Hi, I'm just going to start with a picture: http://screenshotuploader.com/i/01/6uu0lcv1h.png Explanation: The benchmarks on the left side are made while the CPU was not stressed, as in idle environment, but here's come the fun part because the benchmarks on the right side are made while the CPU was kept at 100% - by Everest's stress test (CPU only) but it's not exclusive to Everest, any CPU hogging application seem to make the SSD faster. This happens both on my new Samsung 840 (non-Pro) and on my older SiliconPower V20 40GB SSD's. Also, it's the same with both the amd_sata (18.104.22.1681) and the Standard AHCI drivers. I have an Athlon II X2 3.4 @ 4.0 CPU and a fresh Win7 x64 HP and the minimum processor state is set to 100% in the power options so it's not even about it being downclocked to around 800mhz when being idle. My MB (M4A88T-M) only supports Sata2. So why is my SSD is faster in every test I tried when my CPU is stressed to 100%?