Updating bios for m2n32 sli deluxe
The adjacent passive heatsinks work with exhaust airflow from the processor heatsink fan, and thus does not create any noise whatsoever.
What makes the Asus SLI option neat is its flexible SLI bridge connector.
With the new chipset n Vidia has embraced SATA hard drives fully, leaving IDE primarily for optical drives.
Moving along, on the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard we find a Silicon Image Si I3132 Serial ATA II/RAID controller, dual Gigabit network connections, an "Azalia" High Definition 7.1-channel audio controller, IEEE 1394a Firewire, an external SATA jack, optical SP/DIF output, and a flurry of USB2.0 ports at rear and on internal headers.
The overall bandwidth of a Firewire device is 400 Mbps, a little less than USB 2.0's 480 Mbps, but in reality IEEE 1394 is usually faster due to its ability to handle processing tasks on chip.
USB off loads all the work to the host processor which also increases CPU utilization.