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SSD Benchmark Issue - Please Help!!!!!!

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June 4, 2011 5:14:32 PM

Hello,

I'm new to the forums. I've looked around a lot and decided to post. I just built a new PC and for some reason when I play games like Starcraft 2 I get random FPS drops from 100 to 0 that last 2 seconds and then goes back up. This causes the game to freeze and then speed up to catch up. I've updated all drivers, checked heating, etc etc. I ran a bench on my SSD using HD Tune 2.55 and think my SSD is spiking out causing the game to lag. Can you please look at these screenshots to see if this benchmark looks normal? Windows 7 64 and my games run from my SSD.

Picture:
http://imageshack.us/g/10/ssdbenchmark.png/

Video of the skipping:
(Uploading via youtube now)


Any thoughts? I'm desperate.

Specs:

OS: Windows 7 64bit
Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
CPU: i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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June 4, 2011 5:44:50 PM

Happens at 11-12 seconds.
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June 4, 2011 7:27:01 PM

I don't know if this helps but while I'm running the benchmark and for example open "Steam" it drops the Transfer rate to 0.1 MB/sec.
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June 4, 2011 9:59:42 PM

Can you post a screen shot of AS SSD Benchmark, so we can review what controller is installed and if aligned properly (no need to run the test just show the screen shot).
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June 4, 2011 10:35:03 PM

I remember there was problems with stuttering on certain controllers for the 0006 firmware for c300. Have you tried flashing your c300 to 0007 firmware? I'm currently using the c300 also and I didn't upgrade to 0006 till 0007 came out and I just flashed it up to 0006 then straight to 0007.
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June 4, 2011 10:39:57 PM

IDE. I did the Microsoft fix so I could go into the BIOS and change from EDI to AHCI and it still happened... =\


Here's a screenshot.
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June 4, 2011 10:40:29 PM

ikyung said:
I remember there was problems with stuttering on certain controllers for the 0006 firmware for c300. Have you tried flashing your c300 to 0007 firmware? I'm currently using the c300 also and I didn't upgrade to 0006 till 0007 came out and I just flashed it up to 0006 then straight to 0007.



What's this and how?
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a c 143 G Storage
June 4, 2011 10:56:56 PM

You are still in IDE mode by the screen shot. It shows pciide and not msahci or iastor (Intel RST).

Follow the guidelines from the the Crucial site for your specific drive to update your Firmware... http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
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June 4, 2011 11:15:15 PM

Yeah, because I switched back to IDE, it seems more choppy to me. Downloading 007 firmware at the moment. I will report back. I hope this works, lol.
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June 4, 2011 11:18:21 PM

When you update your firmware, I would make sure to test with AHCI enabled, as it is best for a SSD.
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June 4, 2011 11:28:28 PM

No other way to update the firmware using Daemon Tools or anything? I don't think I have any blank CD/DVDs.


Edit*
How can I see my current firmware version?
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June 4, 2011 11:31:43 PM

Found it under Hardware IDs. Looks like I'm running 0006.


IDE\DiskC300-CTFDDAC128MAG______________________0006____
IDE\C300-CTFDDAC128MAG______________________0006____
IDE\DiskC300-CTFDDAC128MAG______________________
C300-CTFDDAC128MAG______________________0006____
GenDisk
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June 4, 2011 11:52:07 PM

Done and switched back to AHCI.
Here's some benching too. I guess I'll have to go play some games to see if it helped. :) 



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June 5, 2011 12:48:42 AM

#'s look better :) 

I would recommend installing the Intel RST 10 drivers to run off of instead of the default msahci. Intel RST 10.1
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June 5, 2011 1:43:52 AM

Which one do I get?

It says:

Intel® RST Driver Files (for version 10.1) - F6 Install (64-bit)

This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.
Mobile Intel® 910GML Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® 955X Express Chipset
Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Intel® E7230 Chipset
Intel® 975X Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 5000X Chipset
Intel® 5000P Chipset
Intel® 5000V Chipset
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 3 Series Chipsets
Intel® 4 Series Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Intel® X58 Express Chipset
Intel® 5 Series Chipset
Mobile Intel® 5 Series Chipset
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June 5, 2011 2:35:18 AM

Weird, I still don't see my chipset listed below.
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June 5, 2011 2:37:55 AM

Oh, duh. There it is.
Intel® 6 Series Chipset
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June 5, 2011 3:14:21 AM

Ah yes the numbers DO look better. Yeah the 0006 firmware was a joke ;[. Didn't even bother flashing it. Your stuttering should be gone now.
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June 5, 2011 3:24:57 AM

I've noticed a HUGE difference so far. Thank you so much for peeking at my topic and putting your 2 cents in.

@tecmo34: I don't want to leave you out either because I appreciate you taking the time to assist in troubleshooting back and forth with me. :) 
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