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Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,512
Posted By ceejay
I have always enabled AHCI - never changed it...

I have always enabled AHCI - never changed it since I got the PC 4 years ago.
Why, should I?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,512
Posted By ceejay
I have one of the new Intel drives and was...

I have one of the new Intel drives and was looking forward to this firmware update to enable TRIM.

Thankfully I missed the fact it had been released, so didn't get to know about it until these...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Oct 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,512
Posted By ceejay
Thanks for the info. There were some guys...

Thanks for the info.

There were some guys on the Intel forum who were itching to get their hands on the update - shame that they had to be the guinea pigs to find the incompatibility with Windows...
Forum: Drivers 25 Oct 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 6,592
Posted By ceejay
I see what you mean now - the link worked for me...

I see what you mean now - the link worked for me a few weeks ago but now when you click through you get the message you mention.

It has clearly been taken down for a reason, possibly because it...
Forum: Drivers 25 Oct 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 6,592
Posted By ceejay
This link works for me: INF Update Utility...

This link works for me:

INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18052&lang=eng)

However, I am...
Forum: News 04 Oct 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,098
Posted By ceejay
Given the amount of vitriol spouted by Linux...

Given the amount of vitriol spouted by Linux users against MS over the years, I really don't begrudge them having a pop back.

This move is undoubtedly because Linux Netbooks are making it into...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Sep 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 15,526
Posted By ceejay
Yep - I have the same 'problem'. I have a...

Yep - I have the same 'problem'. I have a Lakeport 945P chipset in my Dell:

List of Intel chipsets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Sep 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 5,121
Posted By ceejay
My Intel X-25M is quite incredible - it really is...

My Intel X-25M is quite incredible - it really is like I have a brand new computer (it's a four year old Dell XPS400).

These findings are no surprise to me - everything is a whole level faster....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Sep 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,076
Posted By ceejay
Reminds me that if I currently have a 3.62GB Dell...

Reminds me that if I currently have a 3.62GB Dell Hidden Partition (FAT32) which can be accessed via the BIOS.

If I move the System Partition to the SSD do I also have to recreate this on the SSD...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Sep 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,076
Posted By ceejay
Drive Partition Planning for Win7 Installation

Having obtained my new 80GB Intel X-25M SSD I will of course be using it as the Windows Partition in my new installation after I receive my release copy on 22nd October.

However, I was wondering...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Sep 2009
Replies: 2,625
Views: 266,454
Posted By ceejay
The BIOS password thing was identified and fixed...

The BIOS password thing was identified and fixed very quickly.

I received my Intel 2nd Gen X-25M on 22nd August and it had the new firmware on it. Intel had the new firmware on their website...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Sep 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,356
Posted By ceejay
Well I get 4609 Mb/s with 4GB 667MHz DDR2 RAM, so...

Well I get 4609 Mb/s with 4GB 667MHz DDR2 RAM, so that definitely looks bad. What manufacturer of RAM is it? Not being rude, but is it cheap stuff?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 Sep 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,356
Posted By ceejay
A WEI of 5.5 for 667MHz DDR2 is about right. Of...

A WEI of 5.5 for 667MHz DDR2 is about right. Of course, putting mixed RAM speeds in will bring them all down to the speed of the slowest stick.

Maybe an increase from 667 mixed to 800MHz-only RAM...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Aug 2009
Replies: 2,625
Views: 266,454
Posted By ceejay
Here is the benchmark test: 25492 I...

Here is the benchmark test:

25492

I produced this under Vista - Win 7 should use the TRIM command to optimise the drive, so there should be no tail off in performance. We shall see!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Aug 2009
Replies: 748
Views: 151,536
Posted By ceejay
80GB INTEL 2.5i MLC Gen.2 SSD 25492 ...

80GB INTEL 2.5i MLC Gen.2 SSD

25492

Test was with 128k blocks. Also, I only have an ICH7R controller......
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Aug 2009
Replies: 2,625
Views: 266,454
Posted By ceejay
Snap - Just fitted my X-25M (2nd Generation)...

Snap - Just fitted my X-25M (2nd Generation) drive today and am using it as the Win 7 systems disk. Absolutely amazing performance :D

I have moved my page file to my 7200rpm WD hard drive and it...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Aug 2009
Replies: 1,939
Views: 306,999
Posted By ceejay
Ahem.....!

25224

This is what you get with a new Intel SSD as your systems disk!

(And my PC is 3 1/2 years old......)
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Aug 2009
Replies: 2,990
Views: 543,021
Posted By ceejay
Thought i'd show you the improvement to my WEI...

Thought i'd show you the improvement to my WEI caused by the installation of a new Intel X-25M Gen 2 SSD (http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/322208.pdf) as my Windows 7 System...
Forum: News 23 Jul 2009
Replies: 121
Views: 12,172
Posted By ceejay
Yes - Tescos took my money too. However, I...

Yes - Tescos took my money too.

However, I was wondering if they did this because my current card expires before the October release date (so they have taken the money now because the payment...
Forum: News 22 Jul 2009
Replies: 121
Views: 12,172
Posted By ceejay
Indeed - the £49 Home Premium offer has run out...

Indeed - the £49 Home Premium offer has run out everywhere. They are all now at £79.

As you say, there are still a few £89 Professional editions out there however, which is why the Microsoft page...
Forum: News 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 121
Views: 12,172
Posted By ceejay
Not surethey are still doing the offer as I...

Not surethey are still doing the offer as I couldn't find it on there site anymore earlier before I ordered from PC World.[/QUOTE]

Yes, you are quite right. Gone from Tescos too now even though...
Forum: News 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 121
Views: 12,172
Posted By ceejay
Current status of retailers offering pre-order offer

The list is starting to run a bit thin - no way is this offer going to run through until August 9th.

Of the remaining retailers on the Microsoft Windows 7 Pre-Order Offer page, I have just...
Forum: News 25 Jun 2009
Replies: 87
Views: 6,594
Posted By ceejay
Stuff the EU :mad: So, everyone in the EU...

Stuff the EU :mad:

So, everyone in the EU will be:

Barred from the free Windows 7 upgrade offer (i.e. if they buy a PC with Vista now they won't get a free upgrade in October, unlike...
Forum: News 12 Jun 2009
Replies: 68
Views: 5,888
Posted By ceejay
FFS This is making me really angry now :mad: ...

FFS This is making me really angry now :mad:

How could the EU possibly think this is a sustainable case. The whole argument has been driven to date by Operas gripe that MS gave IE an unfair...
Forum: Drivers 30 May 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 53,506
Posted By ceejay
Agreed - I have no idea why Windows Update is...

Agreed - I have no idea why Windows Update is pushing out-of-date drivers.

The version 4 Broadcom drivers have appalling performance on my WiFi 802.11g card compared with the version 5 drivers....
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