 TX2 Plus PCI controller card. The motherboard PCI is 33-MHz.

Promise lists Intel 875P Northbridge as compatible. I don't know if this applies to my motherboard and if the Southbridge is compatible.

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Southbridge shouldn't matter as that is the controller for audio.
As the supported intel chipset is listed there should be no conflicts.

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[ Chip and Chipset are shortened terms for I.C.
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