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Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Jul 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By Synaptic Sam
SSD Question: TRIM and AHCI for this Gigabyte motherboard

I'm using a GA-M750SLI-DS4 with a NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI Chipset along with Crucial M4 128 GB SSD.

When I check if TRIM is enabled I get a 0 (which means yes). But I've read that nForce chipsets...
Forum: Tutorials 04 Jul 2012
Replies: 576
Views: 748,010
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Quick question: there is extra instructions "For...

Quick question: there is extra instructions "For those with nForce boards..."


The mobo I am dealing with is GigaByte's GA-M750SLI-DS4 with NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI Chipset

GIGABYTE -...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jul 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Safe to delete these file remnants from install of MS Visual C++?

These remnant files are bugging me, especially since they are loose right on my drive (D:\files....)


I'm pretty sure they have to do with microsoft visual c++ 2008 that I installed earlier. The...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,965
Posted By Synaptic Sam
AFAIK the files aren't encrypted but I did have a...

AFAIK the files aren't encrypted but I did have a login/pass to get into the OS at startup. Those are separate things, right?
Forum: General Discussion 01 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,965
Posted By Synaptic Sam
By encrypted file do you mean files that you...

By encrypted file do you mean files that you individually encrypted on that drive or just the fact that the username/admin had a password to login to the OS at the startup screen?
Forum: General Discussion 01 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,965
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Yes, I saw that but isn't that for vista? I'm...

Yes, I saw that but isn't that for vista? I'm using windows 7 (64 bit)
Also I was wondering if there is a way to do the whole drive and have done with it?
Forum: General Discussion 01 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,965
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Taking "Ownership" of old HD - "You currently don't have permission...

I built a new system (64 bit windows 7) and would like to copy some files over from my old HD which was Windows XP 32bit. The old hard drive is healthy and functioning correctly.

I'm greeted with...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,842
Posted By Synaptic Sam
BSOD: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION ntoskrnl.exe 0x0000003b

Got my very first BSOD on a brand new system that is just a few months old! doh! Would appreciate any and all help to make it the last. Thank you!

Using BlueScreenView from NirSoft shows:



...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Aug 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By Synaptic Sam
HD or SSD? SSD's usually take about 25-30...

HD or SSD?

SSD's usually take about 25-30 sec. startup and 10-15 seconds shutdown
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Aug 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 3,299
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Gigabyte QuickBoot + SSD = ?

Gigabyte's QuickBoot provides for bootup times of 5 seconds or less which sounds awesome but before I enable it I'm curious if there is any downside, especially with my OS residing on an SSD (Intel...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Aug 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 55,759
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Thanks guys. The change over to AHCI went without...

Thanks guys. The change over to AHCI went without a hitch thanks to the great tutorial.

:-)
Forum: Tutorials 28 Aug 2011
Replies: 576
Views: 748,010
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Flawless victory! AHCI is mine. Thank you...

Flawless victory! AHCI is mine.

Thank you very much.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 27 Aug 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 4,670
Posted By Synaptic Sam
There really isn't an elegant fix for this...

There really isn't an elegant fix for this problem. MS has been aware of this issue since the inception of DVD maker but they have refused to solve it:

Windows DVD Maker and Aspect Ratios - Dean...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Aug 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,773
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Why does my OS have "Recovered" appended to it?

I was reading this tutorial

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2282-default-operating-system-change-default-boot-os.html


and noticed that my system has "Recovered" appended to it
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Aug 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 55,759
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Just realized that the SATA driver from...

Just realized that the SATA driver from gigabyte's website I linked to is the same as the one from intel
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Aug 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 55,759
Posted By Synaptic Sam
cool, do I need to install/update the new SATA...

cool, do I need to install/update the new SATA drivers from Gigabyte? or is that just for RAID?

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68A-D3-B3 (rev. 1.0)...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Aug 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 55,759
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Thanks, I did find that by googling but it is...

Thanks, I did find that by googling but it is more than 1 year old. Anything more recent?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Aug 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 55,759
Posted By Synaptic Sam
For SSD which is best? IDE or AHCI

I'm debating whether to turn on AHCI or to stick with IDE for my Intel SSD+WD platter HD system.

I've found this tutorial for changing after OS install:...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Aug 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 19,859
Posted By Synaptic Sam
done! as I mentioned before all I did...

done!


as I mentioned before all I did was erase and then create new simple volume

here's what it looks like: http://i.imgur.com/q4lBW.png

thanks a million for all your help! much...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Aug 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 19,859
Posted By Synaptic Sam
thanks! almost there.... isn't this all I...

thanks! almost there....

isn't this all I have to do?

Delete a hard disk partition (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/Delete-a-hard-disk-partition)

that is, remove/erase the hard...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Aug 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 19,859
Posted By Synaptic Sam
ok here's the result: ...

ok here's the result:
http://i.imgur.com/AKQOO.png

please advise

thank you!
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Aug 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 19,859
Posted By Synaptic Sam
like this? http://i.imgur.com/B7NoO.png so...

like this?
http://i.imgur.com/B7NoO.png

so I have to go thru the process of repair once again with this change?

thanks
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Aug 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 19,859
Posted By Synaptic Sam
update! here is where things stand: ...

update! here is where things stand:
http://i.imgur.com/0FjrR.png

as you can see I ran the repair, it worked! then I shrunk the SSD by 200 (dunno why it gave me only 199?) and then followed the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Aug 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 19,859
Posted By Synaptic Sam
who the what now? sorry but that goes over my...

who the what now? sorry but that goes over my head. could you please explain a bit? thanks

:o
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Aug 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 19,859
Posted By Synaptic Sam
Thank you for the clarification! yes, I have the...

Thank you for the clarification! yes, I have the Win 7 installation disc as well as the system repair disc. I assume I could use both but I'll use the original installation disc.

ok so the order...
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