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Crucial M4 Tips n tricks

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Pros: Very fast!

Cons: none

My crucial 128GB SSD is my first ssd so I do not have anything to compare it to but if you have the opportunity to get one, DO IT! Mine came with revision 0002 and I just updated it to 0009. You can do that here http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx follow instructions to the "T". It DEFINATELY improved performance for me. Also a GREAT SSD optimization guide to really boost performance even more is herehttp://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/ also follow this guide to the "T" and you wont be sorry. I can not believe the difference this drive makes in my computer. It just makes everything so much snappier and really makes my little...
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PROPUS Core Not Deneb

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Pros: runs very cool and has decent stock clock. With proper Board and cooling it overclocks awesome! (got mine to 4.3G's)

Cons: of course no L3 cache but knew before purchase.

Stock speed is 3.2Ghz which is pretty decent for 45nm Propus core. Has a TDP of 95 Watts and runs really cool, no suprise. I had my doubts and took a gamble (not much at $90 Bucks). I installed the chip in my ASRock 990fx Am3+ board with a H100 cpu water cooler and it ran like a charm. I wanted to get the most for my money so I researched ALOT on OCN and other sites about how to overclock. I ran into minor problems but managed to get to higher and higher frequencies. When I got to 4 Ghz at 1.3875 Vcore I was pretty satisfied. Temps were only 50c 3 hours of blend testing in Prime95. After more reading I discovered I had roughly 18c more I could go before I needed to start worrying I was...
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