Your MB has 6g sata ports. From what I see on the picture they are the grey ones. Yes you can use one of these to get the full speed of the drive. If you are using Windows 7 and have an OEM version, it may see the new items as a new computer and ask you to reactivate. You will will have to install new drivers for the boards chip set and devices. If you can without a great deal of trouble, a clean install would be best. However I would plug it ll in, run the MB set up disc and see if windows starts. Back up any data you want before just as a caution.