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How should I set up SRT with those programs and running Win7 x64? I havent owned an SSD before.
i would use the SSD manually: install your OS and applications to it. SRT only works up to 64gb anyways, meaning your other 56gb or so are wasted on it. you *might* be able to partition it and do both, but i couldn't get SRT working on a separate SSD (i have two), when my data drive is a mirrored volume. the max4g-z seems to only allow RAID or AHCI,mode, but not both.

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I havent read the entire thread - any initial steps I can take to make my build go easier? How should I setup BIO initially (all default/auto?).
leave it on the default to start with, just make sure you get it set to the right boot order. don't use the EZ-mode's preset "optimal" setting.

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Really wondering if I should have just gotten a Gigabyte Z68 mATX. After reading a little bit of this thread, I think this may be more board than I really need (and more problems than I want?).
i haven't had any problems, other than some troublesome random resets because i stupidly hit that preset "optimal" mode. not really sure what it does, other than make my computer crash.

some of features on the board, however, are really handy. having a start/reset button on the board is a really nice touch. you don't have to short pins to start it up when you're just testing your parts. debug codes displayed on an LCD are just brilliant -- if there's a problem, the board tells you what it is. the extender for the case button/light headers is another nice touch (even though i couldn't use mine), as it makes plugging those things in a no-brainer.
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Dear all, this is my first post here and I come to seek some advices.

After a few years of branded machines (HP, DELL, P. Bell,...), I had to buy a new PC for my wife. Her PC just died after several years of service.

So I decided to stop the "ready to start" PC and build my own for her.
I took a Maximus IV GZ motherboard and an OCZ VTX3MI SSD for system drive.
I added 2 WD Caviar Blue disks for data.

In terms of connections:
- SSD is connected to the SATA3 (red)
- 2 HDDs are connected to the SATA2 (grey)

My question relates to TRIM support. I have configured the storage in the BIOS to use RAID (instead of AHCI).
The 2 WD are configured in RAID1 and will store data.

I have read that to have TRIM support, the MB setting should be AHCI.
But quoting below utnorris, it seems that TRIM support will still be enabled on the SSD.

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If you have the funds I would do a larger SSD. I use an Intel 320 160Gb drive as my OS drive and 2 x 2Tb in RAID1 as my storage drive. I also have a WD 256Gb SSD that I got lucky and picked up on a Newegg shell shocker for $200 that I put my games on. You will not notice the difference between a SATAII and SATAIII drive for everyday stuff. I went from two C300 in RAID0 to the Intel drive and cannot see the difference unless I do a bench on them. As far as the RAID versus ACHI, either will work. Mine is set to RAID just because of my storage drive. ACHI is supposed to give you a few more monitoring features, but trim works on the single drive even though the controller is set to RAID because the SSD is not in RAID.
Do you all confirm that setting ?
How can I check that TRIM is activated and working on the SSD ?

Would it be better to move back to AHCI and use RAID1 features on Windows 7 (I have the pro version installed) ?

Thank you for your feedback.
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Sorry if this has been posted already -

Just a heads up for those who want water cooling blocks for the mosfets on this board - EK will release 1 soon.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/index.p...t01returnid=17
Wow nice find. May consider it. My mosfet heatsinks seem to be pretty toasty sometimes during IBT.

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Dear all, this is my first post here and I come to seek some advices.

After a few years of branded machines (HP, DELL, P. Bell,...), I had to buy a new PC for my wife. Her PC just died after several years of service.

So I decided to stop the "ready to start" PC and build my own for her.
I took a Maximus IV GZ motherboard and an OCZ VTX3MI SSD for system drive.
I added 2 WD Caviar Blue disks for data.

In terms of connections:
- SSD is connected to the SATA3 (red)
- 2 HDDs are connected to the SATA2 (grey)

My question relates to TRIM support. I have configured the storage in the BIOS to use RAID (instead of AHCI).
The 2 WD are configured in RAID1 and will store data.

I have read that to have TRIM support, the MB setting should be AHCI.
But quoting below utnorris, it seems that TRIM support will still be enabled on the SSD.

Do you all confirm that setting ?
How can I check that TRIM is activated and working on the SSD ?

Would it be better to move back to AHCI and use RAID1 features on Windows 7 (I have the pro version installed) ?

Thank you for your feedback.
TRIM should be enabled for your WD drives in RAID1 no problem. As it stands, no current SSD supports TRIM in raid IIRC. (Maybe one of the Revo x2 or something...) Since you will only be raiding the WD's, there should be no problem.
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TRIM should be enabled for your WD drives in RAID1 no problem. As it stands, no current SSD supports TRIM in raid IIRC. (Maybe one of the Revo x2 or something...) Since you will only be raiding the WD's, there should be no problem.
Thank you for your answer.
However, I'm not sure I understood everything you wrote.

Why do write about TRIM enabled for the RAID1 WD HDD? I thought TRIM was only for SSD.
So, in my case only the HDD are part of the RAID. The SSD is a stand alone disk. Is it going to have TRIM activated since the BIOS is set with RAID (not AHCI)?

Btw, what is IIRC?

Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated.
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IIRC = if I recall correctly


And there's some good info about setting up a SSD w/ WIN7 for some of us 1st timmers here ... http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html
and here ...
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-...ows-7-ssd.html

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Thank you for your answer.
However, I'm not sure I understood everything you wrote.

Why do write about TRIM enabled for the RAID1 WD HDD? I thought TRIM was only for SSD.
So, in my case only the HDD are part of the RAID. The SSD is a stand alone disk. Is it going to have TRIM activated since the BIOS is set with RAID (not AHCI)?

Btw, what is IIRC?

Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated.
Yup I made a mistake. Hahaha. I guess I didn't really think about it that much before I got an ssd. I apologize that I confused things. I don't really want to comment on this now and give you any other information that is misleading. Sorry.

Someone else want to help this guy out? I don't have an ssd on a system with raided drives.

But yeah IIRC is if I recall correctly.
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Anyone out there using the FAN Xpert tool that came with this board? I'm trying to figure out why it'll only let me adjust the chassis fans and not the CPU fans. I've plugged in numerous fans into the CPU header and none of them will change speeds. The chassis fan adjustments work perfectly.

On a separate note, I've taken care of my airflow issue, it seems

Changed out the NH-D14 for the H80 today and added an UltraKaze3k for a side intake fan and not pictured are two 80mm 4000RPM intake fans at the bottom of the case. When she heats up, she sounds angry

Temps while running IBT and Prime have gone down about 7C.


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Anyone out there using the FAN Xpert tool that came with this board? I'm trying to figure out why it'll only let me adjust the chassis fans and not the CPU fans. I've plugged in numerous fans into the CPU header and none of them will change speeds. The chassis fan adjustments work perfectly.
I use it and it works perfectly for both chassis and CPU fans

In order to avoid assuming anything...you're using PWM fans hooked up to those CPU headers...right?
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Maybe the H80 has software controlling the fans, not allowing the Asus software to do it?
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