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Windows 7 isn't taking the LSI driver........this sucks. I guess I can try the Dell, but I've already flashed the LSI BIOS.

Anyone have any insight (Windows 7 x64)
The hardware ID on your PERC controller doesn't match the LSI driver.
You can force install it after windows is installed, but you have to use the DELL driver for installation, as there's no way to force an installation of a driver during the windows install
You *could* get the LSI driver for windows 2008 server and modify the hardware ID in the inf file to match your PERC and use it for installation.
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I just got my PERC 6/i and put into my computer. The computer booted but it only recognized 4GB of my 6GB of memory. This is strange, when the I took off the card, it can recognize all memory. Anyone know the reason?

Thanks.
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I just got my PERC 6/i and put into my computer. The computer booted but it only recognized 4GB of my 6GB of memory. This is strange, when the I took off the card, it can recognize all memory. Anyone know the reason?

Thanks.
Your motherboard is not remapping memory (aka memory hoisting).
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Thank you for the quick reply. I searched on the web, it seems that i7 (X58) bios has no way to change memory mapping, it's automacally done. So anyway to solve this problem?
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Your motherboard is not remapping memory (aka memory hoisting).
post #3555 of 7173
Have you taped the pins on the PERC? Try this if not. SMBus issues are generally behind all the memory problems at boot.
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I got my PERC 6/i working on my system, thanks to everybody that helped before, I appreciated the comments. I ended up keeping WinServer2K3 and the A8N-SLI Premium. I had to move the video card down to the alternate PCI-e slot and the PERC went into the video slot to get the PERC recognized. I also had to connect the 4 pin molex to the mobo's EZ-Plug in order for everything to work. I did the tape mod on pins 5,6 regardless of whether I had to. Also took the 40MM fan off of an ICE cooler and attached it to the existing heat sink's clip using safety wire (it doesn't even look ghetto!). I will post pics and benchmarks later. I set up 2 Raid 5's with 4 Seagate 320ES and 4 Seagate 1.5TB drives (4.09TB GPT).

I have a couple general PERC 6/i questions related to rebuilding the array on boot and in the OS:

1. If my aging motherboard fails, and I have to change motherboards, will I have to rebuild the array on boot and will the OS (Win2K3, Win2k8, or WHS) recognize the drive AND its data. This assumes I leave all array drives 'connected' to the PERC (outside of system).

Basically my question is, should I right now, have a back up of the 4 TB, and 1 TB array external to my server? The cautious man in me says yes, but the I don't have a redundant server sitting around with 5 TB of hard drive space man says no.

TIA
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You can transfer the disks and card to any system - just install the drivers & you're away. No need even to keep the disks in the same order.

Honestly, if your data is that important, it should be backed up. I wouldn't bother for DVD/BluRay rips etc, but if it's work, family photos etc that can't be replaced then make another copy. Just in case...
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You can transfer the disks and card to any system - just install the drivers & you're away. No need even to keep the disks in the same order.

Honestly, if your data is that important, it should be backed up. I wouldn't bother for DVD/BluRay rips etc, but if it's work, family photos etc that can't be replaced then make another copy. Just in case...
Thanks a lot. If the PERC dies, am I boned?
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Not usually. Of course, you have to pay for another one though...
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It works, thank you very much. I thought X58 chipset has no such issue, it seems that I was wrong.
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Have you taped the pins on the PERC? Try this if not. SMBus issues are generally behind all the memory problems at boot.
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