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I believe you can't switch on that board. It will kick in when the main corrupts.

If you press ALT+F10 on boot, it will update the backup BIOS by copying from main.

Ok thanks again.

    
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Some people have been saying that the drivers on Gigabyte's website doesn't always have the latest versions - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4327#dl 

Is this true? Where else would you download the drivers?

 

Also, do I need to download all the drivers listed? Do I need Intel Management Interface, INF Installation, SATA preinstalled driver, or the VGA driver? I don't think I'll need Intel RST or SRT b/c I want my SSD to be fast and not cache the HDD.

    
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depends on whether the ssd and/or hdd is sata 2 or 3. plug into the port which is appropriate for the drive (i.e., ssd sata 2 plug into a sata 2 port).

I have an Intel 520 240GB and a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD. I know I should plug my SSD into the SATA 3 port, but should I plug the HDD into the SATA 3 or 2 port? I heard HDDs don't benefit from SATA 3, is this true?

 

Should I plug all my drives into the mobo during my first Windows install or should I just plug in my SSD and install Windows and then plug the HDD later? Does it even matter? I want to install the OS on my SSD but I'm afraid that the HDD might interfere.

    
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hey, this is my first time overclocking and i was looking if someone can help me out with the settings i need to configure in my bios. I have the gigabyte GA-z77-d3h with an i5-2500k processor
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I have an Intel 520 240GB and a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD. I know I should plug my SSD into the SATA 3 port, but should I plug the HDD into the SATA 3 or 2 port? I heard HDDs don't benefit from SATA 3, is this true?

Should I plug all my drives into the mobo during my first Windows install or should I just plug in my SSD and install Windows and then plug the HDD later? Does it even matter? I want to install the OS on my SSD but I'm afraid that the HDD might interfere.
Plug the SSD into SATA_0 port, then install windows. It's usually less confusing to only have one drive (and your DVD drive) plugged in when installing Windows.
Then plug the HDD into SATA_1 if you want SATA III speeds, or plug it into any other port for SATA II. If you only have the two drives I would use the two Intel ports. Plug your DVD into one of the other ports.

If you have one of the boards with Marvell ports then they also support SATA III (UD5H) but I would place my boot drive on SATA_0.
post #4416 of 6656
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Originally Posted by eBombzor View Post

I have an Intel 520 240GB and a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD. I know I should plug my SSD into the SATA 3 port, but should I plug the HDD into the SATA 3 or 2 port? I heard HDDs don't benefit from SATA 3, is this true?

Should I plug all my drives into the mobo during my first Windows install or should I just plug in my SSD and install Windows and then plug the HDD later? Does it even matter? I want to install the OS on my SSD but I'm afraid that the HDD might interfere.
Plug the SSD into SATA_0 port, then install windows. It's usually less confusing to only have one drive (and your DVD drive) plugged in when installing Windows.
Then plug the HDD into SATA_1 if you want SATA III speeds, or plug it into any other port for SATA II. If you only have the two drives I would use the two Intel ports. Plug your DVD into one of the other ports.

If you have one of the boards with Marvell ports then they also support SATA III (UD5H) but I would place my boot drive on SATA_0.

I have only 2 drives and I have 2 SATA 3 ports (0 and 1) and 4 SATA 2 ports (2,3,4,5). The BIOS won't automatically use Intel SRT or RST when I plug in both of my drives (SSD & HDD) into the 2 SATA 3 ports, right?

    
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Holy voice from the past. How's it going snakes? remember you from back during the summer when everyone was still trying to figure these boards out. smile.gif
Yeah, I got things working as much as I needed to so I quit following this thread. I never figured out overclocking so I kept it at default, and also never figured out getting my case's USB 3.0 ports to work but I wouldn't have used them anyway. It was glad to see this thread is still going!
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I have an Intel 520 240GB and a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD. I know I should plug my SSD into the SATA 3 port, but should I plug the HDD into the SATA 3 or 2 port? I heard HDDs don't benefit from SATA 3, is this true?

Should I plug all my drives into the mobo during my first Windows install or should I just plug in my SSD and install Windows and then plug the HDD later? Does it even matter? I want to install the OS on my SSD but I'm afraid that the HDD might interfere.

Depends. Assuming you want to install the OS on the ssd, which is recommended, then just plug your ssd into sata 3 port for initial os install, and then plug the remaining drive in afterwards.

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hey, this is my first time overclocking and i was looking if someone can help me out with the settings i need to configure in my bios. I have the gigabyte GA-z77-d3h with an i5-2500k processor

read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1247413/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-with-ln2-guide-at-the-end

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I have only 2 drives and I have 2 SATA 3 ports (0 and 1) and 4 SATA 2 ports (2,3,4,5). The BIOS won't automatically use Intel SRT or RST when I plug in both of my drives (SSD & HDD) into the 2 SATA 3 ports, right?

I already answered this for you. your ssd is a sata 3 drive so plug it into a sata 3 port. If the hdd is also sata 3 drive, then plug it into the other sata 3 port (intel). If it is a sata 2 drive then plug it into whatever you want as sata 3 is backwards compatible. No, bios won't use that feature unless you set it up to do it.

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Yeah, I got things working as much as I needed to so I quit following this thread. I never figured out overclocking so I kept it at default, and also never figured out getting my case's USB 3.0 ports to work but I wouldn't have used them anyway. It was glad to see this thread is still going!

yeah, still going strong, but more or less same questions over and over smile.gif
post #4419 of 6656
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I have only 2 drives and I have 2 SATA 3 ports (0 and 1) and 4 SATA 2 ports (2,3,4,5). The BIOS won't automatically use Intel SRT or RST when I plug in both of my drives (SSD & HDD) into the 2 SATA 3 ports, right?

What board do you have anyway? UD5H?
If so then you also have two more SATA III ports, the Marvell ones. but don't use those for boot drives, just stick with the Intel ports.

But no, you need a small SSD in the mSATA port for RST. Everyone and his brother uses SSD's for boot drives anymore (and rightfully so) and there is nothing extra you need to do other than install the OS. Windows 7 or 8 will automagically take care of things like turning off defrag and otherwise setting up the OS for SSD use. From a user point of view it's simple, just plug it in and install Windows.
No need for any preinstall drivers either, just set the bios for AHCI before installing Windows.
After Windows install then install all the drivers; chipset, USB 3.0, sound, etc etc.
post #4420 of 6656
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eBombzor View Post

I have only 2 drives and I have 2 SATA 3 ports (0 and 1) and 4 SATA 2 ports (2,3,4,5). The BIOS won't automatically use Intel SRT or RST when I plug in both of my drives (SSD & HDD) into the 2 SATA 3 ports, right?

What board do you have anyway? UD5H?
If so then you also have two more SATA III ports, the Marvell ones. but don't use those for boot drives, just stick with the Intel ports.

But no, you need a small SSD in the mSATA port for RST. Everyone and his brother uses SSD's for boot drives anymore (and rightfully so) and there is nothing extra you need to do other than install the OS. Windows 7 or 8 will automagically take care of things like turning off defrag and otherwise setting up the OS for SSD use. From a user point of view it's simple, just plug it in and install Windows.
No need for any preinstall drivers either, just set the bios for AHCI before installing Windows.
After Windows install then install all the drivers; chipset, USB 3.0, sound, etc etc.

I have a Z77-D3H. Do I need to install "

Intel SATA Preinstall driver
(For AHCI / RAID Mode)
Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy
."  from http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4327#dl ?

 

What is this? Should I use Intel Driver Update Utility for Intel drivers and download the others off of Gigabyte? Or should I install all of them from Gigabyte?
 

    
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