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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby MittinsKittens on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:20 pm

Just thought I post an little update.
My crap finally came today. Spent the last 1-2 hours downloading a Windows 7 64bit OS ISO (Which you can legally do, Don't panic), installing my SDD, putting windows on it and then getting my pc sorted.

Two Words for boot times.

HOLY FUCK.

Why did no-one tell me about these boot times. If I knew it was going to be like this I would of done it long ago...
Can't wait to see what it does for my FPS on games now... Should be epic.

If anyone is looking at this thread and wondering if they should go for it or not. You should, because if you don't, you're officially an idiot.

Finally, Thank you all for the help. I knew I could rely on all you guys. *hug* <3
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby Shuriken on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:50 pm

Boot time is about all they're consistently awesome at lol. It won't touch your FPS at all
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby Flare on Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:51 am

That was the reason I decided to put my Steam and a few of my longer loading time games on the SSD, I simply saved the Common folder on one of the bigger slower drives, installed Steam on the SSD and copy the folder of the game I want to 'install' into the SSD installation of Steam from the copy of the Common folder... that way I dont have the download and it 'installs' in a few seconds - to a minute for huge games.

... got to be honest though, I have not seen any real significant changes to the load times... Shogun 2 still takes an eternity to load up, and the other games were not exactly slow to begin with so its hard to notice the improvement.

So far not too impressed with SSD technology... It is quiet and doesnt generate much heat though , and that is good.
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby nevvy on Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:24 pm

MittinsKittens wrote:HOLY FUCK.


I got an OCZ vertex 3. i agree with mittens. just installing windows updates... It's as if my pc has read my mind and pre loaded stuff before i click :cheers:
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby Decoy^ on Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:55 pm

The slower your old harddrive is, the more of a difference you will notice. Mechanical 2,5" laptop drives are usually 5400 rpm, and only rarely 7200 rpm. So laptops are benefiting quite a lot from the recent influx of SSD technology. My old ThinkPad with Fedora on cut it's loading times by a couple of minutes just by putting an SSD in it.

Anyone who has some sysadmin knowledge knows how important disk IO is for performance, but the average user doesn't even know what that means. A few years ago, if someone asked for advice on what to do to "generally improve performance" on their computer, my answer would have been RAM if their computer was swapping at all during heavy use. Nowadays, it's always "get an SSD".
SSD -> RAM -> CPU/GPU (depending on usage), is my current rule of thumb for bumping up the performance of older rigs.

But like Shuriken said, it won't do anything for your FPS. That's the GPU's department. :wink:
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby MittinsKittens on Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:20 pm

God fucking damn it. It looks like my controller just died :/
Going to need to try and get a replacement for it and try and use my sata-2 motherboard slots for a while until the replacement comes...
The more annoying thing is, my fps has tanked which I'm going to put down to my SSD losing that sata 3 slot and having to use a sata 2. Is this right of me? Or could it be something else :/

Edit:- Found the source of the problem. The GPU fan wasn't spinning and the card was overheating because I THINK some wires got trapped. That wasn't smart. Hopefully it should be fine now. Still annoyed at the controller though...
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby Deathtaker27 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:43 am

If this is a B1 motherboard of the 1155 socket it is a well known problem that intel has admitted
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby MittinsKittens on Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:54 pm

Nah. It's an AMD motherboard. It's not the slots because I checked my soundcard on both of them and it's not the SSD/HD either because they're both currently working. So it has to be the controller :(
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby nevvy on Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:17 pm

I've returned from holiday and my SSD has died :( I'm hoping that the ebuyer return policy is simple and pain free (I very much doubt this will be the case!)

This is the first time that i new(ish) but of PC kit has died on me, ever. I've had the odd old HD break down but that's it. Bum.
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby Flawless on Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:44 am

They'll just give you a list of generic questions to answer, and most likely issue a RMA, then you'll get a replacement once they receive it and test it.
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby syco cocker on Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:45 pm

Ebuyer have always been spot on for returns with me.
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby nevvy on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:46 pm

it's not so bad because i didnt get round to reformatting my old hard drive so i have a fully working computer :cheers:

It's just a bit slow and 3 months behind :scratch:
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium and SSD Questions

Postby Ragonz on Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:14 pm

With ebuyer make sure you explain excactly what the problem is when it happened, what you were doing at the time who was in the room with you and what your neighbours were doing at the time it failed.

I hate ebuyers returns department, they stuck me with a bad motherboard because when i explained to them that it was DOA and had bent CPU pins they sent it back saying that because i did not explain that there were other problems with the board too (Who gives a **** the cpu pins were bent) they were not going to replace it. I had to get the trading legality advice people involved to sort it

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