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3 years ago#1
I'm going to be picking my parts up in a few hours so I was wondering if I need to do anything with the SSD before I install Win 7 on it. Basically do I need to change any bio settings or format it a certain way etc.?

The Asus board I have has a usb that I can use to update the bio's. Should I update the bio's first or let the board boot and set everything up first and then update?

When I install the Hyper 212 EVO do I still just make a pea size dot of thermal paste? I've seen a few different application ways and figured it would be best to ask some experienced users.

Any tips I should know before I start? I'm a bit nervous :).
3 years ago#2
Make sure you have the SATA mode set to AHCI in the BIOS. Also you'll format the SSD during the install process.
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3 years ago#3
Also update the firmware on the SSD if needed.
3 years ago#4
From: r0ge00 | #003
Also update the firmware on the SSD if needed.


And do it before installing the OS if you can. Just in case.

P.S. it's "BIOS" (Basic Input/Output System), not "bio" or "bio's" -- this isn't biology :)
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3 years ago#5
Alright guys thanks for the help.

From: Shub | #004
From: r0ge00 | #003
Also update the firmware on the SSD if needed.


And do it before installing the OS if you can. Just in case.

P.S. it's "BIOS" (Basic Input/Output System), not "bio" or "bio's" -- this isn't biology :)

lol thanks, I don't know what I was thinking when I typed that.
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