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Hey everyone,
I don't really know what SSD Chaching means, but I read about Intel's Smart Response Technology with the Z68 Chipset. I read that it was called SSD Caching. If that's what it is, is there any kind of workaround to enable it on a P67 Chipset Motherboard.
I have the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe.
I do not want to upgrade to a Z68 Board since it would be really expensive just to enable SSD Caching (I would also still need to buy an SSD card which I don't have as of yet)
I also do not want to buy a too big SSD since that is also expensive. So I would love to be able to kind of increase my normal HD's performance with a small sized SSD on my P67 Board.
Thanks in advance.
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I don't believe it's possible on P67, but a small used SSD would suffice on it's own.
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Originally Posted by jellis142;14327001 
I don't believe it's possible on P67, but a small used SSD would suffice on it's own.

What do you mean with "a small used SSD would suffice on its own"?
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Z68 lets you add a small SSD to work as a cache for commonly used programs, but most users would rather just get a dedicated SSD, as it offers more space and isn't any slower. As far as I know, Z68 lets you overclock the CPU and Memory, where P67 limits RAM overclocking.
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You cannot use SSD caching on P67, unless you buy this (absolutely not worth it IMO).
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Originally Posted by jellis142;14331352 
P67 limits RAM overclocking.

I wasn't aware of that... +rep !
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adridu59;14331435 
You cannot use SSD caching on P67, unless you buy this (absolutely not worth it IMO).



I wasn't aware of that... +rep !

Lol, don't quote me on that, I've just seen Z68 having a more extensive list of overclocking features focused on RAM. I could be totally wrong (awaits P67 owner flaming).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142;14331473 
Lol, don't quote me on that, I've just seen Z68 having a more extensive list of overclocking features focused on RAM. I could be totally wrong (awaits P67 owner flaming).

P67 and Z68 both allow memory and CPU overclocking. You're limited to different multiples of memory frequencies. So, 1066/1333/1600/1866/2133/2400. If you have something in between, you have to adjust the BCLK from the default 100MHz. It varies ±5%, so don't expect much out of it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142;14331473 
Lol, don't quote me on that, I've just seen Z68 having a more extensive list of overclocking features focused on RAM. I could be totally wrong (awaits P67 owner flaming).

Last I checked it was about the same. The pain is everything being tied to bsclk.

You still have plenty of ratio's to use, but I haven't been a huge RAM oc'er since honestly there is almost no point. Lower timings help more then 2GHz at 9-9-9 timings from my last venture in DDR3 oc'ing.

I wouldn't go saying that too much. Z68 just married the H67 and P67 chipsets with the addition of SSD cacheing other then that Z68 isn't anything special or tweaked.

P67 can't SSD cache without and add in board, and getting a SSD for your boot drive so far seems to be just as and more beneficial than SSD cacheing.

Things may have changed more since I last really read up on SSD cacheing, hope I'm not too far off.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleTech;14331523 
P67 and Z68 both allow memory and CPU overclocking. You're limited to different multiples of memory frequencies. So, 1066/1333/1600/1866/2133/2400. If you have something in between, you have to adjust the BCLK from the default 100MHz. It varies ±5%, so don't expect much out of it.

That pretty much summed it up for me, thank you smile.gif
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