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    AHCI and SSD's

    Ahci I will drop this discussion after this post. As far as I can tell, AHCI allows NCQ (Native Command Queing) and hot swap. That's all! I found this post on another forum and it backs up the bulletin from OCZ. ie. it's of no use for SSD.
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    AHCI and SSD's

    Ssd & ahci My motherboard uses the nVidia 8200 chipset. Computer is a Shuttle SN7800 Kit with: AMD Phenom 8750 Triple Core 2.4GHz @2.9GHz 4GB DDR2 800 RAM OCZ Vertex 60 SSD SATA WD 250GB HDD SATA Sony CD/DVD Drive Logitech DiNovo-Edge Keyboard Samsung 2443 LCD Monitor And yes, that is the...
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    AHCI and SSD's

    Ssd & ahci My SSD is also a Vertex 60 with the latest firmware. Sluggish behavior was one of the symptoms I observed using AHCI. Now that I have reverted to IDE Mode, the SSD is instantly responsive. The slightly higher (+0.2) performance index using AHCI is a false indicator of real...
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    AHCI and SSD's

    According to a bulletin on the OCZ site; With AHCI on; my drive score went from 7.1 to 7.3, but my computer became unusable from the same symptoms quoted in the bulletin. As for my overall WPI score; it is limited to 4.4 because of the over emphasis on Aero Performance. I have not invested...
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    Solid-State Drive Install

    I installed an OCZ "Vertex" 60GB SSD as my C: Drive with a magnetic drive for files and backup. I now get to the Sign-on screen in 20sec. And everything launches super-quick. I like it! Only one glitch: The SSD did not like AHCI mode at all and locked-up repeatedly. I reconfigured the BIOS back...
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    Administrator Priviledges

    When I attempt to delete certain files or folders I am denied permission and prompted: "requires administrators permission". But I am the Administrator! And I am signed in as such. How do I fix this problem? Richard P.S. I will be installing a Solid-State Drive later today - OS & apps. -...
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    Windows 7 tweaks

    Tweeks Using Windows 7 Manager, I did those recommended tweeks - L2 cache size, Start and Shut-down settings etc. Now my machine shuts-down in 17 seconds. Power-On to Login is 35 seconds.:) Thanks to all for the great tips, Richard
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    Windows 7 tweaks

    Progress Report I have done all the things suggested in this thread, and every little thing has added up to a measurable improvement. I have to say, though, that Windows 7 Manager has transformed my machine. And I am seeing a little bit of improvement each time I re-start. I was astonished at...
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    Time to Shut-down

    Boot time I have cleaned up my start and services folders in msconfig, and changed the pre-fetch setting. I am now down to <40sec start-up. I'll try the clean-up apps posted and see if there is anything else I might do. Thanks for the ideas! Rick
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    Time to Shut-down

    Takes too long I don't know? Maybe I need better/faster HDD's; although I already have W.D. SATA 300 drives. Actually, even with Vista, my startup was never better than 45sec. But shut-down was much faster than the 1min I now get. ........ I'll try a new clean install (when I'm more in the...
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    Desktop Manager Fails in S3 mode.

    When I "sleep" my machine in S-3 mode; upon waking, WDM quits and reverts to Basic mode, losing my prefered window color setting. Only a full re-start wil fix it! When I set the BIOS to use S-1 suspend type, sleep/wake-up does not cause the problem - my window color setting is retained - however...
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    Aero disabling itself after being idle

    DWM Fails after S-3 Suspend When I "sleep" my machine in S-3 mode; upon waking, WDM quits and reverts to Basic mode, losing my prefered window color setting. Only a full re-start wil fix it! When I set the BIOS to use S-1 suspend type, sleep/wake-up does not cause the problem - my window color...
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    Time to Shut-down

    I would like to know what others are experiencing with shut-down time. My machine was getting slower and slower (5 min. or more) until I did a Defrag using the embeded application instead of using Power-Defrag which had worked for me in the past, but not lately...
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    Internet Explorer 8

    Why? I have used Firefox at work (back when I had a job) and found it to be a pain in the butt when I wanted to print a page. I was constantly running back to the computer to re-format for a proper and economical print job. The only instance where FireFox, with all the add-ons was of use to me...
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    Internet Explorer 8

    Why do I use IE ? I have tried Opera: I didn't like it! I have tried Firefox: I didn't like it! I tried Google Chrome: I didn't like it! (1) I like IE. (2) Part of this Windows 7 Beta/RC process is to iron-out the wrinkles in the product. And IE is part of that. Rick P.S. Regarding...
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    Internet Explorer 8

    You're welcome! I didn't want to have you start over for no reason. And thank you for your comment on my machine: I have tried several Small Form Factor PC's and have been dissapointed, until now with the Shuttle. I chose the SN78SH7 Bare-Bones model and re-used the components from my...
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    Internet Explorer 8

    IE 8 errors I downloaded my OS from Microsoft. I got the Welcome screen twice in early use, but not lately. Rick. P.S. I like your screen name. I have my AMD 8750 "Black" boosted to 2.9G from the stock 2.4G. My PC is a Shuttle cube, so the power supply can't handle much more, but cooling is...
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    Internet Explorer 8

    After starting windows from a shut-down condition; Upon launch of IE8, I almost always get the dialog "IE closed unexpectedly, do you want to restore your last session?" This is is an invalid warning, as I always close IE manually (after clearing browsing history, etc.) before shutting down)...
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    Windows 7 RC: I like it!

    So far I like the RC. It doesn't crash or lock-up (IE8) like the Beta frequently did while browsing, and the "Delete Browsing History" function actually does the job now; when I do a disk cleanup, the temp files are already empty, whereas they were still there with the Beta. Shutdown takes...
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    Poll: What's Everyeone's Windows 7 Boot time

    Boot time? A clarification is in order here. What is the definition of "Boot Time"? Here are my times to each stage of the start-up process: Power on to "Starting Windows" = 20sec ................... to "Log In" = 44sec ................... to Desktop = 1:02 ................... to Ready * =...
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