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I don't get it either....

What's there not to get? Facebook chat by default shows people that are offline. This simple css script makes it so it only shows online users on your friends list.

I click link I get code...that's it...

How does this work in Firefox?
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I click link I get code...that's it...
How does this work in Firefox?

I think you need the "greasemonkey" scripts thing to install it.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/
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Sean (or any other SSD expert reading this),

I moved my Force3 from my dm1z to my desktop (my sig rig), and am getting much better read/writes overall, but I do have a question though... For my offset/alignment, why does it say 237568 K? And why does it say my firmware is 1.3.? When I had this installed in my dm1z, it clearly showed I had 1.3.3, and I haven't done anything since then. I'm worried that I might have set it up wrong...

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Hello! I have a Vertex 3 120GB drive and pretty much did everything in your guide to get up and running. One thing that I totally didn't even think of was the Intel RST drivers... Would I benefit from installing Intel's RST? Thanks!
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Sean (or any other SSD expert reading this),

I moved my Force3 from my dm1z to my desktop (my sig rig), and am getting much better read/writes overall,
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but I do have a question though... For my offset/alignment, why does it say 237568 K?
Apparently you followed the GPT guide? That is what mine is.
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And why does it say my firmware is 1.3.? When I had this installed in my dm1z, it clearly showed I had 1.3.3, and I haven't done anything since then. I'm worried that I might have set it up wrong...
No idea...update AS SSD and see what SSD life says.
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Hello! I have a Vertex 3 120GB drive and pretty much did everything in your guide to get up and running. One thing that I totally didn't even think of was the Intel RST drivers... Would I benefit from installing Intel's RST? Thanks!

Yep, why wouldn't you?
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Installed it. No difference... how would I know it's installed properly? The driver for the ssd itself is from 2006... but I'm guessing I'm not looking at the right thing?

I am curious to know what you think of my results... Speeds seem good? I have disabled c3 and c6 in my BIOS to have a stable 4.8Ghz OC... so I lose around 25-30mb in the 4k writes.

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[*] Make sure you have all you data backed up, ALL data on your OS drive will be deleted before installation.

Couldnt i just unhook my HDD...install windows 7 on the SSD, then hook back up the HDD and delete windows 7 from the HDD?

i would like the SSD to be drive C: and i have alot of videos, music ect that i dont want to have to store then move back onto the HDD
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Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format: Click here to see guide! (Click to show)
Guide if you to use a bootable Windows 7 USB: If not then skip to Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Make a bootable Windows 7 USB:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type lis dis, press Enter
  3. Type sel dis X (where X is the number your USB drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type cle, press Enter
  5. Type cre par pri, press Enter
  6. Type act, press Enter
  7. Type for quick fs=fat32, press Enter
  8. Type ass, press Enter
  9. Type exi, press Enter
  10. Copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do; if you have an .iso extract first).
    Video Tut:
Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7:
  1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD/USB
  2. After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, Type diskpart, press Enter
  4. Type lis dis, press Enter
  5. Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  6. Type cle, press Enter
  7. Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
    Note: If you are using multiple disks in RAID 0 use 1024 for the alignment instead of 4096 for best performance.
  8. Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  9. Type act, press Enter
  10. Type exi, press Enter
  11. Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
  12. Proceed to install Windows 7 and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. You do not have to manually format it.
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Special thanks to TwoCables for creating the guide above

the How To Install Windows 7 video is not using the same directions as the text....which instruction should i use?
Edited by Maynard46 - 1/12/12 at 9:12pm
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This is a great thread. What do you think about splitting a 128 SSD one part for the win 7 and the other as srt cache on a HHD? The cache would be 64gb and the HHD would hold the user files and programs. Two other tb drives would be in a raid 0 to maximize the sequential reads for movies?
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[*] Make sure you have all you data backed up, ALL data on your OS drive will be deleted before installation.

Couldnt i just unhook my HDD...install windows 7 on the SSD, then hook back up the HDD and delete windows 7 from the HDD?

i would like the SSD to be drive C: and i have alot of videos, music ect that i dont want to have to store then move back onto the HDD

you can
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Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format: Click here to see guide! (Click to show)
Guide if you to use a bootable Windows 7 USB: If not then skip to Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Make a bootable Windows 7 USB:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type lis dis, press Enter
  3. Type sel dis X (where X is the number your USB drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type cle, press Enter
  5. Type cre par pri, press Enter
  6. Type act, press Enter
  7. Type for quick fs=fat32, press Enter
  8. Type ass, press Enter
  9. Type exi, press Enter
  10. Copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do; if you have an .iso extract first).
    Video Tut:
Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7:
  1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD/USB
  2. After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, Type diskpart, press Enter
  4. Type lis dis, press Enter
  5. Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  6. Type cle, press Enter
  7. Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
    Note: If you are using multiple disks in RAID 0 use 1024 for the alignment instead of 4096 for best performance.
  8. Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  9. Type act, press Enter
  10. Type exi, press Enter
  11. Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
  12. Proceed to install Windows 7 and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. You do not have to manually format it.
Video Tut:
Special thanks to TwoCables for creating the guide above

the How To Install Windows 7 video is not using the same directions as the text....which instruction should i use?
they are both the same, the video is unabbreviated, the steps and everything is exactly the same.
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This is a great thread. What do you think about splitting a 128 SSD one part for the win 7 and the other as srt cache on a HHD? The cache would be 64gb and the HHD would hold the user files and programs. Two other tb drives would be in a raid 0 to maximize the sequential reads for movies?

I don't think that is a good idea. And I am not sure ti would work either, i had issues with SRT when trying that.
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