Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
That looks like fun. Working with stuff like that and dice is on my bucket list. The problem is at my age there ain't a lot of time to get around to it.
Originally Posted by Dilyn
Aren't you retired?
Sort of, but not by choice. But that wasn't what I was referring to though. I meant at my age if one doesn't get around to doing it soon there might not be a later.
Originally Posted by TaranScorp
A few pages back you guys were discussing turning on AHCI on an already installed operating system and made it sound so easy I thought I'd give it a try on my WinXP Pro os and I can't even find the \\msahci value in my registry and that's supposed to be the first step.
I do a lot of video encoding and use four Sata HD's so I thought switching to ahci would eeek me out a little more performance. I have my E7500 where I want it and my 4x1GB of ram set up pretty good.
Any ideas? Or is it even worth it for video encoding?
If the guide that Two Cables provided didn't work try the following. It's a bit more involved, but I have successfully used it in the past, especially on Intel based Laptops.
- Download the Intel Matrix Storage Manager here:
- Once you download the file, run it with the -a switch:
This will NOT install the Matrix Storage Manager. What this will do is run the installer, and ONLY EXTRACT the files to C:\\Program Files\\Intel\\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology. Again, this does NOT install anything.
- Your drivers are now located in C:\\Program Files\\Intel\\Intel Matrix Storage Manager. They will be found in either \\Driver, or \\Driver64, depending on whether you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit OS.
- Go to Device Manager --> IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Double-click on the Intel ICH8M 3-port SATA Controller - 2828... remember, *ONLY* click on the device that ends with 2828.
- Go to Driver tab, and choose to Update Driver.
- Tell the Wizard prompts:
- No, not this time
- Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)
- Don't Search. I will choose the driver to install.
- Click the "Have Disk" button. Point it to C:\\Program Files\\Intel\\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\\Driver (or Driver64).
- Choose the driver you want to install....
- After you install the driver and click OK out of every menu, reboot the laptop.
-) During reboot, go into BIOS and turn on AHCI mode
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