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post #1 of 11
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Hi there guys well I have my WD160GB SATA 1 drive plugged into the Silicon Image controller ( 1.5gbs ).

My problem is that in the BIOS if SATA is selected it wont show up in windows, However with SATA RAID selected im ok. Either SATA options will still detect the HDD in the BIOS though however Windows only likes SATA RAID ?

Any help ?
post #2 of 11
What port is it plugged into, 1-4 is the uli controller and 5-8 is the silicon image controller?
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post #3 of 11
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Well its in the Silicon Image Controller for SATA 1 drives. In port 3.
post #4 of 11
I prefer the ULI. Mine is on the ULI ports and I have no problems.

***EDIT

I think the ports are reversed from the RDX's...the low port numbers are SI and the high port numbers are ULi on the CFX's
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post #5 of 11
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Well I may Move my drive to another Port on the ULI Controller then....Funny though whats happening. Ill let you know what happens..

By the way as you have this Motherboard can you tell me anything that i need to set up in the BIOS to improve performance or anything else ?

Cheers.
post #6 of 11
No particular tweaked settings in my mind, yet. DFI is losing me as a customer...their memory recognition parameters are less than impressive.

Depending on the ram you have, there may be some ram tweakage required (my tref wouldn't recognize properly with HZ's...causing HORRIBLE performance). I'd have to defer you to DFI-Street for some CFX lovin, they've put together some great guides for it.
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post #8 of 11
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Cheers guys.. Well ichanged my HDD over to ULI controller and everything is fine now..Odd..I dont get that. Oh and abit off topic but does anyone have a link to Bigvals thread on the Auto.exe file for CSS best configuration ?
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AE, bleedingedge is down for a bit, but I will definitely check out that thread when it's back! Thanks!
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Oh well, it's a great page. It goes into fairly good detail about all the PCIe/CPU/RAM settings, it's helped me a lot... now if i only had a better processor this 4400+ just barely runs 2.6
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