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  1. Fernando - thanks again for the assist. Drivers are now updated to 10.3.0.42 and all is good Everything is working exceptionally well - system screams now. Greg
  2. Dude - you rock ! Did everything you suggested and everything worked. The AHCI is now enabled (shows up in DevMgr under IDE ATA/ATAPI as nForce SATA) and the drive speeds while not too much better - are definitely improved (using Sandra lite). I also managed to tweak the DDR2 settings (multiplier & voltage) for 1066 MHZ and the new mobo/system is definitely screaming. Thanks again for your assistance.
  3. Fernando, I apologize for my inquiry being off topic, but also thank you for you assistance. This was the closest discussion I could find on this particular topic with someone who seemed very knowledgable. Yes. It is reported as MCP78S or GEForce 8200 by Sandra Lite and mobo mfr (Gigabyte) The driver pack version level is version 18.11. I noticed in previous posts within this thread that there were some better drivers etc that you had created - do you think I should download & install those instead? yes, the properties for nvgts.sys shows "10.3.0.21 built by: WinDDK". There is also an interesting txtsetup.oem document within the drivers folder that I just found that somewhat details (but not exactly) the same changes as the previous post. yes, the HardwareID's are: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AD8&SUBSYS_B0021458&REV_A2 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AD8&SUBSYS_B0021458 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AD8&CC_010400 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AD8&CC_0104 As an FYI - I was able to initially successfully set the system up as a RAID 1 (using the nForce drivers) when I first did the mobo upgrade but I wasnt too impressed with the drive speeds so I stupidly tried installing a Promise FastTrak TX4310 RAID PCI card which completely hosed everything (meaning I had to recreate the SATA clones from my original IDE drive). This AHCI path is a quest to improve drive response/speeds. I am still undecided between going back to my Casper software for daily incremental backups or just accepting the RAID 1 speeds and leaving well enough alone. But until I answer the AHCI question (read - I am stubborn) I won't know which way I want to go. Thanks. Thanks
  4. agreed, but I just thought that the registry entries could be modified to reflect the Nvidia AHCI drivers & chipsets. You seemed to be a logical choice for someone capable of re-inventing the wheel for Nvidia due to your expansive knowledge. I will work off a clone drive or 2, and see if I can come up with an in-place solution. Thanks, Greg
  5. Thanks Fernando - there is a guide for the Intel Chipset & AHCI drivers, but I also have seen nothing regarding the AMD/Nvidia chispets. Here is a link if you would like to review & see if there is anything applicable. I would be willing to clone one of my drives & try it (read guinea pig) if you were to come up with a potential cross-reference-type guide for Nvidia. <a href="http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Ahci-Support-for-Ati-Sb600-Sata-Controllers-on-Existing-Windows-Installations">http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Ahci-Support-for-Ati-Sb600-Sata-Controllers-on-Existing-Windows-Installations</a> Thanks, Greg
  6. So - is there no way to integrate the AHCI drivers and reset a working copy of XP Pro w/SP3 & BIOS to AHCI mode? Would using the REPAIR option during a slipstreamed XP install work? I have the following system but cloned my existing harddrive(s) during a mobo upgrade. GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H GEFORCE8200 RT(BIOS: F3) | AMD Phenom X4 9600 | 2x2048 MB G.Skill DDR2-1066| 2x500 GB Seagate S-ATA II | I really do not want to do a clean install as I have many purchased programs that may not be replaceable, so I would prefer to find a way to integrate the Nvidia AHCI drivers, then turn on this function in the BIOS.