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Yes they are the ones that I downloaded.

However, it's funny that the ones from the GIGABYTE Web site (for my motherboard) downloaded and installed fine during my first installation of Windows. I did a second installation of Windows to see if the ones from the Intel Web site would work but they didn't. Right now I don't have any of them installed.
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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

Yes they are the ones that I downloaded.

However, it's funny that the ones from the GIGABYTE Web site (for my motherboard) downloaded and installed fine during my first installation of Windows. I did a second installation of Windows to see if the ones from the Intel Web site would work but they didn't. Right now I don't have any of them installed.

Although it should be in windows 7, double check in "Programs and Features" that Microsoft .NET framework 3.0 (or higher) is installed on your computer. If it's not, IRST won't install. if it's not there, running windows update will install/update it.

Also might be the x79 PCH... maybe Intel hasn't caught up yet, and the installer doesn't regognize it? Just a thought.

EDIT: It's actually my second thought post. The x79 chipset uses the IRST enterprise 3.0 version of the driver. that's why the Gigabyte version worked for you. Intel's link Here

I was just told that the full executable is easier to deal with than the "F6" driver.
Edited by xandypx - 1/16/12 at 4:24pm
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Thanks for that! I haven't tried installing it yet as it is late and I need to sleep. I'll try tomorrow. However, based on my benchmark of my SSD (few posts up), do I need to install the RST driver? What will I gain? My scores seem fine according to Sean as they are.
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Thanks for that! I haven't tried installing it yet as it is late and I need to sleep. I'll try tomorrow. However, based on my benchmark of my SSD (few posts up), do I need to install the RST driver? What will I gain? My scores seem fine according to Sean as they are.

Maybe something, possibly nothing. The Intel driver is designed by Intel for their PCH. The Microsoft driver is a generic driver that operates pretty well across all platforms. I don't know enough about the subtleties of x79 to give you a definitive answer. IRST under the P67/z68 shows a very, very slight improvement over the MS driver. IRST enterprise was just updated after the release of X79 to incorporate the new PCH, so who knows... early drivers possibly? Although the SandyBridge-E is a server chip with a few cores turned off... maybe not so early with the drivers.

How's that for making a commitment?

Your scores are right at what your drive is capable of, so again... I'm not sure.
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just a quick update... by changing the drive letter of my new HDD to same as the one i took out...windows now knows to send saved items to that drive now..though it calls up an error still for some operations.. (trying to download a program from the internet) too early to be sure this works for most things ...also..window update had 13 new security/critical updates i needed to install and after a reboot.. i was able to move two of the folders before removing the drive because they had the location tab back......small issues and i will work around ...you got bigger fish to fry than this piddly ass ****t Sean... thanx smile.gif
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Quick question: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA 3 or Crucial M4 120GB? Both similar price today. People say speed wont be too dissimilar but specs say different. M4=415MB/s Write 175MB/s AND OCZ Vertx3 = Read 550MB/s Write 500MB/s.
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m4 any day
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Originally Posted by milespeed View Post

just a quick update... by changing the drive letter of my new HDD to same as the one i took out...windows now knows to send saved items to that drive now..though it calls up an error still for some operations.. (trying to download a program from the internet) too early to be sure this works for most things ...also..window update had 13 new security/critical updates i needed to install and after a reboot.. i was able to move two of the folders before removing the drive because they had the location tab back......small issues and i will work around ...you got bigger fish to fry than this piddly ass ****t Sean... thanx smile.gif

Cool, good luck.
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Quick question: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA 3 or Crucial M4 120GB? Both similar price today. People say speed wont be too dissimilar but specs say different. M4=415MB/s Write 175MB/s AND OCZ Vertx3 = Read 550MB/s Write 500MB/s.

Eww, a Vertex 3 = POS

The M4 is faster anyways. New firmware makes it 20% faster.
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the new firmware process is scary looking , at least to read it .. i am sitting on the firmware fearing pulling the trigger on it... so tell me is it as potentially dangerous and as hard to do as it seems.. are their any easier ways to update the M4 firmware than the recipe listed with it?
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the new firmware process is scary looking , at least to read it .. i am sitting on the firmware fearing pulling the trigger on it... so tell me is it as potentially dangerous and as hard to do as it seems.. are their any easier ways to update the M4 firmware than the recipe listed with it?

Scary? Hard? Dangerous?

Not at all.

How to update M4 firmware:
  1. Download 0309 firmware here: http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
  2. Burn the .iso to a CD.
  3. Boot from the CD.
  4. Type "yes" when prompted to.
  5. Wait 30 sec.
  6. When complete turn the PC off.
  7. Turn said PC back on.
  8. Boot from SSD.
  9. Enjoy your sexy, super fast, awesome Crucial M4!
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