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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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post #2231 of 10135
Can you put your SSD and burner on 1 & 2, then move everything that needs RAID down to 3 - 6?

I don't know if that will work for your situation, but that's how I had to configure it with another board I own.
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Is that BIOS thats linked the best one to do what I need it to?

I'm using that bios - what it does is enable caching in raid with the modified raid rom. It gave me a healthy boost in speed with my SSD's that are in raid0. Why Asus doesn't include it in their standard bios is beyond me - I understand that Gigabyte and MSI have this on certain boards (not certain about this though).

On your other issue, I'm not really certain about speeds, but I think that since raid is a subset of AHCI you should be fine with the setup you are talking about. I think that a singe SATA III drive on the sata ports defaults to AHCI if not enabled in the raid rom, and should be running at SATA III speeds. Hopefully someone can either correct or confirm this.

My only Sata III drives are in a raid0 setup so I can't really test it though.
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Im actually trying to put Small Business Server 2011 on it, and when I set 1-4 raid, 5-6 can only be RAID or IDE. I want it to be AHCI.
Also having a problem where since its set to raid, I need a raid driver upon windows install.
I downloaded the Win 7 64-bit AHCI driver,and it does let me continue, but upon the computer restarting, I get the "Insert system boot disk, press any key to continue" error.
Never actually found a section for Server 2011 software.
I need my 2x1TB to be raided, and my SSD and DVD burner to be seperately on AHCI. Is that BIOS thats linked the best one to do what I need it to?

If non-RAID member disks are attached to RAID controller then they work in AHCI mode.
As for the driver: during Windows install you have to pick driver TWICE - once for RAID members and once for AHCI (thank MS).
As for *insert system ...* error - please check drive priorities in BIOS. If driver is accepted by Win installation it will boot from it.

Server 2011 is actually based on Windows Server 2008 R2 which is based on Windows 7.
All drivers should be exchangable between OSes.

Yes, BIOSes linked on that page have newer RAID ROM for SB950 controller.
Without it I get below single disk speeds in RAID 5 and SSD doesn't achieve full speed.

Sata3 devices operate in Sata3 mode on all ports.

You can check status with RAID Xpert tool.
Edited by ZOXZX - 4/14/12 at 10:44am
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I downloaded the Win 7 64-bit AHCI driver,and it does let me continue, but upon the computer restarting, I get the "Insert system boot disk, press any key to continue" error.
Never actually found a section for Server 2011 software.
I need my 2x1TB to be raided, and my SSD and DVD burner to be seperately on AHCI. Is that BIOS thats linked the best one to do what I need it to?


for raid you need the raid driver and the AHCI driver for AHCI

set ports 1-6 to raid because AHCI becomes part of raid

connect ssd to port 1

connect optic drives to ports 5 or 6

connect hard drives to ports 2-4

 

before installing the OS disconnect all drives except a dvd and the drive that is for the OS


 

then you need to install the OS on the boot drive

then set the bios to boot from the boot drive

reset and boot to OS

shout down and reconnect your other drives

 

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Edited by Tweeky - 4/14/12 at 11:10am
    
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Should I be looking at CPU or core temp?
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Should I be looking at CPU or core temp?
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Core temp.

X6's have a problem with CPU temps, they're offset by up to 15ºC
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Core temp.
X6's have a problem with CPU temps, they're offset by up to 15ºC

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