Thanks Sylvia, but unfortunately Apple do not support native booting via AHCI with Windows on any of the Mac Pro towers, leaving us multi OS bootcamp users stuck in legacy ata-133 mode, useless for SSD with no trim support and only two of the four drive sleds accessible with the 4 device limit of IDE. Fortunately thanks to the Mac Pro user community you can make modifications to the MBR of the bootcamp partition within OSX to make the Mac Pro EFI bios boot in AHCI mode to maximise the performance of our towers running Windows and enable access to all four drive sleds in SATA 2 mode!
I was asking primarily as an Intel chipset enquiry as to what newest driver my model of Mac Pro can support running Windows 7x64 going by my description of the intel chipset on the logic board and the listings in Device Manager etc.
You have posted this in the support forum for Intel Desktop Board products. You need to repost to the Chipset support forum to get this in front of the right audience...
Apologies - this message board software is possibly the most confusing I have yet to encounter and I thought I posted it there already. Will find it somehow and repost thank you!
EDIT: That wasn't too difficult now I'm not using my iPad!
Can anyone in Chipsets help me with this query?
I am really sorry to hear you are having issues with the unit. It is important to mention that based on an agreement between Apple and Intel®, Apple have requested that all support for apple systems will be provided by them only.
At this point, my recommendation is to contact Apple for further assistance.
Hi, 10.1.0.1008 is the latest WHQL version, otherwise you may try 10.5.0.1015 beta that works fine too. ESB2 (PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2681&CC_0106) was skipped on newer versions AFAIK. Guess you already know that but to force Bootcamp to switch it to AHCI mode you need to patch MBR.