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Windows 7: 2 BSODs 2 Days

30 Dec 2010   #51
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Well haven't stopped doing what I normally do since I got the first one.

Intel 80GB SSD. (can't remember model)

How do I know its stable though? I thought it was stable last month when I had BSODs... Been fine for a few days now


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30 Dec 2010   #52
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

If it passes the tests, memtest86+ and Prime95, it should be stable.

Even if it passes these tests you might get another crash, which means a little more tweaking.

Just keep using it and let us know if you have another crash, will go from there.
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31 Dec 2010   #53
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Ok

Thanks again for the help
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31 Dec 2010   #54
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your welcome.

BTW, very nice SSD choice.

I'm still going with Intel SSDs even though some others boast faster speeds, IMHO the Intels are a excellent choice for several reasons.

The new Gen3 SSDs are rumored to be coming out in Febuary, suppose to be faster and cheaper
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31 Dec 2010   #55
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Those reasons are?

Yeh, I should've waited to be honest, Price drops and better speed no doubt.
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31 Dec 2010   #56
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Most of the SSD brands are posting high sequential read/write numbers, in the various forums users aren't able to get those numbers, this is a marketing scheme.
Intel's posted numbers are conservative, most people are able to exceed the published numbers.

The advertising seems to focus on the sequential read/write numbers, these are not the important numbers, just the highest numbers.
Access time is what makes the SSDs fast, Intel has the best access times, which means they are designing their controllers to be fast and provide performance. The others are sacrificing overall performance for the sake of being able to advertise some big numbers, all for marketing.

The second most important thing is random read/write. This is what the OS does during normal usage.

In various forums I don't see as many issues with Intel SSDs, this may be subjective but, we all form our own opinions

I'll do my research and in the end will buy what I feel is the best product based on tech specs, reliability, support, regardless of brand.
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07 Jan 2011   #57
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Interesting

Anyway sound card is going back in today
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09 Jan 2011   #58
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That must mean you've had no futher crashes, hope it stays that way.

Did you get your SSD?
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09 Jan 2011   #59
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

No problems actually until yesterday. Not BSODs but crashes when gaming.
https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post1169529

I think I found the solution though

Quote:
Free up extra drive space

Disable the Page File

Description: Eliminate writing memory to the SSD, free over 2GB of disk space.

WARNING: If you run out of memory the program you're using will crash.

Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Settings (Performance) -> Advanced Tab -> Change -> Uncheck Automatically manage -> No paging file -> Set -> OK -> Restart your computer
Alternatively, if you want to play it safer, you can set a custom size of 200MB min and max.
Set that back to default (auto) as I did have an error just before I went to bed which mentioned page file

SO yes SSD arrived. Very nice, still got 45.6GB left on it! So at this rate could've gone for the 40GB not the 80GB Windows loading and programs loading are so quicker. Only game I have tried is WoW, no speed difference actually (at least on the first login) I know there's a way to get steam games on another drive than the default. Need to look into that when I have time and try like GTA loading times considering they time all year

thanks
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09 Jan 2011   #60
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

SSDs are great, excellent performance upgrade.


The Page File should fix your problem, you can dis-able it if you have a lot of RAM, like 8GB.

Mine is set to a very small amount and haven't had any problems.
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