Tried removing all of the memory sticks (64Gb) and tried only with one same results ran extensive test on memory using memtest86+ didn't find any errors.
First link is the same file that I've been trying to use, about to try 11.7 I'll post results on this later
Read that slow windows install may have to do with windows vista/7 looking for floppy drivers or ide legacy. Did a little research but cannot find a way to disable it on asus bios any thoughts on this?
Ok so I tried to install with both drivers no luck same results in AHCI. Would seem that's not possible to install rapid storage driver with F6 under windows 7 in P9x79 Deluxe. Are you running that config?