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Which drivers should I install first ?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi there !

Maybe this is a stupid question, but I have just build a new system and was wondering what drivers to install first, second, third, etc...
These are the components that I have:

Processor: i7-3930K
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Deluxe
Graphics Card: XFX 7970 GHz Edition
Memory: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
Hard Drive: WD 1TB Caviar Black
Monitor: Asus PB278Q
Case: CoolerMaster Cosmos II
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i
Power Supply: Thermaltake Grand Toughpower 1050W
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST

I know that the order of the drivers matter, and don't want to mess anything up with my first build. smile.gif
post #2 of 5
1 : motherboard drivers/software
2 : SSD software ( Samsung magician 4 )+ Disable Defragmenter ( Google this one tongue.gif )
3 : Graphics Card drivers.

That's the general order i always do things.
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
TinDaDragon: Thank you buddy ! Very good read.

Mitchconner: Thank you smile.gif

To the both of you, there is a lot of talk about SSD's... I know that never ever defragment a SSD. TinDaDragon, those steps that Sean wrote do really help with SSD's ? For example: Disabling Shrink System Protection, Hibernation, turning off drive indexing ? I heard also that there is a CMD command to erase some garbage from a SSD. Don't know if that is true or not.

Thanks Guys !
post #5 of 5
Hibernation on an SSD is unneeded because the boot time is already more then fast enough + takes up a decent chunk of HDD space, no real need to have that enabled ( can be turned off in Samsung magician). Indexing is suggested to be off because it limits the amount of writes the HDD has to do ( i just moved the index to another hard drive instead of disabling it ). I believe the CMD command you are talking about is the TRIM which is in the guide posted, That all being said the lifespan of current gen SSDs is alot higher then when they first came out biggrin.gif

oh and btw here is a good thread about system restore http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/110900-ssds-system-restore.htmlh
I have mine on ^^
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