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Hi sean , followed almost every single tips on installing SSD in here and i wanna say thank you for the easy and understandable guide. Unfortunately , there's 1 minor problem that's bugging me right now. I have 4gb of total Ram and i did shrink my paging file to 1024. And now , when i play Torchlight , it will auto-closed within 5-10 min with a pop-up saying i've ran out of memory. This had never happen before when i was still having my OS in the HDD. What can be done to solve this. Thank you.
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Sean, something you should find interesting. You might already know this.
I (today) moved to an i7-2600k and an Asus P8Z77-V mobo. All I did was drop in the new hardware (I did backup images just in case), and I figured I'd have to rebuild my RAID 0 Array.
Well... the array booted perfectly. Changing chipsets and system architecture left the array in-tact and 100% data secure.

I don't have my OS on the array, maybe that has something to do with it?
I thought I'd have to rebuild the array but nope, works perfectly.
If you are going from a Intel mobo to a new Intel mobo. the Intel controller won't usually have any issues picking up RAID arrays.
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Hi sean , followed almost every single tips on installing SSD in here and i wanna say thank you for the easy and understandable guide. Unfortunately , there's 1 minor problem that's bugging me right now. I have 4gb of total Ram and i did shrink my paging file to 1024. And now , when i play Torchlight , it will auto-closed within 5-10 min with a pop-up saying i've ran out of memory. This had never happen before when i was still having my OS in the HDD. What can be done to solve this. Thank you.

Let windows manage the page file since you only have 4GB of RAM.
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That is an interesting fact about Intel Raid, I was always under the impression that changing chipset meant rebuilding the array... the more you know!
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I went from an ASUS P5Q Pro board to a P5Q3 Deluxe (same chipset all around) and it didn't detect my RAID 0 array. It may have been because I did a fresh Windows install though.

At least I anticipated that it wouldn't work and had everything backed up. thumb.gif
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Just did a fresh install on my SSD and this guide was quick and easy to follow. MUCH THANKS thumb.gif
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I finally re-installed mine. Though something's up... WEI used to be 7.8 for the drive. Now it's 7.4 and the lowest of all my scores. confused.gif
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If I use the library feature of adding various folders to it, does moving the user folder off the ssd still have any benefits?
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That is an interesting fact about Intel Raid, I was always under the impression that changing chipset meant rebuilding the array... the more you know!
Yea...if you do have issues however you need the same chipset then to recover the data. redface.gif
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I went from an ASUS P5Q Pro board to a P5Q3 Deluxe (same chipset all around) and it didn't detect my RAID 0 array. It may have been because I did a fresh Windows install though.

At least I anticipated that it wouldn't work and had everything backed up. thumb.gif
You may have needed to load drivers or something.
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Just did a fresh install on my SSD and this guide was quick and easy to follow. MUCH THANKS thumb.gif
No prob biggrin.gif
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I finally re-installed mine. Though something's up... WEI used to be 7.8 for the drive. Now it's 7.4 and the lowest of all my scores. confused.gif
Eh.....could just be Windows WEI being retarded lol.
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If I use the library feature of adding various folders to it, does moving the user folder off the ssd still have any benefits?

What benefits?
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Im planning to get 2x Corsair ForceGT 120Gb's soon for my gaming machine, thanks for this guide I hope I wont have any trouble setting things up.

Would anyone know if there are specific issues or special configuration settings I need to perform on my motherboard? Aside from setting the harddrive mode to RAID and making sure SATA6 is enabled.

EDIT:

What is the best stripe size for a gaming machine ?
Edited by EarlZ - 5/1/12 at 7:19am
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Im planning to get 2x Corsair ForceGT 120Gb's soon for my gaming machine, thanks for this guide I hope I wont have any trouble setting things up.

Would anyone know if there are specific issues or special configuration settings I need to perform on my motherboard? Aside from setting the harddrive mode to RAID and making sure SATA6 is enabled.

EDIT:

What is the best stripe size for a gaming machine ?

128 for stripe size.
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