Acer :: HDD Slow In AHCI

Oct 11, 2009

i did a test in HDtune and i found something strange :

ide mode : burst speed - 120mb/s
cpu usage : 6,7 %

AHCI mode : burst speed - 68mb/s
cpu usage : 21% ( no mistake )

is this normal ? Hard disk is WD scorpio black 320gb

in HDtune i see that my hdd is set to ide - 100mb/s instead of sata

also when i connect a usb device ( after 3 connects especially) i get a BSOD and the error 0x0000008E .

I never got this error before and it all started 1 month ago, out of the blue.

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Acer :: 5930g AHCI Driver For WinXP

Sep 29, 2008

So I wanted to try out WinXP, to see the performance difference.

At first, the WinXP setup wasn't able to see the HDD. So I changed the SATA Controller Bios mode to IDE mode. (was AHCI for Vista).

I managed to install so have a dual booted system. However I can't use IDE mode for Vista. (must switch SATA bios each time).

Everything installed fine. Even got 3dMark06 increase of 150 points (not much lol). Oh and CrystalMark of 100K instead of 90K on Vista.

But I'd like to use AHCI mode for WinXP. Saw a link in a WinXP 5930g Guide, however that link was out of date.

The driver was called: "Intel(R) ICH9M M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929 Driver".

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Nov 20, 2008

I just got my new laptop

and bought a few things when I got it First More Memory:

And then a New WiFi Card for the "N" Capability:

And a New Hard Drive for the Windows XP x64 Install

But my Real issue is the AHCI Drivers for XP x64. I am trying to slipstream the AHCI Drivers into my x64 disk using nLite and I amhaving a Hard time finding the Drivers.

I found these:*%20XP%20Professional%20x64%20Edition&lang=eng

but they are .exe and I have no way to load them.....................

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Aug 9, 2008

Acer Extensa notebooks usually come with SATA drives. However, my impression is that models with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU's have built-in SATA/AHCI support in Vista, while AMD Athlon 64 X2 models do not:

- Device Manager shows the drive and controller as IDE/ATA, not SATA, even when the drive is SATA;

- there is no option in BIOS (even latest version) for switching from ATA compatibility to SATA/AHCI

It looks like AMD does not support SATA/AHCI, while AMD does not.

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Acer :: Installing AHCI Drivers For Windows Xp

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I have bought "Acer aspire TravelMate 5730".

I have installed windows xp professional. I want to change my bios setting for Sata mode to "IDE" to "AHCI" for that I have to install AHCI Drivers into win xp but I am not able to install AHCI drivers in win xp.

Whenever I am trying to install AHCI drivers, system gives me error

"System does not meet minimum requirements"

how to install AHCI drivers?

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Here is what I have as IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller
Intel ICH8M 3 port Serial ATA Storage Controller – 2828
Intel ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers – 2850
Primary IDE Channel
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
My laptop is a 5620z or 5620-4025 with a Hitachi HTS542512K9SA00 ATA Device. When I looked up this HD, it appears to be the standard SATA HD, or is it?

The original setup under VISTA, had ATA Channel 0 (twice) and ATA Channel 1 (twice) instead of the above Primary and Secondary IDE Channels.

The files to be used are in the requested C:Drive, yet I am reluctant to pull the trigger because I am not sure that I should nor am I sure which one of the above is the driver that is to be changed if when I make the change.

One other thing has be going in circles regarding sound with the Realtek software. The Manager in the 3D Audio Demo works fine………….but……..the MultiMedia, which is most important, indicates that there is NO Audio Device.

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I boot up and get on line, and then I have a 30 - 40 sec wait every single time I try to change screens.

The problem is not booting up, or even getting on line, but it takes too long to get from screen to screen once I am on line.

Before I throw this away, as I can not return it, please, what do I do with this $300 doorstop?

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Apr 21, 2009

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If I punch the keys accurate one by one its no problem, but its a little slow. Can I fix this with software?

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If I go to Safe Mode it works normal.

I used System Restore to go back in time a couple of months (she assures me she had no problems then), that failed. So I restored the PC by bootin from DVD and went back 2 years ago...same result. I also restored to the Factory Default using the partition...again I have an unusalbe laptop...unless in Safe Mode, this is a clean install I have now.

I checked the disk using SpinRite (no errors), if I go to Safe Mode I can see a couple services (System Event Notification, DCOM) fail to start when doing the normal boot to Windows.

Since everything works fine in Safe Mode I assume it's not the hardware, but I can't understand why it's unusable using even with the Factory Defaults.

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1. 802.11a
2. 802.11b
3. 802.11g
4. 802.11b/g
5. 802.11a/g
6. 802.11a/b/g

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Even as I am typing this it takes like 4 seconds for the words to appear on the screen!

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I have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (original copy) and it came with vista hp 32 bit

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Normal use cpu usage is 20-30%!

I spent Ł1200 on this laptop having never spent more than Ł650, the attraction was the blu ray player and big screen along with good spec. It is performing worse than my old toshiba p300!

I expected a big difference in performance but I am just having these issues.

Is the issue that I am using windows 7 or do you think my machine could be faulty? It does NOT get hot when using it like my toshiba did but it just gets sluggish very often. Also when using task manager it says firefox using 30% cpu usage and no other processes using anything yet it says 100% - doesnt add up?! Does anyone know what that means?

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6827, which I bought last summer, and it is so much quicker.

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Jan 6, 2010

I have an Acer Aspire 7520 that is 2 years old, the system specs are:

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- 4 GB DDR2.
- 500 GB HDD.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7000M.

It worked fine for a year but starting the second year, the sound card started to fail, and by that I mean that the sound sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't, but I solved this problem by buying an external sound card.

Two months ago I accidentally hit the laptop in the wall and after that incident the Graphics card can't process anything that requires high or medium graphics for example:

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-The Windows Experience Index for Graphics went from 3.4 to 2.0 after the accident.

-Games that used to run at 30-40 FPS, now run at 2 - 3 FPS max.

- Windows AERO runs very slow now, so I if I want to use windows I have to run Windows Classic theme.

Things I've done:

1) Format my PC and tried different OSs XP, 7.
2) Flash the BIOS.
3) Change the Hard Drive with another one.
4) Change the RAM.
None of these things worked.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?

- screen went bad?
- Graphics card went bad?
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my notebook is an ACER Aspire 5920g.

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My problem:

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