Originally Posted by incurablegeek
More response later but I'm rushing to get to an appointment.
On SSD's Superfetch serves no purpose and must be disabled
, my source being the Intel X25M SSD manual.
Also, as I'm sure you well know, any defragmentation programs you might have should be disabled (I use 3rd party defrag programs because the Win 7
"close enough is good enough" way of defragging is unsatisfactory
.) Win 7 automatically disables defrag on SSD's when it detects their presence. The Intel toolbox is very nice; it enables you to manually or schedule TRIM. I don't mean to sound like I'm talking down to you; please understand.
Gotta run now. Will check out the rest of your very detailed and extremely helpful post. Being quite the OCD guy, I have read all I can find on SSD setup and Win 7 (Ultimate) 64 bit optimization. I have my father to blame for my constant pursuit of perfection. Ugh!
OMG, it must really be nice to be so rich.
Formatting, benchmarking, etc. SSD's till they crash will never become one of my pastimes.
Disclaimer: Are you using G1 or G2 SSD's. If you are still using Generation 1's, I would be glad to volunteer my time and effort to help you crash them.
G2 Vertex with Firmwares at 1.5 (firmware not even released to public??), I am not rich I assure you haha.
Yeah, I am not one for pride, but I am going to have to disagree with Intel. However, that being said if Intel was basing their data using a computer from 3 or 4 years ago (i.e. low end DDR2) they would be absolutely correct. All it it does is load a bunch of applications and their associated DLLs into system memory as opposed to "wait-to-launch" style of operation.
This is why Windows 7 is more snapier loading things than WindowsXP, however you can b00t into WindowsXP, I think the record for enthusiasts (not a Cray
) is like 17 seconds. As time goes on and more stuff is installed on Windows 7, it takes longer and longer to get a usable desktop. Windows update and the .Net framework are biggest boot up screwer arounders I know. But they are necessary
Back on track:
We are now in the age of DDR3, and for me, high speed Dual Channel DDR3, but this even more true for TripChannel guys. I am also in the 8GB of DDR3 realm, which is a completely different trip. I confidently feel I no longer essentially need a pagefile (although I keep one small one on HDD.) I also have memory that has much faster access times then any SSD. Although they were pretty close in performance, the gap has increased immensely comparatively to DDR2 vs. older G2 SSDs.
Caching things in memory also cuts down on reading/writing on the SSDs, so that alone maybe one reason to leave it enabled.
Several Windows7 Optimization simply won't function without it. So you are trading a slower starting operating system for.... practically no performance benefits at all. Why not go back to Windows XP 64? (I know, there are no freaking drivers.)
Thats why I said arguably necessary, and thats just my opinion. I would say though, make your own decisions when it comes to disabling Windows7 primary features and see how you feel things run with it on and off. There are a few others, but that is the main one I disagree with.
(its a little dated)
Also don't Raid0 SSD unless you have 4 (even really 6 identical ones.) The performance is slower than a SSD with Trim feature. You lose Trim when in Raid. It takes a good (5 for me) to beat the performance of a single Trim SSD. When I say beat, I don't mean marginally, its exponential at 4~5 drives and in the realm of 200% faster.
I was able to hit 3250 for CPU/NB
IOS, ITS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!Edited by RagingCain - 11/15/10 at 7:58am