So I upgraded to Windows 8 about a month ago, and my fans have been spinning up a TON more than usual (only does this when the cpu is being worked). I looked into it and it seems like my cpu and hard drive activity are both actively hitting 100% pretty often, which used to almost never happen. Took a screen shot of the AS-SSD bench mark, are the randoms normal? Or is this drive usually like this.
Not sure how to just link the picture so I'll link to imgur
4 gigs ram, i5 2xxxm something. whichever mobile one runs at 2.3ghz
Toshiba Portege p56x
It is less than half full, 61gigs free of 107 formatted. And wow my scores do look low now... I'll reboot and make sure AHCI is enabled. I'm positive I had it in AHCI mode under windows 7, not sure if it could somehow disable upon upgrading.
Also, the fans are just what made me curious enough to check and realize that I was hitting 100% cpu/drive usage, something I never used to do since I only use this comp for word and onenote for college
Well, if something else is accessing the drive, it will make benchmarks run lower as well. You would almost have to keep the resource monitor open and see if you can track the source of the load(virus scans are on of those things).