Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe
Tanyam, Let us know how it goes. And don't over tweek the system. Windows does a good job of setting things up pretty well.
thanks for your wonderful support.
I have pretty much finished. Only have a few printers to install, set up backups and take some images.
I installed the OCZ Vertex 3 drive on the GSata SATA 3 controller and enabled AHCI for both the SATA2 and 3 controllers.
I have created a single partition and the alignment is at 1,048,576 where it should be. The drive formatted to 111.79GB, as hoped (Some of the older drives had a lower formatted size).
All Windows files, applications, drivers and so on are on the C:\ Drive now. I haven't done that since the mid 90's.
There was a problem with the eltron USB3 driver on the 6-series install CD. Installed fine, but system still didn't recognise USB 3 ports. I downloaded the latest driver from Gigabyte and all was well. Of course, I'm on latest F4 BIOS too.
The Old drive (ST31000528AS) is on the SATA2 controller with the 2 DVD drives and the BDROM.
System is slightly overclocked at 3.70ghz (I5-2500K native is 3.3), with memory running at 1600mhz. temps stable at 21C
Ran Prime95 for an hour - no issues.
Turned off defrag for C: drive.
Some MSXML patches and Office 2K10 failed to install, but when I updated my .NET to 4.0 with latest patches these problems were resolved.
After initial install total boot time after AHCI scan to desktop was 3 seconds. After installing all apps it's now up to 6. Before putting the SSD drive in it was 20-25 seconds.
Have I missed anything?