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Windows 7: OCZ Vertex 4 On 680i SLI..

24 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
OCZ Vertex 4 On 680i SLI..

Hello All,
I just ordered a OCZ Vertex 4 256GB drive (Black Friday deal, $168 shipped. WOW!) & plan to use it in my current setup (specs below) until I have the funds to complete a new build with an AHCI SATA III motherboard etc. Is there anything I need to know before I proceed with the install of Windows 7HP 64bit?
I've not quiet kept up on the latest PC tech & need a little assistance.
I thought I read somewhere that you should use the Microsoft drivers for AHCI/Trim (I know there is no AHCI support on the 680i SLI) support & that I should "uninstall" the nforce drivers & revert to the MS drivers. Q: Should I even install the nforce chipset drivers.. I know I'll need to install the network drivers.
Any tips-tweaks you can give to help me get the most from the Vertex until I can complete my new build.. I sure don't want to kill my first SSD!
Thanks, Phil B.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
Motherboard: EVGA 680i SLI A2 122-CK-NF68
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz
Graphics Card: EVGA 8800GTS 640MB
System: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB SATA 6 Gb/s 32MB Cache.
Storage: Seagate 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II 16MB Cache
RAM: OCZ 2x512 & 2x1GB Gold GX XTC PC2-6400.
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX650W

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25 Nov 2012   #2

win 7 pro x64

My opinion is you should run nvidia chipset drivers, as I believe that's a 3 pack.. smbus, network, and sata controllers... better to have no conflicts or leave out a feature with a basic windows driver.
As far as the SSD goes, every newer drive has support for trim, which is run by software anyways.
Just plug it in, there's nothing you should need to change in your stated system.
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