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Hello!

I've learned a lot from this website! What a great tool. But I have a question for those with much more knowledge than myself. I just built my PC and it seems to run a little sluggish. Actually a lot sluggish when I'm loading software. Here is what I have.

CPU : i5 4430 3.0 GHz
RAM : 8GB Kingston (single board)
HDD : 1TB Western Digital
PSU : Corsair W750 (edited. wow! you would think I'd proof read my own post. My PSU is: SolidGear 450W)
MoBo: Gigabyte Z87M-D3H
OS: Windows 7 64bit

Any suggestions?
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    You sir, need an SSD! Get the fastest processor money can buy, throw in the fastest graphics card and the best mobo, it'll still be slow to boot up and run programs. Now, throw in even a cheap SSD, and you redefine your computer experience. Just get a 120 GB Samsung 840 SSD and say bye-bye to slow load times :)
  2. ^^+1 Money well spent!
  3. Hmmm... here's a question, maybe a dumb one but never the less, about a 120 GB SSD vs 120 GB HD. Is it the same capacity of storage? I would think that 120 is 120 anyway you look at it but I've been wrong before.
  4. SSD is much, much, much faster, rather than using spinning platters, your data is stored in RAM so access is instantaneous almost
  5. Dagvelia said:
    Hmmm... here's a question, maybe a dumb one but never the less, about a 120 GB SSD vs 120 GB HD. Is it the same capacity of storage? I would think that 120 is 120 anyway you look at it but I've been wrong before.


    Yep. There's no difference. 120GB HD space = 120GB SSD space but uber faster!
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    SSD is much, much, much faster, rather than using spinning platters, your data is stored in RAM so access is instantaneous almost


    You're right that SSD's are much faster, but the data isn't stored in RAM... If it were, it would be orders of magnitudes faster than an SSD, since RAM has reads around 8 to 9 GBps. Also, the data would be wiped every time the drive lost power because data stored on RAM is volatile.
  7. There's those using FLASH NAND others RAM chips, basically the memory storage is to ICs vs platters, wasn't referring to system DRAM which is the sticks you install into the mobo - Random Access Memory is used for other than DRAM sticks
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    There's those using FLASH NAND others RAM chips, basically the memory storage is to ICs vs platters, wasn't referring to system DRAM which is the sticks you install into the mobo - Random Access Memory is used for other than DRAM sticks


    Ah, thought you were talking about the DRAM, my bad :)
  9. No problem ;)
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