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    Default Memory and Hard Drive Settings

    Good afternoon, I just put together a new system and have 2 questions

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    Sorry, hit the enter key by mistake.

    To continue, just put new components together and would like ot know how to set up the memory and hard drive.

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition
    Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
    Video: Sapphire 100283L Radeon HD 5770
    Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 6.0Gb/s
    Power Supply: Antec True Power New TP-750
    DVD Burner: Samsung SH-S223L
    Windows 7, 64-bit

    Questions: Should I enable DCTs Mode (to gang memory) or leave as unganged?

    What settings should I use to take advantage of the hard drives faster transfer rate. I have attached the SATA cable to GSATA3.

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    Default Re: Memory and Hard Drive Settings

    Return the HD because a conventional HD does not even come close to benefiting from Sata 6G and that drive is overpriced... marketing at its best! (While it is true, j/k about the returning ;))

    I would use it on the SATA2 onboard controller, those tend to perform better than extra chips, probably due to lower latency (it doesn't go CPU>NB>SB>Marvell controller, it just goes CPU>NB>SB).

    PS: If you do consider returning, then consider a 890GX board(890FX should be out as well I think), they have native SATA 6G on the SB, should perform much better down the road if you get a cheap SATA 6G SSD in a year or so (we will have cheap SSDs then due to 25nm flash!).
    Last edited by Nickel020; 03-26-2010 at 05:17 AM.


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    Default Re: Memory and Hard Drive Settings

    Ganged or Unganged is up to you and how you use your system, but most times unganged will give you the better performance.

    You'll need to test and see how each perform for you, or benchmark both.

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