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Activation is different however. (I am still tired of having to call Microsoft).
I have no problems with it.
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It's because I refuse to use their crappy X17 flavored OEM disc. I use a COA (System Builders License'd) key, along with an X15 retail disc, the key works, but won't activate. Have to call MS every time, but that always fixes it. Lol
    
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This might sound crazy, but assuming your OS configuration isn't a RAM hog, you could try disabling your pagefile to perhaps see if the lag is the hard drive or not.

The hypothesis is that the lag is memory being paged to the hard drive.
 
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post #14 of 17
Hell yes slow/old CPU's does bottleneck SSD's you can be 100% sure, same as power savings features.

But the gains you get > the performance you lose. Go for it.
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Indeed, one of the biggest gains over an HDD you get is response time, and that is independent of CPU usage. I have SSDs on all my PCs nowadays and the fastest one is my own rig, an Athlon 64 x2 4800+. The SLOWEST however is a lowly Intel Atom - even THAT had a big difference with an SSD. My sister's 1.6GHz Core Duo laptop with only Sata 1 even saw quite a performance increase!

However, whether or not an SSD has effected web browsing I cannot say... (I do a decent amount of productivity work). One thing you could try is to get a free or trial ramdisk program and install Portable Firefox or Portable Chrome to said ramdisk. That'll work well as an SSD simulation test to see if HDD performance truly is the problem or not.
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I currently have a 160GB SSD (Intel X-25m) in my desktop. If I buy a newer 128GB SSD, should I transfer the larger but older Intel SSD in my laptop and transfer the newer but smaller SSD into my desktop?

The desktop is used by my family and I rarely use it. I know the Intel X-25m is a good quality SSD (Intel SSDs are generally very good quality) and have low failure rates compared to other SSDs (I've read some horror reviews about various OCZ and Gskill SSDs failing within a year)

My main concern isn't necessarily the size, but the quality/stability and the speed. I want a good durability SSD in my laptop.
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I currently have a 160GB SSD (Intel X-25m) in my desktop. If I buy a newer 128GB SSD, should I transfer the larger but older Intel SSD in my laptop and transfer the newer but smaller SSD into my desktop?
The desktop is used by my family and I rarely use it. I know the Intel X-25m is a good quality SSD (Intel SSDs are generally very good quality) and have low failure rates compared to other SSDs (I've read some horror reviews about various OCZ and Gskill SSDs failing within a year)
My main concern isn't necessarily the size, but the quality/stability and the speed. I want a good durability SSD in my laptop.

You could go with either fitting the old SSD or a newer one, the speeds would still be limited by the SATA II port, making the issue more of a space one.

For SSD's, you can't go wrong with Samsung, Crucial or Intel in either speed, endurance and quality. Hell, even my own Mushkin Chronos is a nice SSD for the price. Just do your research before purchasing it, that always helps.
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