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May 7, 2012 7:11:14 PM

Hello to you all, performance freaks.

I want to speed up my system and I am not sure how I should do this.


Your input will be *definitely* welcomed !


I do software development (as a job), serious photo retouching (Lightroom, Photoshop and Photomatix) and gaming (CoD, WoW, Metro).

Well, Windows 7 is sometimes sluggist, Visual Studio 2010 takes a lot of time to launch a solution containing 48 projects (about 400 kloc), and Lightroom is sometimes half a second behind (more then 50 000 16MP pictures to handle).

(I have no perf problem with games.)

I own a i7-2600K with 8 Go of PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM (as far as HWiNFO64 can tell). The primary drive is two 1 TB RAID-0 WD Black Caviar. The video card is a nVidia 570. The mother board is a Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 (it can handle SATA 6 Gb/s).

I would like to speed-up Visual Studio first, Lightroom second and Windows if it is possible.

What should I do :

- Replace the primary drive with a 256 GB SSD (I was thinking about a Samsung 830).
- Add memory to get 32 GB
- Replace the primary drive with a 128 GB SSD and get 16 MB ?




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May 7, 2012 7:39:03 PM

Please, do not answer on this question ! I post it by accident ! My complete question have been posted 2 minutes later. Thanks.
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