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No problem. Someone should be around all evening to help if needed.



From a performance standpoint it shouldn't make any difference which of the Intel (yellow) ports you use. It's more of a convenience and organization thing. I always put the boot drive on the first IDE or SATA port. Makes it easier to keep track of if you have a lot of drives attached like I do. Then I put each successive drive on the next port.

Port 0 = C: OS
Port 1 = D: 1st data
Port 2 = E: 2nd data
Port 3 = F: 3rd data
etc.

That way if I have to disconnect or replace a cable/drive I know exactly which one is which without having to trace them back from each end. When you have 6 SATA hard drives in a small case like I do along with 2 dual slot graphics cards that area can become quite crowded no matter how much effort you put into cable management.
Oh alright. I was gonna say... Why is Port 0 so special XD

That's quite a good way to set it up. If I had more hard drives, it'd be a more valid reason to bother. But, seeing as I only have the two, it isn't all that hard to figure out which is which.
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AHCI. Otherwise it becomes a pain in the you know what to change it later.
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AHCI. Otherwise it becomes a pain in the you know what to change it later.
Ok so I should also change the onboard sata/ide ctr mode to AHCI as well? Are there any other settings in the bios I need to tweak to run in AHCI? How about once windows is installed is there anything I need to know about running in AHCI mode?
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The onboard SATA/ide setting midway down the screen is for the jMicron Controler (purple) ports. Unless you have something attached to them I would just leave them at IDE. You only need to change the top SATA/AHCI Mode setting to AHCI as this is the one for the Intel Controller (yellow) ports.
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Once you switch the board to AHCI, install Windows.
Windows will automatically do all the driver installation for you. No further work required.
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Once you switch the board to AHCI, install Windows.
Windows will automatically do all the driver installation for you. No further work required.
But it won't install the LATEST drivers which provide optimal performance. Windows just installs generic drivers that allow you to run in low performance mode.
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But it won't install the LATEST drivers which provide optimal performance. Windows just installs generic drivers that allow you to run in low performance mode.
I got the latest driver you posted earlier. I will install that once I intall/load windows.
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But it won't install the LATEST drivers which provide optimal performance. Windows just installs generic drivers that allow you to run in low performance mode.
Windows will install AHCI drivers regardless, which was my point, but yes.
Generic drivers are what Windows does best
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I gotcha. No need for the old XP/W2K F6 floppy drive AHCI driver madness to go through.
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I`m DRUNK AS F*** and I don`t know what you`re talking about..

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