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    SSD Installation help

    Everything is in and running! Windows 7 is super fast on my SSD! I have also plugged in my old HDD and that seems to be working too. My speeds on my SSD are: It looks like that is around what it should be. Cheers Daniel
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    SSD Installation help

    Hey guys, thanks for the reply's. Just a couple things: -How do you turn off System restore again? I don't use that or Hibernation, but I know how to turn that off. -I'm going to install it and Win7 tonight. Once I get it setup on my SSD and plug my HDD in, would it be ok to change my boot order to my HDD every now and then in case I needed to check/play with anything on my old Win7 install? As I will be using the same product key that was used on my HDD install. thanks
  3. Hi guys, Before I start my system is: i5 760 @ 3.8 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz Corsair CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX Modular PSU Gainward GTX 570 1TB Western Digital Black Caviar (Two partitions, 1:Win7 & 2:Storage) Antec 300 Case I have finally bought an SSD! I bought an Intel 320 160GB SSD. I am very happy with the choice! I made sure it was the latest version with the latest 3.62 firmware. My port setup at the moment is Port 0: DVD Drive Port 1: HDD Should my steps be: 1) Unplug my HDD (should I unplug the SATA cable AND the power cable?) 2) Plug my DVD drive in to Port 1 3) Plug my SSD in to Port 0 4) Make sure it is set to AHCI in the BIOS 5) Install Win7 on to my SSD without formatting it. 6) Load Win7, just leave every setting as is, as Win7 changes the necessary settings because it knows it is a SSD. 7) ...double check disk defragmenter is off! 8) Install all motherboard chipset drivers and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 9) Install Intel SSD Toolbox 10) Shutdown and plug my HDD in to Port 2 Done! Is it ok to leave my old Windows partition on my HDD? As long as I make the boot order in the BIOS set to the SSD first. Will that cause any problems? That way in case I left something on my old Win7 HDD partition, I can easily grab it. Thanks in advance Daniel
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    SSD Question

    $329! http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=17031 I think these will be top performers, competitive price and excellent performance. From what I have read so far. Can't wait to grab one
  5. Hi guys, My current system is i5 760 @ 3.8Ghz Gigabyte ga-p55a-ud3 4GB 1600mhz DDR3 G-Skill ram @ CL6 1TB WD Caviar Black W7 64bit So at the moment I am running my Windows off the 1TB HDD and also, on a separate partition, my "Data" drive with all the music, documents and patches etc. I've been looking at getting an SSD over the last couple months. I've been doing a bit of research and it seems just about the right time to grab one. (as the cost is coming down, performance is increasing and reliability is becoming stable) I have an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB in my sights. This is a SATA-III SSD. My problem is, my motherboard uses the Marvell 9128 chipset to control the SATA-III. I've read that this does not use the full potential of the 6GB/s speeds of SATA-III as it runs of 1xPCI-e lane, rather than straight to the P55 chipset like the SATA-II ports do. Should I just buy an older Vertex 2 and run it off the SATA-II ports or wait for the Vertex 3 and run it off the SATA-III port? Given I won't get the full speed of the SATA-III? My plan is to obviously run W7 off the SSD and just use my 1TB WD for my "Data" What are your thoughts? I would think going with the Vertex 3 off SATA-III would be the better option. As the SATA-III speed will still be faster than SATA-II. Also I would be getting a better quality SSD with the Vertex 3. Cheers Daniel
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    120Hz Flicker on Samsun 2233RZ

    Ok update time! I have not bought a Gainward stock reference GTX 570. Great card, love it! Only problem is, I tried 120Hz again on my monitor, I got no flicker in Windows which was great. However when I loaded up BC2 I was only getting 30fps with huge mouse lag! (used to get 80+). I was like... "WTF"!! Did a quick google search and found something about the refresh rate causing it, so I down tuned to 100Hz and hey presto, no mouse lag and 100+ fps! I don't really care about not running in 120Hz mode, just curious as to why this is the case?? Is it a bandwidth issue? Cheers
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    120Hz Flicker on Samsun 2233RZ

    It looks like them, so can definitely confirm its a duel link (http://au.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26759266) <--- my connectors do not have a gap in between the pins like the single ones). Hmmm maybe it is the video card? Cheers
  8. Hey guys, I've been meaning to find a fix for this problem a while ago when I got this monitor but have had other things to do! A few months ago I bought A 22" Samsung 2233RZ 120Hz 3D monitor. I hooked it up to my PC (i5 760 & Gainward GTX 560 GS-GLH) with the included cable...I think! I set it to 120Hz refresh rate because I could! However every 10-15secs in windows it would flicker. Reducing the refresh rate to 100Hz fixed this so I have left it on that since I bought it. I recently tried 120Hz again only to get the same problem, I have tried using the other socket on the graphics card but still the same problem. Should I try another cable? I read somewhere that to get 120Hz you need a "duel link" cable. I would be pretty sure tho the one I'm using would be duel link. Any other thoughts? cheers p.s. oops at the thread title!!
  9. Here is mine mate, very similar specs! http://3dmark.com/3dm11/376529 i5 760 @ 3.36 (when all 4 cores are loaded) Gainward GTX 460 GS-GLH (800/1000) 4GB DDR3 @ 1600 Mhz CL-6
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    Overclocking i5 760

    UPDATE: tonight while playing BC2 and having a lot of programs open in the background I got a BSOD :( so I have increased the "Dynamic Vcore (DVID)" by +0.0625. This was the first increase from 0.0 is that all I should have to do for now? I think i'll do a 24 hour stress test soon so instead of: 160x9 = 1440Mhz @ 0.85V at idle and 160x21 = 3360Mhz @ 1.07V it is now 160x9 = 1440Mhz @ 0.864V at idle and 160x21 = 3360Mhz @ 1.088V
  11. zigman

    CPU Fan speed

    it doesn't do it when its hot tho
  12. My new rig is: CPU: Intel Core i5 760 (2.80Ghz / 8MB / LGA1156 / Quad Core) CPU Heatsink & Fan: Xigmatek Dark Knight Revision 3 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 MB, Intel P55, DDR3 2000, PCI-Ex16, SATA3, USB 3.0, RAID, GbE LAN, 8CH Audio, 2oc PCB, Heatsink, ATX Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) kit, PC-12800 (1600Mhz), 6-8-6-24-2N , Dual Channel Kit Video Card: Gainward Geforce GTX460 Goes Like Hell (800Mhz), 1GB GDDR5 (4000mhz), PCIE2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI Hard Disk: Western Digital 1TB, Caviar Black, SATA-II, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache DVD Burner/Player: Pioneer DVR-218LBK Case: Antec Three Hundred , Black, ATX, No PSU.2 x USB2.0, Top mounted 140mm exhaust fan Power Supply: Corsair Micro - HX650 Watt Fans: Scythe S-FLEX 120mm Fan 1200RPM x 2 for the front of the case It is currently overclocked to 3.36Ghz (around 1.4Ghz at idle) with the following settings: BCLK: 160Mhz PCI-E: 100Mhz Turbo: off CPU Voltage 0.85V @ idle and 1.07V at full load (160x21) My question is, during windows use when the CPU is at a low clock speed and the CPU fan is ~1500rpm, every now and then it spins up to its max of ~2000rpm. It does this for about 3-4 seconds then drops back down again to ~1500. Is that ok? Should I be worried? Cheers
  13. zigman

    Overclocking i5 760

    My overclock is still going well 160x9 = 1440Mhz @ 0.85V at idle and 160x21 = 3360Mhz @ 1.07V at load on all four cores :) Also ram @ 1600Mhz 6-8-6-2T My only concern is the fan CPU spins right up to 2000rpm for 5 secs randomly during Windows use, maybe 1-2 times a day. Any thoughts on this?
  14. zigman

    FIFA 11

    Hey guys, I have recently bought a xbox360 controller for my PC. My question is, should I buy FIFA11 on my xbox360 or my PC? I have always bought my FIFA games on xbox because of the controller but now that I have a xbox controller with my PC I'm unsure which one to buy? Any suggestions? Thanks Daniel