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After reading these posts I'll admit my stupidity
I have to have CSM enabled to boot Win 7, been like this since day one, still it's a UEFI install and works fine without any issues, I thought this was normal Win 7 behavior, am I wrong?

7 is usually fine with GPT or MBR. It's the Samsung 950 Pro as well as other NVMe based drives that have issue's in MBR mode. 7 was developed before UFI installs were a thing, it's been added on in later versions.

When you say CSM enabled, did you configure the different options manually so that it installed and booted from UEFI? Either way is fine. With mine if I did this, it wouldn't recognise my GPU, even though it should be compatible. Same if i disabled it completely. Best way for me was to set it to Auto.

Either way you are fine as you are. Disabling might take a few seconds off boot time but it may have compatibility issues with other hardware.
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I used to hate Win8 too & I still do, it deserves it.
But I'd switch from Win7 to Win10 in a heartbeat. It brings a new flavor to day to day use, since I have gotten bored of using Win7 for too long. Win10 retains the good qualities of Win7 & removes stupid Win8 stuff, while bringing newer interesting stuff to the table.
There is only 1 thing I don't like about Win10, its all the data collection/snooping around from Microsoft. Thankfully, there are tons of guides on the internet that tell you what to disable.
I am almost dead sure its not the mobo's fault here. Go Win10. Dx12 is coming too, if you are gamer, that's a must. thumb.gif
I agree 100%
W10 has a much more stable kernel and is generally more "fault" tolerant (hence it's sometimes slightly slower benchmarking at the extremes). W7 is going the way of the dinosaur. Why build a new rig and load an unsupported and out dated OS?

It's very easy to disable ALL data snooping, and to remove some of the 'fischer-price" built-in apps (with powershell).

anyway... a little fun with this decent 6320 on my M8E. @ cores, even at these voltages never reall gets hot. Amazing.
(sorry bout the 4K screenie redface.gif )

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After reading these posts I'll admit my stupidity
I have to have CSM enabled to boot Win 7, been like this since day one, still it's a UEFI install and works fine without any issues, I thought this was normal Win 7 behavior, am I wrong?
getting it right is stupidity? wink.gif
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It's very easy to disable ALL data snooping, and to remove some of the 'fischer-price" built-in apps (with powershell).

I am not so sure about the data snooping. To my knowledge, "Basic" is the lowest telemetry setting available. Also Cortana and OneDrive keep on crashing in the background (according to the logs) even if I have no MS account and I never used/enabled them (even disabled startup of OneDrive).
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I am not so sure about the data snooping. To my knowledge, "Basic" is the lowest telemetry setting available. Also Cortana and OneDrive keep on crashing in the background (according to the logs) even if I have no MS account and I never used/enabled them (even disabled startup of OneDrive).
PS.pdf 274k .pdf file

remove the apps you do not use. win10forums can help you disable snooping. thumb.gif
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PS.pdf 274k .pdf file

remove the apps you do not use. win10forums can help you disable snooping. thumb.gif

"Uninstall Cortana: This app can't be removed."

And OneDrive isn't even in there.


EDIT: Not to be mistaken: I really like Win10. I came from Win7, and half of the time whan I find a new feature I think: "Finally!" smile.gif

But on the other hand, it is 2016. We should free ourselves from the illusion that we are not paying with or personal data for for things like Android, Facebook, Win10 and many, many other things.
Edited by pegnose - 1/30/16 at 6:15am
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"Uninstall Cortana: This app can't be removed."

And OneDrive isn't even in there.


EDIT: Not to be mistaken: I really like Win10. I came from Win7, and half of the time whan I find a new feature I think: "Finally!" smile.gif

But on the other hand, it is 2016. We should free ourselves from the illusion that we are not paying with or personal data for for things like Android, Facebook, Win10 and many, many other things.

But it can be removed... check win10forums. remove one drive in Apps and Programs AFAIK. Been a long time since I removed it. REally OT for this thread.

I only remove unwanted apps for a benchmarking OS. Otherwise, simply disabling them is sufficient.
Edited by Jpmboy - 1/30/16 at 6:25am
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But it can be removed... check win10forums. remove one drive in Apps and Programs AFAIK.

Don't see it there.
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Been a long time since I removed it. REally OT for this thread.

Totally. I'll have a deeper look in case it really starts bugging me. Over and out.
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I only remove unwanted apps for a benchmarking OS. Otherwise, simply disabling them is sufficient.

Btw, is there any point in doing stability testing in safe mode? Less interference by buggy 3rd party drivers...
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Don't see it there.
Totally. I'll have a deeper look in case it really starts bugging me. Over and out.
Btw, is there any point in doing stability testing in safe mode? Less interference by buggy 3rd party drivers...

wouldn't really be representative of stability in the use-environment, or intended use scenario.
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wouldn't really be representative of stability in the use-environment, or intended use scenario.

Right. I was just thinking about possible defects. But on the other hand safe mode might not be able to stress components as much.
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CPU is stock. XMP is supposed to make memory OC easy so I thought I'd try that first. Guess its not so easy.

I'll try out these voltages

Edited by Mysterion - 1/30/16 at 10:27am
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