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    Default Adding parts to your mobo

    Hey guys well I would like to know if it is possible to solder on a ata133 port and 2 serial ata ports because my a8v has the ports but nothing is there. In the a8v deluxe version the ports are there. What do you guys think. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    THey would have to be supported by the chipset and most likely they are not. If you are a good solderer and are not worried about killing the board then the only true way to find out is to try. I would have to say that they are not there for a reason and almost certainly will not work.
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    I am good at soldering, just the other day me and my friend put new caps on his mobo and it was easy. Well thanks alot casecutter, I dont want to take the chance since my dad would flip if I told him I need new parts plus im geting a new car.
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    You could certainly solder a port there but it won't work as you'll also notice that between the port and the PCI slots there's a missing controller chip and that's what would also be on the board if those extra IDE ports were already installed.

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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    nice try zaqwsx, ive always thought about that myself - it would be cool to be able to turn a cheaper mobo into a better model unfortuately not :(
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    Weel actuly i think you can but you got to go get the parts. If I could get a closer look on the A8V deluxe there might be a chance to get it to work, I mean the reagular A8V is just for people with a buget so instead of making a bifferent layout they would just remove the parts they dont need and dont have to manufacture a different board, right.
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    i think tho that the chipset is configured to not recognise those extra ports or else you would be installing drivers for ports that are not there, and if you solder on ports there would be no way to activate these ports

    actually, if you fully transformed a cheap mobo into a better one you could just download the bios for the better one heck it may work you never know. but as others have said, some ports have adittional controller chips.
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    Yes what I ment by adding the extra ports I also ment the controler chips, and with everything trasformed like the exact one. All i would need is the chips, if I can find them any where
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    well, that would be quite a feat, and one misstep anywhere in the process would kill alot of time and effort. Really not worth it. You could try to find a dead one with the chips you need on Ebay.
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    Default Re: Adding parts to your mobo

    is it possible to just dodge the risk of mucking up your mobo by buying a pci card with the ports?(If such a thing exists!)
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