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Old 23-02-15, 12:12 PM
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Question MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX A/C AHCI vs UEFI

Hi don't really know where to post this but I hope someone can help. Currently I have everything setup all drivers Steam games Uplay and Origin games all on a separate drive from my OS (win 8.1) my system is an MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX A/C and I installed everything using the normal way as in AHCI, didn't think to setup using the Windows 8/8.1 function in the BIOS tbh I forgot it was there. So the big question what are the main benefits apart from OS loading faster? I feel like a right tit. Any help guys would be much appreciated also would I have to install everything again including games ( 1TB worth ) ?


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Old 23-02-15, 01:49 PM
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no difference, just different technologies, UEFI is newer but doesnt support very old sata drives etc. ahci is there just for compatibility so you can still use older peripheral drives etc. if you're using 8.1 just stick to UEFI and you'll be fine.

as long as you don't run your games off of pata 4200rpm drive then you're fine
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Old 23-02-15, 02:03 PM
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Problem is I'm already on AHCI so changing to UEFI would be a bitch I would have to reformat and download my games again wouldn't I
Unless you know a way around that? No it's SSD evolution evo OS and USB3 5200 TB

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what benefits apart from faster boot times and old peripherals is there?
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