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    Default GA-X58a-ud3r AHCI Drivers

    Hey,

    Just ordered a OCZ vertex 2 80gb ssd and am getting everything together before I do a fresh win7 64bit install on it. The final question I have before I start is what drivers to use?

    I have seen various threads about using the Intel F6 and just as many saying to use MS's.
    I had settled on using Intel's F6 v10 (although all the threads talk about v9) drivers when I see that GB has their own available to download for this mobo.

    Any suggestions? And just to confirm, if I go with Intel's or GB's, I specify this during the install and not after, correct?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: GA-X58a-ud3r AHCI Drivers

    Windows 7 does not need any drivers to install, just set AHCI or RAID and install.

    Then you can update to the Intel drivers if you want once you are finished, if you do that this is the program you install and it will update the driver too
    (Third link - Intel® Rapid Storage Technology)
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...l%C2%AE+RST%29

    F6 is only needed with XP. NO Gigabyte drivers are needed ever

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    Thanks. I kept finding reference to doing the F6 method and wasn't aware that I could install it without them (without having problems) and then install the RST install later to update them.

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    Default Re: GA-X58a-ud3r AHCI Drivers

    Ya F6 method is only needed for XP.

    In Vista or Windows 7 you can browse to a USB during the install to load drivers, if you want, but it's not needed anymore in these systems - just optional.

    You can load RST Pre-install drivers during the install if you want, it would be via USB and not F6 method. You load them at the "Choose Disk" screen if you want.

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    Hey lsdmeasap,

    Yeah sorry, 'F6 method' just rolls off the tongue faster :)

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