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Thread: H57M-USB3: Has Gigabyte fixed BROKEN AHCI support?

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    Default H57M-USB3: Has Gigabyte fixed BROKEN AHCI support?

    According to the Anandtech review of the Gigabyte H57M-USB3 mobo, SATA AHCI support is broken.

    Specifically, you cannot boot from a DVD or CDROM disc when AHCI mode is enabled in the BIOS.

    I am worried about this since I plan to reinstall Windows 7 soon (from DVD) and want to use AHCI. None of the BIOS updates say this is fixed.

    See review:
    Choosing the Best H55/H57 Motherboard, Part 2 - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

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    Default Re: H57M-USB3: Has Gigabyte fixed BROKEN AHCI support?

    Even if it's not fixed yet you can just install in IDE mode, then switch to AHCI after you are installed.

    That applies to Windows 7 or Vista only though, here is the changes you need to make in the registry after installing in IDE mode, then reboot and set AHCI in the BIOS

    Enable switching between all IDE/AHCI/RAID modes by changing "Start" Values in these keys to 0

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    Default Re: H57M-USB3: Has Gigabyte fixed BROKEN AHCI support?

    what dvd drive did they use? sata or ide? i had problems with an ide drive not working if i enabled ahci in win7,in ide mode it worked fine,have a new sata dvd drive now and it works fine in both ide and ahci mode in win7 and xp
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