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September 14, 2013 6:39:34 AM

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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September 14, 2013 7:21:32 AM

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 :) 
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September 14, 2013 7:23:32 AM

^^+1 Money well spent!
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September 14, 2013 11:22:28 AM

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.
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September 14, 2013 12:33:21 PM

SSD is much, much, much faster, rather than using spinning platters, your data is stored in RAM so access is instantaneous almost
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September 14, 2013 12:49:46 PM

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!

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September 14, 2013 12:53:25 PM

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.
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September 14, 2013 1:05:00 PM

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
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September 14, 2013 10:45:36 PM

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 :) 
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September 14, 2013 10:50:31 PM

No problem ;) 
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