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I have a question when it comes to using SSD and video card drivers. Is it ok and safe to uninstall drivers off SSD like the regular way and reinstall new drivers? I just wanna be sure so nothing bad happens cuz this is my first SSD and i know already about SECURE wipe but we know that is only for formatting. I should be fine? I used to have 290.36 beta drivers and loved them. Using the WHQL drivers Nvidia released and i gotta say BF3 is a little weird but works fine. Aside from the screen flicker which i never have but i visited a different server than the one i frequently visit anyways. Could be just something else. Almost tempted to reformat just for the sake of it and start fresh.rolleyes.gif
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I have a question when it comes to using SSD and video card drivers. Is it ok and safe to uninstall drivers off SSD like the regular way and reinstall new drivers? I just wanna be sure so nothing bad happens cuz this is my first SSD and i know already about SECURE wipe but we know that is only for formatting. I should be fine? I used to have 290.36 beta drivers and loved them. Using the WHQL drivers Nvidia released and i gotta say BF3 is a little weird but works fine. Aside from the screen flicker which i never have but i visited a different server than the one i frequently visit anyways. Could be just something else. Almost tempted to reformat just for the sake of it and start fresh.rolleyes.gif

SSD, HDD, same thing to the system...

Uninstall the old driver, then restart, then use driver sweeper to fully uninstall whatever was left over, then restart and install the new drivers.

http://phyxion.net/Driver-Sweeper/Driver-Sweeper/Version-3-2-0/
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I already did used that but thanks for the input. I thought i would had to do something differently if it's a SSD. At least i know it's ok so far i did exactly what you already told me which i did BEFORE i knew anyways. Thanks for the advice anyways. But i do intend a reformat sometime sooner later. It's nice to have a new fresh install again but i am fine anyhow. I don't wanna risk Batman Arkham City reinstall DRM limits lol. I might be close to not being able to install. biggrin.gif Wow i forgot i have a DRM limit on Crysis 2. I wonder how many i have left lol.
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For some reason, I don't think I did this right. The far left is my RAID array in 0, and the other 2 are my single drives. Interestingly, the 320 was my old OS drive, which I'm in the process of cleaning up (minus OS, should I need it again).

 

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Link to the tutorial for that? I looked it up before but couldn't find how to.

http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance

steps sound crazy, but it works
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For some reason, I don't think I did this right. The far left is my RAID array in 0, and the other 2 are my single drives. Interestingly, the 320 was my old OS drive, which I'm in the process of cleaning up (minus OS, should I need it again).

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Link to the tutorial for that? I looked it up before but couldn't find how to.

http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance

steps sound crazy, but it works

Thanks biggrin.gif
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Sean can you recommend any Raid Cards that scale well with 4+ Sata 3 SSD's? Like I would like to pick one up, but if it isn't significantly better than my raid 0 M4's I think I'll wait. Also do you know anything about Sata express coming out? I understand Sata 6Gb/s has pretty been maxed out on bandwidth.

Thanks much,
-Jaywar
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Sean can you recommend any Raid Cards that scale well with 4+ Sata 3 SSD's? Like I would like to pick one up, but if it isn't significantly better than my raid 0 M4's I think I'll wait. Also do you know anything about Sata express coming out? I understand Sata 6Gb/s has pretty been maxed out on bandwidth.

Thanks much,
-Jaywar

Look up reviews of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118133

And this is a SAS one so you would need conversion cables I think: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118130
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Can the copies of the windows in the OP be used in Windows?

My 120gb Mushkin Callisto DX died mad.gif and I have to RMA it.

I didn't want to bother with SP1 d/l and update and opted to D/L the copies with SP1.
I burn the image to a DVD and I can't seem to launch it in windows, but seems to work when booted from the DVD. Is that normal?
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Can the copies of the windows in the OP be used in Windows?
What? In a virtual Machine?
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My 120gb Mushkin Callisto DX died mad.gif and I have to RMA it.
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I didn't want to bother with SP1 d/l and update and opted to D/L the copies with SP1.

I burn the image to a DVD and I can't seem to launch it in windows, but seems to work when booted from the DVD. Is that normal?

Why would you launch it in Windows? It should have no issue wither tho.
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