Hey Guys, some guy from Holland here.
about 6 months ago I bought an ASRock 970 Extreme3 2.0 with an AMD FX8350+, this worked perfectly fine untill I bought an Intel 840 EVO 256GB.
I discovered on the Samsung Magician software that AHCI wasn't enabled, so I went to the BIOS and set it from IDE to AHCI. This gave me BSODS.
Also my PC freezes every 5 minutes for 10-20 seconds or so, like when i'm zooming out in Google Maps everything hangs completely. This continued for weeks without me solving the issues.
So yesterday I installed Windows 8 without succes (wrong cd), so I went for Windows 7 x64. First I set the BIOS to AHCI and now it stays that way, at least thats somewhat positive.
But now, when I try to use the computer, it runs very bad. The startup is rather slow, the desktop performs really slow and sometimes the PC gets stuck/freezes.
I am trying to look for the compatibility issue between my 840 EVO SSD and my AMD Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 2.0. What should I install or edit? I already have found the following link but i'm not sure if it will fix my problem since AHCI is already enabled now : http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/problems-changing-from-ide-to-ahci-in-windows-8/6ffe9fa6-84bd-4da1-b88d-620d1237bf9f
Motherboard has latest BIOS and the SSD has the latest Firmware
The SSD has been plugged into the SATA3_1 port on my motherboard with the black SATA cable that came with the SSD.
If anyone gives me the proper solution for this problem i'm having for months I am veeeeeery gratefull! Cause I am pretty happy of the performance from the SSD and I just want to get it working for a big LAN party next weekend
Cheers Edited by mrdarkraver - 4/16/14 at 2:10am