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Vista with AHCI and P35

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So Im installing Vista on the new PC I built my parents. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L board. Im not sure if i should use the AHCI option in the BIOS. The drive I ordered is a Seagate 7200.11 drive.

My next question is with Vista do I need to install a SATA driver like I have to do on my P5W?
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this may not be the answer you are looking for but:

ALWAYS try to install the latest software drivers for you chipset... vista uses generic MS developed drivers, while your chipset drivers are optimized for your specific configuration.
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Well I found that even though Vista has a driver it really needs to have the AHCI from Intel installed. So It seems that this worked, thanx.
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