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post #11 of 19
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Overclock that CPU for the love of all that is holy!
I am, don't worry. I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 so I reset my BIOS, I had it to 2.4 GHz but I'm sure I can go higher.
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Yeah id say you are doing fine. My SSD should do 285MB/s but I get little over 250MB/s. Also you have to take into account the overhead for the serial transfer, other drives using slight amounts of bus bandwidth eating away at that max theoretical perfect 300MB/s. Yeah i'd say all is good. I'm gonna get myself a bulldozer hopefully once ive seen the benchmarks and itl be hello SATA6 and full juicy max speed goodness. may even get a second drive as I hear TRIM should be supported on raid with the next chipset (900).

Nice to see we both have good taste in cpu coolers hehe. Gotta love Noctua, ah 12dB thats where my sanity went lol. I went the whole hog and got 2x Noctua NF-B9's and strapped them to a VF3000F on my GTX470 so now thats down to 9dB. Add that to my NZXT psu at only 16dB and ul see a pattern emerging lol.
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post #13 of 19
you'll experience a slight lag regardless of what app youre using. you cant expect it to just launch the second you click on it, i dont think theres anything residential/consumer class can provide that, also, AFAIK, with ssd's youre not supposed to set page file on the SSD. its either you relocated to another drive for pagefile, or you completely turn it off on the OS partition with SSD's. i've been using my current setup for quite sometime now, and its snappy in terms of launching FF, just not "i click, and its there"..make sense?
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post #14 of 19
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Yeah, the D14 is just amazing. I wanna replace all my case fans with Noctua now but they're so damn expensive!


I've heard arguments both ways about the pagefile being on the SSD and I really have no idea what's correct. Can anyone point me to some serious research on the subject?
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post #15 of 19
Well its real simple and after reading this rational i tended to agree as im sure you will.

SSD's are expensive yes
Using them as page file will degrade them quicker
Using them as a page file will make everything alot quicker
Newer drives have an 11 year MTBF @ 10GB written per day average
I didnt pay all this money to worry and nanny over a drive.
By the time this drive has reallocated so many sectors it so small its unusable I probably wont care and will have sold it and or bought another better one.

Thoughts? lol
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post #16 of 19
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Quite a compelling argument you have there, Ace. 11 years is a long time in the computer world I can't imagine anything I would keep for that long in my rig, especially with the rate that SSDs are evolving.

In 5 years we'll be using 500GB-1TB SSDs for like 30 cents/GB
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post #17 of 19
Yep hopefully in 5 years il have everything solid state. At least 15 terabytes hopefully.
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post #18 of 19
SSDs will take over in a few years........

As for running one in an older system......I have one in my 2007 laptop and it is a big difference in the times to open files and programs as well as the usual faster BOOT
over the 5400RPM 80MB HD that Compaq installed at the factory
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Yeah I often wonder about sticking an ssd in my old laptop but I think il just stick with the original plan.

Use old lappy till 2012/2013 then buy amd quad low power zacate 5w then stick a ssd which hopefully will be cheaper by then in it.
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