13 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2012 4:11 PM by alexdejesus RSS

    Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155

    alexdejesus Community Member

      My current setup:

       

      P8P67 Pro Rev B

      SSD 120 GB Windows 7/64 OS on 3 Gb/s connector

      RAID 0 SATA3 (2x2TB) on Intel 6Gb/s connectors

      RAID 0 SATA2 (2x1.5TB) on Intel 3 Gb/s connectors

       

      Ports are set to 'RAID' mode in BIOS

       

      There are four 3 Gb/s ports and two 6 Gb/s ports controlled by Intel

      Two additional 6 Gb/s ports are Marvell controlled

       

      Is it advisable to move the SSD to the Marvell 6 Gb/s port? Can I simply plug it in or will I have to reformat and set up the RAIDS?

       

      Am I benefitting from the RAID 0 setup on the 6 Gb ports? Should I separate the drives?

       

      I am having stability issues. Frequent lockups and crashes. Also, how do you tell the difference between a 6 gb/s cable and a 3Gb/s? I replaced the SSD cable and now have less frequent crashes, but still crashes.

        • 1. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
          Scott Chichelli Community Member

          OS drive on 1 Intel Sata 600

          Optical on the other

           

          both raids on intel sata 300

          skip the marvell as it will be slower

           

          Scott

          ADK

          • 2. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
            Harm Millaard CommunityMVP

            Is it advisable to move the SSD to the Marvell 6 Gb/s port? Can I simply plug it in or will I have to reformat and set up the RAIDS?

             

            It depends on your SSD, but generally it will profit from the 6Gb/s port and yes, you can simply plug it in without needing to setup your raids again.

             

            Am I benefitting from the RAID 0 setup on the 6 Gb ports? Should I separate the drives?

             

            Yes, it makes them faster. If you have covered the backups, then I see no benefit to break them out to single disks.

             

            I am having stability issues. Frequent lockups and crashes.

             

            Now that worries me a bit. Can you tell us what you have changed from the factury defaults in the BIOS. Do you have the latest BIOS version installed? How do these lockups and crashes manifest themselves and from what application? What does the Event Viewer tell you in terms of error messages? What PSU do you have, what are the temps when you encounter such a crash or lockup? Have you checked your memory with Memtest 86+? etc.

            • 3. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
              alexdejesus Community Member
              Log Name:  Application
              Source:    Microsoft-Windows-RPC-Events
              Date:      4/29/2012 8:01:17 PM
              Event ID:  11

              Task Category: None

              Level:     Warning
              Keywords: 
              User:      LOCAL SERVICE
              Computer:  Wildfire

              Description:

              Possible Memory Leak.  Application (C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) (PID: 136) has passed a non-NULL pointer to RPC for an [out] parameter marked [allocate(all_nodes)].  [allocate(all_nodes)] parameters are always reallocated; if the original pointer contained the address of valid memory, that memory will be leaked.  The call originated on the interface with UUID ({3f31c91e-2545-4b7b-9311-9529e8bffef6}), Method number (20).  User Action: Contact your application vendor for an updated version of the application.

              Event Xml:

              <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

                <System>

              <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-RPC-Events" Guid="{F4AED7C7-A898-4627-B053-44A7CAA12FCD}" />
              <EventID>11</EventID>
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              <Level>3</Level>
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              <Opcode>0</Opcode>
              <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
              <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-04-30T03:01:17.280886100Z" />
              <EventRecordID>301</EventRecordID>
              <Correlation />
              <Execution ProcessID="136" ThreadID="416" />
              <Channel>Application</Channel>
              <Computer>Wildfire</Computer>
              <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />

                </System>

                <EventData>

              <Data Name="ApplicationName">C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted</Data>
              <Data Name="ProcessId">136</Data>
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              <Data Name="Method">20</Data>

                </EventData>

              </Event>

               

              ---------------------------------

               

              Log Name:  System
              Source:    MEIx64
              Date:      4/29/2012 8:11:57 PM
              Event ID:  4

              Task Category: None

              Level:     Warning
              Keywords:  Classic
              User:      N/A
              Computer:  Wildfire

              Description:

              The Intel(R) Management Engine Interface is being disabled.

              Event Xml:

              <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

                <System>

              <Provider Name="MEIx64" />
              <EventID Qualifiers="32775">4</EventID>
              <Level>3</Level>
              <Task>0</Task>
              <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
              <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-04-30T03:11:57.572038500Z" />
              <EventRecordID>1099</EventRecordID>
              <Channel>System</Channel>
              <Computer>Wildfire</Computer>
              <Security />

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                <EventData>

              <Data>
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              <Binary>00000000010000000000000004000780000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</ Binary>

                </EventData>

              </Event>

               

              -----------------------------------------

               

              Log Name:  Application
              Source:    Application Hang
              Date:      5/2/2012 12:01:06 PM
              Event ID:  1002

              Task Category: (101)

              Level:     Error
              Keywords:  Classic
              User:      N/A
              Computer:  Wildfire

              Description:

              The program AfterFX.exe version 10.5.0.253 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.

              Process ID: ed4

              Start Time: 01cd288ab1ebb145

              Termination Time: 20

              Application Path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5.5\Support Files\AfterFX.exe

              Report Id: 2922c0e4-9489-11e1-865d-f46d042cc6bb

               

              Event Xml:

              <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

                <System>

              <Provider Name="Application Hang" />
              <EventID Qualifiers="0">1002</EventID>
              <Level>2</Level>
              <Task>101</Task>
              <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
              <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-05-02T19:01:06.000000000Z" />
              <EventRecordID>2301</EventRecordID>
              <Channel>Application</Channel>
              <Computer>Wildfire</Computer>
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                </System>

                <EventData>

              <Data>AfterFX.exe</Data>
              <Data>10.5.0.253</Data>
              <Data>ed4</Data>
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              <Data>C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5.5\Support Files\AfterFX.exe</Data>
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              <Binary>55006E006B006E006F0077006E0000000000</Binary>

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              ------------------------------------------

               

              Log Name:  Application
              Source:    Application Error
              Date:      5/2/2012 12:00:12 PM
              Event ID:  1000

              Task Category: (100)

              Level:     Error
              Keywords:  Classic
              User:      N/A
              Computer:  Wildfire

              Description:

              Faulting application name: Adobe Premiere Pro.exe, version: 5.5.2.0, time stamp: 0x4e960e56

              Faulting module name: Display.dll, version: 5.5.2.0, time stamp: 0x4e95fe31

              Exception code: 0xc000041d

              Fault offset: 0x0000000000039cbc

              Faulting process id: 0x7f4

              Faulting application start time: 0x01cd288fdc7f0e75

              Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Adobe Premiere Pro.exe

              Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Display.dll

              Report Id: 0b392663-9489-11e1-865d-f46d042cc6bb

              Event Xml:

              <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

                <System>

              <Provider Name="Application Error" />
              <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
              <Level>2</Level>
              <Task>100</Task>
              <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
              <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-05-02T19:00:12.000000000Z" />
              <EventRecordID>2298</EventRecordID>
              <Channel>Application</Channel>
              <Computer>Wildfire</Computer>
              <Security />

                </System>

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              <Data>Adobe Premiere Pro.exe</Data>
              <Data>5.5.2.0</Data>
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              <Data>C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Adobe Premiere Pro.exe</Data>
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              <Data>0b392663-9489-11e1-865d-f46d042cc6bb</Data>

                </EventData>

              </Event>

              • 4. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                alexdejesus Community Member

                I was having these problems before. I replaced all the RAM to 32 (4x8 sticks) Corsair Vengeance, GTX 570 card failed a couple of weeks ago, so I got a GTX 580 AMP!. The original SSD was a Kingston HyperX. Replaced it with a Patriot Wildfire 120 GB. Noothing wrong with the Kingston.

                 

                Installed the latest BIOS, reset CMOS, clean reinstalled Windows, TPU switch enabled. In BIOS, default settings at first. Tried XMP, and Manual. OC tuner, automatically overclocked to 4.4 GHz

                • 5. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                  alexdejesus Community Member

                  I did stress test with Prime 95 - no issues

                  Memtest passed - no issues

                  No temperature or fan speed warnings

                   

                  PSU is a Thermaltake 850W TR2 RX

                   

                  Premiere or AE would just quit responding and grey out. Sometimes recovers on its own, sometimes not. Usually, only the app needs to be restarted. Other times, the computer locks up.

                   

                  It happens less frequently with the new SATA cable on the SSD.

                  • 6. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                    alexdejesus Community Member

                    As for the RAIDS, does it make a difference if they are on the 3 Gb/s ports or the ^ Gb/s ports? When am I actually getting the 6 Gb/s?

                    • 7. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                      RjL190365 Community Member

                      It might be your PSU: None of Thermaltake's TR2 or TR2 RX series PSUs can handle anywhere near their labeled (advertised) wattage ratings. In fact, the TR2 RX 850W barely qualifies as a 600W PSU in realistic operating conditions. The major failing is the PSU platform(s) that they are based on (the TR2 RX 850W is based on an old HEC 600W platform to begin with) - and then, the safety circuits get disabled to allow more wattage to be output at the severe expense of DC output quality. The ripple goes way out of spec, which can kill PC components much earlier than you would expect!

                      • 8. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                        alexdejesus Community Member

                        @ RjL190365 Hmm. I'll have to look into that. My first graphics card GTX570 shorted out I think. I sent it in to ASUS for a look.

                        • 9. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                          alexdejesus Community Member

                          I moved the SSD to the 6 GB/s port and the RAIDS to the 3 Gb/s ports. Nothing on the Marvell. Premiere just crashed.

                          • 10. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                            RjL190365 Community Member

                            The graphics card short-out is likely caused by dirty output from a low-quality PSU. You see, modern high-performance components are now more picky about PSU output quality than old, low-performance, obsolete components were. That is exactly what might happen if you're asking a PSU to output more wattage than what its original OEM manufacturer (HEC/Compucase, in the case of that Thermaltake-branded TR2 RX 850W) had designed it for.

                             

                            Now don't get me wrong, Thermaltake does market some good PSUs. It's just that the TR2 RX line is one of many that they market which stink.

                            • 11. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                              alexdejesus Community Member

                              Looks like I'm going back to Fry's tonight for a PSU before something else cooks. Thanks for the tip - I've tried just about everything else.

                              • 12. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                                RjL190365 Community Member

                                At least at the Fry's that's closest to my home, the Corsair AX line, the NXZT HALE 90 and HALE 82 lines, and most of the models in the Antec High Current Gamer and High Current Pro lines are good to great choices. Most of those are manufactured by Seasonic (with the following exceptions: The AX 1200W is made by Flextronics; the NXZT HALE 90 line is made by Super Flower and the Antec High Current Pro line and some of the High Current Gamer models are made by Delta).

                                • 13. Re: Setup advice for SSD on Sandy Bridge 1155
                                  alexdejesus Community Member

                                  Got a Corsair AX850 at Fry's, which is probably the minimum recommended for my setup - GTX850 Amp and 5 internal drives. I still had problems with freezing after install. Come to find out, the 120 GB SSD system drive was almost maxed to capacity. Had some remnant of cache files and other stuff to delete to make room. Seems to be running smooth with about 18 GB of free space, but need to free up more.

                                   

                                  What do you think of installing a second SSD to put programs on and keep only Windows on the system drive? I have the original SSD. Nothing wrong with it - I replaced it thinking it might be bad.

                                   

                                  Heck, when I get my burned out GTX570 replaced by ASUS, I'll have almost enough components to build another system! Have a spare 120G SSD, 16 GB RAM, Monitor and a 85 W power supply. Al I need is a case, motherboard and processor.