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I'm building a work computer with the following specs

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Intel 2600K
Crucial M4 128GB
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
Corsait TX550M
HAF 912
MSI Radeon 6450 2GB

The motherboard comes with 2 sata controllers: Marvell and Intel z68. I can enable AHCI on the Marvell controller and install windows 7, but the ssd speeds only hit 386MB/s. When i enable AHCI using Intel controller the computer does not boot. It goes through GA logo and stay at a black screen with the dos cursor blinking in the top left corner. I have the F11 bios updated on the mobo. I can change any other setting in bios and it will boot fine, but if i change Intel to AHCI. It will not boot. Any ideas?
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Did you try a clean install on the Intel ports? If you installed on Marvell ports, and installed drivers, you can't move that install to the Intel ports without first removing the Marvell drivers so that you are on MSAHCI drivers (Verify with AS SSD).

Then also be sure when you enable the Intel AHCI that you reboot back to the BIOS, and go into Advanced BIOS page and then into Hard Disk Boot Priority at the top and move the SSD to the top of that list

Sounds like you are experiencing the first part of my comments, either move it back to the Marvell ports and remove the Marvell drivers, or try a clean install on the Intel ports.

Hope that helps!

Also, here's some alignment info for you, in case you want to create and align your own partition, and blow out that older Marvell install thumb.gif

Use the windows install DVD at bootup, or this can also be done using CMD prompt from within windows on another disk.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap :) 
Boot to CD, choose repair, then advanced, then command prompt:

Diskpart commands to align and create a partition

Diskpart >List Disk

(Here note the Disk # you want to align and create on based on size of drive, if only one drive then you are fine disk 0 will be the one you need)

Diskpart > Select Disk 0
(Or other disk number if need be)

Diskpart > List Partition
(Just to ensure you have the correct disk listed and no partitions are found)

Diskpart > Clean
(Removes any previous partition table information, and or MBR's)

Diskpart > Create Partition Primary Align=1024
(To create and align your partition)

Diskpart> Format Quick FS=NTFS
(To Quick format-NTFS)

Diskpart > Assign Letter=X
(Where X is the letter you wish to assign, or if left blank next available letter will be used. If you intened to leave blank for auto letter assignment, command only requires assign - no letter specification needed)

Diskpart > List Partition
(To check partition was created properly and aligned)

Diskpart > Active
(To set partition Active for OS Install)

Diskpart > Exit

Done!

Clean and simple for those who have only one disk connected and need no explanations

Diskpart > Select Disk 0
Diskpart > Clean
Diskpart > Create Partition Primary Align=1024
Diskpart > Format Quick FS=NTFS
Diskpart > Assign Letter=X (Or simply assign)
Diskpart > List Partition
Diskpart > Active
Diskpart > Exit
    
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Thanks, the problem is once i turn on ahci on the intel ports i cant even get back into bios or windows. I have removed the Marvell drivers. I want to do a clean install on the intel ports but without ahci windows setup wouldn't let install and gives a error.
Edited by ali7up - 3/17/12 at 3:00am
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Ahh ok! Try using a PS/2 Keyboard if you are currently using a USB one, this might help so you can get things setup first, then you can go back to your USB keyboard.

Or, first update to the latest BIOS using Qflash or DOS, then once flashed go into the BIOS and load optimized defaults and save/apply/reboot BACK to the BIOS. Then once back in the BIOS set your SATA settings to what you want, ram voltage, ect anything else you need to set, then save/apply/reboot and let it post past the BIOS to windows or black screen. That makes sure the BIOS settings are applied and saved, then shut down the computer

Then reboot and flash the backup BIOS following this video, you may need to try both ALT keys if one does not work, or you may need to use a PS/2 keyboard or USB to PS/2 adapter. Having Matching BIOS on P67/Z68 is key, so you need to get this done and out of the way each time you update the BIOS.
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/02/video-guide-how-to-update-your-backup.html
    
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post #5 of 10
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+rep, Using PS/2 keyboard

I flashed to lastest bios F11
Loaded optimized settings then rebooted
Changed PCH sata control mode --> AHCi and disabled Marvell controllers
Flashed the backup BIOS then rebooted
Got the same black screen again

Another thing i noticed was when the sata was set to IDE, it showed the M4 during POST but when it was set to AHCI, the M4 was not listed during POST.
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Do you have any USB devices connected, like a USB thumb drive I mean? Just checking due to this next thought, when you set AHCI you should reboot back to the BIOS, then go into advanced BIOS page and then at the top go into Hard Disk Boot Priority, and then be sure your SSD is at the top of that list, if it's not move it to the top.

If that doesn't work, or doesn't help, can you test the SSD in AHCI mode on another computer to make sure it's working properly.

Ohh! Also, be sure to connect the SSD into the first Intel 6Gb/s port (SATA3_0 white against PCB), and connect your CD/DVD drive to the last Intel 3Gb/s port (SATA2_4 Gray)

Often times in AHCI mode disks are not shown post, or in the standard CMOS page of the BIOS, only CD/DVD drives.
Edited by lsdmeasap - 3/17/12 at 6:02am
    
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All i have connected is the PS/2 keyboard. The M4 is the top of the Boot Priority Menu. But once i make the change to AHCI, i am unable to get back into bios. I can't even bring up the Boot Menu. The M4 is connected to the SATA3_0 port and nothing else is connected to any sata ports.

I tried the M4 on the P5WDG2 WS Professional with Sata II in AHCI mode and windows installs perfect.
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OK, then you should try an extended clear CMOS. YOu can try a short one first by just shorting the pins with the system off, but I think a long one may be needed.

To do the extended clear, unplug the PSU from your board or switch it off, then press and hold the case power on button for one minute, then remove the CMOS battery and put a jumper on the clear CMOS pins. Then let it sit like that for 8+ hours or overnight while you sleep or all day while you work, ect it just needs to be a good long time. Then remove the jumper, put the battery back and turn the PSU back on. Then enter the BIOS and do the optimized dance again and then see if it works properly.

If it does not, try removing all drives including CD, and then see if it works and tells you no OS or boot mgr found. If it does, then connect the SSD only and test again, if you again see the no OS / boot mgr message then connect the CD/DVD drive and see what happens. This is just to see if one of the drives is causing the issue. If it is, then test that drive on another system in AHCI and see if it acts the same. If you get a blank screen with no drives attached there may be something wrong with the board, and you'll probably need to return it or RMA it.

Also test with no graphics card installed to see if you get the same symptoms, in case its your graphics card doing this and just not showing you what's actually on screen. If you are not using a graphics card, try to find one to test with, so that way you can also test using a graphics card instead of the onboard graphics.

*Edit*

Sorry, I missed your comment at the end about installing in another board and everything being OK. Can you try it on the Z68X board in the SATA 3Gb/s slots to see if it's also OK there. If it is, not sure if the problem is due to the drive, or the board? I just ran into another user this week with similar issues on the Crucial forum, so it may be a bug of faulty M4 drives, or an Intel 6Gb/s issue we haven't seen much of yet?
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Mobo-not-rec-SSD-on-Sata-6gb-s/td-p/90542

I also see this, with same board, if this is not you then there might be a BIOS bug with the latest BIOSes, try an older BIOS if you think this might be the case (unless this is you smile.gif)
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=8497.0
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It was the video gard, i took out the PCIe card and used the built in VGA port and it worked. Strange to see it would cause this problem.Thanks again for your help.
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Awesome to hear you found the cause of the issue!! thumb.gif

Sorry to hear it's the graphics card mad.gif You'll need to test it in another machine to verify it's faulty, then send it off for replacement or RMA it for repair/replacement.
    
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