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BIOS:
To be honest I have no idea but it says Award Software at the top. Any way to find out or is "Award Software" enough?

Card Position change:
Wil try chipset drivers first, then will change card. But I have installed tons of driver updates for my card before, why now, with my SSD?

Chipset drivers:
Will do now after rolling back gfx card drivers.
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New Windows installation requires all drivers to be installed again.
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When you enter BIOS it should say the version of it somewhere. I am looking at your motherboard page here http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=3265#bios

And there different versions of BIOS that you could have: FJ18, FI, FH etc.

But no matter what version, you should be able to change that PCI thingy that Wishmaker said.

I am just guessing when you plugged the RAID controller, something messed up in BIOS regarding PCI-E ports and since video card uses PCI-E port too, it caused problems.
Edited by XSCounter - 4/22/11 at 7:46am
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Okay here's the latest.

I cannot find my BIOS version anywhere, wil check manual and driver disc, since I have not updated the BIOS since I first got my PC.

The BIOS graphics boot thingy says PCI, and there are options for PCI-8X and 16X or something. I didn't tamper with that and I don't know what the value was before that so I have no idea atm if that's wrong. Can someone tell me that "PCI" is the right setting?

To re-check that it is not a hardware or BIOS fault I will remove the SSD, replace with my old HDD (running the same 10.11 driver) and will boot.
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Originally Posted by XSCounter View Post

I am just guessing when you plugged the RAID controller, something messed up in BIOS regarding PCI-E ports and since video card uses PCI-E port too, it caused problems.
I think this is what is happening, maybe... You don't have that SATA III controller still installed do you? (I can't remember if you said you took it out)

If it's still in, take it out and reboot.
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Do us a favour. Take a picture of the FIRST screen that comes up when you PC loads. The BIOS version will be on the POST. ( Power On Self Test ).

Take a picture of the FIRST thing that comes up on screen and upload it or just a whole video.

Issue is from your other video is I dont think you are going to get that screen. So you will have to go into the BIOS. It will be on the Information summary page somewhere what bios version you are running.
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Right, I will take a video of the boot proccess now. My monitor takes time to power on though <.<

The SATA III controller was completely removed after "FIRST". In SECOND and THIRD, the SATA III controller is not present at all.
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You can't see anything. It flashes up way too quickly. I'm not sure if the first thing was the motherboard graphic or that little ASCI-style green energy star thing. I guess the info would be on that screen, that pops up for a milisecond, because I have seen the graphic many times and it does NOT display version, just instructions like "Press Delete to enter BIOS".

Are you sure it's a PCI-E port issue? I tried with my older HDD and it worked fine. No problems at all. No BIOS settings were changed, only the drive. Same driver version.

I think it may be to do with the order I am installing drivers in, I have little hope but am installing Chipset THEN Graphics. After that I will try with an ordinary HDD, to see if it is the driver installation process or related to the SSD.

For reference, there's a new boot screen that appears after the graphic etc flashes. It shows the HDD in a cyan colour and says press any key to continue, then goes off after 3 seconds. Gigabyte SATA something or other is displayed at the top. This does not happen when I use an ordinary HDD.

Video coming now but tbh it's useless. Can't take a picture because it flashed too quickly. Am just using an iPhone afterall.
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Got it. Paused the video, it's Version FB.
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If it's working fine with a standard HDD then I'm a bit perplexed. This would indicate it's not an issue with the BIOS at all. Are you running in AHCI mode in the BIOS and in Windows on the SSD yet? Or haven't got that far?
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