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Will a "bad" HDD run a game like Ghosts poorly??

~COMP SPECS~

APU- AMD A8 5600k
GPU- GTX 750 1gb
MEM- 6gb DDR3 1333Mhz
OS- Win 7

Ok so I had this 700 gb HDD in my last rig (a Intel chipset) and it BSOD'd on me cant really remember the BSOD. I had ALOT of information on it so I put it in my new rig just to see if I could pull some data off it.. Well my new rigs HDD isnt that big only about 170 gb. So when I plugged the "one thought to be dead" HDD into my computer it worked! All my data came up and I felt at home again forgetting it once BSOD'd. So I dont have enough room on my main HDD (one with my windows installed, the new HDD) so I saved it to the old 700 gb because it is 28 gb by itself and I only have 20gb free on my main (C:\).. Well the game just runs like some free first person shooter game online, lots of lag, fps spikes and drops etc etc. So could the HDD be the problem? I also have COD Black Ops 2 on the SAME old HDD though and it runs better then any game I have ever played.. Ive heard alot of bad things about ghosts but could the HDD be a part of the optimization? I also think maybe my ram has some issue as ghosts needs 6gb MINIMUM to run n I only have 6?.. I used nvidia experience to optimize my settings and still no change.. vsync is disabled in my control panel and in game. WHY IS GHOSTS SO BAD :( shoulda bought black ops 2 like I had a feeling I should have.... now steam wont refund me for the game cuz they are retarded and dont refund sh*t unless you crawl through the Mohabi desert with scorpions biting you a** n sh*t.... srry Im mad
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    A Bluescreen/BSOD does not automatically mean that your hard disk has failed. Bluescreens are more frequently caused by software bugs than anything else. So it is no surprise that despite a Bluescreen your HDD functions.

    Given the vast array of issues that can result in a Bluescreen you need to interrogate the crash and the data it generates in order to pinpoint the cuase. Is it a driver failure? Was it an overheat? Was it a bug in Word? Without this information all you do is leap to conclusions. It is possible to post some of that Bluescreen information here and the people on this board are more than capable when it comes to assisting the troubleshooting process to discover what actually caused the blue screen.

    In the event that it was a hard drive failure it should still be possible to recover data from the disk. Most drive failures involve a head crash. This is a scenario where the drive heads do not park properly in the safe landing area of the disk. As a result they can hit the surface of the disk. Even in this situation it is possible to retrieve data from the adjacent untouched areas of the disk. Even if the failure is more severe it is possible to recover data for a fee by taking the disk to a specialist recover service.

    However, what you are describing sounds more like a underperforming/outdated CPU/video card issue as opposed to a HDD issue, especially if an older title is running at an acceptable rate. Feel free to post the rest of your computer's specification (video Card, etc) so we can give you a better diagnosis.

    Ghosts on PC when you turn all the effects up places huge demands on hardware, the PC version incorporates higher resolution textures than what are available on the console editions. While this looks lovely on screen, you need the hardware to be able to benefit from such features. Your GTX750 with 1GB of RAM does not have the RAM to utilise these high resolution textures, although the 750 is a great performer given its power envelope, however it is insufficient for what you are trying to do especially from a RAM perspective. As a result what you are describing sounds like your video card is insufficient to deal with this load rather than any issue with your HDD.
  2. Agam3mn0n said:
    A Bluescreen/BSOD does not automatically mean that your hard disk has failed. Bluescreens are more frequently caused by software bugs than anything else. So it is no surprise that despite a Bluescreen your HDD functions.

    Given the vast array of issues that can result in a Bluescreen you need to interrogate the crash and the data it generates in order to pinpoint the cuase. Is it a driver failure? Was it an overheat? Was it a bug in Word? Without this information all you do is leap to conclusions. It is possible to post some of that Bluescreen information here and the people on this board are more than capable when it comes to assisting the troubleshooting process to discover what actually caused the blue screen.

    In the event that it was a hard drive failure it should still be possible to recover data from the disk. Most drive failures involve a head crash. This is a scenario where the drive heads do not park properly in the safe landing area of the disk. As a result they can hit the surface of the disk. Even in this situation it is possible to retrieve data from the adjacent untouched areas of the disk. Even if the failure is more severe it is possible to recover data for a fee by taking the disk to a specialist recover service.

    However, what you are describing sounds more like a underperforming/outdated CPU/video card issue as opposed to a HDD issue, especially if an older title is running at an acceptable rate. Feel free to post the rest of your computer's specification (video Card, etc) so we can give you a better diagnosis.

    Ghosts on PC when you turn all the effects up places huge demands on hardware, the PC version incorporates higher resolution textures than what are available on the console editions. While this looks lovely on screen, you need the hardware to be able to benefit from such features. What you are describing sounds like your video card is insufficient to deal with this load rather than any issue with your HDD.


    my gpu should run it fine .. its a Geforce GTX 750 .. the cpu or mem is worrying me a little as I hhave the A8 APU and nly 6gb DDr3 1333mhz ram. Your probly right about the HDD. Im pretty good with computers.. but I have the game graphics on normal not all on high and this jump happens.. Ill be running smooth 90 fps.. the bam 40 fps outta no where Im like c'monnnnnnn B02 looks better so I dont understand how this game uses so much more of the hardware...
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