GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF - upgrade RAM and SSD

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  1. Willson Performance

    Willson Performance Notebook Enthusiast

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    That will get rid of the D: Partition? as I can delete it but end up having too add it back
     
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    If you do a clean install yes.

    I dont really SEE the need for a backup, all drivers are available for download, and the stock images usually have some crapware..

    Just make a usb install pen with Media Creation Tool, and when it asks where you want to install, delete all partitions until all you have is unallocated space, then click next.
     
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    The teardown video covers it, but it is tough to get at the M.2 slots or the RAM or really anything other than the wireless card. Probably a plus for the custom builder shops around here since us mere mortals aren't crazy about disconnecting 8 tiny ribbons every time we have to get in there!
     
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    This is the way both MSI and ASUS set up the drive...and, why we offer a Clean Install for $15.
     
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    Clean-install is pretty awesome, fresh, clean, and adware-free. :)
     
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    Spot on. I would always recommend the PCIe, granted there are no budget limitations. For something that will impact your experience with the machine daily, always would recommend the better performing components.
     
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    See also http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/nvme-vs-sata-ssds-for-gamers.802045/
     
  9. Paloseco

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    The hard drive speed is more or less important depending on how the games caches data from it. If every move requires to load assets of course you will want the fastest, however if the game is loaded to the RAM in big chunks or even the entire map with the characters and objects at once, you will not notice any difference.

    As an example, I've tried running Overwatch from a USB 3.0 external thoshiba spinning drive, and those are the results: starting the game takes a lot more time, however, once the battle is started you don't notice any difference, you get smoothly the 120 FPS or whatever. On character selection it loads the assets in the background, so I personally notice the gameplay smooth as running it from the SATA SSD.
     
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    Confirmed, gameplay itself is unaffected, and unless you're trying to lock a particular hero before anyone else the difference in drives is almost moot.
     
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