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Here there is some info in this section read though it and try to understand it lol, I haven't the time ATM

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766450%28WS.10%29.aspx
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Here there is some info in this section read though it and try to understand it lol, I haven't the time ATM
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766450%28WS.10%29.aspx

"Trying" to understand it as of the moment, lol.
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I know there is a double boot issue with your board, that may be it. (You have the pro right? Can you fillout your system specs in rig builder?) Also, are you plugged into the intel port?

In all honesty, I am not sure if I used the intel port. I'll post my build in a second, just want your opinion on 64GB SSD and 128GB SSD. Which would you prefer for a beginner who is into gaming?
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I know there is a double boot issue with your board, that may be it. (You have the pro right? Can you fillout your system specs in rig builder?) Also, are you plugged into the intel port?

In all honesty, I am not sure if I used the intel port. I'll post my build in a second, just want your opinion on 64GB SSD and 128GB SSD. Which would you prefer for a beginner who is into gaming?

The more space the better, but I have ~30GB free with all my apps and such. I want at least 128GB for my next SSD though. Also, seeing how prices for HDDs are so high atm, you should just get a 128GB drive unless you have a goo secondary already.
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Great guide btw , subbed and +rep to you buddy thumb.gif

This will come in very handy when I receive my Crucial M4 later this week,

Thank you..
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Great guide btw , subbed and +rep to you buddy thumb.gif

This will come in very handy when I receive my Crucial M4 later this week,

Thank you..

No problem smile.gif
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Booting, partitioning and alignment of MBR for Windows and BIOS:

Boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD/USB
After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
At the command prompt, Type diskpart
Type list disk and press Enter
Type select disk 0 (or whichever number your SSD gets) and press Enter
If you want to be sure you have the right one selected, then type list partition and press Enter
Once you know you have the right drive selected, type clean and press Enter.
Type create partition primary align=4096 and press Enter (1024 Is default)
Type format quick fs=ntfs and press Enter
It will appear like it's going to take forever, but then it suddenly finishes about 5-10 seconds after it starts.
Type active and press Enter
Type list partition and press Enter to see your creation.
Type exit and press Enter
Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
Proceed to install Windows 7 and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. You do not have to manually format it.

I found this guide after I have already installed my SSD....does this step (mostly the primary align=4096 instead of 1024) really make a huge difference? Is it worth reformatting so I can enter this? Reformatting isnt a huge deal for me because i have all of my files on another drive so all I need to do is reinstall games. Just dont want to do it if this step only gets you minor gains.
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Booting, partitioning and alignment of MBR for Windows and BIOS:

Boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD/USB
After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
At the command prompt, Type diskpart
Type list disk and press Enter
Type select disk 0 (or whichever number your SSD gets) and press Enter
If you want to be sure you have the right one selected, then type list partition and press Enter
Once you know you have the right drive selected, type clean and press Enter.
Type create partition primary align=4096 and press Enter (1024 Is default)
Type format quick fs=ntfs and press Enter
It will appear like it's going to take forever, but then it suddenly finishes about 5-10 seconds after it starts.
Type active and press Enter
Type list partition and press Enter to see your creation.
Type exit and press Enter
Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
Proceed to install Windows 7 and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. You do not have to manually format it.

I found this guide after I have already installed my SSD....does this step (mostly the primary align=4096 instead of 1024) really make a huge difference? Is it worth reformatting so I can enter this? Reformatting isnt a huge deal for me because i have all of my files on another drive so all I need to do is reinstall games. Just dont want to do it if this step only gets you minor gains.

Don't worry about it, it is not needed. There really is no performance difference. All that part does is make it install without the MSR partition that isn't needed.

Just start from "Now the fun stuff! Optimization!" and "Further Optimizations!" wink.gif
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Guys, ImDisk works as a RAMDisk, but it is free and you can make 4GB+ disks!!! biggrin.gif

Download here

I will make a guide soon, but it is very simple to figure out lol
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Sweet! If it works well I'm gonna get 16gb of ram and install my game of the day ^_^ when I finally get to build a new rig.

...or my emulators

>.>

<.<

 

I would be interested to find out if this would make a difference to gaming benchmarks.

 

 

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