I'm about to build a rig using these parts:
ASUS P5GD1 Pro with 915P chipset
P4 540J 3.2 GHz
2x512Mb PC3200 Geil value RAM
Maxtor Diamondmax 10 200GB SATA harddrive, 8Mb buffer
Pioneer DVR 109
Leadtek PX6800, 256Mb
Antec SLK-2650 BQE
Now, how do I go about enabling NCQ? I've read here that something called AHCI must be enabled prior to OS installation for NCQ to work, and if it isn't, you must reinstall the OS and during that, install AHCI from a floppy? Did I get that right?
Does that mean a floppy with AHCI drivers(?) is the only way to get NCQ, even when installing the OS for the first time, or do I have a 'one shot' chance of enabling AHCI in the BIOS before that first time OS install?
Also, do I need the Intel Application Accelerator (which now only is for RAID?), considering this is a single disk setup?
Any help is greatly appreciated!