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  1.    19 Sep 2015 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    No, not me, i helping someone had issues with older games and one which was not as old was Team Fortress, doing research i saw others with issues is all i meant. Now i have Call of Duty World at War if that is one you meant and as old as Team Fortress or older and no issues with it,this is another issue we can work on after you resolve the first. I also have Far Cry 3 and 4 no issues, great games both. Your welcome, as easy to look through all tutorials here for guidance and help.

    See my specs i have EVGA similar to your model card. Never had to call support.
    Aww..okay. I'd hope that you had the same problems as me in TF2, but back to the drawing board. *cries*

    By the way, Ive never done a secure erase before so if you have a samsung ssd drive, did you do a secure erase with Samsung magician before you clean install windows? What about the HDD? Do I have to reformat again or not?
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  2.    19 Sep 2015 #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyougaLolakie View Post
    Aww..okay. I'd hope that you had the same problems as me in TF2, but back to the drawing board. *cries*

    By the way, Ive never done a secure erase before so if you have a samsung ssd drive, did you do a secure erase with Samsung magician before you clean install windows? What about the HDD? Do I have to reformat again or not?
    No i never did, or either use Samsung magician before clean install. This all matters to what you have a disc of old OS made a system image of old OS before the upgrade. Clean install just select delete all partitions until unallocated space shows for all drives and select drive want OS on, usually Disk 0. If you have a SSD and a UEFI BIOS is differences at to how you will choose when booting from to do a MBR or GPT partition. Choose UEFI at boot manager according to the USB or DVD your booting from
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  3.    19 Sep 2015 #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    No i never did, or either use Samsung magician before clean install. This all matters to what you have a disc of old OS made a system image of old OS before the upgrade. Clean install just select delete all partitions until unallocated space shows for all drives and select drive want OS on, usually Disk 0. If you have a SSD and a UEFI BIOS is differences at to how you will choose when booting from to do a MBR or GPT partition. Choose UEFI at boot manager according to the USB or DVD your booting from
    Will an mbr or gpt partition write all zeroes since an ssd has nand ssd stuff? Forgive me if Im new to this, I don't want to harm an ssd's performance or anything.
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  4.    19 Sep 2015 #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyougaLolakie View Post
    Will an mbr or gpt partition write all zeroes since an ssd has nand ssd stuff? Forgive me if Im new to this, I don't want to harm an ssd's performance or anything.
    If this drive is being used already as OS drive and want to do this, has OS on it, not sure of a way to to that, unless it's moved to another PC, not being boot drive. Have reasons of wanting to do it this way ? Way i said is fine, delete the partitions untill all unallocated space on drive for OS, choose UEFI USB or UEFI DVD in boot manager .Will do a GPT style partition which your board is UEFI and most used type of partitioning today, some still use legacy MBR type.
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  5.    19 Sep 2015 #35
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    Samsung Magician some use this hooked to another PC, then do secure erase, another option to do this.
    https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Co...g!75185245608!
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  6.    22 Sep 2015 #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Samsung Magician some use this hooked to another PC, then do secure erase, another option to do this.
    https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Co...g!75185245608!
    Sounds good! Almost 40 dollars for a usb sata power cable thingy, but I'll probably get this. Thanks for the link, mate!

    Knowingly I may screw this one up, I'll try your options first before ive done a secure erase. I heard doing a secure erase may brick ssd's, is that true?
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  7.    22 Sep 2015 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyougaLolakie View Post
    Sounds good! Almost 40 dollars for a usb sata power cable thingy, but I'll probably get this. Thanks for the link, mate!

    Knowingly I may screw this one up, I'll try your options first before ive done a secure erase. I heard doing a secure erase may brick ssd's, is that true?
    Truthfully, i do not know, never did it. We do know do not want to do excessive writes and erases on SSD, might be what is meant by this procedure then. Say your safe with delete partitions thing in install from Windows unless you were selling the PC or worked for CIA, lol. That USB to SATA used a lot also for cloning drives.
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  8.    22 Sep 2015 #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Truthfully, i do not know, never did it. We do know do not want to do excessive writes and erases on SSD, might be what is meant by this procedure then. Say your safe with delete partitions thing in install from Windows unless you were selling the PC or worked for CIA, lol. That USB to SATA used a lot also for cloning drives.
    So that means deleting partitions thing in windows installation safe for SSD's? Will it harm its performance?

    Yeah, I read the description on the usb to sata thing. Looks like a great cloning tool.
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  9.    22 Sep 2015 #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyougaLolakie View Post
    So that means deleting partitions thing in windows installation safe for SSD's? Will it harm its performance?

    Yeah, I read the description on the usb to sata thing. Looks like a great cloning tool.
    Well, certain lifespan of any SSD erase and write so many times, no it won't harm it or change performance. Think most go through 1,000 writes, something like that. Can read about this online. Yes, basically a way to clone, unless just hook to another SATA port on motherboard will be better.
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  10.    29 Sep 2015 #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Well, certain lifespan of any SSD erase and write so many times, no it won't harm it or change performance. Think most go through 1,000 writes, something like that. Can read about this online. Yes, basically a way to clone, unless just hook to another SATA port on motherboard will be better.
    Oh okay. I'll probably do that but Im always looking for other options. I mean, ive never done that before on an ssd but ive done it on the hdd so im nervous.
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