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  1. Normally it requires quite a bit of testing to find max memory speed. The memory is self correcting on errors and these errors will usually occur before instability. At this point performance is less then when the memory is at a a lower speed with no errors.
  2. Believe me, if Reallocated Sector Count was a correct parameter for our drives I would say so. Use CDI or any other utility that reports the 05 field correctly and see if there is still a warning shown for that field. And Everest is now an obsolete utility. Should have done moved to AIDA64 long ago.
  3. As I wrote above 05 is not Reallocated Sector Count. It is Retired Block Count. And the formula to arrive at this value is 100 - (100 * RBC/MRB). RBC = Retired Block Count and MRB = Minimum Required Blocks. This is straight from SandForce. HD Tune is pretty useless for SMART reporting of SandForce controller based drives. If you wish to use a third party utility use the latest release of CrystalDiskInfo.
  4. Whatever you are using to read the SMART data is not correctly reporting the info. The Agility2 does not have a "reallocated sector count" field in the SMART data.
  5. Praz

    3dMark 11

    P15063 - i7 2600k @ 4.8ghz / 3x GTX 570 @ 890/1780/2000
  6. While the processor is designed for 1.50V memory using a voltage up to 1.65V will not harm the CPU. Intel states the same in the manuals for their motherboards. Intel® Desktop Board DP67BG — System memory for DP67BG
  7. He needs to ask for a refund in the trouble ticket. Memory manufacturers refund at fair market value. He won't be getting $100.00 back as there is no 1066 DDR2 memory worth that today but he will be able to replace the faulty memory.
  8. Should be within the next 3 weeks.
  9. You need to install the Revo drivers during the operating system install. http://www.ocztechnology.com/drivers/RevoDrive_and_RevoDrive_X2/
  10. Wevs, you should of held off a bit on getting the drive. This is my 240GB Vertex3 connected as a boot drive on the Intel controller of the Maximus IV Extreme w/Win7 SP1
  11. If you want onboard graphics look at the Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 instead. With Asus 800 series chipset boards there are work-arounds needed to get the Revo to properly function.
  12. Wevs, you should have gave me a shout. I would have got the drive taken care of for you. The number of posts seen with issues doesn't mean much without being able to compare to the number of drives sold. I cannot divulge sales figures but I can tell you that Vertex2/Agility2 combined RMAs is less then 1% of the the drives sold.
  13. Praz

    3dMark 11

    GTX 570 tri-SLI 867/2000 - 14761 http://3dmark.com/3dm11/670186
  14. Premeir Pro CS5 will use all the ram you throw at it. Check out how much ram the top scoring systems use in the PPBM5 benchmark. http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html
  15. Depending on a Windows format is a risky proposition. Win7 should send a Trim command to the entire drive when a format command is issued. There are a couple of downfalls with this though. Depending on the controller driver being used the Trim commands may be constrained to 2GB or 4GB chunks which would take a considerable amount of time for all the commands to be sent to the drive's controller. Even if the Trim command was sent at once for the entire drive one would require intricate knowledge of the drive's controller in order to know how much time was needed by the drive to act on and complete the Trim process. If the drive is connected as a permanent secondary drive these points are a non-issue. The sure way of doing the factory restore is with a utility that issues the ATA Secure Erase command. A couple of seconds after issuing the command all cells will be at 0xFF just as the drive came from the factory.
  16. The C4F has no issue with high quality 4GB density ram. With everything you have tried do as others have already wrote and RMA the board.
  17. Data is moved between the NAND and the drive"s controller across multiple channels. AHCI (enabling NCQ) allows separate instructions to be carried out concurrently across all the channels. Without NCQ instructions are processed one at a time even if there are spare channels doing nothing.
  18. DuraClass is Sandforce's term for the group of utilities that manage the NAND on the drive. The link below explains it better then I could. http://www.sandforce.com/index.php?id=3
  19. Hi Wevs I've been using Vertex2 drives since before they were released and have had no issues with any of them. They do seem to perform best with a couple of overnight idle times per week to give DuraClass a chance to do its thing. If you have any questions give me a shout.
  20. Anything you would have read at the OCZ support forum recommending IDE would have been for the first generation drives. AHCI is the optimal setting for the Vertex2 drives.
  21. Part of what is wrong is the Secure Erase from with the RAID setup screen. It is writing all zeros to the NAND leaving all of it in a totally used stated. Unless the drive manufacturer provides a utility that conforms to the ATA spec for Secure Erase the only methods available are from DOS, such as HDDErase, and hdparm under Linux.
  22. Programs like CCleaner are not capable of doing an ATA spec'd Secure Erase. What motherboard are you using as I've yet to see one that has ATA Secure Erase built into it?
  23. As long as the added latency of the NF200 chipset won't be a problem for you.
  24. Dual nVidia cards work fine on my Extreme boards using Lucid. But even on these boards I prefer the X58 hack when using to identical cards instead of Lucid.
  25. Crosshair IV Formula supports native Crossfire only. SLI works fine on the board with the X58 chipset hack though.
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