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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [4]

04 Mar 2013   #181
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Then it will be all 7's
Good numbers Dude

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05 Mar 2013   #182
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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Alright, my water cooler is on the way in the mail as I stated in my intro thread. I expect it between Wed and Fri this upcoming week. Once I have that installed I will take pics and show you guys. And thanks for the kind words. I am actually saving up for two SSD drives so I can set up a simple RAID. I was thinking two small sized SSD drives to save money, after all...I just plan to use them for the OS and a few programs. All my data is on external SATA drives.
Another vote for 1 SSD vs 2 in a RAID0 configuration. RAID 0 will give you good numbers in the Sequential Read/Write column, but for the Random 4K Read/Writes(OS/Program Files), it doesn't do anything at all.
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05 Mar 2013   #183
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I agree 100% with Kbrady, take that from someone who's tried it. You will get fantastic benchmark numbers, but actual performance in Windows will not be affected. And trust me, with the problems Raid can cause, it's not worth it. It didn't take me long to change back to a single SSD.
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05 Mar 2013   #184
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I understand why people used to RAID a sackfull of mechanical hard drives, but SSD's are exponentially faster in every category and it isn't necessary. Back when SSD's were extremely expensive, I knew a few people who ended up with two smaller drives in RAID 0 to make a larger pool of usable space......but that isn't the case now. 128GB drives can be found for $100 or less, and it is the BEST bang for the buck upgrade you can get. I honestly wish manufacturers would stop advertising Sequential Read/Write speeds because for most people, you'll never see those speeds in anything you do. If you have an SSD and a hard drive, and you move files from one to the other, your MAX read/write speed will be that of the slower hard drive.......no way around it. For 99.9% of users, the Random 4K Read/Write speeds, and the lightning fast access times are what you want......that is what you feel when you sit down at the keyboard and click an icon to open a program, or when you reboot your system. RAID 0 just introduces an extra piece of hardware that can fail and screw you out of whatever is striped across those drives.
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06 Mar 2013   #185
Chalky Emultion

 



after my HD 4870 X2 burned, I replaced it with an "old" GTS 450. WEI droped form 7.5 to 7.2, but the graphics performance in games seems to be better! COD Black Ops 2 runs well (70fps) at highest settings, 2xMSAA and low shadows quality @1440x900...

CPU is overclocked to 3 GHz and RAM to 860 MHz.

I'm thinking about getting an SSD for this pc... Now games load very slowly, Windows boot is non so fast, etc...
Will an SSD boost performance on this pc?
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06 Mar 2013   #186
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post


after my HD 4870 X2 burned, I replaced it with an "old" GTS 450. WEI droped form 7.5 to 7.2, but the graphics performance in games seems to be better! COD Black Ops 2 runs well (70fps) at highest settings, 2xMSAA and low shadows quality @1440x900...

CPU is overclocked to 3 GHz and RAM to 860 MHz.

I'm thinking about getting an SSD for this pc... Now games load very slowly, Windows boot is non so fast, etc...
Will an SSD boost performance on this pc?
Yes! An SSD will make that machine scream
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06 Mar 2013   #187
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post


after my HD 4870 X2 burned, I replaced it with an "old" GTS 450. WEI droped form 7.5 to 7.2, but the graphics performance in games seems to be better! COD Black Ops 2 runs well (70fps) at highest settings, 2xMSAA and low shadows quality @1440x900...

CPU is overclocked to 3 GHz and RAM to 860 MHz.

I'm thinking about getting an SSD for this pc... Now games load very slowly, Windows boot is non so fast, etc...
Will an SSD boost performance on this pc?
Yes! An SSD will make that machine scream
OK, thank you
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06 Mar 2013   #188
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
I'm thinking about getting an SSD for this pc... Now games load very slowly, Windows boot is non so fast, etc... Will an SSD boost performance on this pc?
The best (big) bang for the buck. Some Pcs disappear because they go faster than light after an SSD is added.
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06 Mar 2013   #189
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Dorado, an SSD is probably the most noticeable upgrade you can do to a computer. You can get a faster CPU, add more and faster ram, but both of those put together will not equal what you notice about performance of your computer with an SSD. A better graphics card will give you better graphics, but only while gaming, an SSD will give you better performance all the time.
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06 Mar 2013   #190
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
I'm thinking about getting an SSD for this pc... Now games load very slowly, Windows boot is non so fast, etc... Will an SSD boost performance on this pc?
The best (big) bang for the buck. Some Pcs disappear because they go faster than light after an SSD is added.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Dorado, an SSD is probably the most noticeable upgrade you can do to a computer. You can get a faster CPU, add more and faster ram, but both of those put together will not equal what you notice about performance of your computer with an SSD. A better graphics card will give you better graphics, but only while gaming, an SSD will give you better performance all the time.
I'm going to search for a cheap SSD I don't want to spend a lot of money for an old machine...
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