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    Default Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    First of all.....G'day to everyone!

    I'm hoping I can get some help and advice.

    Just finished a new build with a new Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard and a Corsiar GT 120 GB SSD drive.

    I had so many issues with the SSD that I actually gave up and installed everything on my seperate WD velociraptor drive. Not to say that was easy though. Got that working well enough but it was nagging me that my new SSD was sitting on the desk unused.

    So I have tried again and where I am at is a Win 7 loading / starting issue. Basically the windows loading screen comes up and it just sits there forever. Ocassionally it will actually restart without an issue. Maybe 1 in 10 times.

    I have updated the BIOS, updated the SSD firmware and re-installed windows after format and new partitions. I have loaded all up to date drivers. I have cleared the CMOS and started all over 3 times. At first i may have had an OC issue from the last drive. So i cleared and reprogrammed the BIOS. I have set the ACHI on all SATA ports prior to install of Win7.

    I just can't work out why the start up is failing most of the time.

    Any advice or assistance will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    In your BIOS settings have you set your Hard Drive priority (First Boot Device) to ensure that your SSD is loading first? This is the first thing I would ensure you have done. I have had a similar issue in the past and this fixed it. Same board as you.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    Yes i have and i actually even tried making sure my second drive was third in line but to no avail. Like I say...it actually starts without issue on the rare occasion. It's very odd.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    Are you overclocking, and if so what voltages?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    I only OC'd when i used my other drive and that was using ET6. I had it up to 4Ghz with no issues. But since i have reloaded everything on the SSD including Bios reset i have not attempted anything yet. I won't until i fix the start up problem.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    there is an new BIOS for your board out as well - F9

    http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...-ud7-b3_f9.exe

    I'll have a think about your issue for a few minutes
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    Interesting! I thought F8 was up to date and that the only other BIOS was a beta. I may try this. The fact that it's not always failing though is what really bugs me. Thanks
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    It seems it is a known issue with Corsair 2 GT and a problem which has not yet been remedied via Firmware.

    However, many users are finding suitable remedy by following the below procedure:

    This is taken from the Corsair forums:

    I posted this in another thread, but I thought it may be easier for the community to find it if I re-post this in a separate thread. Many new SSDs are experiencing freezing problems, and this is not only a Corsair and/or Sandforce issue as many other manufacturers are having this issue as well. Many people have had the freezing issues stop by using a simple registry edit that disables some power saving features for the SATA ports of your system. This has been proven across multiple platforms and systems to decrease/eliminate the freezing issues.

    While disabling the LPM on every SATA port will work, it is easier (and also better for battery life/electricity costs!) to disable LPM for only the port that your SSD is on, typically Port0. To do this, follow the instructions below.

    NOTE: Please follow these instructions at your own risk! I personally have used this procedure on 5 systems so far, and many others have used it successfully as stated on multiple forums. However, as with any registry editing, serious issues can arise if you somehow mess things up! Be careful!

    NOTE: This only works if you are using the Intel RST drivers. If you are using the default MS AHCI drivers, this will not work.

    1) Copy the below text and paste it into a notepad file, and save the document with a .reg extension.

    2) Execute the file

    3) This will disable the LPM for ONLY Port0, which will allow the SSD to operate without freezes (we hope!) as well as allow your other hard drives to still use LPM. If your SSD is NOT on Port0, edit the file to have it disable LPM on whichever port your SSD is connected to.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStor\Parameters\Port0]
    "LPM"=dword:00000000
    "LPMDSTATE"=dword:00000000
    "DIPM"=dword:00000000
    It's worth a try. Report back your results.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    where you plugging in your ssd drive? intel sata3 port? and did you set to ahci mode in the bios?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard with SSD issues

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    where you plugging in your ssd drive? intel sata3 port? and did you set to ahci mode in the bios?
    G'day

    Yes I have the SSD plugged into the native SATA3 port and ACHI was enabled in BIOS prior to installing windows. I did also have issues where the expanding windows files froze and took a long time to install. I know the Win7 disc is fine as I used it the day before on my sons PC without fail.
    The drivers for the ports are generic i think. I used the Gigabyte disc to load all drivers from there first.
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