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Best performance from notebook Win7 x64 SSD

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Best performance from notebook Win7 x64 SSD

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Hello! Its been a long while since I've posted... Lets get started! I have an Asus K55A Red notebook.

Specs:

Intel Core i3-3110M @ 2.4 GHz
Intel HD 4000 IGP @ 512 MB Dedicated (1.7 GB Total)
Kingston 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 @ 1600 MHz (Dual Channel)
Samsung 840 SSD @ 250 GB (C: OS @ 101 GB / DATA @ 107 GB / OP @ 24 GB)
SATA-III @ 6 Gbps
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
Eset Smart Security 7 Beta x64

I would like some advice and if possible the reality concerning some system settings for my notebook please... 1st off: TRUE Win7 pagefile size... I have currently set PF to Min. 100 MB - Max. 1024 MB on C:... I have read soooo much about a SSD not supposed to have a PF, setting it = to RAM or x1.5 of RAM... What's the actual truth??? I also have 24 GB set for OP (Over Provisioning) I did a fresh Win7 install on the SSD since I wasn't able to clone the Win8 HDD to the SSD do to the GPT partition issues... I tried for days to clone it but decided that it would best to do a clean install of Win7 on the SSD for performance issues concerning Win7 "knowing" its installed on a SSD... I have SuperFetch, Prefetch, Hibernation disabled. Indexing and Search are on as well as Write Caching... AHCI is enabled and I have excellent boot and shut down times... I basically wanted to know if I have the best settings or if I can improve upon them... What's the best settings for the dedicated graphics?? 64MB, 128MB, 256MB or 512MB?? I use my notebook for gaming with PCSX2 PS2 emulator and some Photoshop editing... I use VMware a bit too... Some movie watching.... Uploading to SkyDrive and the regular web surfing... While I touched the subject, Is it possible to clone a GPT Win8 HDD to a SSD? So I can conserve Win8 OEM license... Or is it also better to perform a clean install for better performance and stability?? I know that GPT is for the Windows Boot Manager and for Win8 recovery and system files... At least that's what I think... Since the OEM Win8 HDD has like 5 Hidden Partitions... I apologize for jumping around on different topics... Figured to kill a few birds with one stone... I appreciate all and any advice on these issues...

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