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Problems switching from IDE to AHCI

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So I took the plunge, updated to a SSD. 128Gb so my entire os and some games can fit. I got everything migrated ok. I ran a benchmark, noticed my times were fairly slow. AS SSD shows me running reads between 120-160 mbs/writes 120. So, I read up on what I need to do to speed things up. Updated the firmware at Mushkins websight to the newest. Went in to regedit and changed the values at msahci {start} to 0, and also at iastorv. Went into device manager ide/ata/atapi controllers and updated to newest drivers on windows, (it changed them to (six) ide channels (three per hard drive?). Went into (newest) bios on my mobo and enabled ahci.
I can now finally get past the bios into windows, (mobo is working like it should), but windows freezes on the splash screen and self launches disk repair. I believe that I don't have the proper ide/ata/atapi controller driver installed, and I'm not sure which I should go with. I downloaded the latest amd chipset drivers, but my chipset is nvidia. Havent been able to locate any nvidia chipset driver that doesn't really mess up my machine...(tried installing new nforce driver last week....took 45 minutes to recover from the damamge!)... Anyone else having an issue like this? Boy, I hope not! I'd just like to get the full potential out of my ssd, granted my mobo's a couple years old and doesn't have sata6 or usb3, but realistically, shouldn't I be getting closer to 250mb/s? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure I may have overlooked something.
Edited by Jayce1971 - 10/8/11 at 10:38pm
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i hate to inform you, but Nvidia chipset is notoriously lackluster in performance. You are unfortunately stuck with a chipset that came out before widespread adoption of SSDs.
definitely not optimized for it.

I would recommend a third party controller, or upgrade your board.
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I tried 3 different ide/ata/atapi controller drivers today, (amd, windows, nvidia) nothing would enable windows to run in ahci. No problems recognizing it in the bios, shows it as primary boot device; device 0, mushkin ssd, 128gb, and always boots into windows splash screen, and stays loading until windows autolaunches startup repair. I just know this is a driver issue, (works in ide, just not up to spec), but no ideas at all on how to resolve it. I went to nVidia's websight, and downloaded the latest drivers for my mobo (nforce 15.56), and wouldn't recognize my pci-e graphics cards, couldn't change resolution, etc. So downloaded latest drviers from mobo manufacturer, installed them, and everything's back to normal. Way fast for a spinner, but with reads half of what they should be.
Edited by Jayce1971 - 10/8/11 at 10:31pm
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