Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › Need AHCI Driver for Asrock M3A790GXH/128M on Windows XP
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need AHCI Driver for Asrock M3A790GXH/128M on Windows XP

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi, I just installed an SSD in my system and realized that it needs to run in AHCI mode in order to obtain the best performance. Does anyone know where I can get/download an AHCI driver for my Asrock M3A790GXH/128M mobo running on Windows XP? I tried contacting the mobo manufacturer and they said that they don't have such a driver because first of all AHCI does not work in Windows XP because Microsoft does not support it. Then I told them that I saw an AHCI driver that's part of their RAID drivers for Windows XP on their download site. They said that that AHCI driver is glitchy and doesn't work well with Windows XP. I don't know if I should believe this guy because at first he said they have no driver and then he said it's glitchy. So I'm hoping to find a good AHCI driver for my mobo through someone's kind help in this forum.

Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE - 0904EPMW Asrock M3A790GXH/128M Radeon HD3300 IGP 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 OCZ3P1600EB4GK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB, WD3000JB, Hitachi 7K250 Samsung SH-S203N DVD Writer Windows XP SP3 Gateway VX1120 
PowerCase
Seasonic S12 II 500W Antec P150 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE - 0904EPMW Asrock M3A790GXH/128M Radeon HD3300 IGP 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 OCZ3P1600EB4GK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB, WD3000JB, Hitachi 7K250 Samsung SH-S203N DVD Writer Windows XP SP3 Gateway VX1120 
PowerCase
Seasonic S12 II 500W Antec P150 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
The problem isn't AHCI driver only, the problem is that Windows XP doesn't support TRIM, install Windows 7 that is best too in general performance, security, and XP next year finalice support...

Sorry for my bad English if i wrote something wrong...
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I don't want to upgrade to Win7 yet. I want to stay with XP for now. Anyway I can do TRIM using a 3rd party utility.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE - 0904EPMW Asrock M3A790GXH/128M Radeon HD3300 IGP 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 OCZ3P1600EB4GK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB, WD3000JB, Hitachi 7K250 Samsung SH-S203N DVD Writer Windows XP SP3 Gateway VX1120 
PowerCase
Seasonic S12 II 500W Antec P150 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE - 0904EPMW Asrock M3A790GXH/128M Radeon HD3300 IGP 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 OCZ3P1600EB4GK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB, WD3000JB, Hitachi 7K250 Samsung SH-S203N DVD Writer Windows XP SP3 Gateway VX1120 
PowerCase
Seasonic S12 II 500W Antec P150 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
I don't know wich 3rd party applications could you use, and other thing is XP (32 bits wich is the mostly used) can't manage your 4GB RAM, only 3.25GB, and next year ends official support and updates...

Stay with XP if you want, but my recommendation is to use Windows 7.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I Know where you're coming from. But I have so many programs to reinstall if I upgrade, and I dread having to do that. If only I could in-place upgrade XP to Win7... redface.gif
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE - 0904EPMW Asrock M3A790GXH/128M Radeon HD3300 IGP 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 OCZ3P1600EB4GK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB, WD3000JB, Hitachi 7K250 Samsung SH-S203N DVD Writer Windows XP SP3 Gateway VX1120 
PowerCase
Seasonic S12 II 500W Antec P150 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE - 0904EPMW Asrock M3A790GXH/128M Radeon HD3300 IGP 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 OCZ3P1600EB4GK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB, WD3000JB, Hitachi 7K250 Samsung SH-S203N DVD Writer Windows XP SP3 Gateway VX1120 
PowerCase
Seasonic S12 II 500W Antec P150 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › Need AHCI Driver for Asrock M3A790GXH/128M on Windows XP