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  1.    31 Jan 2017 #11
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    @clam1952 : monitor is 60Hz but since i'm running from the iGPU via HDMI, the max is 30Hz.
    Regarding the AHCI, from what I remember I disabled it and enable SATA\PCIe where necessary. IIRC, AHCI is an old storage protocol, right? Should it be enabled? Thanks!
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  2.    31 Jan 2017 #12
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    Windows 10 Pro

    No....AHCI is better SATA. The biggest advantage is the hot swapping feature.

    Why do i need AHCI with a SSD Drive (Guide Here!) ... - Crucial Community
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  3.    31 Jan 2017 #13
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    Windows 10 Pro

    As Plankton said AHCI is the newest and better for SATA, I presume the PcIe setting is just to enable the M2 slot.
    30Hz is probably not going to be any good for graphics, will not be particularly smooth can't you use Display port or DVI or even VGA? all of which will allow the monitor to work at is native resolution, first Generation 4K monitors can only handle 30Hz though HDMI.
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  4.    01 Feb 2017 #14
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    In task manager>performance tab> Memory. Is all your memory recognized? xx/16GB (%) ?
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  5.    02 Feb 2017 #15
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    Hi guys. I checked the BIOS settings and AHCI is enable - I was wrong to say I disabled it.
    @asusG, yes, windows recognizes the 16GB of RAM. (15.9 actually.)

    At times I think I'm just driving myself (and everyone of you as well) crazy for nothing, but then I bring my laptop and lay it infornt of the PC - and the performance difference is noticable.

    Also, I did run CrystalDiskMark and the results look right (if we compare them to the data published on Intels' web-site.) But then again, if you look at the video I posted - when I try to extract a ZIP file, it builds speed VERY slow (and at times even falls to a 0 and stops completely.) I'm not sure it should behave like that :\

    I think I'll just wait for the graphics card to arrive and see, maybe it has something to do with the iGPU\drivers. Perhaps a descrete GPU will work better. It'll take some time for it to arrive, but I'll update then.

    If anyone has any other suggestion - feel free to reply, I'm happy to try anything.

    Thanks everyone for all the help!

    Kindest regards,

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