recently built my first gaming rig!
AMD Athlon x4 750k 3.4Ghz Quad
GTX 750 SC 2GB GDDR5
4GB DDR3 1600MHZ CORSAIR VENGENCE B
WD REFURB 250GB HDD 7200RPM
Win 7 64 bit home prem
all drivers updated!
EVER SINCE I GOT MY NEW PC
from first boot the hard drive has been making a horrable grinding/screeching noise c
i have been getting stuttering in all of my games low fps all my games it is always UNPREDICtable
like for an example black ops 2 drops to 30 fps randomly at start.
minecraft dropped from 230fps to 0 fps and crashed saying read error or somthing
AND battlefield 3 freezes and stutters really bad it dropped from 82 fps to 30 fps then from 90 fps to 2FPS!
i have already sent the drive in for an RMA waiting on the replacement.
is it likely it was the hard drive causing all of this D: ?
cpu has been stress tested with prime 95 and it never went over 65C at maximum load after running for 12 hrs stright.
if its grainding noise or any other sound then yes its bad or failing for sure and your be able to scan HHD for bad sectors,but your allready send it so probably anyway you should check for new one just in case.yes it can be dropping fraps.