for the pagefile, the advice used to be place it off the ssd. this was back in the day when ssd's didn't last very long and it was an attempt to give them longer life span. now ssd's last alot longer so it is ok to place the pagefile on a ssd. when it comes to the page file, you want it on a fast drive. the more memory you have the less windows will have to swap out information in the ram to the page file. so if you have enough ram the pagefile usage will be lower to reduce wear and tear on any drive.
codecs should only be installed if being used, as a way of keeping clutter off windows. most install quicktime for prores and dnxhd/r codecs.
for windows 7, you may have to install the motherboard sata drivers during the windows 7 installation, so it can find your drives. someone asked about win7 install recently here: New build, asking for Windows 7 install tips before beginning
there are plenty of windows 7 installation guides online and youtube.
Thanks for the information. I actually started that other thread, but it was really in the wrong forum. I guess I'll leave the page file wherever Windows places it. I'll be running 16GB of RAM so should I make the page file the same size?
I have now spent at least four hours watching YouTube videos on installing Win7, yet none of them have been all that helpful. Everyone with a computer thinks they are an expert.
I know without question Windows will not see my SSD because it's too new. It could also have trouble with my MB's SATA ports because again, the MB is new. So I am trying to find out how to deal with that and not coming up with answers.
For instance, this tutorial doesn't help since Windows sees the hard drive.
But I know that when I get to this point Windows will not see anything so I will have to use "Load Driver" and install something to allow my Samsung SSD to be seen. I would like to see how that is done. For me seeing is quite helpful. Reading never kicks anything in for me.
As for codecs, etc... here is what I have saved for loading/installing so far:
I have edited some video that is MJPG or MJPEG (memory fails me which is right) and after googling found numerous websites with a codec, but I tried downloading a few and my anti-virus killed them. So does anyone know where I can find a safe clean codec?
doh, i didn't notice it was you in both posts. i watched some of the newegg install video, its pretty good but like you say, doesn't show him adding drivers there. i found this video that shows someone having to add the driver Windows 7 Fixes - A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing error - YouTube as long as you install the sata drivers windows should see the ssd as a generic device. windows should automatically set the size of the pagefile, based on how much ram is installed, i would just let windows handle it. i dont use mjpeg so im not sure where a good codec is to download for that, i would have thought premiere or quicktime would supply it.
Thanks, I just watched that video. I think i might be okay. No doubt I will find out this weekend.
I just ordered a Marvell based SATA add-on card so since the motherboard's two ASMedia SATA ports cannot handle DVD or BD drives. I had no idea about that. I want to use the INTEL SATA ports for my hard drives so I can use the add-on card for my DVD and BD drives.
i see the notice on asus's website that its for data hdd only but im guessing the dvd/bd will work fine on there. you could try it and if it doesn't work, then use the marvell card.