2600k and SSD

Just received all my components for my2600k. ASus p8p78 deluxe board. I will be using pcs vertex2 120gb for windows etc. Do I need to still install f6 driver mentioned in other posts?
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  1. Absolutely
  2. hi sorry to bring this thread back up but i'm building a rig with the same cpu/mobo but i'm getting the crucial c300 128gb. What is the f6 driver and do i need to install it?
  3. Not if you're using any version of windows newer than XP...
  4. oh alright thanks alot cjl
  5. If using an intel chip download the driver and hit 'F6' whilst loading win7 to install the driver. If you do not do this during install, then windows will automatically load it's own driver which is inferior.
  6. adampower said:
    If using an intel chip download the driver and hit 'F6' whilst loading win7 to install the driver. If you do not do this during install, then windows will automatically load it's own driver which is inferior.

    You can load your own driver any time from the device manager. There's no need to mess with it during install.
  7. undadawg said:
    hi sorry to bring this thread back up but i'm building a rig with the same cpu/mobo but i'm getting the crucial c300 128gb. What is the f6 driver and do i need to install it?


    Sorry I missed the 'what is it?' part.

    'IT' is the (to quote intel)

    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

    Supports SATA RAID 5/10 on specific desktop platforms, SATA RAID 0/1, AHCI, and matrix RAID on specific desktop and mobile platforms

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7, 3 .. More>


    It's simply a better ahci driver which makes a big difference especially, it seems, with Sandforce 1200 based ssds.

    Go to this page and start the process of finding the one you want.

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29

    Perhaps you can load it later? Perhaps but I don't think it will take. Besides, why not load it during install?
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