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When in doubt always go with the Mainboard drivers.
Excuse me for jumping in here, because my memory is a bit hazy. This question of which AHCI drivers has been asked and answered so many times that I have forgotten some of its evolution.

What I do know is that ASUS does not make SATA drivers. Remember way back when someone wanted to argue with me about AsMedia being a subsidiary of ASUS and hence AsMedia drivers were in effect developed by ASUS.

Well, they were wrong - and I proved it. AsMedia develops drivers for any motherboard manufacturer who requests them. In fact, AsMedia drivers have found there way into most Taiwan motherboards. And they are not ASUS.

Bottom Line: I believe that on an ASUS board that supports Intel Processors, you should use Intel AHCI drivers.

Conversely, on an ASUS board that support AMD processors, you should use AMD AHCI drivers.

Since this fellow's rig only has 1 SSD and 1 HDD, he would probably be safe going with the driver's on the motherboard setup disk. But please don't call them ASUS drivers.
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Apologies. Just saying that if you want the right drivers to go to the Mainboard companies because they pass the right ones along to us from the developers. Also should anything negative happen and you have to return the board for RMA, they'll see that you didn't go outside the source and are more likely to follow through without issue.

Not saying they're the people that made the drivers but they are the people that control your fate in the face of RMA.

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Ceadar did you get those snipers working right on your board there 69 buck for 8gigs right now
    
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Apologies. Just saying that if you want the right drivers to go to the Mainboard companies
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?? Not on your life. I knew what you meant, Caedderman. I should have added that mine was only a clarification, cause until recently I actually thought mobo mfrs. designed all the drivers too. Guess I had a bad case of the Modern-Day Stupids!

Then I had a flashback to the 90's - way back when we all knew who actually made what. Nowadays there is so much confusion; it's really hard to know - or to trust ...

Sorry, I should have been a bit more clear.
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What I do know is that ASUS does not make SATA drivers. Remember way back when someone wanted to argue with me about AsMedia being a subsidiary of ASUS and hence AsMedia drivers were in effect developed by ASUS.
ASMedia, is a subsidiary of ASUS

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ASUS-...s-140444.shtml
http://news.softpedia.com/news/ASMed...l-195300.shtml

http://www.asmedia.com.tw/eng/e_press2.php?item=41
"ASMedia Technology Inc., currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, founded in 2004, being a subsidiary of ASUS group"

http://vr-zone.com/articles/asmedia-...ail/11878.html
http://semiaccurate.com/2010/04/26/a...t-controllers/
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Ceadar did you get those snipers working right on your board there 69 buck for 8gigs right now
Already addressed this in PM, but to clarify for those privy to our conversation...

Yes indeedy. They were being hindered by the IMC on my 955 so the best I could get @ Stock was 1333. I'm running the 965 Right now and RAM is @ 1600. So anyone with the 955 the only way you run higher speed with the IMC is by OC'ing the CPU. Then you can set to stock speed on the RAM.

One thing I forgot to mention is these sticks are as tight as they're going to get at 9-9-9-24. Unless you fiddle with the voltage I imagine since I've yet to get ballsy and attempt it.Of course I'm back on the stock CPU cooler so I'm not doing much of anything performance related. That's gonna change as soon as I get my Loop completed.

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ASMedia, is a subsidiary of ASUS
Tweeky, I thank you for providing the links that you believe prove your point.

With all do respects, however, I have read much that dispute your belief that AsMedia is owned by ASUS.

I have as a result emailed AsMedia myself to learn the truth.

Possible Logical Contradiction: If AsMedia is in fact a wholly owned subsidiary of ASUS, why do they provide products and services to many other Taiwan motherboard manufacturers?

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ASMedia Technology’s customers include all major Taiwanese motherboard vendors and brand-name OEMs, including ASUS, Dell, ECS, Gigabyte, HP, Seagate, Samsung, Lacie, LG, Liteon, MSI, Sony, and Toshiba.
http://www.asmedia.com.tw/eng/e_press2.php?item=39

True, AsMedia collaborates with many companies, including American Megatrends, but that does not mean they are owned by the companies they collaborate with. It's actually a very common practice in Chinese business for many companies to work together in a loosely defined network, but ownership is quite another matter.
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If AsMedia is in fact a wholly owned subsidiary of ASUS, why do they provide products and services to many other Taiwan motherboard manufacturers?
"ASMedia, is a subsidiary of ASUS" ("wholly owned" how did that get in there)
ASMedia press release of 2011-5-31
http://www.asmedia.com.tw/eng/e_press2.php?item=41

There are only 2 providers of these high performance controllers (NEC and AsMedia) at this time
If Gigabyte wants a high performance controller then they have to get it from one of these providers
Can you imagine what the Gigabyte owners are going to say when they have to load ASUS driver on their boards?

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Just one more reason to buy ASUS.

Yeah they have a bad Rep but that's what happens when you're bigger than everyone else. I kinda laugh at people that have Intel and shun ASUS.

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Sacrificed half my current RAM for my little neices build.

@ Ceaddar I ended up ordering the G. Skill Sniper 1600 Cas 9 instead of the 1866 it was a little cheaper but still serves its purpose

Edit: The 1866 was 69.99 the 1600 was only 53.99 USD
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