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Original ASUS Striker Extreme and SSD Compatibility

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Sup ppl?
I have the original Striker Extreme nForce 680i MoBo and it's still running amazing. Overclocked CPU, powerful GPU, now all that's missing is fast storage to keep up. I want to get an SSD for my system, such as the 64GB Crucial M4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441 and I am having a hard time finding the info I need that will allow me to purchase one in confidence.

From my findings, the board does not support AHCI, a hardware limitation, so I will not be able to update the firmware on the SSD if I need to do so, is that correct? And does anyone still have the board and any experience with an SSD installed? Need an idea of it's compatibility, performance and any possible issues I could run into.

Thanks
~Des
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.51GHz (390 * 9 with 1.42v) ASUS Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI (BIOS 1505) MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk (950/1900/4200) 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x WD (2 x 500GB Green, 1 x 750GB Black) 2 x DVD Writer (ASUS & Lite On) Zalman CNPS9700 Blue LED Win 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" 1080p HDTV Logitech G15 (Original with monochrome LCD) XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Silver Rated Raidmax Rx9 (Red) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Omega S  Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pencil Mod for Vdroop. Constant 1.42v when idle... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.51GHz (390 * 9 with 1.42v) ASUS Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI (BIOS 1505) MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk (950/1900/4200) 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x WD (2 x 500GB Green, 1 x 750GB Black) 2 x DVD Writer (ASUS & Lite On) Zalman CNPS9700 Blue LED Win 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" 1080p HDTV Logitech G15 (Original with monochrome LCD) XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Silver Rated Raidmax Rx9 (Red) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Omega S  Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pencil Mod for Vdroop. Constant 1.42v when idle... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.51GHz (390 * 9 with 1.42v) ASUS Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI (BIOS 1505) MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk (950/1900/4200) 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x WD (2 x 500GB Green, 1 x 750GB Black) 2 x DVD Writer (ASUS & Lite On) Zalman CNPS9700 Blue LED Win 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" 1080p HDTV Logitech G15 (Original with monochrome LCD) XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Silver Rated Raidmax Rx9 (Red) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Omega S  Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pencil Mod for Vdroop. Constant 1.42v when idle... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.51GHz (390 * 9 with 1.42v) ASUS Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI (BIOS 1505) MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk (950/1900/4200) 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x WD (2 x 500GB Green, 1 x 750GB Black) 2 x DVD Writer (ASUS & Lite On) Zalman CNPS9700 Blue LED Win 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" 1080p HDTV Logitech G15 (Original with monochrome LCD) XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Silver Rated Raidmax Rx9 (Red) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Omega S  Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pencil Mod for Vdroop. Constant 1.42v when idle... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.51GHz (390 * 9 with 1.42v) ASUS Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI (BIOS 1505) MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk (950/1900/4200) 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x WD (2 x 500GB Green, 1 x 750GB Black) 2 x DVD Writer (ASUS & Lite On) Zalman CNPS9700 Blue LED Win 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" 1080p HDTV Logitech G15 (Original with monochrome LCD) XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Silver Rated Raidmax Rx9 (Red) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Omega S  Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pencil Mod for Vdroop. Constant 1.42v when idle... 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.51GHz (390 * 9 with 1.42v) ASUS Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI (BIOS 1505) MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk (950/1900/4200) 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x WD (2 x 500GB Green, 1 x 750GB Black) 2 x DVD Writer (ASUS & Lite On) Zalman CNPS9700 Blue LED Win 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" 1080p HDTV Logitech G15 (Original with monochrome LCD) XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Silver Rated Raidmax Rx9 (Red) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Omega S  Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pencil Mod for Vdroop. Constant 1.42v when idle... 
  hide details  
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Originally Posted by Desolator4u View Post

Sup ppl?
I have the original Striker Extreme nForce 680i MoBo and it's still running amazing. Overclocked CPU, powerful GPU, now all that's missing is fast storage to keep up. I want to get an SSD for my system, such as the 64GB Crucial M4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441 and I am having a hard time finding the info I need that will allow me to purchase one in confidence.
From my findings, the board does not support AHCI, a hardware limitation, so I will not be able to update the firmware on the SSD if I need to do so, is that correct? And does anyone still have the board and any experience with an SSD installed? Need an idea of it's compatibility, performance and any possible issues I could run into.
Thanks
~Des


Not sure about ahci mode. You may need to use a friends PCM to update the rom. Also you can try to update or mod the bios to a newer nvraid module as as I understand with a single drive it may default to ahci. It also may be necessary to do a registry hack in windows to turn ahci on..

Sounds kinky..
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