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Windows 7: My first solid state.

30 Aug 2011   #91
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Steve

He can change to AHCI with this tutorial just as I did on the Intel.
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

But he may still have the BSOD's??? I don't know.
I don't understand why it BSOD in AHCI mode the first time.
Beyond my knowledge and help.

Any advice you can give won't get an objection from me. I'm lost.

I was just trying to fill you in per yesterday.


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30 Aug 2011   #92
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If bios is set up correctly, it shouldn't bsod. I don't know why it is doing that.
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30 Aug 2011   #93
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You can look at his Bios screen shots from yesterday and see if you agree with what we came up with and suggested.

His first try he set the SATA 6 to ACHI we beleive. Then we had him set the IDE/SATA controller to AHCI- we thought but.????
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30 Aug 2011   #94
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It might be worth finding out if the drive is defective from OCZ. AHCI (note, it is an H, not an N), is typically used, not for performance, but because Windows 7 will detect that it is an SSD automatically and set the proper OS settings, such as disabling defrag, enabling TRIM, etc. There may be a way to manually enable all SSD options in IDE mode, but I'm not sure.

Something is causing the AHCI to BSoD, but without codes from the BSoD, we won't know for sure what it is. So, those are my two suggestions. Either go back to OCZ and check the drive, or see if you can configure the OS properly in IDE mode.

Or, you could also try using updated Intel drivers during the OS install while in AHCI mode.
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30 Aug 2011   #95
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I'm not familiar with his Board. I remember seeing screenshots earlier and thought they looked OK. Let me go back and look again. He can use the registry hack from the tutorial and try. If it BSOD's again, all he has to do is change bios back to IDE and it will boot. It may do good to have him do that because that will install the ahci drivers. They will still be there even if he goes back to IDE. So, when we figure this out, he will already have the ahci drivers installed.
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30 Aug 2011   #96
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Deacon

It can be set after install.
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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30 Aug 2011   #97
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Post your suggestions for Panais once you check the screen shots.

Mike
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30 Aug 2011   #98
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
You can look at his Bios screen shots from yesterday and see if you agree with what we came up with and suggested.

His first try he set the SATA 6 to ACHI we beleive. Then we had him set the IDE/SATA controller to AHCI- we thought but.????
I am going back to look now, but what he changed the last 2 ports to shouldn't matter, it should only matter if the controller his OS is installed on is ahci. He should have the ssd in port 0. and have the SSD as the 1st hard drive in the boot order in bios.
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30 Aug 2011   #99
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Can you please check my last updated screenshots,the hdtune read benchmars.

The one is in IDE mode and the other is in ANCI.

Which is faster in these screenshots??

Btw let me check this from essenbe ""He should have the ssd in port 0. and have the SSD as the 1st hard drive in the boot order in bios. ""

If i remember well is correct but i wll check again,restarting.....
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30 Aug 2011   #100
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Although this is not directly related to your issue ...


Something like HD Tune will show you Seq. read and Write Speeds.

The thing is, with the OS running on a SSD these numbers mean little to nothing. Higher Seq. does not really mean faster.
For example, I have 2 different SSDs. One is faster in those Seq scores, but when put in use its MUCH slower than the the other SSD which actually scored lower in Seq.

As suggested, try ASSSD, and look at the 4K speeds as well as access time.
This is where you can see the true difference, as well as what really matters to the OS.

But this is for future reference. At the moment, concentrate on whats wrong and giving the BSOD.
Exactly what message were you getting?
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