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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:
501

You mean you also disabled Speedstep?
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I have a question and I've actually yet to do this since I got my SSD last year.

For general computer health (possibly SSD?) would it be advisable to use the hibernate feature in Windows 7? I honestly have not used it since I first got Windows 7 a few years ago and I'm not sure if there's any new info on hibernation or if its good or bad. Whats the census on hibernate! smile.gif
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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.

Basically, you might (but not always) run into a problem running the latest IRST drivers with an older OpROM. Reason being, the drivers may contain configuration settings not supported (values don't exist to change the settings) in the OpROM of your motherboard. The post above was just to show some of the problems that might occur in this scenario, and why they are believed to occur in the first place. If newer IRST drivers install without detrimental effect with an old OpROM, then there is nothing to worry about. You just won't be able to access certain "upgraded" features of the IRST driver, that are not supported by the OpROM you are using.

Clearer?
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I followed your guide step by step (le omgz, also did step 7!) and I am getting a rubbish AS score.

ssdc3c6DISAB.jpg

cliffs:
* 0302 firmware on M4
* marvell drivers installed
* plugged into sata 6.0gb/s port
* intel rapid storage 10.8 installed
* score doesnt change if C3/C6 in my bios are enabled or disabled.
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Most likely an issue of the Marvell port. You should be connected to the Intel Sata 6 port.
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I followed your guide step by step (le omgz, also did step 7!) and I am getting a rubbish AS score.

ssdc3c6DISAB.jpg

cliffs:
* 0302 firmware on M4
* marvell drivers installed
* plugged into sata 6.0gb/s port
* intel rapid storage 10.8 installed
* score doesnt change if C3/C6 in my bios are enabled or disabled.

Plug it in the Intel SATA port.
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Most likely an issue of the Marvell port. You should be connected to the Intel Sata 6 port.

This^
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d3vo or anyone else,

any idea what I am seeing these scores? my board does not have marvel ports. asrock extreme 3 gen 3.

Kingston Hyper x 128 with an intel 2500k @ 4.2 THANKS!!

504
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d3vo or anyone else,

any idea what I am seeing these scores? my board does not have marvel ports. asrock extreme 3 gen 3.

Kingston Hyper x 128 with an intel 2500k @ 4.2 THANKS!!

504

That is average for your drive, give the drive a week or so and test again, your score should improve.

the best I've ever seem was this:

512
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doh. thanks for the fast replies. Ill report back with the results.
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BOOM.

Thanks guys. Everything loads so fast that steam gives me an error upon startup - the ethernet connection isnt even enabled fast enough before steam loads and checks for internet! AWESOME.
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