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Intel X25-M G2 80gb, Steam games freeze with AHCI enabled

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Last response: in Storage
January 31, 2010 11:51:33 PM

I have an Intel X25-M G2 80gb SSD, and Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I recently enabled AHCI through Windows using the steps in this guide.

Everything has sped up, and up until now, I wasn't having any problems, so I assumed I had done it properly. Then, I went to fire up GTA IV, which I run through Steam, and it froze before I could even get into the game. I had to CTRL + ALT +DLT to get out of the game.

Remember, I enabled AHCI after the Windows installation. I had heard that it could be problematic, but up until now, everything had been going smoothly.

Any suggestions?

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a b G Storage
February 1, 2010 4:06:34 AM

Well, if you that's the cause, have you tried disabling AHCI? Also, does it happen only for GTA IV, or for other games as well?
February 1, 2010 7:44:25 PM

it happens for all games, as well as any embedded videos on websites, besides youtube.
I disabled AHCI, and now it all works..