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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [3]

15 Sep 2011   #401
Dch48

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
When I got this laptop, it came with 6 GB RAM and the WEI score was 5.7 (1st image)

After I increased the RAM to 8 GB the WEI score become 5.8 (2nd image)

Then I have added a 16 GB SDHC card to the system as Readyboost and the WEI score increased to 5.9. (3rd image)

Now my inherent limitations on the system are the Hard disk (score 5.9) and onboard Intel graphics (score 5.9).

I can increase the HDD's score by going for a SSD, but what to do about the Intel graphics?

Can I do something about it?
Since it's a laptop, I would say there is nothing you can do about the graphics. Almost all laptops do not allow graphics upgrades since the graphics chips (even the ones that are called discrete) are soldered on the motherboard and there are no expansion slots like on a desktop motherboard.


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15 Sep 2011   #402
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hey guys... I have some kind of... concern with my WEI. I have an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD and, well, its WEI is 6.9. Shouldn't it be 7 and over for a SSD? Do you think it's worth calling OCZ for support?
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15 Sep 2011   #403
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Do you have it ahci mode? And is it properly aligned?
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15 Sep 2011   #404
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Do you have it ahci mode? And is it properly aligned?
AHCI mode is enabled but when my PC boot up, I only see my 2 HDDs (500GB & 1TB) and my LG BD/DVD/CD drive during the short AHCI detecting sequence. When opened a benchmark software, the SSD is IDE. For some reason. Probably because I plugged it into a SATA 6Gb port...

Don't know about alignment.
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15 Sep 2011   #405
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Go to device manager and expand IDE/ATA/Atapi controllers, you should see an ahci controller listed at the bottom. It should be the intel or msahci. Go to properties - details and go down to the listing for children. You should see your SSD listed there. Also download AS SSD. It is a SSD benchmark program. open it and select your SSD, don't run the test, just show a screen shot of the program. It will tell you the controller and the alignment. That is the easy way. Also, with OCZ drives don't run many benchmark tests, it will slow them down and also start from a cold start and let the computer idle on the login screen for 2 hours a week. It aids in 'garbage collection'- (removing what trim missed).
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15 Sep 2011   #406
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Like I said, my SSD is not on AHCI but other drives are. Alignment is 1024K and is shown "OK" by AS SSD.
Would it be safe to replug it on another SATA port?
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15 Sep 2011   #407
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Like I said, my SSD is not on AHCI but other drives are. Alignment is 1024K and is shown "OK" by AS SSD.
Would it be safe to replug it on another SATA port?
No, it will not boot. You should have 2 sata controllers in bios and should be able to change them both to ahci, but there is a procedure before doing that, here is the tutorial on changing to ahci. So, I assume AS SD said the controller was pcide or something like that? 1024 is a good alignment. That is the alignment of all my SSDs.
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15 Sep 2011   #408
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Do you have it ahci mode? And is it properly aligned?
Probably because I plugged it into a SATA 6Gb port...

Don't know about alignment.
Each controller has IDE/ACHI mode.

Read the manual and it should tell you how to put the 6.0GBs controller into AHCI.
Somewhere in the Bios there is a seperate setting for that controller.

On my Asus it isn't listed with the normal HD settings. It is in the add on listing with the USB 3 ports etc. So it could be anywhere.
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15 Sep 2011   #409
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Regedit value is already 0 in msahci's start entry. I don't know... I have Intel Rapid Storage driver installed but I haven't installed the driver for "Marvell 91xx Config ATA Device". Should I install that? Also, I'll check my BIOS to see if there isn't two controllers to see if I missed one.

EDIT

I'm going to suspend this problem for the evening. I will backup my data just in case. And if I need it, I will 0 my SSD and install Windows again.
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15 Sep 2011   #410
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Lebon, in every thread I've been involved with, a Gigabyte board is very confusing there are several settings you have to make, and they are not obvious. Panais and I think wishmaster have Gigabyte boards. They may be able to tell you which settings to change. it seems like it is about 3 different settings. All of the boards I have had, it was a simple procedure.
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