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Is Asrock 945GCM-S compatible with AHCI?

I installed an SSD as boot device for Windows 7/32 a month ago. For the last days it stops working after being in use for one hour and I have to turn off and on my pc to make work again. Someone told me to set the BIOS to AHCI mode for the SATA port but there is no such setting in the BIOS. Any suggestions? Regards Thomas

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I think that you motherboard BIOS can supprot that,
Access your BIOS and look for SATA Mode option, and change it to AHCI

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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  •  Thomas
    Thomas Jan 17, 2013

    There is no AHCI mode, trust me.

  • Lyes YEKHLEF
    Lyes YEKHLEF Jan 17, 2013

    on your BIOS menu goto Advanced->IDE Configuration, and change the value of ATA/IDE Configuration to Enhanced

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    Dilum Senarath Oct 12, 2017

    u can try bios-mods.net for them to unlock features in bios.. it also depends on ich7 chipset.
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