To support the running costs of this site, as well as the costs of test hardware needed to keep the guides up to date. I would recommend putting the money towards a new system. Crucial updated their website and hence the link was broken. I saw this post from several years ago. I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron Laptop that came preloaded with Windows 7.

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There is a bug with the inbuilt driver. The cost of the 8 GB upgrade is probably more than the systems worth. Disabling power management options may help reduce this:. Point it to C: I have no idea what the Flash Cahce does of it really do anything under Winxp.

Join the community hereit only takes a minute. As I know 4Gb — is the maximum. Yupe finally got my after 3. Last edited by kent; at Windows 7 and 8. Link to website Cricial does not work.

Latitude D – Windows 7, and 10 64 Bit – The Unofficial Windows 10 Reinstallation Guide

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The difference between AHCI and ATA mode is the support of hot-swappable drives irrelevant in notebooksnative command queuing NCQand the use of a flash module as a hard drive cache. I noticed an increased boot time on my X38 board since there is an extra window in which all the SATA devices get recognized, but no difference on my X board that doesn’t have a separate AHCI bootup window.

I got it all working already. Please consider leaving a donation or clicking on the affiliate link if you are planning on buying Office or a SSD Upgrade for your system anyway.

Tmagic may be right. I will choose the driver to install. I have the same device in the Device Ahhci I needed to install this for the Docking Station.

The latest version to install is 8. I tried to do a archnois restore for my other setup into it and it keep hanging during restore.

AHCI on XP – TechSpot Forums

Your Dell has a GM chipset. The XPS M is one friggin sexy laptop.


It basically runs your Windows XP apps in a virtual machine. To adjust the memory you would need a different chip other than the D Kent you are a genius! Hi guys, How can I run ahci on windows xp.

Switch from ATA to AHCI on Dell D630

I installed it on ata mode and I cant find the driver to make it work. I hope somebody can put me on the right directions.

I’d like to thank you in advance for leaving any donations or clicking on the affiliate links. You probably don’t want to.

You have three options at this point: Originally Posted by kent