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March 9, 2012 1:11:43 PM

Ok, so I finally built my first gaming PC, and when I tried to install Windows, it would hang on the loading screen. I found out that switching the hdds to IDE mode on the mobo (an ASUS p8z68 PRO GEN/3) seemed to fix the problem. My question is, will going to IDE mode slow down my PC? I have an SSD hooked up to the SATA 6/GBs and I want to know if I lost any speed over it. Thanks.

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March 9, 2012 1:32:50 PM

What version of Windoze?
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March 9, 2012 1:35:02 PM

^+1 Good point, maybe need to load third party SATA drivers!
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March 9, 2012 2:06:54 PM

Depending on your OS, you will lose the trim function that helps maintain your SSD's performance level. It's best to use AHCI on SSD's.
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March 9, 2012 11:35:08 PM

ITS Windows 7. Ok, I will see what my mobo disk has.
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March 10, 2012 2:43:17 AM

*sigh* I really need help on this one guys. Its an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO GEN/3. I am using the SATA III ports for the SSD containing Windows. If anyone knows how to do the install after the OS is installed, please help me. Thanks.
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