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Thels wrote:Koatanga wrote:For example, if you were to add an SSD to improve load times, none of them will run at full speed on the Socket-775 platform. That's why I upgraded from my Q8400. It seriously annoyed me to have an SSD operating at around 20% of its potential.
I actually did upgrade to an SSD not too long ago, and that did quite wonders. Totally not regretting that choice.
Ceretainly it'll be faster than traditional hard drive, but your bios simply can't deliver what it needs to really sing.
Here's a comparison of before and after my MB/CPU change, using Samsung Magician's benchmarks:
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Socket 775 Socket 1150
Random Read (IOPS): 7200 74600
Random Wtite (IOPS): 20338 19273
Sequential Read (MB/s): 242 549
Sequential Write (MB/s): 138 141
As you can see, random read was massively choked by the 775 Bios. That's not a typo; it really is 10x faster. Even sequential read is twice as fast. I really didn't want to spend the money for the MB/CPU upgrade, because it was for both my wife's machine and mine, so I searched for a 775 MB that could fully support the SSD. It simply doesn't exist.
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