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Hi everyone,
I'm trying to optimize my Crucial M4 using this guide
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds/0_100

And I'm wondering if my sig rig motherboard actually supports UEFI? And how can I check to make sure it's enabled?
(It's a Gigabyte EP45-UD3L)

Thanks,
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You board doesn't support UEFI. As a thumb rule if the board wasn't shipped w/ UEFI then it doesn't support it.

/offtopic: it isn't worth the hassle to follow an SSD optimisation guide on Win7 for two reasons: a) Win7 does all the important tasks automatically and b) aside from enabling AHCI all other tweaks bring marginal/placebo improvements. Just my 2cents.
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post

You board doesn't support UEFI. As a thumb rule if the board wasn't shipped w/ UEFI then it doesn't support it.

/offtopic: it isn't worth the hassle to follow an SSD optimisation guide on Win7 for two reasons: a) Win7 does all the important tasks automatically and b) aside from enabling AHCI all other tweaks bring marginal/placebo improvements. Just my 2cents.

This. Your board doesn't have it, and I agree its kind of silly to "optimize" an SSD these days.

The only thing I did to mine, was manually delete my hibernation file, and I moved my pagefile to my mech drive. Oh, I also used my mech drive for my documents folders (pics, vids, and music). But I've always done that with my Green drives anyway.
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OK - so in terms of speed is there any difference between NTFS or FAT32 to install Windows 7 from USB and/or onto SSD then?
Thanks,
My System
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HTPC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 MSI GTX480 Lightning 8GB Patriot G2 Series Division DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
5TB 7200RPM SATA3 128GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 (2 x 64GB) Lite-On IHAS124-04 DVD RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual Screen (x2) Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" IPS... Apple Keyboard (A1243) Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Corsair Carbide Series 500R 
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Razer DeathAdder 3500 None Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-5400K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7540D 8GB Patriot G2 Series Division DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSCase
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My System
(15 items)
 
HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 MSI GTX480 Lightning 8GB Patriot G2 Series Division DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
5TB 7200RPM SATA3 128GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 (2 x 64GB) Lite-On IHAS124-04 DVD RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual Screen (x2) Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" IPS... Apple Keyboard (A1243) Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Corsair Carbide Series 500R 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer DeathAdder 3500 None Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-5400K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7540D 8GB Patriot G2 Series Division DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSCase
64GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB SATA3 7200RPM 32MB Cache Windows 8 Professional 64-bit Apex DM-387 mATX HTPC Case w/ 275W PSU 
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