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I got My Vertex 3 on Friday and Im installing it this weekend. Im just wondering should I try and move over the OS from my HDD or just do a fresh install on the SSD, is there one way that is better than the others? I am just using this as my OS and Games drive. This is my first SSDm, thanks
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Fresh install definitely. Align the partition. Pretty much do everything in the beginning of this thread and you will be golden:

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html
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I tried installing Windows 7 64 on my new vertex 3 and everything goes fine up until the first reboot during instillation. Towards the end of the windows boot screen a crash blue screen flashes quickly and the system reboots. The only drives that I have plugged in are the vertex 3 and my sata dvd drive. Any ideas for the cause of this would be greatly appreciated.
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I tried installing Windows 7 64 on my new vertex 3 and everything goes fine up until the first reboot during instillation. Towards the end of the windows boot screen a crash blue screen flashes quickly and the system reboots. The only drives that I have plugged in are the vertex 3 and my sata dvd drive. Any ideas for the cause of this would be greatly appreciated.
What motherboard are you using?

I have the exact same problem installing Windows 7 x64. I have Gigabyte P67A-UD3R.
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Do a fresh install on the SSD, it's a better idea. Since this is your first SSD - watch out, you won't want to go back to a HDD ever again!

Oh and a couple of things...
Before installing Windows on it, make sure "AHCI" is selected in the BIOS for your SATA ports. Then, install Windows and everything else. Windows has some features that you may not use but they are enabled by default and occupy a fair bit of space. One of them is Power Hibernation. If you don't use this, go to the Command Prompt (run as administrator) and type:

powercfg -h off

It won't confirm anything but you'll notice you have about 5GB extra free space on your SSD. Also, if you don't use System Restore, disable that too. Oh and since you have A LOT of RAM, you don't need a big page file. By default, Windows will create a massive one so set a fixed page file size of 512MB or so. Technically you can probably do with less but you want some safety leeway so you don't get some random crash because of virtual memory. 512MB works great for me and I have less RAM than you.

By doing all these things, you'll get about 11GB extra free space on your SSD. Good enough for a game or two!
    
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