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    Default Re: Error trying to install Windows 7 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    GSATA is terrible really, and shouldn't be used for a OS disk, only backup or storage, something like that when needed.

    All 6GB/s ports are backwards compatible with 3Gb/s drives, and those ports are what you should use for your main drives
    In what way is it terrible?
    Does a SATA3 port make a SATA2 (3GB/s) device run any faster like 6GB/s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamander View Post
    Is there a big difference between memtest86 and memtest86+?
    Those are 2 different programs. I don't know where memtest86 stands now, but there was time it was not kept up to date with all recent CPUs and chipsets, memtest86+ is constantly updated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Salamander View Post
    I am under the belief that unless a drive is specified as SATA3 always use SATA2 or GSATA. If this is not true, then I am a fool or an ignoramus.
    The GSATA is an "extra". The SATA3 ports should be backward compatible, and there is an option to disable SATA3 mode and make them work at SATA2 only.

    Quote Originally Posted by Salamander View Post
    In what way is it terrible?
    Does a SATA3 port make a SATA2 (3GB/s) device run any faster like 6GB/s?
    It is very simple, even if the GSATA chip is good as the south-bridge, there is still one more hop the data has to do, from the drive, to the south-bridge, and from there to the memor, while the Oc-Chip SATA ports are connected directly to the south-bridge.

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    Default Re: Error trying to install Windows 7 64-bit

    Maybe I forgot to mention this: I only want to run my system with a single HDD and DVDRW drive so RAID is not an option for me. Under this one hard drive setup, what mode would be most beneficial for me, IDE or AHCI?

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    IDE should be more strait forward, no need to install any chipset drivers.
    RAID imply AHCI also, but also need special drivers. Not all drives have to be part of the RAID, and run in AHCI mode if they don't
    I think there's an option for ports 4 & 5 to be in different mode than ports 0-3, so maybe set all to IDE so later you'd be able to easily change/upgrate if you ever wish to, and connect the HD and DVD to ports 4 & 5.

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