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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    Make sure that EasyTune will NOT auto start with windows.
    There have been way to many ET6 issues in the past, I want to choose when to run ET6, I don't want it running in the background and possibly causing problems, such as excessively high DPC spikes.
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    I just made a quick test and it seems that Gflops might just a bit higher without power saving settings. This is with all settings enabled :



    And this is with all settings disabled :



    But those 0.3 Gflops are not free since idle power usage of my system jumps from 95 W to 144 W without power saving options.
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    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UDH5
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    @ MM67 Nice test,.

    I just realised what really is the cause of my low Gflops (By the way what is normal @ stock settings for i5 2500k?)
    I am running graphics off the CPU in performance mode (still waiting for my MSI GTX 570 to arrive).
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    If I remember correctly you should be getting something like 80 - 90 Gflops at stock settings.
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    Moving on...

    Current status in build:

    Bios Flashed to F5 (F6 beta not flashed as it is beta, will wait for final release) Edit: I Used QFLASH!!
    Mtest passed 10 loops (all tests std)
    Mtest passed 15 loops test # 5
    Mtest passed 10 loops test # 4

    WIN 7 OS installed (offline) with only 1 SSD connected (problem free, unnecessarily 4k aligned inside win install manually but formating manually was helpful. Check this Vid
    Sata drivers were pre installed.
    All other Motherboard drivers were manually installed.
    Dissabled Indexing via right click on drive in explore and un ticked box.
    Changed Intel Graphics setting via VGA driver application.

    Intel Burn test passed (5 passes 4 threads max memory) with seemingly lower than avg Gflops according to user "MM67". Note no GPU card installed and running off CPU graphics for now.
    Prime 95 Blend test run for 7+ Hrs with no errors.
    Will run small and large FFt's later.

    Waiting on Prof Jim's SSD Os install guide to minimize SSD writes.

    Researching how to effectively relocate Users folder to HDD data drive. ( a lot of opinions on this!) thinking about starting new thread in regards to this,..but will elaborate a little now.

    Moving Users folder and subsequent libaries Win 7 to another drive:

    Although I can easily create a new default save location for each libaray I want to have the entire Users folder relocated (I think ) But the issue with this is I am concerned with is some programmes hard code the default save path. Meaning These files will be stored in the original location (if it still exists) causing errors and the in ability to find them.

    I have heard you can place a junction between these to avoid the above problems but unfortunately know nothing about this.

    Now researching how to place a junction....
    Last edited by Deafty; 01-09-2012 at 10:43 AM. Reason: Q Flash Used
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    The following is a quick 'n dirty summary from my ssd experience:

    Run WEI immediately after win7 install to automatically turn off file Indexing and auto defagmenting of the SSD boot disk.

    Move selected folders from the ssd boot drive to the first hard drive's "Temporary" partition.
    Keep in mind that moving some folders to the hard disk will have a modest impact on overall system performance. Moving some folders will reduce the write/erase cycles on the ssd. This is most important with with smaller ssd's with less than about 90GB of formatted size.

    Junction Link: Junction Link Magic for moving selected folders to another location.
    Ram Disk, DataRam Disk: RAMDisk - Software - Server Memory Products & Services - Dataram
    Post #58 in http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post384044 shows a performance benchmark using the DataRam Ram Disk (freeware up to 4GB ram disk size).

    pagefile.sys
    --> Control Panel --> System --> Advanced System Settings --> Advanced tab --> Performance --> Settings --> Advanced --> Virtual Memory --> click locations (e.g. D:\), click custom size and enter Initial and maximum sizes (MB), in my case both fields are set to 1024MB.
    With 8GB of memory, my system seldom uses the pagefile, so I've reduced its size to 1GB and moved it to D:\ YMMV

    C:\TEMP
    C:\TMP

    --> Control Panel --> User Accounts --> Change my environment variables --> User variables for xxxxxxxx --> Edit --> Variable value:
    On my system C:\Temp and C:\TMP were both changed to D:\TempPoop

    Post #54: http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post384034 shows the very high amount of disk writes to the TempPoop folder while running an AVAST scan of my ssd!!

    Default Downloads folder location
    :
    Click on Computer --> Favorites --> right click on Downloads --> click on Properties --> Shortcut tab --> Target:X:\Downloads where X: is the hard disk partion for the Downloads folder.

    Browser "Cache" folders

    --> Control Panel --> Internet Options --> General --> Browsing History --> Settings --> Move Folder .... D:\

    C:\Indexer folder:
    --> Control Panel --> All Control Panel Itmes --> Indexing Options --> Advanced Options --> Index Settings --> New Location After Service is Restarted
    With a 640GB hard drive, the size of my Indexer folder is 1.66GB.

    Black Viper website for optimizing win7 sp1 Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

    Web search using: optimize windows 7

    All large game demo programs are installed on my hard drive E:\ partition.

    My Documents folder
    I manually save all documents, images, etc. to F:\My Documents_F.
    All of my media files (music, videos, photos from my digital camera, etc) are saved to folders on my G:\ hard disk partition.

    The hard drive H:\ partition is used for all archived files, including win 7's weekly backups and occasional images of my ssd.

    win7 backup folder location:
    --> Control Panel --> All Control Panel Items --> Backup and Restore --> Schedule: Change settings

    Don't auto reboot when a BSOD happens:
    System Properties --> Advanced --> Startup and Recovery --> System Failure --> Automatically restart is unchecked so that I can view the full BSOD information.

    SSD Info Links
    :
    Check out the ssd tech support forums for your ssd brand.
    OCZ ssd tech support forum:
    Guide THE BASIC GUIDE & FAQ - ABC for OCZ SSD - Index
    has a lot of useful information for many ssd brands.
    There are four pages in this thread.

    After one year of use, my 56GB (formatted size) ssd o/s boot disk is about 50% full.
    ATTO benchmarks are virtually identical to the original benchmarks and ssd life from SMART is still at 100%.

    ++++++
    This will be edited later and added to my ssd/win7 thread.
    Last edited by profJim; 01-08-2012 at 07:38 PM.
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    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
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    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    Now researching how to place a junction....
    Found this software,..Junction
    Downloading now,..

    Nevermind Prof Jim is faster than me..LOl
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    Naw, I'm just a half-fast poster.

    BTW, the m/s SysInternals site has some excellent tools for downloading.
    FWIW, my IBT/LinX score is about 21 GFlops :(
    Last edited by profJim; 01-08-2012 at 07:43 PM.

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    Thanks so much that will be a massive help.

    Question,.What do you think of this and can I connect my HDD once drivers are installed from audit mode.

    When the installation stops, waiting for you to give the computer a username and a computer name, DON'T! Press Ctrl+Shift+F3, and the computer will restart in . . . (wait for it!) "Audit Mode"!. Basically, Windows will create a throwaway Administrator account and sign you in, as this throwaway Administrator. Nothing you do, with regard to this temporary user will survive finalizing the installation, but the computer operates normally, and you can install drivers and software. Whenever the computer starts in Audit mode (you are allowed to restart), a GUI version of Sysprep.exe will pop up, offering to restart the computer in OOBE (out of box experience). OOBE is where you were a moment before -- that is, where you create a username and computer name and the installation is finalized. Don't choose to restart in OOBE until you are ready to finalize the installation.
    I think I want to set junctions and setup windows inside this audit mode!
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev1.0) Install, Bios and Test procedures with Questions.

    I'm not familiar with audit mode, so I can't make a recommendation.
    Have you created an image of your ssd yet?
    I think that you will have to reinstall most or all of your programs that are already on your hard drive.
    Don't worry about writes to the windows registry.
    To minimize ssd writes, move your TEMP, TMP, and DOWNLOADS folders to your hard drive before installing new programs or updating to SP1.

    I think that moving the USERS folder off of the ssd will hurt performance somewhat.
    With your sata3 ssd and motherboard, the performance hit will probably be greater.
    I think that my USERS folder uses about 2GB of space on my SSD.
    Last edited by profJim; 01-08-2012 at 08:03 PM.
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    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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