Question Lag spikes every 20-30 sec for 2 seconds, then goes back to perfect. Not sure why?

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Hi, every 20-30 seconds my lag spikes, not sure why? I checked the CPU and GPU and they seem fine, but one problem I am noticing is that my hard drive goes to 100 percent usage every 4 seconds then goes back down. Can anyone help me?
 

Phaaze88

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Post the PC's full specs.

one problem I am noticing is that my hard drive goes to 100 percent usage every 4 seconds then goes back down.
It could be:
-running out of ram. When that happens, the system writes temporary files to the hard drive, which is much slower than physical memory, thus everything slows down
-virus or malware
-running a slower 5400rpm storage drive? In a game where the files need to be accessed frequently, this may be problematic.

Perhaps a combination of the 3.
 
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Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VII Hero WIFi
Ram: G.Skill 3200 (2x8)
Power Supply: CorsairRM750
CPU: Ryzen 2700x
GPU: EVGA gtx 1070
Drives:
WD Black 2 TB (the one thats having problems)
Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD
 
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was working fine for awhile, now ever 10-20 sec it jumps up to 100 percent usage, i cant figure out the program thats doing it though.
 

Phaaze88

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Running any 3rd party software, like Msi Dragon Center, NZXT Cam, Corsair iCUE, Zone Alarm, Avast, etc?

What games are you playing? Perhaps one of them is suffering from a memory leak, forcing disk usage?
Have you tried verifying file integrity?
 

Phaaze88

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What does Task Manager show for Memory usage during these hiccups?

What are the top 5 applications for Disk usage as well?

We should make sure everything is working normally before you go out and get an SSD... only to find that nothing changes.
 

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