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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

31 May 2010   #101
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
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Very good scores

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31 May 2010   #102
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

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So I just built this machine, loaded Win7 x64, and checked the performance. Seems the conventional hard drive is the only piece not in sync. So I would welcome some further information about using SSDs to improve performance. Specifically, since I have a system built already, should I add an SSD and use this just for ReadyBoost, or should I reinstall Win7 to the SSD? While 6 GB RAM sounds like a lot, PhotoShop CS5 and other graphic apps seem capable of slurping a good portion of it.

I'd like to hear your experiences with trying different Win7 setups with an SSD if you have tried more than one. I welcome hearing how this impacts gaming and Adobe CS5 apps in particular if you can speak to that.

Also, is there an easy way to specify to Win7 during installation that OS and Program Files should reside on the SSD drive, while user accounts should reside on a conventional drive? Are there still problems installing applications that expect everything to reside on a single C: drive? Which should be the focus for improvement--shuttling program, data, or both?

Thanks in advance for suggestions.
Well offhand,
Yes you should put the OS on the SSD.
SSD with W7 do not require much adjustments, W7 handles all the details. Your only real choice is to decide how much to short stroke the SSD. ie: leave a percentage of it unallocated. Then theres RAID'ing them??????????
You should have the SSD plugged into the SATA 0 port and the cd rom in the last port. Have nothing else plugged at time of OS install. In bios have AHCI selected at OS install. Nothing in bios should be OC'ed.
I only know about OCZ SSD's, you do not list yours.
If you do a lot of editing, you'll want a spin drive plugged for storage of constantly changing files. SSD's have a write to disk life span, you install your static apps there and your work on the spin drive.
I do not know about moving user files around, but you can move the pagefile, the IE temp files, and other temp files off the OS drive to a spin drive.

Whatever you want to benefit from SSD speed, must be on the SSD. Keep the writes down for extended drive life.

Readyboost is software installed onto a ram stick, which then resides in a USB port, where it acts like a faster ram???? SSD's are not for readyboost.
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01 Jun 2010   #103
mbreslin

w7x64u
 
 

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01 Jun 2010   #104
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
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That 7.8 for your RAM looks good, congrats.

Have you ran the memory assessment yet?



@mbreslin,

Looks very nice, except that odd looking 7.7
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01 Jun 2010   #105
kucing13

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
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That 7.8 for your RAM looks good, congrats.

Have you ran the memory assessment yet?
Just want to ask here,how long usually does memtest take..
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01 Jun 2010   #106
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post

Just want to ask here,how long usually does memtest take..
Depends on CPU speed, memory speed and memory size. I've never timed mine myself. Probably 45 min. to an hour for 1 complete pass.

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01 Jun 2010   #107
kucing13

 

last time I did was in xp and oh my how i'm tired of waiting 1 hour. never test on my seven since I don't find any necessary to do so. Thanks anyway for the info bill
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01 Jun 2010   #108
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

NP Rafe, no reason to test if you haven't just changed something, or added new hardware. Once I had my OC set and Ram running at 1600MHz, I tested everything and when it tested good, I'm just surfing now

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01 Jun 2010   #109
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

man 9500 GT kicking my butt that and i need a SSD


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02 Jun 2010   #110
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You can compare several SSDs at AnandTech SSD Bench
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