Predator Orion 3000 P03-630 motherboard layout

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Azzy
Azzy Member Posts: 3 New User
Hi,

is there layout for PO3-630 motherboard somewhere? I simply can't find ports for sata cable to add new HDD.

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  • Leostat
    Leostat ACE Posts: 3,043 Pathfinder
    edited July 2021
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    Is it the same as this one :) (im hoping the 10 diffence in model nimber doesnt make too much of a difference)

    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/comment/941655/#Comment_941655
  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,994 Trailblazer
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    The PO3-630 models haven't been released in the USA or Canada yet, so we don't yet have access to full specs or a service guide. The assumption is they will have MBs very much like the PO3-620 models, but we won't know until they show up here.
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  • Azzy
    Azzy Member Posts: 3 New User
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    Hi Leostat and thanks for answer. Unfortunately it's not similar to P03-620 mainboard where sata ports are right next to memory. Here's picture from inside my PC:



    At least my untrained eye can't find correct ports anywhere on it. Sata3 / Sata4 can be seen on top right corner but anything can't be connected to them. No idea where 1 & 2 are.
  • Azzy
    Azzy Member Posts: 3 New User
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    Thank you Billsey. Seems I have to remove graphic card first to connect sata cable. Not the best design in world if you ask me :(. Also I wonder why specs says it should have 4 sata connections.
  • GotBanned
    GotBanned Member Posts: 617 Seasoned Specialist WiFi Icon
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    Looks like your board has unpopulated M.2 slot on it. I'd utilize that before any HDD. That is, if 1Tb is enough for your storage. If you need bigger than that the prices tend to jump up considerably. :( External HDD cases can be had for peanuts.
  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,994 Trailblazer
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    The Spec I can see says two SATA drive bays and two M.2 SSD slots. Maybe that's where the four drives things was coming from. It does look like one of the M.2 SSD slots is PCIe 4.0 x4 and the other PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA.
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  • frankøww
    frankøww Member Posts: 27 Enthusiast WiFi Icon
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    Hi what does the sata cable look like which is to be put on sata 1 or sata 2 ..... 21-22 ......:/
  • Leostat
    Leostat ACE Posts: 3,043 Pathfinder
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    I think they are just standard sata , just the housing is a bit different
  • frankøww
    frankøww Member Posts: 27 Enthusiast WiFi Icon
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    okay i try again

  • Oldballs
    Oldballs Member Posts: 1 New User
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    Is it possible to change the cpu fan for the p03 p630 with a liquid cooler type? What model can I use for i5 11400f?
  • NasX
    NasX Member Posts: 6

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    hey guys, I can't remove my graphics card since it been blocked by a dot when u remove it, what can i do?

  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,994 Trailblazer
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    I answered in  your other thread.
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  • sage83
    sage83 Member Posts: 14

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    edited November 2021
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    iv have this motherboard on my Acer Orion 3000 po3-630, iv recently upgraded with 2x8gb crucial 1.20v 3200mhz CL22 for a total of 32gb ddr4, 2x HDD 2To seagate (4to total), then soon a second ssd nvme 1To on the second available port, so my predator will be at the max capacity possible of upgrade.
  • PerformingAzura
    PerformingAzura Member Posts: 8

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    edited November 2021
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    Any one know what voltage the RGB headers are and whether there are any spare ones?

    I see 2 white headers and one black
  • PerformingAzura
    PerformingAzura Member Posts: 8

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    edited November 2021
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    Any one know what voltage the RGB headers are and whether there are any spare ones?

    I see 2 white headers and one black
    All 3 headers are 12V.
    There's also another black 12V right underneath 11

    I wonder if there are any 5V headers on this board...
  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,994 Trailblazer
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    There should be +5V on the SATA power headers, I believe they have +5V, +12V and a shared ground times two on each header.
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  • DinosaurCarl
    DinosaurCarl Member Posts: 2 New User
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    I have the same motherboard (Acer Predator Orion 3000 PO3-630) and just installed a Crucial 2tb SSD.  I'm not sure if we have the same problem, but I connected the P2/P3 cable to it (which seems to go to the correct place on the motherboard).  However, the problem is that I can find NO power cable from the power supply to connect to the SSD!  There are only 2 unused plugs coming out of the power supply, one is labeled P5 and looks like it should go to an auxiliary video card, and the other is labeled P6 and has only 2 wires leading into it and looks like a fan connector to me.  Am I missing something important here? Can one of these be converted into a SATA power cable?  I've been searching for hours for any info on the power supply and can't find anything.

    Bah, I tried to post a picture but that isn't working either.  =(

  • DinosaurCarl
    DinosaurCarl Member Posts: 2 New User
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    Never mind, I'm an *****.  That IS the power cable, and I need a SATA cable to connect to the motherboard.  Thanks anyway.
  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,994 Trailblazer
    edited January 2022
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    Heheh, it can get confusing with these newer designs. The SATA power isn't directly off the supply, since the supply doesn't have the needed +5V, so it comes off the MB instead.
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