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Enabling AHCI for my Intel SSD on ASUS Rampage 3

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  • Asus
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  • Rampage
  • Windows 7
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August 6, 2010 11:30:50 AM

Just installed Windows X64 Professional on my Intel X25M160gb SDD connected to an Asus Rampage 3 motherboard.
I see the SDD bios shows is as IDE connected. I understand I need to select AHCI to get max performance from my SSD.
Reading the web there are many methods and now I am confused on which route to take.
Can someone give me setp directions?
thanks :( 

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August 6, 2010 12:13:23 PM

You have to do it in the bios, how do you have it hooked up?
August 6, 2010 12:34:28 PM

unfortunately I did not do anything to the BIOS when I installed the SSD except that I plugged into the 6GB port, installed the OS and then plugged the balance of my standard HDDs to the other SATA 3GB ports
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August 6, 2010 8:28:10 PM

thanks for your help I tried the link and did what they said and it worked like a dream.
All SATAs runnning under new setup just fine.
Can't see any performance improvement but at least my SSD is now TRIM managed.
Now all I need to do is tweek the CPU and GPU. :)