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So santa came early


Intel x25-m x4
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Gskill 6GB tripple channel mem 1600

My original plan was to use one of the ssds for my macbook which is done already and it is awsome. It's 4 years old and along with a 4gb mem upgrade it not boots up in 18 seconds compared to the 18 minutes it took before it's like having a brand new laptop

Anyway then I was planning on running two of the ssds in raid 0 on my sig rig but now i come to find out this will eliminate TRIM which I'm not sure I want to do, so I've decided to just go with one ssd on my rig and see how I do with space if I need it later on then i'll raid them I guess. I think I should be fine I don't game so all thats gonna go on the ssd is the OS and some picture, video and music editing software.

Yes there are 4 ssds pictured and what happened is that the GF got me one not knowing I had already ordered 3 so the other one I'm probably going to sale

Well let me know what you guys think. Oh should I replace the 3gb I have in the system already with the 6gb or just add the 6gb to make 9gb. i've been running well with the 3 and I know the 6 won't hurt but is 9 over kill?
Thanks Guys
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When the page was loading I saw the top part of the picture and was like "Nothing special" Then, I saw 1........2!.........3!!!!.........4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SSD's?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT: just replpace the 3gb with the 6gb. Thats uses the triple channel function. 9gb is overkill anyways.
    
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Frankie007 View Post
So santa came early

Well let me know what you guys think. Oh should I replace the 3gb I have in the system already with the 6gb or just add the 6gb to make 9gb. i've been running well with the 3 and I know the 6 won't hurt but is 9 over kill?
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Yes, 9GB is overkill and will only put more stress on your IMC, thus limiting your overclock. It will only hurt your performance.

I am kind of surprised you decide to go with 3GB of RAM originally though.
Edited by Airolden - 12/23/10 at 2:56pm
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post #4 of 19
Nice ssd's, I am quite jealous

Just wondering, why did you go with ultimate? Unless you got some crazy good deal I have never thought it worth the significant increase in price over premium/pro
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Ouu Lego
    
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airolden View Post
Yes, 9GB is overkill and will only put more stress on your IMC, thus limiting your overclock. It will only hurt your performance.

I am kind of surprised you lived with 3GB of RAM this whole time though.
3 GB is enough for a modern PC. My sig rig says 4 GB, but I'm at 3 GB because one stick was DOA. And I've been gaming with 2 GB RAM from May 2008 - December 2010.

BTW Lego in the background is awesome.
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post #7 of 19
I want your Santa to be my Santa...

Can I ask why the Intel SSDs (as opposed to SF)?
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Frankie007 View Post
Anyway then I was planning on running two of the ssds in raid 0 on my sig rig but now i come to find out this will eliminate TRIM which I'm not sure I want to do, so I've decided to just go with one ssd on my rig and see how I do with space if I need it later on then i'll raid them I guess. I think I should be fine I don't game so all thats gonna go on the ssd is the OS and some picture, video and music editing software.
Actually, with the newest Intel RST drivers, you can have TRIM in raid.
post #9 of 19
Jealous I am...wish I had money... =*(
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
3 GB is enough for a modern PC. My sig rig says 4 GB, but I'm at 3 GB because one stick was DOA. And I've been gaming with 2 GB RAM from May 2008 - December 2010.

BTW Lego in the background is awesome.
I always considered 4GB to be the sweet spot. 3GB seems to cut it close. Though I agree it is usually sufficient, it is rather unusual for an i7 build to have 3GB rather than 6GB.

There is simply not as many options in the 3x1GB kit market, making very poor price/performance. It is much more cost effective to go 3x2GB.
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