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Story is, raid 0 failed, died, kaboom, had ghost image.

Was windows xp PRO 64bit (yes, shun me in pm, ^_^ I dun mind).

So, got the drives replaced, had a GHOST image... of prev raid 0..

Tried achi, ide, raid 0 multiple attempts, various burns of win7 dvd's, original 32bit dvd (owned, with key), tried 32 & 64bit disc's... Eventually after 18 tries, 19th was a half success... ie, I chose to install win7, 64bit, with my key that was 64bit legit, and.. non raid 0.. not even raid 1...

I had to first install an OS, burn boot dvd for norton ghost, ghost back my old raid... backup data... backup 4x 1tb hdd's that were failing... (yes...dammit...)... THEN finally make a raid 1... so my 2x 1tb SATA 3* (6gb) yet the raid 1 would not take, bios saw it dandy, and even when I formatted it in dos, worked simple. But windows 7 would NOT format it, even if all I had was video, cpu, mem, and the 2 hdd's plugged in, and JUST keyboard, no mouse... I narrowed down external components to none to 0 excess... and yet it'd either format it, or it wouldn't and sit there for hours. When it DID format, it would error on install. (Disc's were NOT scratched or damaged, at all.....)

So long story short, 19th attempt, 1.5weeks of pc time lost....

I am now... sitting with a raid NOTHING, with 1x 1tb sata 3 as my C: and 1x 1tb (more data space, meh) as my program / backup drive.

I still have 2x 1tb in there, and another 1tb, plus one of the 4x 1tb that were DIEING, 1 was still under warrenty (replaced just today, looking good so far, formatted clean, but letting it play nice for a few days before I put data on it that I consider valuable).

If anyone can understand my techno babble.. When creating the raid, had to try 32 & 64 setting (on the literal raid setup for the Marvell crap). Oi...

I practically tried and narrowed out every extra scenario, etc...

So anyhoo, i'm back live, online, have ff beta, ie 9 rc1, opera chrome safari. All with tabbing awesomeness.

I've got office back installed, etc. And i'm wanting to speed up/optimize win7.

Also please explain, bios is set for an overclock of 3.13 or 17 something, but cpu-z keeps telling me 2.67 for my clock. (i7 920). Not the original clock, but the present clock.

Battery setting on this PC tower... set for PERFORMANCE 100%.

Suggestions for that? (Looking to get oc to anything above or around 3.0ghz, as I could have done 3.5 without any volt changes).

Also what apps/programs for not just optimization, but for usefulness?

I'm going to install portable apps and various addons to a sub folder for itself on one of my drives. So I can prep/build a full portable apps listing for when I get my 32gb or more thumb drive of choice, so I can go and be a pc guru with apps, not just with knowledge. (I'm a moderate pc guru, by far much to learn).

With respects to my babble and the brains of us geeks/nerds,

- Le_Loup
    
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i5, 4670k, 4.2ghz MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
4x 4gb Corsair 1600 C9, XMP 1.2 2x1tb (sata6, Raid 0), 2x 1tb data drives, 4x 2... Sata: DVD DL Burner w/lite scribe corsair h100i w/2x120mm rad internal. 1x 120 re... 
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Windows 8.1 3x 24" RL2455HM BenQ Logitech G15 Keyboard (Original with G1-G18 but... TR2 RX 1200W ThermalTake 
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Antec P280 Black With Window/Side Panel Razer Naga Hex Shaw @ Home Mouse Pad Xonar Dx 
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