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    Default P35-DS4 Gigabyte controller

    I have the Intel controller set to IDE mode and the Gigabyte controller set to AHCI in BIOS. I will be installing the OS on the Intel IDE controller and will be using the Gigabyte controller for e-SATA.

    My question is: Do I need to install the Gigabyte drivers via F6 or can I install them after I have installed the OS?

    Also, I don't have a floppy drive so If I have to install using F6 then what other options are there?
    GA-P35-DS4, E6850 C2D 3.0ghz, G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Radeon HD3870, 650W Blue psu, Vista Ultimate

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    Default Re: P35-DS4 Gigabyte controller

    You shouldn't need any drivers unless you plan to use raid.
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    Rick
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    Default Re: P35-DS4 Gigabyte controller

    Thanks for the info HemiRick
    GA-P35-DS4, E6850 C2D 3.0ghz, G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Radeon HD3870, 650W Blue psu, Vista Ultimate

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    Default Re: P35-DS4 Gigabyte controller

    You should be able to use USB as a floppy if you have legacy USB enabled in the BIOS, disable this when you are done. And since you are installing Vista you can just choose browse when you see the disks to choose to install to and browse to the gigabyte install CD where the drivers are. Tell it to get them from the CD this works fine for Vista. If you see no disks, same it will have a load driver button

    If you really mean IDE as in IDE hard drive it goes thru the GA chip not the intel one. If you mean SATA (IDE/PATA Mode) then ignore me! HAHA

    If you are not using AHCI for your OS then you can install later I believe Not sure though as I have always installed it with the system. It will slow your boot time though, just so you know
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 05-06-2008 at 12:20 PM.

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