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post #1 of 10
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I built this PC less than a year ago. It's always had a freezing problem, but it's been bearable up until now. I've tried to update the firmware, but it would end up slowing my computer down and doing nothing for 15mins. I've ran a memory test and my RAM doesn't seem to be the problem. I could be wrong about the issue completely however. I would like help none the less since this is slightly beyond my knowledge of computers. Here is the DxDiag, and a benchmark of the ssd. I do not know how to change the pciide issue. I've also tried to change the type of boot to AHCPI, but that only caused my system to no longer boot. My PC actually froze and/or restarted 3 times making this post.I really appreciate any help I can get. DxDiag.txt 59k .txt file ssdbenchmark.png 26k .png file
post #2 of 10
First you MUST update firmware,because firmware 0009 have 5184 hours bug,that means that after 5184 hours of work it freeze every hour.The best is 0309
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/HDD-SSD-NAS-USB-Flash/Crucial/Crucial-M4-64GB-SSD-Firmware-0309.shtml
After that you need or "again" MUST change in bios to AHCI,but after that, you will not be able to get into Windows because they are installed in IDE mode so after you change to AHCI mode you need to install Windows again.
It would be very good to read Sean Webster guides in SSD section.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227308/storage-essentials-thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
I do not know how you ever endured until now with these settings
Edited by Unit Igor - 1/27/13 at 1:34pm
post #3 of 10
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So it's safe to say before installing windows again I should back up all my files onto my 1TB. Thanks for the help I'll start working on this soon. I'll also check out the guides you posted. My only problem I can see is with reinstalling windows since I just went through microsoft and the $40 upgrade from windows 7, but I can deal with that when it comes.
post #4 of 10
I ran in to the AHCI driver problem after I installed win7, I found this fix via Google at Microsoft
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

My understanding of what it does is to turn on these unused devices in the registry, I know that after I ran it windows auto installed both AHCI and sata drivers

Hope this helps
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Samsung Evo SSD  DVDROM EK supreme HF Cu gold plated/ XSPC 480 Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit 
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LG 27EA63 IPS monitor merc stealth Corsair TX850 Corsair 700D 
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post #5 of 10
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I just realized I seem to not know how to update the firmware with the .iso you linked me. I burned it to a disc, and it seems to be a linux driver according to the folder name. I apologize for any inconvince this may be causing.
post #6 of 10
I dont know how is in Win 8,but in Win 7 click right mouse button on iso file you will see burn image disk.After burn image restart and go in bios to choose load cd disk first,after that firmware tool will do everything by himself.
Edited by Unit Igor - 1/27/13 at 2:11pm
post #7 of 10
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It's the same in Windows 8. Thanks for the help so far the Firmware is updated now I'll change the sata mode the way mentioned in the guide you posted. It might save me from reinstalling windows which is not something I look forward to doing.
post #8 of 10
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Ok everything seems to be good. I changed the boot type to AHCPI, and updated the firmware. Hopefully my freezing problems are gone. If anything comes up I'll let let you know.
post #9 of 10
Ok,just two things really important is that you dont defragment SSD and if you use CCleaner in settings disable "Wipe free space"of your SSD.See you
post #10 of 10
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Ok it froze again sadly... Twice actually. I was one the computer it froze, and froze again once a few minutes after it started. Here is the updated dxdiag and the new benchmark. One thing I noticed that's strange is that my boot time seems to have slowed significantly. DxDiag.txt 58k .txt file
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