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SSD for old system... TRIM?

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#26
Thanks for the links and reaffirming what I had already said but with sources. :clap:
I've used a number of machines where TRIM never was enabled or couldn't be and it doesn't hurt that bad if the drive isn't filled to the brim or written to a lot.
Yep.
However, I thought some people needed to read up on the subject; and, those white papers may help clear up some points for them.
Plus... there are pictures for those who need them.o_O

I used to run a S478 3GHz P4 with 1GB ram way back when I first joined up here... with an XFX 6800XT I was able to play BF2, 2142 and the like without issue. If I could do that on even older hardware I'd imagine this thing would run acceptably with an SSD for day to day tasks, possibly hosting a server...
See if someone could hook you up with some more memory ( maybe some low latency 667 or 800, if that would work in that MB)... that would perk it up, too.
 
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See if someone could hook you up with some more memory ( maybe some low latency 667 or 800, if that would work in that MB)... that would perk it up, too.
The board supports DDR not DDR2. It's an oldie.
 

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I am bout to rebuild my router with a c2d CPU and 1GB of ram and I have seriously thought about a cheap small SSD

Something like this would be perfect for me running a small linux firewall

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JYB99O4/?tag=tec06d-20

KINGSPEC KSD-SA25.7 2.5" SATA-II 4 CHANE SSD Solid State Disk (16GB)
 

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Ha, reading through some old posts I made years ago the last time I ran an Alien Swarm server I discovered I was initially running it on a 1.8GHz Celeron 430 (which I later modded to 2.4GHz)... the 3.4ghz p4 that's in there might be good enough.
 

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Ha, reading through some old posts I made years ago the last time I ran an Alien Swarm server I discovered I was initially running it on a 1.8GHz Celeron 430 (which I later modded to 2.4GHz)... the 3.4ghz p4 that's in there might be good enough.
I used to have a P4 640 and they really aren't that good.
 

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I am bout to rebuild my router with a c2d CPU and 1GB of ram and I have seriously thought about a cheap small SSD

Something like this would be perfect for me running a small linux firewall
You really need an SSD in a firewall?

I used to have a P4 640 and they really aren't that good.
I just sold one, I got 20 cents for it.
 

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LGA 775 with DDR? Are you sure it's not ddr2-400? I was looking through my 775 skt stacks, all I see are ddr2-400, 533 etc....no regular ddr's among the lot. If it has sata, i'd put in 2gb's of memory and buy a cheapo 74/80 or 150/160 GB velociraptor drive from ebay for 15. Then load Xubuntu on it...I think you'd be happy with the results. Cheap used SSD's can also be found on ebay if you're stuck on going that route.

'Exactly' what motherboard do you have...I haven't seen you list it in the thread.

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@Liquid Cool: its entirely possible. The ASRock Conroe 865pe motherboard was socket 775 able to take up to QX6700 and up to 4GB of DDR.
 

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what about the seagate momentus XT? hybrid HDD?
 
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RTWjunkie...I didn't say it wasn't possible, I just haven't run across a board like this in a long time. Please pardon me for suffering from chronic ol's timers....

Even my 915GV chipset boards are ddr2. Old HP dc5100mt units and unfortunately those only have pci-e x1 slots.

I've read the Conroe thread...that Asrock seems like a decent board.

hat...I'd go the cheap velociraptor route if you don't want to spend hardly any money....you also have a pci-e x16 slot on it. Toss on a $10 NVS 295(or Ati Radeon 3450/70) with xubuntu or lubuntu and it should run quite well.

I've been playing with this ASUS P5GD2 for the last week or so and with a 3.2GHz P4, 80GB Raptor drive, 2.5GB's of memory and an NVS 295 it ran Xubuntu very well. It has a 915 chipset.

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Are you still using the q6600 in your system specs?

Best,

LC
 
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