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post #1921 of 3170
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Originally Posted by francesthemutes View Post

I still cannot get my SSD to operate in SATA 6. This is stupid. It's enabled in the BIOS, I've installed so many stupid drivers from Intel and ASRock and it's still at SATA 3 speeds. Does anyone have any idea what's going wrong? I'm not formatting again. I've done it 3 times in the last day trying to get it to work but to no avail. Why did I spend money on new technology if it doesn't even work?

What test are you using? ATTO Benchmark is a proper tool to use for real read/write speeds. Note that repeated benchmarking in a short period of time will degrade performance as well.

You may need to do a secure erase on your SSD to restore its performance or at least get close to the original level of performance. See here:
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=85344
   
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post #1922 of 3170
I'm using CrystalDiskMark. After I installed Windows, nVidia drivers and my sound card drivers it was the first thing I did. I wanted to see if it was operating as SATA 6 and it gave me roughly the same benchmark numbers I was getting on my older hardware. I fully formatted the drive using the Windows 7 disc prior to installing fresh. I just do not understand.
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post #1923 of 3170
Formatting an SSD =/= restoring its performance. Try ATTO Benchmark and if it reports low numbers, have a look at the thread I linked. (Make sure things like S.M.A.R.T. are on and you're not bogging the SSD down by suspending to SSD (C6 state) or hybernating frequently. No or low paging file also helps).
   
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post #1924 of 3170
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... I fully formatted the drive using the Windows 7 disc prior to installing fresh ...

Do not perform a full format on a SSD drive. Only use the Quick Format option. Thats like SSD101, things not to do to your SSD.

I'd perform a secure erase and reinstall (not image restore) Win7 using the default Quick Format option.
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post #1925 of 3170
Anyone needs a BIOS mod ?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1269133/asrock-bios-mods-unlocks-beta/0_100

I updated my thread. If anyone else needs a BIOS I also try to get beta BIOSes from ASRock.

2.21 for Extreme4 is the best BIOS out there I found. 2.10 and 2.20 have plenty of bugs.

I also make BIOS mods with custom startup logos for those who like it. tongue.gif
post #1926 of 3170
Here is my rig with the Z77 Pro in it.











See my build log in my sig for more pics.
post #1927 of 3170
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1) Check to see if your C-States are disabled. If they are, sleep will be an issue.
2) That's intel SpeedStep. When doing light tasks or not in use, your CPU lowers the speed and voltage to save energy. You can disable it, if you want, by disabling speedstep in the BIOS.

I checked the bios. C-State is enabled. I find it really disturbing to have this happen!

No need to disable SpeedStep, I'd just as soon use as much technology as I have. But, I thought that while using Prime95 it would be in full speed mode, all the time.

I upped my offset voltage to +0.07 and turbo volts to +0.004v, and now it appears to be running Prime95 at 4.5GHz for at least 10 minutes without error. Except... SpeedFan shows the temp on Core 0,1,2,3 going up to 90C and above. Honestly, it's hard to read the charts! Is there a program that will show me the peak temps? I thought I was supposed to keep the temps under 90, and I thought I would be safe with no more than 0.1v and a Hyper 212 Plus. I've heard good luck hitting 4.6GHz with 0.1v, but that was a different motherboard, and each individual CPU will behave differently than others. Having said that, they reached only 71 degrees max, with a $40 case and a similar cooler:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overclock-benchmark,3276.html

I'm willing to get above 71 during stress testing, but... what is the max temp, if not 90?
I'm going to keep the temps down, and go for a lower voltage (maybe a bit higher than my original 0.005!) I really would like to be able to track peak temps.
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post #1928 of 3170
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Here is my rig with the Z77 Pro in it.
See my build log in my sig for more pics.

Very nice. I have the same board. What do you think of it?
post #1929 of 3170
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Do not perform a full format on a SSD drive. Only use the Quick Format option. Thats like SSD101, things not to do to your SSD.
I'd perform a secure erase and reinstall (not image restore) Win7 using the default Quick Format option.
It was still a quick format.
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post #1930 of 3170
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Very nice. I have the same board. What do you think of it?

Love it. Had the z68 version and loved it. I cannot believe how easy it is to OC on these things.
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