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Before I do an install: In a month I will have the Z77/IB or SB. I will be installing Win 7 Ult 64 on my M3. But for now, (I'd like to not wait a month to see if my new M3 works or not), I was thinking of doing a temp install on my current build. I know, it's old, and out dated. Hence a new build and hence my question. Do you think it will install on this old Asus M2N-SLI mobo I have currently? Or is it not wise to try as it may damage the mobo or the SSD? Or maybe not compatible at all? Don't want to test it if it's not safe to. If I seem a little over paranoid about it, it's only just a bunch. Thanks.
 
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Before I do an install: In a month I will have the Z77/IB or SB. I will be installing Win 7 Ult 64 on my M3. But for now, (I'd like to not wait a month to see if my new M3 works or not), I was thinking of doing a temp install on my current build. I know, it's old, and out dated. Hence a new build and hence my question. Do you think it will install on this old Asus M2N-SLI mobo I have currently? Or is it not wise to try as it may damage the mobo or the SSD? Or maybe not compatible at all? Don't want to test it if it's not safe to. If I seem a little over paranoid about it, it's only just a bunch. Thanks.

Install, you can't break anything.
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Install, you can't break anything.

Alright, thanks!
 
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This guide helped me install my crucial m4. Thanks Sean

@Sean Why do u not have a REP+ button on your posts? I want to rep you and I'm wondering why I can't
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This guide helped me install my crucial m4. Thanks Sean

@Sean Why do u not have a REP+ button on your posts? I want to rep you and I'm wondering why I can't

I'm OCN staff, I can't get rep anymore because of that. tongue.gif
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Will the Z77 boards auto-recognize SSD drives and change to AHCI automatically? Is this even possible?
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Will the Z77 boards auto-recognize SSD drives and change to AHCI automatically? Is this even possible?

Z77 boards should have AHCI as the default setting as my Z68 mobo had ACHI as the default setting.
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The Z68 did also? That I didn't know that... I was thinking the Z77's would but wanted to verify.. That should make working with SSD's a little easier!
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The Z68 did also? That I didn't know that... I was thinking the Z77's would but wanted to verify.. That should make working with SSD's a little easier!

I think it is with all UEFIs, they ship out with AHCI set as the default SATA mode now.
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That makes following your guide even easier thumb.gif
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