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hi,

i just finished peacing my computer together and i am using a ssd as the boot drive.. but the problem i am coming across it would seem, is that i dont think it is very fast at all? i just finished installing windows 7, but nothing else.. so i would be able to delete and start all over, that would not be a problem.

is there something i can do to make my computer load faster after pressing power button?

is there a setting in bios that i need to change?

is there a way to make bios itself load faster? is that the lag? or is there something related to bios setting for ssd?

the computer loads as fast as my friends prebuilt computer from dell =l
post #2 of 10
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hi,

i just finished peacing my computer together and i am using a ssd as the boot drive.. but the problem i am coming across it would seem, is that i dont think it is very fast at all? i just finished installing windows 7, but nothing else.. so i would be able to delete and start all over, that would not be a problem.

is there something i can do to make my computer load faster after pressing power button?

is there a setting in bios that i need to change?

is there a way to make bios itself load faster? is that the lag? or is there something related to bios setting for ssd?

the computer loads as fast as my friends prebuilt computer from dell =l

There are ways to make windows load slightly faster, just google them, I can't be bothered to type it into google for you. Although, I did google this for you. Test your read/write speeds with AS SSD
 
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Oh also, you need to make sure your SSD is intialised in AHCI in the BIOS, if it says 'BAD' on the top left of AS SSD then you need to change your registry to AHCI folllwing this guide > What settings to change to get an SSD from IDE to AHCI after windows installation.
 
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i did google searching and was unsure how to manipulate the bios.. was not sure what it meant about ahci.

so i posted here =l.. did not understand the terminology or what it meant, only got other google searchs that didnt help


thanks for your help.

what does

"f it says 'BAD' on the top left of AS SSD then you need to change your registry to AHCI" mean as well?

thanks again!
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i have a ssd 840 pro and a ASUS - P8Z77-V PRO if that helps any
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I think most of the P8xxx UEFI BIOS are the same. I'm assuming you are running the drive on the SATA 6 port to begin with

There's a few simple things to check

1) ensure the boot priority is for the SSD 1st
2) change the HDD mode from IDE to ACHI
3) disable the Asus splash screen at post
4) change the F10(? I think that's how it's labelled in mine?) pause/time out to the minimum it will allow

In Windows, you can disable the boot animation, also check what processes and services you load at start up (50 or so is good, any more and it's starting to bloat).

With all of these things above, Win 8 gets to the desktop in 10-12 seconds from the post hand off with my M4, your Samsung is a quick drive, you should be seeing the same or quicker.

Sean also has an awesome optimisation guide on OCN here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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i did google searching and was unsure how to manipulate the bios.. was not sure what it meant about ahci.

so i posted here =l.. did not understand the terminology or what it meant, only got other google searchs that didnt help


thanks for your help.

what does

"f it says 'BAD' on the top left of AS SSD then you need to change your registry to AHCI" mean as well?

thanks again!
post a screenshot of AS SSD for us.

AHCI is the SATA mode for your mobo. Your SATA ports have 3 different settings. Depending on what setting you use you can get different features. Usually under the advanced tab in your mobo's BIOS is where you can find the SATA settings. You can choose from IDE, AHCI or RAID.

IDE is for compatability and limits performance
AHCI or RAID is what it should be set to for the best performance. If you are going to RAID drives together then use RAID, if not then use AHCI.
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thanks!

err dont really know what ahci means.. or raid :/


how do i disable splash screen?

what does everyone mean by "as ssd"?

i changed my setting to ahci, thats about all ive done . ssd is already 1st in priority also.

if you guys have any step by step. thats be great! im really a noob

thanks all! will await replies
post #9 of 10
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going to go through your guide sean! didnt know how thorough it was.

using iphone to read it was difficult though.

will post questions after going through
post #10 of 10
look up your motherboard name/model + "BIOS" on youtube and you'll probably find a video of someone setting up the BIOS, or just watch a few videos about "BIOS settings" from the last 2-3 years and you should be able to follow enough
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