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RE: Windows 7 64 SP1 | 8GB DDR3 | OCZ Agility III 120GB SSD | Registry Questions... RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have been studying or reading several articles relating to SSD's and achieving maximum performance and was wondering if there were any other tweaks via the registry that I can disable/enable/add in order to obtain the best possible outcome. Below are my system specs and the registry settings/services that I have modified:

     

    Relative Hardware Information

    • Mobo: Asus 990FX Sabertooth
    • CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @ 3.8GHz
    • Memory: 8GB (4gb x 2) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-12800 (1600) - Runs at 1333 via BIOS
    • GPU: nVidia 590 GTX Reference Board w/2GB - OEM Specs
    • OS Drive: Agility III 120GB SSD - BIOS Set to AHCI for this drive and all others
    • Other Drives: WD Velociraptor 600GB 10K SATA-3 x 2
    • PSU: PC Power & Cooling 1000W Turbo Cool

    Services & Regsitry Entries Currently Modified/Disabled

    • Disk Defrag - Disabled via services.msc
    • Superfetch - Disabled via services.msc
    • Swap File - Manually set to only 4GB - No need for any higher with 8GB
    • Prefetcher - Disabled via Regedit
    • NTFS Last Time Stamp - Disabled via Regedit
    • Drive Indexing - Disabled for SSD via Drive Properties
    • MSAHCI - Enabled via registry
    • Windows Indexing & Search - Disabled via services.msc & Add Remove Windows Components

     

    In all honesty, I am achieving startup times (from post to useable desktop w/o user log-in) between 9.7 to 10 seconds....and I am in no way complaining about these results in anyway, shape or form. 10 seconds (in my view) is phenomenal for Windows 7 64 so I just wanted to be clear about that point. The information I was looking for (if there is anymore at this time) is possibly to speed-up program loading time (within Windows).

    Below is a screenshot of a utility I just purchased to handle most of these settings. If it doesn't show up, then the BBS doesn't support the <img> command to display images. You can just copy/paste to view the image if you want.

     

    SSD Tweaker Pro 1.9.6 Screenshot showing my current settings (must copy/paste I guess): http://digital-audio-pro.us/images/ssd_tweak.jpg

     

     

    Thanks for any new information or other suggestions.


    Tim

    ARS N9NU

     


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    Saturday, July 30, 2011 3:22 PM

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  • I'd suggest you rool back all your tweaks. Windows 7 is good enough for SSD without tweaking.

    Most third-party tips are not based on Win7  experience. E.g. Windows 7 may or may not turn off ReadyBoost, Superfetch and so on if installed on SSD after analyzing some SSD parameters. This is done due to some internal tests made in MSFT.

    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:15 PM
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  • My advice is to install Windows on the hard disk and use the SSD for ReadyBoost

    I'm sorry, but this is not a good advice.

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    Igor P.Leyko

    MS MVP - Windows System & Performance in 2009 and 2010 years (this nomination was discontinued unfortunately).

    Windows Technical Beta-tester since 1995.

    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:09 PM
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  • I'd suggest you rool back all your tweaks. Windows 7 is good enough for SSD without tweaking.

    Most third-party tips are not based on Win7  experience. E.g. Windows 7 may or may not turn off ReadyBoost, Superfetch and so on if installed on SSD after analyzing some SSD parameters. This is done due to some internal tests made in MSFT.

    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:15 PM
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  • Hard disks are less likely to become a brick.

    1. Would you be so kind to give a link to a representative statistics?

    2. Even with such approach it is better to install Windows on a hard drives and games and software - on SSD.



    Saturday, July 30, 2011 7:18 PM
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  • http://www.hardcore-games.tk/wp/ssd.html

    Unfortunately, not all your statements at this page are correct.
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 7:33 PM
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  • I suppose this thread is not proper place for such discussion.

    Saturday, July 30, 2011 7:40 PM
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  • OK, just one example:

    you: Vista has a 4 GB limit, but Windows 7 has no limit.

    MSFT Program manager, owner of ReadyBoost: The changes in ReadyBoost for Win7 include: ...bigger caches (up to 32gb per cache)

    Saturday, July 30, 2011 8:07 PM
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