Heck I thought it was slower boot and same access speed. Didn’t notice a difference in performance. It also reflects it in System Profiler: Feels good to have a BIOS now. Yup updated to F6 no issues

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My question is, should I do it, and how do I do it?

Gigabyte P35 DS3L and SATA AHCI VS IDE Mode

Gae-p35-ds3l forum fills a large gap which, frankly, the official Gigabyte Technical support fail to. Posted July 17, Or sign in with one of these services. I have two Sata Hard drives, should this be enabled? F6 – Bios Type: DELL – Download link http: About the only use I’ve found for it so far.

It will ID new hardware and work. Posted September 8, Is this a BIOS bug? Sign in Already have an account? I didn’t update yet but i noticed that i already have AHCI 1.


Wed Apr 16, 4: New Releases and Updates. Sign In Sign Up. I don’t know if it’s just coincidence or what. Maybe I took your recommendation in selecting this mobo.

Tue Apr 15, I am surer we cold sort out your boot manager missing problem but it really isn’t worth it now as it is all running happily. I plan on building Wife’s System around similar or same MB if avail.

Gigabyte GA-EPDS3L BIOS F6 Update Available – New Releases and Updates – InsanelyMac Forum

I now realize that its suppose to run in AHCI for better performance. Sign up for a new account in our community.

What does this actually do? I think I will leave it as is. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. It seemed snappier in IDE. I use Ati ccc overdrive for overclocking my Graphics card, should this be left on Auto?

Jan 25, Posts: Just an update, Ram is installed and Windows 7 is reinstalled, everythings running fine and i’m pleased with the performance. I will leave it be as it works fine right now. Look at my sig for the hardware specs. I manually changed ga-ep35-ss3l timings on the Crucial Ballistix as they were ga-ep35-d3sl at 1.


Sep 9, Posts: Just make sure that same controller isn’t also running the internal SATA port your bood drive is connected to. It won’t hurt anything if you do Registry 1st.