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December 6, 2013 2:17:22 PM

I have 2 500gb 7200 rpm hard disks and wanted to try out RAID-0 to see if it'll help in playing games since I notice a lot of objects/textures popping out.

I read guides on setting up RAID-0 it tells me to go to bios then set to RAID then press ctrl+f on next boot when the prompt appears then it takes me to a page like this:

I kept pressing 2 as what I've seen in the motherboard manual to create a RAID setup but it keeps going back to that screen again and again. I don't know what to do anymore, tried searching for other posts about creating RAID0 but I see the same things. Thanks in advance! :) 

Processor: AMD A8-3820
Motherboard: Gigabyte A55M-DS2 rev 2.1
VGA: Radeon HD 7790
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM x2

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December 6, 2013 2:20:31 PM

Have you try pressing 4?
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December 6, 2013 2:23:21 PM

lp231 said:
Have you try pressing 4?


Yes, it takes me to some page with information but esc is the only key I can press there.
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December 6, 2013 2:26:34 PM

You are doing everything correct. Pressing 2 should bring you to another screen which will allow you to select the drives to be included in your RAID array.

If it keeps going back to the same screen again and again that means something is wrong with your BIOS.
Update your motherboard's BIOS to version F2b and see if that helps. If you are already on that version then see if it's possible to flash to that same version again. Or maybe see if it's possible to flash back down to version F1.
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December 6, 2013 2:48:33 PM

Make sure the SATA controller in the bios is also set to RAID and save changes.
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December 6, 2013 4:21:33 PM

The raid screen wouldn't come up if the controller weren't in raid mode. I'm guessing he needs to update the bios as said, press the 2 thats above the keybd and not the one on the numberpad, or that the drives aren't being detected which pressing 1 would show.
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December 6, 2013 5:29:34 PM

Thanks for all the replies everyone, I was going to update the bios as a last resort but it seems I can't setup/boot using RAID-0 if I'm overclocking even with a smallest bump, tried using stock settings and it boots and installed windows 8 normally. But when I try to OC after that it doesn't detect my RAID setup and it takes me again and again to the main menu.

Odd problem, can't OC when using RAID? Anyone has an idea with this? Also when I installed windows 8 it didn't ask for the RAID drivers (the one you put into the flash drive and install) as nothing popped out. Do I need to install this one? If so how can I? Just create a bootable DOS image then put the extracted files there? Thanks!

*I also noticed boot times were faster and the texture/objects popping up have been reduced significantly but framerates gone down since I can't OC anymore*

*I'm only doing CPU/Memory overclocks, I can't overclock them 1 by 1 since when I get the CPU Frequency up it also gets the memory and cpu ratio up.*
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December 6, 2013 6:30:09 PM

Overclocking sometimes does that when you don't have an unlocked processor. The various buses dont like to be out of spec. Intel is the same way with their baseclock only being able to go about 5mhz above if you're lucky.

If you used ctrl+F and put both drives into a raid 0 first and win8 install was able to see it then the drivers are built in. {Thats good news imo}

Now if you didn't create the raid array then the drives were passed thru as individual drives and you are probably not running raid; AHCI is a subset of raid so if the drive got passed thru then install would definitely see it.
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December 6, 2013 6:49:21 PM

Yeah, that's probably it with an unlocked processor. Yes, win8 install was able to see it. Now the choice between framerate and texture/object popping. :D 
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