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idata
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Intel SSD problems

I have an Intel 40GB SSD (DSA2CT040G3) as my OS drive. Here are my system specs - Intel Q2.4GHZ CPU, Asus P5N32E-SLI motherboard, Asus PCI soundcard, ATI Radeon4850 GPU, 4GB DDR2 ram, Intel 40GB SSD, Windows 7 64bit OS, 650WCorsairPSU, 2 x 1TB 7200rpm Sata drives, Asus DRW2014 DVDRW, 5 in 1 Card Reader, 24" LG LCD Monitor, Logitech MX revolution mouse, LogitechG15USB K/B.

My OS has roughly 4GB of free space to play with. Until recently I kept getting BSOD's AND unexplained slowdowns/freezes where my GUI would lock-up.

I eliminated the BSOD's after discovering you should disable all defrags on an SSD.

I still have the lockups/slowdowns though.

I downloaded and installed the latest Intel SSD toolbox. It doesn't work. I've reinstalled it a couple of time but all the options remain greyed-out (see screenshot) [i][b]Attached file:[/b] [url=http://www.imagef1.net.nz/upload/SSD.jpg http://www.imagef1.net.nz/upload/SSD.jpg]SSD.jpg[/url] (67 KB)[/i]

How can I fix this?

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idata
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Download and run WinDirStat to get a graphical representation of disk usage.

Did you disable Hibernation and limit the paging file yet? Those two things alone will chew up 4-8GB.

Windows 7 will automatically disable defrag on SSDs (unless you are using a 3rd party tool).

What SATA Mode is your motherboard in? Also, did you install the Intel Rapid Storage Techology driver for your ICH9R?

idata
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What should I limit my paging file to? I've got 4GB of RAM, but only about 4GB of free space on my OS SSD.

idata
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Where did you get ICH9R from? On Asus's website it says my motherboard has an 'NVIDIA nForce 680i SL' chipset. See link.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5N32E_SLI/# specifications http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5N32E_SLI/# specifications

idata
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supersi wrote:

I downloaded and installed the latest Intel SSD toolbox. It doesn't work. I've reinstalled it a couple of time but all the options remain greyed-out (see screenshot) [i][b]Attached file:[/b] [url=http://www.imagef1.net.nz/upload/SSD.jpg http://www.imagef1.net.nz/upload/SSD.jpg]SSD.jpg[/url] (67 KB)[/i]

How can I fix this?

I looked at your screenshot: You do realize you have to Click On your SSD in order for the options to not be greyed-out?

idata
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I did just that. The screenshot failed to capture the fact that when I did so, all the hard drives would just disappear/reappear and never actually let me into a particular drive.

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