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I think it's time for you to upgrade your CPU wink.gif

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I think it's time for you to upgrade your CPU " rel="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif">wink.gif


I see what you did there! tongue.gif
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Guide looks very helpful. I've had it bookmarked for weeks. My 160GB Intel 320 SSD will be here thursday or friday and I will definitely use this guide. While I'm here, is there any point in increasing windows 7 RAM usage when you have an SSD? I recently went from 8GB to 12GB and windows 7 barely touches it (a good thing I know!). I had briefly read about reducing or eliminating the virtual memory/paging file when using mechanical hard drives to take advantage of large amounts of RAM. I'm not even sure how useful this is with regular hard drives, let alone SSDs.

I see you included a bit on the paging file in your post... Whoops, didn't notice it until now. Still seems like a somewhat controversial decision, I haven't seen any solid info on it and couldn't find any when I was searching a few days ago.
Edited by Dezixn - 11/26/11 at 9:13pm
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Guide looks very helpful. I've had it bookmarked for weeks. My 160GB Intel 320 SSD will be here thursday or friday and I will definitely use this guide. While I'm here, is there any point in increasing windows 7 RAM usage when you have an SSD? I recently went from 8GB to 12GB and windows 7 barely touches it (a good thing I know!). I had briefly read about reducing or eliminating the virtual memory/paging file when using mechanical hard drives to take advantage of large amounts of RAM. I'm not even sure how useful this is with regular hard drives, let alone SSDs.

I have my pagefile disabled with 8GB of RAM. Back when I had 6GB I had no issue with that way and I didn't have my SSD either. Only certain programs will give you issues if you have it disabled. All it is is a buffer for application overflow if you are using a lot of RAM intensive programs and maxing it out and a place for programs to put parts of itself for quick retrieval into the RAM. And other stuff.

I never hit more than 3GB under normal use myself, but I have had my system crash when I maxed out my RAM when running a VM at 5GB and there was no left over.

Really it is up to you if you want it disabled or not. I notice no difference with it on or off, just I have a lot more free space on my drive.
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Guide looks very helpful. I've had it bookmarked for weeks. My 160GB Intel 320 SSD will be here thursday or friday and I will definitely use this guide. While I'm here, is there any point in increasing windows 7 RAM usage when you have an SSD? I recently went from 8GB to 12GB and windows 7 barely touches it (a good thing I know!). I had briefly read about reducing or eliminating the virtual memory/paging file when using mechanical hard drives to take advantage of large amounts of RAM. I'm not even sure how useful this is with regular hard drives, let alone SSDs.

I have my pagefile disabled with 8GB of RAM. Back when I had 6GB I had no issue with that way and I didn't have my SSD either. Only certain programs will give you issues if you have it disabled. All it is is a buffer for application overflow if you are using a lot of RAM intensive programs and maxing it out and a place for programs to put parts of itself for quick retrieval into the RAM. And other stuff.

I never hit more than 3GB under normal use myself, but I have had my system crash when I maxed out my RAM when running a VM at 5GB and there was no left over.

Really it is up to you if you want it disabled or not. I notice no difference with it on or off, just I have a lot more free space on my drive.


if you do have any programs that balk at not having a page file, and you have enough memory that you don't actually think you'll use it... you can set up a page file on any other disk installed on your system, set it to a fixed size (so windows doesn't try to manage it), and it will do nothing but take up a small amount of space on your other drive.

In the rare instance that it actually needs to be used (Sean's VM as an example), or is required to be there to run an application (application demands a page file), it will be there. For programs that require a page file to run (and these are very rare these days), it will only be checked for availability at program startup, and then your memory is used. If you find, like in a VM, that you consistently use virtual memory, my suggestion would be to get more RAM, or leave the page file on the SSD.
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Sean, new Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers (version 10.8.0.1003) are out:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2101&DwnldID=20624&lang=eng&iid=dc_rss

Not sure if it's been mentioned on here yet.
    
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Sean, new Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers (version 10.8.0.1003) are out:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2101&DwnldID=20624&lang=eng&iid=dc_rss

Not sure if it's been mentioned on here yet.

Hasn't been mentioned, but I've had it since it has been out lol.

The next or next will have TRIM support for RAID 0 as well smile.gif
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Hasn't been mentioned, but I've had it since it has been out lol.
The next or next will have TRIM support for RAID 0 as well smile.gif
Nice, I'm thinking about buying another 120GB Mushkin ssd to run in raid. Didn't know NewEgg had them on sale until I saw today. Almost $50 cheaper than what I originally paid for mine. mad.gifbiggrin.gif

Notice any performance difference over the last version?
    
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Hasn't been mentioned, but I've had it since it has been out lol.
The next or next will have TRIM support for RAID 0 as well smile.gif
Nice, I'm thinking about buying another 120GB Mushkin ssd to run in raid. Didn't know NewEgg had them on sale until I saw today. Almost $50 cheaper than what I originally paid for mine. mad.gifbiggrin.gif

Notice any performance difference over the last version?
Not really. It is the same I think lol.
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