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    Default AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    I'm having problem instaling Vista 32bit in AHCI mode.
    In the boot install menu i do format on my disk ,makeing two partion ,then initilazing ahci/sata drivers from usb flash drive ,installing ,then click next and Vista begins to install ,then after one minute pop ups a window sayng there are no reguired files to continue the install. I tryed every step ,enableing AHCI in bios and so on...
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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    Vista comes with ICHxR AHCI drivers. Try installing it without loading any additional drivers.
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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    ok,i'm in AHCI mode :) Do i have to install sata drivers now ? or to leave it like it is right now?
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    Just install Vista. Vista will load the SATA drivers during its installation.
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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    gampamu is correct. If you have selected AHCI in your bios and are using the Onboard ICHxxr Intel chipset then Vista supports this and you don't need to add any other drivers at installation.

    Once Vista is installed, if you prefer you can use the Intel AHCI driver (Intel maxtrix storage driver) instead of the Microsoft AHCI driver shipped with Vista. To do this, you need to either use the windows version from gigabyte or go straight to the intel website and download the Intel matrix storage driver for your OS and chipset combination (windows).
    Last edited by VorLonUK; 06-28-2009 at 09:03 PM.
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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    yeap,everything working perfectly ,this is my first time you know,using AHCI . cheers to everybody ;)
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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    Nice to see you are all squared away, should you need any further help or advice let us know and we will try to help.

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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    well i have another question,dont wanna open new topic.
    See,this is the thing ,as it is in my signature ,i WAS using ati 4850 512 ,then i decided to change it with MSI GTS 250 -OC edition ,Then i noticed in 3dmark06 a slite underscore for my CPU ,with ati 4850 i had a score of 4600 on my cpu and now with GTS 250 i have 4100 ...so i have a noobish question is there a conflict couse my motherboard is crossfireX that's why the card is bootlenecking the CPU ? is there anything to do with that,that my motherboard is disgined to do crossfireX ?
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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    I highly doubt there are any problems in the area you are concened about.

    My question would be, did you do a new Windows install after removing the ati card, or did you not only uninstall the ati drivers, but check (possibly via a utility) that there are no ati driver remnants left over?

    Have you also got the PhysX utility (usually installed along with the newer Nvidia driver packages) installed and if so is PhysX "enabled" within the utility as that affects the CPU score.

    I use 3dmark Vantage and have an 8800GTS 512 card, that isn't all that different from your card and enabling the PhysX function has a big impact on the CPU score.
    Although saying all this, reviewers normally turn off PhysX when reviewing/comparing graphics cards.
    Also the HD4850 & GTS250 are in similiar leagues, but their CPU scores could be different for a number of reasons.
    How do their overall 3dmark scores compare?
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    Default Re: AHCI mode on X48 DS4

    well ,gts 250 performs better then 4850. With 4850 i had 12780 overall score(cpu-4595/sm2-4703/sm3-5728) ,with gts 250 13901(cpu-4054/sm2-5537/sm3-6365). Yes i did a new install,now i'm using Vista with the GTS 250,before i was on XP.
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