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1GB is plenty. Some people turn it off completely.
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1GB is plenty. Some people turn it off completely.

Thanks! One more question though: Under rightclick on c: (SSD) --> properties, there is no button for disk cleanup anymore. On my HDD partitions I still have it. Who stole it? tongue.gif
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Hi,
I have 8 gb ram and windows set the pagefile to 8 gb for me. what would be recommended size? I think 8 gb is way too much? smile.gif
Thanks!

Some applications actually requires a pagefile, read HERE for more information.

I've set mine to 3800 to fit the USB ready-boost stick i use.
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Maybe the chipset is incompatible?
These dont work?
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20913&ProdId=3434&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A&DownloadType=

No those are the ones I tried but it just gives me an error. I realised that there are board numbers at the bottom of each download page listing the boards it relates to, but the v10.x install that I used doesn't list my board on there, but still installed.

As the 10.x file installed fine, I assume that I am good to go anyway(?).

Also, does the Intel RST Service need to be running all the time to take advantage of whatever magic they perform, or is it possible to stop the service and the drivers take care of it?

Thanks,
X10
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Hello,

First time post BIG apologies for the noobness/wall of text. I found this thread after I started having some trouble with my fresh install, specifically with drivers or BIOS I think. This would be my second time building a pc and the first time was 6 years ago and I had help, so here goes.

Im building from scratch all new parts, Gigabyte UD3HB3, 8gig ram, 90g SSD, 1TB WD bare HD. After enabling AHCI in Bios I installed windows on my SSD with the HDD unplugged and it installed fine. I installed the driver for the wireless PCI network card. I went to Gigabyte and downloaded the chipset, lan, usb 3.0 drivers and updated the BIOS. Then I removed hibernate and updated my virus software and graphics driver from EVGA.

My problem is somewhere along the way I noticed that the curser would stop and the screen would freeze. I thought it was the USB drivers (my mouse and keyboard are USB and I tried unplugging and when I plug back in they dont light up) so I reinstalled those from the CD that came with the MOBO.

Basically does anyone have a clue what would be causing this issue? I have to hard reset the PC when this happens and I dont want to make things worse.

Another dumb question: I plugged in my HD and its showing up in BIOS but not in windows. This is cause its not formatted right? I bought a system builder copy of WIN 7 64, will it let me format the HDD even if I already installed WIN on the SSD?

If Im screwed how can I start things fresh?

Thank you for reading.

Edit: Ill just reset the CMOS and reinstall
Edited by Crossbones007 - 4/4/12 at 2:06pm
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Hey im having a bit of a problem here. Whenever I try to log into my user at the user screen in windows 7, It freezes immediately the first time only. If I restart and try the second time, then it works fine. ??
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Hello,
First time post BIG apologies for the noobness/wall of text. I found this thread after I started having some trouble with my fresh install, specifically with drivers or BIOS I think. This would be my second time building a pc and the first time was 6 years ago and I had help, so here goes.
Im building from scratch all new parts, Gigabyte UD3HB3, 8gig ram, 90g SSD, 1TB WD bare HD. After enabling AHCI in Bios I installed windows on my SSD with the HDD unplugged and it installed fine. I installed the driver for the wireless PCI network card. I went to Gigabyte and downloaded the chipset, lan, usb 3.0 drivers and updated the BIOS. Then I removed hibernate and updated my virus software and graphics driver from EVGA.
My problem is somewhere along the way I noticed that the curser would stop and the screen would freeze. I thought it was the USB drivers (my mouse and keyboard are USB and I tried unplugging and when I plug back in they dont light up) so I reinstalled those from the CD that came with the MOBO.
Basically does anyone have a clue what would be causing this issue? I have to hard reset the PC when this happens and I dont want to make things worse.
Another dumb question: I plugged in my HD and its showing up in BIOS but not in windows. This is cause its not formatted right? I bought a system builder copy of WIN 7 64, will it let me format the HDD even if I already installed WIN on the SSD?
If Im screwed how can I start things fresh?
Thank you for reading.
Edit: Ill just reset the CMOS and reinstall

I don't know why your cursor stops maybe something takes up a lot of resources or your windows is unstable.
But to answer your other question yes you can format from your SSD and yes you can just re-install if something goes wrong (:
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Maybe the chipset is incompatible?
These dont work?
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20913&ProdId=3434&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A&DownloadType=

No those are the ones I tried but it just gives me an error. I realised that there are board numbers at the bottom of each download page listing the boards it relates to, but the v10.x install that I used doesn't list my board on there, but still installed.

As the 10.x file installed fine, I assume that I am good to go anyway(?).

Also, does the Intel RST Service need to be running all the time to take advantage of whatever magic they perform, or is it possible to stop the service and the drivers take care of it?

Thanks,
X10
Should be good with the drivers you have now.

And as for the service, why disable it? lol You can fine it is just a monitor/control center.
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Hello,

First time post BIG apologies for the noobness/wall of text. I found this thread after I started having some trouble with my fresh install, specifically with drivers or BIOS I think. This would be my second time building a pc and the first time was 6 years ago and I had help, so here goes.

Im building from scratch all new parts, Gigabyte UD3HB3, 8gig ram, 90g SSD, 1TB WD bare HD. After enabling AHCI in Bios I installed windows on my SSD with the HDD unplugged and it installed fine. I installed the driver for the wireless PCI network card. I went to Gigabyte and downloaded the chipset, lan, usb 3.0 drivers and updated the BIOS. Then I removed hibernate and updated my virus software and graphics driver from EVGA.

My problem is somewhere along the way I noticed that the curser would stop and the screen would freeze. I thought it was the USB drivers (my mouse and keyboard are USB and I tried unplugging and when I plug back in they dont light up) so I reinstalled those from the CD that came with the MOBO.

Basically does anyone have a clue what would be causing this issue? I have to hard reset the PC when this happens and I dont want to make things worse.

Another dumb question: I plugged in my HD and its showing up in BIOS but not in windows. This is cause its not formatted right? I bought a system builder copy of WIN 7 64, will it let me format the HDD even if I already installed WIN on the SSD?

If Im screwed how can I start things fresh?

Thank you for reading.

Edit: Ill just reset the CMOS and reinstall

Do you have the drive plugged into a native SATA port on your board or third party? Maybe the mouse is giving the issue too. I had that hapopen with a bad mouse that broke on me. \

As for the HDD: www.overclock.net/t/1227647/how-to-initialize-and-format-a-new-disk-for-use-in-windows-7#post_16684788

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Hey im having a bit of a problem here. Whenever I try to log into my user at the user screen in windows 7, It freezes immediately the first time only. If I restart and try the second time, then it works fine. ??

No idea, sounds like a driver issue. Do you have the drive plugged into a native SATA port on your board or third party?
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Hi,
I have 8 gb ram and windows set the pagefile to 8 gb for me. what would be recommended size? I think 8 gb is way too much? smile.gif
Thanks!

400mb is fine.
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Thank you for the responses I was able to reinstall and I used the guide this time and everything is working perfectly! That guide was such a great help I happy I found it.
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