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February 6, 2013 7:02:48 PM

Well what the H*** is wrong with this PC?! It just works poorly in games and i don't know why anymore. Its specs are written in my signature message. It also has a 1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA3 64mb cache and an old Seagate 160gb 8mb cache drive. The OS and everything is installed on the 1TB drive while the 160gb drive is used for downloads and storage. So eh, in games like far cry 3 and these newer games i can't get a playable frame rate even on lowest settings. And older games run like poop like cod4 and gta 4. My friend has 250 fps in cod4 with a radeon 5670 and a dual core AMD CPU while i have about 75 to 110 fps, i mean WTF. I thought that the new hard drive would fix that problem but it didn't, its only faster on boot ups and when transfering files and stuff like that but in games its bad.

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February 6, 2013 7:13:04 PM

Are the game son the new hard drive? Do you know if you have the newest drivers for your video card?
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February 6, 2013 7:21:08 PM

dgriffs said:
Are the game son the new hard drive? Do you know if you have the newest drivers for your video card?


I forgot to say that i have all latest drivers blah blah blah and that everything is on the new drive. The old one is basically empty
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February 6, 2013 8:05:52 PM

How are your temps
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February 6, 2013 9:07:07 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 7, 2013 3:31:55 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 


But its kinda weird. The hard drive upgrade seemed to have no effect on games, only on performance out of games
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February 7, 2013 3:33:47 AM

FinneousPJ said:
How are your temps


CPU never goes above 45 degrees celsius, the graphics card when idle is 42 degrees and on load it gets up to 68-70 degrees.
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February 7, 2013 12:03:41 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 


I'll make it simple. The first thing i did when i installed the hard driver is test its speed. Its read speed is 205mb/s and its write speed is 202mb/s, i ran multiple tests just to be sure but all results were around the same. I was amazed at how fast this drive is on boot ups and opening internet browsers and at copying data. As a result i have a lightning fast PC but in games there are no changes in fps. Newer games lag on lowest settings. GTA4 is sluttering, cod4 is around 75-120 fps (with 250 fps enabled though it didn't go above 130 fps so that proved to be useless). I really don't have anymore energy to deal with this PC as my morale slowly drops. I mean i put together about 8 computers for my friends, family and all are working fine and never have i heard from them having problems with their new comps
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February 7, 2013 4:01:43 PM

Lazar_99 said:
I'll make it simple. The first thing i did when i installed the hard driver is test its speed. Its read speed is 205mb/s and its write speed is 202mb/s, i ran multiple tests just to be sure but all results were around the same. I was amazed at how fast this drive is on boot ups and opening internet browsers and at copying data. As a result i have a lightning fast PC but in games there are no changes in fps. Newer games lag on lowest settings. GTA4 is sluttering, cod4 is around 75-120 fps (with 250 fps enabled though it didn't go above 130 fps so that proved to be useless). I really don't have anymore energy to deal with this PC as my morale slowly drops. I mean i put together about 8 computers for my friends, family and all are working fine and never have i heard from them having problems with their new comps



Hi :) 

Hirens has NOTHING to do with speed...it tests the hard drive for FAILING SECTORS....

It can be used on IDE or SATA drives but NOT SSD`s ...

All the best Brett :) 

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February 7, 2013 5:16:20 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Hirens has NOTHING to do with speed...it tests the hard drive for FAILING SECTORS....

It can be used on IDE or SATA drives but NOT SSD`s ...

All the best Brett :) 


Can i do this: start-->run-->chkdsk /r ,i would avoid burning the hiren's bootCD on a CD
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February 7, 2013 7:19:11 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Can i do this: start-->run-->chkdsk /r ,i would avoid burning the hiren's bootCD on a CD



Hi :) 

You could but chkdsk only finds the worst of a failing hard drive...

Hirens finds them ALL...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 7, 2013 8:05:30 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

You could but chkdsk only finds the worst of a failing hard drive...

Hirens finds them ALL...

All the best Brett :) 


I used Seagate's Seatools to check for bad sectors and it passed the long generic test and short. So no bad sectors. I would say that a hard drive isn't the fault here because it was the same in games as with my older drive. I'll say some major components like CPU or GPU may be faulty
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February 16, 2013 11:47:35 PM

Also, can RAM cause this? I mean not fast enough RAM or not enough memory?
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February 16, 2013 11:57:48 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Also, can RAM cause this? I mean not fast enough RAM or not enough memory?


Maybe. But my friend had ram problems and the only effect of this was a random choke on performance like out of nowhere it would just slowdown in-game and desktop.

Check it
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February 17, 2013 8:30:39 AM

th3_ory said:
Maybe. But my friend had ram problems and the only effect of this was a random choke on performance like out of nowhere it would just slowdown in-game and desktop.

Check it


Will do :D 
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February 23, 2013 11:05:58 PM

Best answer selected by Lazar_99.
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February 24, 2013 8:02:24 AM

So did you fix it
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