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I have only 2 PCIe slots and with both of them it's works as gen1.

My PC manual says

Gen2 x1 slot bi-directional speed — 500 MB/s
Gen2 x16 slot bi-directional speed — 16 GB/s

So I think the problem is of the card. It has an ASMEDIA AS1061 Chipset and it is the one I linked to you in and older post.
The gen 2 x16 is occupied by the graphic card

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So you only have 2 PCIe slots on your mobo?

Try to swap slots with GPU and ASM1061, than check...



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This is my motherboard http://www.stuartcon...board-X231R.jpg
I think is impossible swap slots with GPU and ASMEDIA.

How can you explain that the 2 small slots supports gen2 (Read on my PC specs) but They works only as gen1?

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ASM1061 card is fine, you just have only one gen 2.0 PCIe slot x16.

 

 

 

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI

1 x PCI Express (2.0) x16
2 x PCI Express x1

 

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ASM1061 card is fine, you just have only one gen 2.0 PCIe slot x16.
 

 
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Exellent, my motherboard sucks!

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Exellent, my motherboard sucks!

Hi Toucanet. how did you install Mavericks without AHCI support on your motherboard?
The reason why I'm looking through this thread is because my motherboard also lacks AHCI support and I've been running OS X.6.2 for the past 10 months which is what i hear the last OSX that supports ATA drives (I've tried to update above 10.6.2 but failed even on 6.3 and 6.8.
I want to update to mavericks (or the maximum I can with my hardware)

I had the idea of using a sata 3 controller card for a long time to enable this mode so thanks everyone for confirming my suspicions and giving me an specific chipset to get.

I've heard of people getting Lion and ML to work on non AHCI supported mobos a couple of times but offer no comprehensible explanation or none at all how they achieved it. so if you could share with me what you did on your particular system I'd appreciate it very much.

for the record my system is
Mobo: Asrock N68C-S UCC
CPU: Phenom II X4 940 BE
RAM: 4gb ddr2 1066
GFX: XFX Radeon HD 4850

Thank you.



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Is there a way to recover the card if it is "bricked" by a bad firmware flash? The post screen for the card is annoying and ugly to me, so I opened the firmware file with a hex editor and found the on screen text it shows during post, so I was just going to null out all that text with zeros so it would just give me a black screen. I realize there is a big possibility of me screwing something up by doing this though, so I would like to have a recovery method if possible. Also, is there a way to check if the card is detected with the dos bootable drive?

 

EDIT: Well that did the trick, I nulled out all the text, flashed it, and I no longer have the ugly post screen. Now if only there was a way to speed up the post time a little bit.



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Hi,

new firmware for ASMedia 106x (SATA3) AHCI ROM modules: 

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