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Sean I followed your entire guide including the tweaks at the end and here is the AS SSD result with 2x128 RAID0. What's wrong with my 4k scores?

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This is a great Tut, will be reading it much more. Thank You
 
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Originally Posted by octowilli View Post

Sean I followed your entire guide including the tweaks at the end and here is the AS SSD result with 2x128 RAID0. What's wrong with my 4k scores?

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I am no sure, your threaded are low too. I had an issue with low threaded scores and I had to secure erase my drive to get the speeds back.
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This is a great Tut, will be reading it much more. Thank You

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:wheee:I haven't upgrade the sig rig yet, but I got everything up and running off my new samsung 830 thanks to your guide thumb.gif.

Now I just need to do a clean install and perform all the optimizations then ghost the image for ease of back-up. I wanted to make sure I got everything working first. I got lucky. Plugged the system in, nothing happened. Pushed the power cord in further and BAM! boot on first(ish) try.

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+ Internez to you sir, Sage Storage Maharishi.
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Probably nothing beyond giving you the best driver possible for your intel PCH. The problems that I've heard of, are not with the drivers themselves, but with how they interface with the configuration utility.
I should probably clarify my post above.
It seems that once a drive is configured, and the OS installed and operating, updating the Intel RST drivers (to even the latest "unofficial" v11.x) from a configuration standpoint, doesn't seem to harm/change an existing installation. The driver updates based on the existing configuration settings.
The problems I've heard of, (and I don't know how wide spread they are), have occured with, (I'll call them mismatched; not technically correct; OpROM and IRST driver are not required to be the same version), OpROM/Driver combos where the OpRom does not meet the minimum requirements, but a drive/system has yet to be set up.; (ie. the drive is not yet partitioned/formatted.) It is believed, (although unverified by Intel) that in this case, the IRST driver has no previous settings to apply from an "old" installation to the new. It also can not pull "default" settings from the Motherboards OpROM, because (without a compatable OpROM) the settings it wants don't match, or don't exist. So the installation becomes buggy.
How the driver can effectively update using existing "windows" settings (without the new funcitionallity settings) is anyones guess, but it seems to without issue. The reason I said both "system & drive", is because the problem of a "new" drive not showing up in windows, can occur with an intact/operating OS. When this particular problem occurs, with the addition of a "new" storage drive, the problem manifests itself just like when a drive is not initialized in Windows, and does not show up in "Computer". The IRST problem is worse, in that the drive will not show up in disk management either, so it's not an initialization thing.
That's about all I know of the "issue"... It's relatively new, so I'm pretty confident some code writer somewhere is attempting to loacte the bug. In a nutshell, it's something that will more than likely get worked out... but as I said before, not without a lot of end user headaches in the meantime.

Can you explain this in a more simple manner to me? frown.gif Sorry, but I don't seem to understand some parts of it.

Will I have problems if I'm running an old RST OROM with the latest Intel RST software? Or are the problems only present the other way around, i.e. running the LATEST OROM with an OLD Intel RST software?
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I just disable UAC, is there anything else that doing that does?

As for my system, I'm using Shark007 codecs for my media files and it is recommended not to turn off UAC. So I keep it enabled.
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I fixed my RAID0 performance. Turns out I had c state settings enabled in the BIOS and my CPU was bottlenecking the SSDs. Oh well. I learned something new smile.gif
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I fixed my RAID0 performance. Turns out I had c state settings enabled in the BIOS and my CPU was bottlenecking the SSDs. Oh well. I learned something new smile.gif

Wow, so you just disabled them and now it is fine, just C3 & C6?
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Wow, so you just disabled them and now it is fine, just C3 & C6?

I'm pretty sure that's the only thing that mattered in the end. Before that my CPU was sitting at 1.6GHz during the AS SSD tests according to CPU-Z. It would drop down into the sleep state, or however it works, I'm not entirely sure. As soon as I changed some BIOS settings to keep it up at full speed (4.6 GHz) the tests ran much better. It went from ~850 to this:

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Edited by octowilli - 2/4/12 at 1:49am
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