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Windows 7: Bios Settings !


01 Mar 2010   #1

XP SP3 / Windows 7 x64
 
 
Bios Settings !

Hello guys !

I have a " little " question,AGAIN .I'm using a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L (rev. 2.0 ) motherboard,and a WD SATA II HDD.I was curious witch settings should i change in my bios because my HDD shows up while i'm booting as IDE Channel Master 0...I'll put a mark " * " beside the settings that i'm unsure off if i set properly,so you can guide me and give me a hand.

PS: Sorry if my "curiosity" its a bit long

Integrated Peripherals

SATA AHCI Mode [Disabled] *
SATA Port0-1 Native Mode [Disabled] *
USB Controller [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Enabled]
USB Mouse Support [Enabled]
Legacy USB storage detect [Enabled]
Azalia Codec [Disabled] ( Onboard audio )
Onboard H/W LAN [Disabled]
x SMART LAN Press Enter
x Onboard LAN Boot ROM Disabled
Onboard IDE Controller [Enabled] *
Onboard SerialPort 1 [3F8/IRQ4] *
Onboard ParallelPort [378/IRQ7] *
ParallelPort Mode [SPP] *

And another quick curiosity from the Power Management Setup



ACPI Suspend Type [S3 (STR)] *
PME Event Wake Up [Enabled] *

Power On by Ring [Enabled] *

The reason i'm asking this is because i'm planning to update my OS on the secondary PC to Windows 7 x64 ( At the moment using XP SP3 on it),and i want to have the corect settings done.




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01 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Suspekt.


Here's a tutorial about AHCI that may be interesting to have a look at, at the link below.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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01 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If your HDD is SATA, then IDE is an emulation mode, and you won't get top performance, theoretically. AHCI and native mode can be enabled before installing 7. Disable the serial and other ports - I doubt you use them and they will free up interrupts. The power settings are fine.
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01 Mar 2010   #4

XP SP3 / Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply's !

Well,the main reason is that i want to see my HDD as SATA and not IDE.I don't need hot swap or NCQ (i think ) so can i disable the AHCI,but enable only the SATA Port0-1 Native Mode ? Will my HDD be seen SATA with only that option enabled?

Yup,i disabled the serial and parallel ports cause i don't use them ...thanks for the help Frostmourne ! ( Btw,the other settings from bios i managed to do them,these were the only " unsure " things that floated in my mind )
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01 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Suspekt View Post
Thanks for the quick reply's !

Well,the main reason is that i want to see my HDD as SATA and not IDE.I don't need hot swap or NCQ (i think ) so can i disable the AHCI,but enable only the SATA Port0-1 Native Mode ? Will my HDD be seen SATA with only that option enabled?

Yup,i disabled the serial and parallel ports cause i don't use them ...thanks for the help Frostmourne ! ( Btw,the other settings from bios i managed to do them,these were the only " unsure " things that floated in my mind )
No, native mode IS AHCI, so to speak - at least for my motherboard - look in your manual to double check. So for IDE leave it disabled.
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