Question Troubleshooting HDD issues

avataranonymous

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Hello -

Problem: I replaced my old HD (10 years old) with an hdd . The reason I replaced it, despite age, was due to my computer dead freezing (began a year ago). The new HDD has came with some issues. The new issues:

1) Drop in FPS with games. Before HD --> HDD my FPS sat at 165 range, but now it is lowered to about 100 range.

2) Load stutter: Best term I can think of, where during a game, if a lot of activity happens the game will freeze for a second and FPS will drop to the 40s and recover slowly.

3) The dead freezing has happened once since the HD.

Tried Solutions:

1) I updated GPU drivers & the Nvidia sweet to 'optimize' system

2) Checked/updated HDD drivers.

3) Unplugged and secured the cables attaching the HDD to the MOBO for safe measure.


PC Stats:
MOBO: MSI A320M PRO-VH PLUS

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200g with Radeon

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

RAM: 16 GB installed
 
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Ralston18

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PSU: make, model, wattage, age, condition?

Use Task Manager and Resource Monitor (one at a time) to observe system performance and determine what happens when FPS drops while playing.

Determine what resources are being used by the PC, to what extent (%), and what is using the resource.
 

avataranonymous

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PSU: make, model, wattage, age, condition?

Use Task Manager and Resource Monitor (one at a time) to observe system performance and determine what happens when FPS drops while playing.

Determine what resources are being used by the PC, to what extent (%), and what is using the resource.
PSU: Cooler Master, Elite Power 460W, Under 500W, 10 years, good cond.
 

avataranonymous

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This should be a concern. Where is the rest of your RAM ???
It fluctuates, but I got the number from System Information tab:

Installed Physical Memory: 16GB
Total Physical Memory 15.7
Available Physical Memory: 12.8GB
Total Virtual Memory: 17.5 GB
Available Virtual Memory: 13.4 GB
 

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