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[Solved] Noob SSD Question - ssd - Storage. Your question mojorisin23 March 19, 2012 3:45:33 PM Well, i have a new gaming rig that does NOT include a SSD. however, if a year from now i would like to add it as a boot drive, how hard would it be to transfer windows to that drive? If youre saying a complete install, it will be a long while before i invest in an SSD. if its as easy as dragging the folder in the directory over (which i'm sure its not but mentioned for simplicity sake) then i will start researching the various brands/ types this weekend. thx See full content More about : noob ssd question | E-mail me updates | Track this thread samuelspark March 19, 2012 4:13:25 PM Doesn't work that way.

Booger007 March 19, 2012 4:16:51 PM You could also ghost the drive Related resources March 19, 2012 4:33:53 PM I have the CD and everything that came with the computer for windows. whats your take as far as time and difficulty? March 19, 2012 11:39:07 PM Difficulty = Noob Easy. Best solution michont March 25, 2012 11:15:27 PM Share Suave145 michont said: Overclocking. Introduction to Computer Science and Programming - Download free content from MIT. How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization. OCN Thread of the month - June 2011 "AppData" folder can get huge, and because this is one of the most active folders this is the best folder to move to ensure less random use of the SSD to help it extends its life. quantum tunneling is the achilles heel of SSD technology and why it has a expiration date based on hours used. in other words you can only punch so many holes in silicone. so, moving the "AppData" folder would be the biggest optimization a user can do with Windows on a SSD.

Im pretty sure we all knew how to right click on the none hidden folders in the "users" folder far before this guide was ever produced, so please stay on topic. The entire "Users" folder CANNOT be moved with a right click in properties, and that includes the "AppData" (temp internet folder, etc). The point of this to have a primary SSD and secondary hard disc to hold all the big info. benefiting from the fast seek times a SSD has to offer. Quote: install SSD. Six spring cleaning tips for all the tech in your life. Spring has sprung, and while your neglected garage might be beckoning, the tech you use in your daily life could also use a little cleaning love. Over the last week, our How To superheroes put together spring cleaning guides for all the tech in your life. From clearing up space on your hard drive to sprucing up your Android or iPhone, we've got you covered. Take a stab at the guides that suit you best, and waltz through spring with a revived collection of gadgetry.

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Timings are numbers such as 3-4-4-8, 5-5-5-15, 7-7-7-21, or 9-9-9-24, the lower the better. In this tutorial, we will explain exactly what each one of these numbers mean. DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memories follow the DDRxxx/PCyyyy classification. By the way, if you are interested in knowing the difference between DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memories, read our tutorial on this subject. The first number, xxx, indicates the maximum clock speed that the memory chips support. The second number indicates the maximum transfer rate that the memory reaches, in MB/s. The first classification, DDRxxx, is the standard used to classify memory chips, while the second classification, PCyyyy, is the standard used to classify memory modules.

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Networking Basics: Switches Switches are used to connect multiple devices on the same network within a building or campus. There are two basic types of switches to choose from as part of your networking basics: managed and unmanaged. Networking Basics: Routers Routers, the second valuable component of your networking basics, are used to connect multiple networks together. Networking Basics: Access Points An access point allows wireless devices to connect to the network.

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Add to that the fact that some software programs, while otherwise fantastic, include little bits of "extras" that no one wants on their computer. Since this is the nature of downloadable software these days, especially free software, I thought it imperative to put together this collection of tips on how to stay safe when you download and install software.

Keep reading for some solid ideas on where to get software recommendations, how to avoid problems even from legitimate downloads, and lots more. Use Common Sense Use Curated Software Lists Free Downloads ≠ Free Software. How to Find Out Your Motherboard’s Manufacturer and Model. Sooner or later you will need to know the manufacturer and exact model of your motherboard, especially if you plan to upgrade your computer, since the upgrade capabilities of your computer are set by the motherboard model you have. You will require this information if you perform a BIOS upgrade or download your motherboard manual or drivers. A BIOS upgrade is needed to make your computer recognize a new CPU, and the manual is necessary if you want to check how much RAM your computer is able to recognize or which CPUs it supports, for example. Finding out this information is not particularly easy, because many manufacturers don’t print their name or the model name on the motherboard.

Also, you may want to check if the motherboard installed in your PC is really the model you ordered. Usually, the warranty is void if you open your computer, so you will need to discover how to learn this information without opening your PC. Everything You Need to Know About the Dual-, Triple-, and Quad-Channel Memory Architectures. In order to enable dual-channel architecture, you will need to have: Memory controller supporting dual-channel architecture (virtually all current CPUs support dual-channel architecture).Two or an even number of memory modules; each pair of modules must be identical.Install the memory modules in the correct memory sockets on the motherboard that will enable this architecture.

First, the memory controller must support the dual-channel architecture. As we discussed earlier, current CPUs have this component embedded, so almost all computers nowadays support this technology. Second, you need to have an even number of memory modules on your system, as each pair of memory modules will be accessed as a single entity. Refer to Figure 4 in the previous page. If you install just one memory module, this technique won’t work because the memory will still be accessed at 64 bits per clock cycle. This is a very important point to keep in mind when selecting parts for building a PC. Design + Build Your Own Gaming PC. Corsair RM Series 850 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified Power Supply - CP-9020056-NA RM850: Computers & Accessories. Introduction to PC Components. Every graphics card is differentiated by its Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), a chip housing a wide range of different functional components that determine what the graphics card can do.

For example, special components are needed inside of a GPU for it to be able to play a game using DirectX 11 and some features are even specific to one brand, like NVIDIA's TXAA, adaptive vertical sync, SLI, and PhysX. There are quite a few different kinds of components inside of a GPU, but things called shader units (also known as. CUDA cores or stream processors) are going to be the big focal point for gamers as they are responsible for creating many of the dramatic effects seen in today's games like realistic lighting, complex shadows, depth-of-field, physics, and much more. Clock speeds for graphics cards are usually written in MHz, or Megahertz, and 1 MHz is 1,000,000 (one million) cycles per second. How to Build a Z87 Computer from Start-to-Finish ft. ASUS Z87-PRO.

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