Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4, ACPI and BIOS


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th_1977

I have a couple of questions about my Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4
motherboard.

What version of ACPI does it support? I have read (and the Award BIOS
agent tells me) that it is 1.0. However, I thought Vista requires ACPI
2.0, and the board does work (and is marketed to work) with Vista.

If I Flash the BIOS:

- will my mirrored SATA RAID array be destroyed (and is it easy to
rebuild without reinstalling Vista if so)?

- is OEM Vista likely to require reactivation/validation?

Grateful for any advice. Thanks
 
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Ed Medlin

I have a couple of questions about my Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4
motherboard.

What version of ACPI does it support? I have read (and the Award BIOS
agent tells me) that it is 1.0. However, I thought Vista requires ACPI
2.0, and the board does work (and is marketed to work) with Vista.

If I Flash the BIOS:

- will my mirrored SATA RAID array be destroyed (and is it easy to
rebuild without reinstalling Vista if so)?

- is OEM Vista likely to require reactivation/validation?

Grateful for any advice. Thanks
If you flash the bios, it usually reverts to the default settings. Make sure
that after the bios flash you go into the bios and reset all the settings
back to the way you have them now (do it on the first reboot after flash)
and you should have everything just as it is. As far as reactivation, who
knows? I have heard of folks getting a notice to reactivate without doing
anything. Some replace rather large components and don't have to reactivate.
Read some of the comments on one of the Vista groups and you will see some
of the activation issues.

Ed
 

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