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Hello Marcosxd,

Read about setting RAID0 here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=327669 This guide should apply to P7908, too. Hope it helps.

Martee
Thanks a lot Martee... I will let you know what happens as soon I receive my HDD.

EDIT:

By the way, I was reading the tutorial, do you think the 9c.08.00 BIOS is fully compatible with my notebook?

Anyone?

Thanks!
Edited by marcosxd - 4/15/10 at 4:38pm
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Well I made one of those impulse purchases and bought a 80GB Intel SSD that was on sale to put in my P-6831. What I didn't think about was lack of TRIM support in Vista. This leaves me with two questions.
1) Does Vista support garbage collection? If so will that be enough to keep my SSD speedy?
2) If I buy Windows 7 will I be able to get the correct drivers for my P-6831?
1) Intel SSD's don't use garbage collection. Also Intel SSDs don't have the massive slowdowns that required the implimentation of garbage collection. If you want TRIM, use Intel's SSD toolbox and schedule it to run weekly as recommended by Intel. As long as you have a g2 drive it'll work; it's just manual TRIM.

2) Yes. I've got a p-6860 with an 80GB x25m g2 and Win 7 Ult.
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By the way, I was reading the tutorial, do you think the 9c.08.00 BIOS is fully compatible with my notebook?

Anyone?

Thanks!
Frankly, I have no idea if the Bios is compatible between the P78xx and P79xx models. My guess is both series use the same Bios. I'm sure, the version of the Bios in your machine allows and supports RAID0, so there's no need to go back to the older one.

Also please note that not every drivers you'll find in the guide are compatible with your notebook, use drivers from the Gateway site or from the disc you created with drivers and applications. The newest graphic card driver you should find on the Nvidia site.
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Frankly, I have no idea if the Bios is compatible between the P78xx and P79xx models. My guess is both series use the same Bios. I'm sure, the version of the Bios in your machine allows and supports RAID0, so there's no need to go back to the older one.

Also please note that not every drivers you'll find in the guide are compatible with your notebook, use drivers from the Gateway site or from the disc you created with drivers and applications. The newest graphic card driver you should find on the Nvidia site.
I see, since I haven't done this before... do you think the Raid 0 option appears in the BIOS once I have installed the second HDD?

Thanks
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I see, since I haven't done this before... do you think the Raid 0 option appears in the BIOS once I have installed the second HDD?

Thanks
As I recall correctly this option will show after installing the second drive. I have done this once, I mean, I set the RAID0 on my notebook.

I felt the increase in performance wasn't big, so I broke the RAID set up and now I use the second drive as the multimedia storage. Oh, don't take this as advice to not playing with RAID, please.
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As I recall correctly this option will show after installing the second drive. I have done this once, I mean, I set the RAID0 on my notebook.

I felt the increase in performance wasn't big, so I broke the RAID set up and now I use the second drive as the multimedia storage. Oh, don't take this as advice to not playing with RAID, please.
Thanks for your advice! ... I always like to try new things so, as soon as the HDD arrives, I will try to set up Raid 0 and then I will post my results.
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As I recall correctly this option will show after installing the second drive. I have done this once, I mean, I set the RAID0 on my notebook.

I felt the increase in performance wasn't big, so I broke the RAID set up and now I use the second drive as the multimedia storage. Oh, don't take this as advice to not playing with RAID, please.
Did the same and felt the same. Sold the second HDD and just opted for a single until I bought my SSD. Now the original is my storage drive.

I just felt that the performance wasn't enough to justify the heat and power consumption. Also it made the entire palmrest hot which I didn't like at all...still it was fun to play with RAID-0 on a laptop.
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When you set up the raid 0 array can you also short stroke? short stroke that 500gb to 100gb and you got yourself a pretty fast setup.
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Hi guys. I've been going through this thread and a couple of sights and still can't get help:

I own a p-6831fx and just received a x7900 CPU to upgrade. However, everytime I replace the CPU, I get a BSOD !!!
0x0000007e (0xc0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08) etc..

I know the CPU is legit because the Bios can read it.
I upgraded the bios to 94.31.
It boots, but everytime Windows is about to start, the blue screen appears.

Formatted HD and tried to put vista and still get the blue screen once windows is about to boot. so I put back the old CPU and its running ok again.

Could it be that I have to replace the stock ram?? Help is greatly appreciated. I've checked numerous forums, and a couple said something about slipstreaming the os (but those were back then for XP os)..some also said that its because of faulty ram.

I know this CPU should work based on the testimonials and threads and that it can take socket P.

Regardless, I'm ordering kingston hyper x 4GB 667mhz. The rest of the specs of my laptop is below. Thanks again.

p-6831fx
7200rpm 500GB seagate momentus
running windows 7 64-bit ultimate (but know left it on vista 32 till I can fix it)
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1) Intel SSD's don't use garbage collection. Also Intel SSDs don't have the massive slowdowns that required the implimentation of garbage collection. If you want TRIM, use Intel's SSD toolbox and schedule it to run weekly as recommended by Intel. As long as you have a g2 drive it'll work; it's just manual TRIM.

2) Yes. I've got a p-6860 with an 80GB x25m g2 and Win 7 Ult.
Thanks WarlordOne.
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