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Is my Hard Drive failing

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January 2, 2012 2:40:36 PM

Hi, recently i have been having problems playing games on my PC the problems i am having is games keep randomly freezing and unfreezing at crucial moments whilst i am gaming and i do have the requirements to play most games by looking at my specs.

Now the hard drive i own is a Western Digital Blue 7200rpm but i have also tried another hard drive and that was coming down to the same symptoms i have come to a complete dead end here and i dunno what else to do if anyone could point me in the right direction i would appreciate it.

Michael Ryle

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January 2, 2012 2:54:05 PM

How about you start by listing your system specs and then telling us what games you are having trouble with and what settings they are on.
January 2, 2012 2:56:05 PM

Oh sorry i put it on my profile i thought you could see it

Motherboard: M5A78L/USB3
CPU: AMD FX 6100 3.3Ghz
GPU: EVGA 550 ti
PSU: Corsair 850TX V1
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 Gigabyte
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January 2, 2012 2:58:36 PM

michael ryle said:
Oh sorry i put it on my profile i thought you could see it

Motherboard: M5A78L/USB3
CPU: AMD FX 6100 3.3Ghz
GPU: EVGA 550 ti
PSU: Corsair 850TX V1
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 Gigabyte


Okay, now what games are you playing that are giving you trouble? What resolution? General settings in game?(AA, etc)
January 2, 2012 3:02:14 PM

Well i play games at 1600x900 resolution sometime i play on 1366x788 and the games i do play is Battlefield 3, left 4 dead 2, Dead Island, Call of Duty MW2 and for in game settings i just let the game pick my settings but turn off the AA and AF settings because i never see a difference.
January 2, 2012 3:08:39 PM

michael ryle said:
Well i play games at 1600x900 resolution sometime i play on 1366x788 and the games i do play is Battlefield 3, left 4 dead 2, Dead Island, Call of Duty MW2 and for in game settings i just let the game pick my settings but turn off the AA and AF settings because i never see a difference.


I would do a quick run through with a couple games at 1366x788 with all settings turned down to minimum and see if that helps. If it does, you just need a more powerful GPU. If it doesn't it's probably time to start overclocking your CPU.
January 2, 2012 3:11:06 PM

The thing is i just got my FX - 6100 from a Phenom x4 965 and i still have the same problem also i have used another GPU Sapphire 6770 and the problem still remained.
January 2, 2012 3:18:01 PM

michael ryle said:
The thing is i just got my FX - 6100 from a Phenom x4 965 and i still have the same problem also i have used another GPU Sapphire 6770 and the problem still remained.


The FX-6100 and 550ti aren't much of an upgrade from the 965 and 6770.
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