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Windows 7: Gygabite mobo question


11 Feb 2011   #1

Window 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Gygabite mobo question

Looking for someone familiar with Gygabite mobo's. I am having some minor issues and have a question in reguards to my mb and my ssd. The motherboard model is in my profile, I can add it to the post when I am on a oc later. Using the latest available bios and drivers for it. Bios v F7I (beta) issued 8/30/2010. I can not find an ahci option anywhere in the bios settings. Am I just overlooking something, manufacturer says it's supported. Running the OCZ Agility 2 120G ssd with the latest fw v 1.27. Also, for everyday use and some slightly morw than casual gaming, is ahci really going to make that big of a difference?



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11 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

No, it won't make much difference.

Look in your BIOS under integrated peripherals and then look for something like PCH SATA control.

I think it is best changed before you install an OS, but I think you can work around it--maybe with a registry edit? I changed mine to AHCI when I recently rebuilt.

It seems to add time to the boot cycle.
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11 Feb 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

It would appear that your motherboard unfortunately does not support AHCI mode (I don't see it in the BIOS option). See the BIOS section of the manual linked here (and attached screen capture):

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2 - GA-M61P-S3 (rev. 1.0)

I don't think you will see a significant downgrade in performance using the IDE controller, based on your description of the PC usage. I wouldn't be overly concerned about SSD performance.

Regards,
Golden


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11 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

If you are using an SSD it can make a big difference. IDE mode does not support TRIM. AHCI does.

Unfortunately, from your Motherboard manual under limitations (and elsewhere):

"Does not support RAID/AHCI (class code 0104/0106) hard disks."
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11 Feb 2011   #5

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Thanks Gene, I didn't know that.
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11 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Welcome!

Or at least that is what I had read (not owning an SSD yet).
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11 Feb 2011   #7

Window 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

it supports raid and that is and i read in the gygabite forums that it is suppose to support achi, not overly concerned as i have been told that achi is only really needed for hot swapping and a few other "advanced" features i do not use. As for as the mb and chipset go, i am currently looking into replacing them in the next month or so. Want a newer and faster mb and processor...i have 2 mobo's in mind at this point and and amd am3 quad core black edition pcu
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