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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2011, 01:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,
I'm trying to optimize my Crucial M4 using this guide
https://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds/0_100

And I'm wondering if my sig rig motherboard actually supports UEFI? And how can I check to make sure it's enabled?
(It's a Gigabyte EP45-UD3L)

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You board doesn't support UEFI. As a thumb rule if the board wasn't shipped w/ UEFI then it doesn't support it.

/offtopic: it isn't worth the hassle to follow an SSD optimisation guide on Win7 for two reasons: a) Win7 does all the important tasks automatically and b) aside from enabling AHCI all other tweaks bring marginal/placebo improvements. Just my 2cents.

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You board doesn't support UEFI. As a thumb rule if the board wasn't shipped w/ UEFI then it doesn't support it.

/offtopic: it isn't worth the hassle to follow an SSD optimisation guide on Win7 for two reasons: a) Win7 does all the important tasks automatically and b) aside from enabling AHCI all other tweaks bring marginal/placebo improvements. Just my 2cents.

This. Your board doesn't have it, and I agree its kind of silly to "optimize" an SSD these days.

The only thing I did to mine, was manually delete my hibernation file, and I moved my pagefile to my mech drive. Oh, I also used my mech drive for my documents folders (pics, vids, and music). But I've always done that with my Green drives anyway.

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OK - so in terms of speed is there any difference between NTFS or FAT32 to install Windows 7 from USB and/or onto SSD then?
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In the File Explorer, go to the C drive. You will see C:/Windows/Panther folder. This folder will have a file called setupact.log. When you click on this, it will open in Notepad by default.
Open the Find Box now and search for Detected Boot Environment.
This is where you will know if the motherboard is UEFI or BIOS.
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