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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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Doh!

Never even thought of that.

Dell Inspiron 620

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Dell Inspiron 620s 

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However

System Setup 

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is wrong because it says:

System Configuration

  • Onboard Audio Controller — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
  • Onboard LAN Controller — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
  • Onboard LAN Boot ROM — Enabled or Disabled (Disabled by default)
  • SATA Mode — AHCI; RAID (AHCI by default)   
  • This Explains why its in ATA Mode and it cannot be changed.
  • USB Controller — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
  • USB Storage Boot Function — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
  • Onboard Card Reader — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
  • Onboard Serial Port — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
  • Serial Port IO Address/IRQ — 3F8h/IRQ4; 2F8h/IRQ3; 3E8h/IRQ4; 2E8h/IRQ3 (3F8h/IRQ4 by default)

Intel(R) H61 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C5C

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C5C&SUBSYS_04ED1028&REV_05
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C5C&SUBSYS_04ED1028
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C5C&CC_060100
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C5C&CC_0601


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ErwanLeBihan
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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Hi.

In fact, the H61 chipset is perfectly capable of doing AHCI. It's a Dell Decision to put the H61 chipset in IDE Compatible Mode.

Here's how you can enable it:

- grab the latest bios. (.exe) from dell support.

- launch the .exe and do not close the flash windows app. Grab all the file from the %TEMP%\randomname subfolder

- Get AmiBcp tool.

- Load MS-Axx.bin from within AmiBCP. Modify the entry to make the SATA menu available (change from default to USER)

- Flash.

- Enjoy.

 

You can grab the result for free here:

http://dl.free.fr/hDH53VRby

 

Regards

 

PippoX0
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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Hi ErwanLeBihan,

Can you post some pics to prove new function of unlocked  AHCI  .... ?

I downloaded A04 Bios for Inspiron 620S and i patched it,as you have suggested, but i want to be sure that it doesn't brick my pc, before to flash it

Thanx

PippoX0

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ErwanLeBihan
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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In fact, All I can say is that the version i've uploaded at dl.free.fr is working on the Vostro 260.

I think it's the same mainboard as the inspiron620, as the inspiron 620 string is also in the bios file.

You get AHCI for sure: Windows Detects the SATA controler as an Intel ICH SATA AHCI controler.

MSAHCI service is enabled during setup.

 

(BTW, if you make this mod on an existing windows install, don't forget to enable MSAHCI service (Start 3=>0) before as it will be needed by Windows to boot, or you will get a usual BSOD (unmountable boot volume).

 

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PippoX0
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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Ok, i have  patched A04 Bios for DELL Inspiron 620S and i get AHCI option enabled ...

Now the harder part, i'm looking for AHCI driver for windows XP ...

Original A04 Bios http://dell.to/HTcVvX

Patched one here http://www.sendspace.com/file/je91vr

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ErwanLeBihan
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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For AHCI Driver: Simple: Either use an XP SP2/SP3 CD Disk or use (F6) the intel ICH10 SATA AHCI Driver.

Then, install Intel RST.

BTW, you can also enable Multi Graphics IGD in the bios....It works !

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speedstep
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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It DOES NOT WORK and NEVER WILL because the H61 Chipset DOES NOT SUPPORT AHCI or INTEL RST!

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Intel(R) H61 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C5C

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C5C&SUBSYS_04ED1028&REV_05
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C5C&SUBSYS_04ED1028


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ErwanLeBihan
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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Sorry .... False - Plain False.

You really think that Intel is making a chipset with no AHCI support in 2011 ?

(We are not talking about RAID here...)

There's lot of H61 Mobo with AHCI Support, Directly from manufacturer (or with an hacked bios if the manufacturer tries to falsely segment his mobo offering...)

Even Intel H61 Mobo supports AHCI !

The H61 Chipset is an H67 with no SATA6Gb (Sata3).

It's not because DELL lists the H61 as not-AHCI capable that this is the truth...

If you want a screenshot of a working AHCI Windows 7 install on a modded Bios Vostro 260, just ask: It works.

I needed it because we are using SSDs, and Trim support relies on AHCI.

And BTW, the H61 is also dual screen capable. It's Dell choice to disable it. And of course it works if you reenable it.

Regards.

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ErwanLeBihan
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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For your Eyes:

A Vostro 260, windows 7 x64 in plain AHCI Mode.

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PippoX0
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Re: Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 NO Bios Setting for AHCI

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Hi,

I can confirm : Windows7 x64 -AHCI  OK , Linux Slackware AHCI OK . Also HDD Speed improvement too ...

Thanks ErwanLeBihan

I have a multiboot OSes and I'm trying to upgrade my WinXP  partition with AHCI drivers  without reinstall it

Best Regards

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