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So, I will preface this by saying I'm not pro. This is my first posting and first SSD. I have googled the heck out of this and am still not having a lot of luck. So it's in. I formatted my other drive- installed Windows on the SSD and it runs. Yay computer. However- it doesn't seem as quick as it should be? I know that's vague... But the real issue I'm having is that when I try to run Magician, I was planning on checking for updates... things like that... it doesn't recognize it as a Samsung SSD drive.

Not really sure where to go from here. There was literally NOTHING else on the computer except for Windows and Magician software. After some research I realized that I am using an IDE thing instead of the AHCI thing...

/sigh. I know I sound beyond helpless. My apologies. But any reccomendations and what not would be great. I also ordered a new motherboard, cpu, ram, video card... Basically upgrading everything but I wanted to go ahead and get Windows installed and ready so that as soon as I got my parts I could basically plug it in and get going. Thus, right now the rest of the computer is mediocre at best I would say. Maybe that is the issue? Not sure- was just hoping for some guidance.

<3 Thanks!- Amanda

Oh! Here are specs.
Amd Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
4GB Ram

The Motherbard is an old Lan Party dfi something or other... it's SATA2.
post #2 of 5
First please update with a sigrig so we can know what your working with.

Second remember that windows is tied to your motherboard so you may not want to install on an old motherboard when your in the process of upgrading... unless you have a retail copy of windows opposed to the OEM; which I believe can be moved.

Third a lot of speed can be lost by using IDE, SATA2, and an old chipset vs. modern SATA3 and AHCI settings. So moving to the new hardware may unlock the speed your looking for.
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I don't know, but I know one thing:  it will be best to format and start over when you put the new motherboard in.  That's an extremely huge change to your system, and it's usually the only change that requires a completely fresh installation of Windows.

 

What kind of Windows do you have?  Is it OEM, or is it Retail?

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Retail windows 7 64 bit. So it would be best then to wait to mess with it until I get everything set up in the new rig. Lol makes sense, I was just super pumped about ssd.
In other news, how do I post a sigrig?
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Retail windows 7 64 bit. So it would be best then to wait to mess with it until I get everything set up in the new rig. Lol makes sense, I was just super pumped about ssd.

 

I don't blame ya.  Keep using it, but just remember that you may have to format and start over for the new motherboard to work.

 

 

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In other news, how do I post a sigrig?

 

Click "My Profile" at the top of any page here on OCN, and then scroll all the way down.  Look for the "Your Rigs" section.  Click the "Create a new rig" link that's located over to the right of the words "Your Rigs".

 

When you're done with that, open My Profile again and scroll down to the signature editor.  Click "Edit Signature".  In the signature editor, click one of the menus that say "Show off stuff in your signature" and choose the new rig you created.  Now click "Preview" and then "Save".

 

After this, it'll show up in all of your posts, including the ones you've already made.

 

Others will tell you to click "Rigbuilder" on the top-right of any page and then "Create Rig", but the Rigbuilder page can take a long time to load.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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