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Hi to all, i'm joining the club.
I have no good fotos of my setup, so i can only provide validation link.
This small mobo is damn good! I have mATX mobo for first time and surprisingly have no issues with it.
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post
What 8GB ram kits should i buy?

Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 CL9 kit 44EUR
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 Vengeance CL8 kit 66EUR

Is that performance and heatsink worth the 50% price difference? Or is there a kit, that does better than CL8 @ 1333? (not really going after internal design, so it doesnt matter for me, how they look)

Btw, i have no luck with the SSD... the X25-M G2 120GB for 180EUR is sold off, right before i went to buy one I dont know what to buy now... 510 for 254 EUR, or some other brand around 200?
Weren't you one of the people looking to get a Noctua D14? If that is the case I would go with the XMS3. The Vengeance doesn't clear under the D14.

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Hi to all, i'm joining the club.
I have no good fotos of my setup, so i can only provide validation link.
This small mobo is damn good! I have mATX mobo for first time and surprisingly have no issues with it.
Welcome to the club!
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did u try flashing to latest firmware for the ssd drive? also enable hot swap in your bios?
Kevink82 thanks for the advice i did just what you told me and everying seems to be running smoothly now!!!

I cannot be 100% certain that no problems will arise but i will continue using it to see if the SSD gives no more headaches

Thanks!
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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 will work on the SSD as long as it is not part of a RAID array. I have confirmed this via the Intel toolbox and can run TRIM anytime I want on my Intel SSD. There is a way to check to see if TRIM is enabled in the OS via a cmd prompt, but I do not know off the top of my head, just do a google search to find the command to see if it is active. TRIM is only for SSD's, defrag is for mechanical HD's. I still turn off defrag and run it manually as I do not want the OS accidentally running defrag on my SSD's.
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Untypical question. Does anyone in this thread has (or have seen) combo of Gene-Z + Raven 02 case? I'd like to see how does it look like...
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Untypical question. Does anyone in this thread has (or have seen) combo of Gene-Z + Raven 02 case? I'd like to see how does it look like...
like a massive case just swollowed the mobo whole.
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Kevink82 thanks for the advice i did just what you told me and everying seems to be running smoothly now!!!

I cannot be 100% certain that no problems will arise but i will continue using it to see if the SSD gives no more headaches

Thanks!
All the best of luck i know lots of ppl having problems with the new sandforce but i got 2 ocz vertex3 myself got freezes on 1 drive that came with stock firmware. After flash it is all good (i dont turn my comp off at all).
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Trim will work on the SSD as long as it is not part of a RAID array. I have confirmed this via the Intel toolbox and can run TRIM anytime I want on my Intel SSD. There is a way to check to see if TRIM is enabled in the OS via a cmd prompt, but I do not know off the top of my head, just do a google search to find the command to see if it is active. TRIM is only for SSD's, defrag is for mechanical HD's. I still turn off defrag and run it manually as I do not want the OS accidentally running defrag on my SSD's.
Thank you for your feedback.
Regarding defrag, Windows will not even offer to defrag the C drive (the SSD).
So I think it should be ok to leave it like that !

As for the prefetch, I'll check it later since I read it is better to turn it off.
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Have any of you long time SSD owners tried this SSD Tweaker Utility ?

http://www.elpamsoft.com/Downloads.a...=SSD%20Tweaker

it's talked about in this thread some ... http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html

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With all the advice online for SSD hard drives it can take hours of research and fiddling to properly setup your SSD drive. Now with this little app you can Tweak Windows 2K/XP/Vista & 7 including x64 in seconds.

SSD Tweaker 1.8 Lets you Tweak the following:

Windows Services
Query and Set Windows 7 TRIM Status (Pro Only)
Experimental TRIM Optimization (Pro Only)
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Use Large System Cache
Ntfs Memory Usage
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Have any of you long time SSD owners tried this SSD Tweaker Utility ?

http://www.elpamsoft.com/Downloads.a...=SSD%20Tweaker

it's talked about in this thread some ... http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html
90% of the thing listed can be done manually anyways....... actually 100% of them....
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