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Windows 7: Is my USB Controller displaying usb 3.0?

09 Feb 2013   #11
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Some times when you plug a device into USB two in Windows 7 you would be told that you have a faster three USB port but my guess is also you don't have the driver installed


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09 Feb 2013   #12
shutteringfocus

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

MB: ASUS P7P55D

I ran the motherboard CD again and installed everything.

No changes.

Everything still slow, all usb, and internal drives all slow.

Is the USB Controller Driver something Windows installs? I ran a Windows update, nothing new to install.
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09 Feb 2013   #13
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

That motherboard does not have USB 3.0 capability.
ASUS - - ASUS P7P55D
Were you told something different?
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09 Feb 2013   #14
shutteringfocus

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Sorry, it is the ASUS P7P55D PRO

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09 Feb 2013   #15
TVeblen

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If you install and run CPU-Z (free) it will give you the motherboard information. But you can look at the motherboard and find the model number printed on it somewhere.

I do not believe that any P7 series motherboard had USB 3.0 capability. The thing to keep in mind is that until the Ivy Bridge chipsets came out (these are the most current Intel chipsets) that USB3 was not included in the chipset. Manufacturer's like ASUS and Gigabyte added USB3 controllers and separate drivers to their boards to supplement the Intel chipset. So this is a matter of reading specs carefully.

That older motherboard will probably have a legacy BIOS, which means that it would have been very important to have installed Windows in AHCI mode for the SATA controller. Do you know that it was? This could negatively affect the performance of the SSD if Windows was installed in legacy IDE mode.
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09 Feb 2013   #16
TVeblen

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Nope. Still no USB3 controller on that board:
ASUS - - ASUS P7P55D PRO
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09 Feb 2013   #17
shutteringfocus

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yeah. I see that.

Well, I'll have to go back to the guy who built it for me and push on that.

Tell me more about loading windows in AHCI mode. I put the windows install disk into the CD-ROM and booted from it. I didn't make any other changes in the BIOS. How do I know which mode I loaded it in? Is the only option to reload everything? Can I do that and still save my settings and programs?

Thanks for all your help!
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09 Feb 2013   #18
TVeblen

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No there is a way around reinstalling. But before I get that for you, go into your BIOS settings > Main Tab > Storage Configuration > and see what it says next to "Configure SATA as:"
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09 Feb 2013   #19
shutteringfocus

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yep, it says "As IED"

Dang.

So can I do a reboot of Windows from the install disk but not do a clean install so that it keeps all my settings and programs?

If you could link me somewhere or give me instructions for that, that would be great.

I guess I know just enough to be dangerous, but not enough to really know what I'm doing.

I appreciate all the help.
Zach
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09 Feb 2013   #20
TVeblen

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This is how you do it. It is relatively easy:
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Just to enhance what BareFoot Kid wrote up, the process is:
  • Change the registry value
  • Reboot and go immediately into BIOS Settings *
  • Change the "Configure SATA as" to AHCI
  • Save and Exit BIOS Settings, and let it start Windows
* It is very important that you do not "miss" the keystroke to get into BIOS Settings before Windows starts. If you need to practice, do so!
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